Richard Sanford, free of a crushing debt burden, says he is excited about the future of Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards and his role there, even though he has lost ownership.Read More →
Oxnard strawberry growers lost an average $10,000 to $15,000 per acre worth of crop last year because the berries died off prematurely in dry weather, and farmers could be in for a repeat of that scenario this year.Read More →
With so much attention focused lately on water issues in Paso Robles, I was curious about the vintners who direct a kind of tough love to their vines known as dry farming.Read More →
It’s a lot easier to drink than pronounce the names of the lesser-known Italian varietal wines poured at the Sunland Vintage Winery tasting room in Thousand Oaks.Read More →
Some of the nation’s top defense industry executives said at a forum at the Reagan Presidential Library on Nov. 16 that they have grave concerns about the nation’s ability to supply the workers needed to maintain the nation’s technological superiority.
Shaky job security at defense firms, competition for talent from non-defense companies and a shortage of science and math graduates are making it hard to hire and retain the kind of skilled people who have made the United States a world leader in technology for decades, panelists said.Read More →
Farms, industries and municipalities in Ventura County could see a severe reduction in the amount of water they receive from the Santa Clara River watershed and sharply higher prices if a pair of environmental challenges are successful, a top groundwater manager said Nov. 16.
Tony Morgan, groundwater department manager for the United Water Conservation District, said at a symposium in Santa Paula that the district is unlikely to be able to supply anywhere near the water this year that it has in the past because of prolonged dry weather.Read More →
Shale Oak Winery’s tasting room in Paso Robles is one of the more eye-catching in the area with its colorful, angular facade of stained glass in a geometric pattern.Read More →