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Adornetto named TMP entrepreneurship director at UCSB

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Longtime South Coast technology executive Dave Adornetto has been picked to lead UC Santa Barbara’s successful startup contest. The entrepreneurship program is the largest collegiate business-pitch contest in the region and is part of UCSB’s Technology Management Program. The flagship event of the entrepreneurship program, the annual New Venture Competition, is a major on-campus happening. […]

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United Way honors Ventura County, energy executive

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Nonprofits, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

United Way of Ventura County honored area energy executive Scott Corby and the county of Ventura with two of its top awards at its annual Spirit of Community Partnership Awards. Corby received the Milton M. Teague Award and county employees received the Roy Pinkerton award. More than 1,000 county employees contributed more than $100,000 to […]

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Henley named vice chair at Oracle

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Jeff Henley in a Business Times photo from 2005. The Oracle chairman recently awarded $50 million to UC Santa Barbara, the university’s largest philanthropic gift ever. (Business Times/Jeff Clark file photo)

  Santa Barbara resident Jeff Henley will become vice chairman of the board of software giant Oracle Corp. as longtime CEO Larry Ellison steps down and become chairman. Oracle announced Thursday that billionaire founder Ellison will be replaced by Mark Hurd and Safra Catz who will both have the CEO title. Ellison will formally be […]

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Calavo posts record Q3, launches FreshRealm

By   /  Thursday, September 18th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Calavo Growers reported record third-quarter earnings, shattering analyst expectations. The Santa Paula-based produce marketer earned $16 million, or $1.02 per share, in the third quarter, up from $6.4 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier. it said in Sept. 15 filings. On average, analysts had been expecting earnings of 46 cents per share, […]

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Auto World Center in Simi Valley sells for $3.9M

By   /  Tuesday, September 16th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Auto World Center, a fully-leased 18,875-square-foot property in Simi Valley, has changed hands. (courtesy photo)

  A nearly 30-year-old property in Simi Valley recently traded hands for more than $3.9 million. The Auto World Center, a fully-leased 18,875-square-foot multi-tenant retail center of automotive services, was bought by the Khajerian Family Trust in all-cash deal, according to a release from the Westlake Village office of real estate firm NAI Capital. The […]

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Fielding goes to Washington

By   /  Monday, September 15th, 2014  /  South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Fielding Graduate University has opened an East Coast office. The Santa Barbara-based institution, which offers master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and certificates in fields such as clinical psychology, human development and organizational development and leadership, said its new office is in Washington, D.C., where it will be able to better its national outreach, build partnerships and […]

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Region’s Richest 2014

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Personal Finance, Special Sections, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Ty Warner

Pulling back the curtain on wealth in the Tri-Counties, we rank the 20 richest people in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

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