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New Yorker faces SEC charges over Clean Diesel trades

By   /  Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014  /  Latest news, Law, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

A New York investor relations executive has been charged with insider trading for using knowledge gained preparing press releases for Oxnard-based Clean Diesel Technologies for personal profit.

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Community West Bank COO dies

By   /  Monday, July 21st, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Michael Phlaum, chief operating officer at Goleta-based Community West Bank, died Friday evening from complications related to a stroke, the bank said on July 21. Phlaum joined the bank in February 2012 and was promoted to COO and executive vice president in February of this year. “This is a tragic loss for me personally and […]

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Santa Clara Valley Bank to be sold in $15.3M deal

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Santa Paula-based Santa Clara Valley Bank is being acquired by Sierra Bancorp for $15.3 million in an all-cash deal announced July 17. The Ventura County bank operates branches in Fillmore, Santa Paula and Valencia. With assets of about $127 million, the bank is the second-smallest bank headquartered in the Tri-Counties.

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News organizations object to Mission & State funding plan

By   /  Tuesday, July 15th, 2014  /  Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

A two-hour debate over the future of the Mission & State investigative reporting project in Santa Barbara ended with no resolution but one funder calling for a time-out to reassess the awarding of a management contract to a for-profit news organization. The meeting was held at the offices of the Santa Barbara Foundation, which awarded […]

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Ventura County to get $4.1M Health Care Innovation Award

By   /  Thursday, July 10th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The Ventura County Health Care Agency is slated to receive $4.1 million in federal funding to study treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, one of the most common lung conditions in the U.S.

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Historic Ventura hotel changes hands

By   /  Wednesday, July 9th, 2014  /  Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Sandpiper Capital Partners has purchased the 37-room Leewood Hotel in downtown Ventura from its longtime owner and plans to convert it to an apartment complex. The firm purchased the property for just under $2.7 million, Justin Egerer, founder and managing member of Sandpiper Capital Partners, said in an email to the Business Times. The property is […]

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Officials discuss gun laws proposed in wake of Isla Vista tragedy

By   /  Monday, July 7th, 2014  /  Law, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

In the wake of the May 23 mass murder in Isla Vista, a coalition of public officials has formed to support a set of state and federal gun-control proposals designed to fill “gaps” in the way firearms laws and the mental health system mesh.

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