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Health-care giants tangle over emergency room billing

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

In its suit, filed Nov. 12, Sierra Vista Hospital says that Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan owes it thousands of dollars for treating patients who showed up at its emergency room and were treated.

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Explosion at waste water treatment plant

By   /  Tuesday, November 18th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

An explosion at a waste water company’s yard in Ventura County overnight caused minor injuries to dozens of people and closed Highway 126 for a number of hours on Nov. 18. The explosion at the Santa Clara Waste Water Treatment Plant in Santa Paula happened while a truck was pumping waste from a collection tank, […]

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After leaving Goleta, Allergan sold in $66B deal

By   /  Monday, November 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Although company spokespeople did not immediately return requests for comment, it is unlikely the fate of Allergan’s Goleta facility will change.

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Ventura County gets grant for walkway, biking projects

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Features, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Many cities across the country are gearing more resources to improving public transportation and making their urban centers more pedestrian and bike friendly. In Ventura County, a $3.3 million grant from the California Transportation Commission, approved Nov. 14, is expected to boost that effort, providing funding for 54 active transportation projects in the region. Among […]

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Santa Barbara, Ventura County philanthropists honored

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Several area businesses and individuals took home awards for their philanthropic contributions at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara and Ventura counties chapter 2014 National Philanthropy Day luncheon held Nov. 13 at the Ventura Beach Marriott. Montectio Bank & Trust, one of the oldest and largest locally owned banks in the region, was named […]

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New product breathes life into Inogen third-quarter earnings

By   /  Tuesday, November 11th, 2014  /  Earnings, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Inogen has benefited from the October release of its Inogen at Home product, which is the lightest continuous-flow oxygen concentrator available to consumers. It successfully floated an additional 2.4 million shares sold by existing stockholders and has announced an expanded credit line with J.P. Morgan Chase.

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Lack gets nine-plus year sentence, faces additional 11

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Convicted former contractor, 53-year-old David Lack was slapped nine years and eight months in state prison at his Nov. 6 sentencing, after a jury found him guilty of three counts of grand theft in early August. Lack was also ordered to pay restitution of $300,000 to Mary Belle Snow, $600,508.74 to Rabobank and more than […]

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