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Cancer foundation launches fund, enlists Amgen

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The roots of the Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation in San Luis Obispo go back more than a decade ago to a diagnosis that changed the life of Frank Kalman, the organization’s founder.

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SLO incubator expands, will accept non-Cal Poly startups

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The HotHouse will more than double its space in downtown San Luis Obispo. (Courtesy photo)

After operating full-time for just over two years now, the program will move from its current 6,000-square-foot space to a 15,000-square-foot building in downtown San Luis Obipso.

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Independent bookstores on decline as Granada Books shuts doors

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Book Buyer Vanessa Arizmendi, left, and Children’s Coordinator Ellen Jue ring up customer purchases at Granada Books. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

With the rise of book-selling giants like Borders and Barnes & Noble in the 1990s, followed by digitized selling popularized by Amazon in the new millennium, independently owned bookstores like Granada have become a rarity.

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Calavo gains with avocados, strawberries blossom statewide

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2015  /  Agriculture, Columns, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

The Tri-Counties was hit with at least $10 million in lost crop revenue last year, but there are still a good number of bright spots in ag.

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Montecito has no cheap fix for drought

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Mounting water deficits are forcing smaller communities in the Tri-Counties to take drastic action to cope with the state’s worst drought in decades.

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Navy turns to area firms for work at Surface Warfare Center

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Officials from the testing and research facility told tri-county businesses during an industry forum on March 25 that it’s now sourcing nearly half of its work from area small businesses.

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FarmSolutions gives growers tools to monitor crops

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2015  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

FarmSolutions Technician Justin Gormly assembles a remote-controlled airplane with a built in camera, used to monitor farms. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

With California in the midst of some of its driest months on record, the statewide drought is far from over, and one Westlake Village firm is looking to bring farmers some solutions.

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