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Amid falling energy prices, Venoco slims down

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With revenue sagging and pressure mounting to reduce its debt load, Venoco agreed to sell the Oxnard field for $200 million to an unnamed buyer.

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Munger on a mission: Housing for 21st century scholars

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Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during an event in Pasadena in 2011. (Bloomberg News photo)

Munger made headlines nationwide when he gave $65 million to UC Santa Barbara to fund a planned scholars residence for the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, enlisting South Coast developer-financier-philanthropist Mike Towbes, whose Towbes Group will build the three-story project.

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Santa Maria Valley awaits business park

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

After more than a decade of processing, permitting and managing a salamander on the federal list of threatened species, the Santa Maria Airport District is expecting to receive final approval on its much-delayed specific plan at the center, which would allow for an expanded business park.

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Dubroff: A tale of turnout, transition and the state of tri-county politics

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Money and party lines still count. But in the end, turnout will matter most.

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Developers forecast a long cycle for hotel investments

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Tourism activity in wine country and an influx of foreign visitors are driving the interest of developers from inside and outside the Tri-Counties.

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Forecast for Santa Barbara: construction, clogged streets

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With several developments slated for the south end of State Street and along Cabrillo Boulevard this winter, coupled with two major bridge replacements, significant traffic congestion is expected and the city hopes residents can be patient.

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Freska counts on another decade of money from mangoes

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

After 10 years in the mango business, Oxnard-based Freska Produce International has been reaching higher sales levels and extending its global reach.

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