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Venoco to sell Oxnard oil field for $200M

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

With revenue sagging and pressure mounting to reduce its debt load, Venoco has agreed to sell an oil field near Oxnard for $200 million.

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IQMS readies for big leagues with first outside investment

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Paso Robles-based software firm IQMS has taken an outside investment for the first time in its 25-year history, raising an undisclosed sum from the same financiers who have backed Facebook, Expedia and Netflix. The company said Aug. 19 that Technology Crossover Ventures led the funding round with Banneker Partners participating. The terms of the deal […]

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iFixit taps its own mantra for new corporate digs in SLO

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Reprints, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

iFixit co-founders Luke Soules, left, and Kyle Wiens at the technology repair company’s new headquarters in San Luis Obispo. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

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Competition heats up in infrared market as Flir, Seek Thermal release smartphone products

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Flir General Manager Bill Terre shows the company’s new infrared phone app recording a cup of coffee. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

  This holiday season, two South Coast firms will compete to sell what could be the hottest gadget gift of the year: affordable thermal cameras for smartphones. Goleta-based Seek Thermal, the company founded by longtime infrared entrepreneurs Bill Parrish and Tim Fitzgibbons that has raised $30 million, said Aug. 19 that it will offer a camera […]

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Pacifica Hotels, Eastern Real Estate team up on hostel takeover

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Elijah Brumback

Last week, Santa Barbara firms Pacifica Hotels and Eastern Real Estate purchased the hostel from the Parker family.

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Lynda.com hires public-company exec

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Pour no more: Small wineries oppose Santa Barbara County tasting-room ordinance

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

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Many small wineries in rural areas of Santa Barbara County such as the Santa Ynez Valley may be unable to house tasting rooms or hold special events if county officials approve changes to a winery ordinance that has been in place since 2004.

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