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Oxnard crossing: an accident waiting to happen

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The site of the crash on the morning of Feb. 24. Investigators say a Ford F-450 was driving on the tracks before colliding with the passenger train. (Photo courtesy of Oxnard Fire Department)

Since 2008, there have been more than five vehicle accidents involving trains there, including one last year that killed two vehicle passengers.

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Camarillo skin care firm is Ventura County’s second B Corp.

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Robert Lestak, owner of Wholly Hemp, stacks fresh bars of soap. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

Camarillo-based Wholly Hemp follows Patagonia model; donates 25 percent of profits to a microloan program serving small business owners in rural Africa

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Costs add up for business, port as White House urges talks

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

More than two dozen ports along the West Coast have faced delayed shipments and oftentimes major financial losses as a result of work stoppages initiated by the Pacific Maritime Association.

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Pushing the boundaries: Santa Paula to decide on development

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Santa Paula-based Limoneira Co. has already invested $54 million in East Area One, a project that would include 500 acres in Santa Paula. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

After more than a decade of planning and $54 million in investment, Limoneira’s 500-acre, multi-phase development project, East Area One, could receive final approval for beginning development at a Santa Paula City Council meeting on Feb. 17.

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State files suit against Santa Paula environmental cleanup firm

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Latest news, Law, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The California Water Resources Control Board has taken an environmental contracting firm in Santa Paula to court, claiming the company overcharged the public in collecting some $17 million in payments for petroleum cleanups during the past eight years.

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Goleta farm fishes for sustainability

By   /  Friday, February 6th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Miles and Linda Gassaway, from left, along with Linda’s son, John Edwards, founded Sustained Harvest Farms in Santa Barbara County last year. (Nik Blaskovich photo)

Along the oceanside bluffs just north of Goleta, one farm is producing 20 to 25 varieties of organic produce using a sustainable farming method that uses as little as 10 percent of the amount of water used in traditional agriculture. Working from two 10,000 square-foot greenhouses, Sustained Harvest Farms is a maze of commercial tubs […]

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Groundwater plan is serious business in Ventura County

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

Officials in Ventura County are moving with deliberate speed to implement the three-bill package known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which took effect on Jan. 1.

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