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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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Spencer Makenzie’s takes seafood formula from Ventura to SLO

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2015  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Family-owned Spencer Makenzie's fish tacos at the San Luis Obispo location. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

Late on a recent Monday afternoon, patrons packed the walls of the restaurant on Thompson Boulevard, lining up for the award-winning fish tacos and Southern California staples like ceviche and burgers.

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County won’t OK wastewater firm permit

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

SCWW remains closed and disputes the findings that led to it being shut out of Ventura County pipelines.

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Ex-managers at Santa Barbara mattress firm sue over pay

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  No Comments

In a suit filed Feb. 18, former Ergomotion executives claim they were promised departing wages prior to the company’s sale in late September.

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Ag forum: Industry faces too much capital, not enough water

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Industry insiders shed light on the evolution of the food industry in the midst of a record-setting drought, labor issues related to the Affordable Care Act and a need for fresher, faster food access.

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