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Billion-dollar bond bonanza bound for ballot box

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Personal Finance, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Tri-county school and community college districts are seeking passage this fall of bond measures totaling more than $1 billion, with many officials saying outdated buildings and overcrowded classrooms are the reason for the onslaught of financing initiatives. Across the region, at least 11 districts have successfully placed bond measures on the November ballot. The largest […]

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A taste of what’s coming at two Paso Robles wine venues

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

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  Two notable wine-industry projects are in the works in the Paso Robles area, one from a veteran winemaker and another from relative newcomers. Stephan Asseo, who began making wine in France in 1982 and established L’Aventure on Paso’s west side in 1998, expects to begin work this month on wine caves and a new, […]

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TechPitch seeks Central Coast entries for contest

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

TechPitch, the annual business plan contest held in San Luis Obispo, is calling for Central Coast startups to apply for this year’s competition. Now in its fourth year, TechPitch has become a must-attend event that draws hundreds of business, technology and civic leaders. It’s organized through a collaboration between Cal Poly’s Small Business Development Center […]

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A fungus among us: Team hopes to cultivate truffles on Central Coast

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

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  A group of French and Chilean truffle farmers are sniffing out the Central Coast’s potential to grow the highly prized fungi. A team from Beyond Truffles, a Chilean truffle producer, and Agri-Truffe, a French truffle-tree nursery operation, are reaching out to San Luis Obispo County farmers and vintners in hopes of launching large-scale production […]

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Santa Maria chamber names Citizen of the Year award for Bob Hatch

By   /  Thursday, August 14th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce has renamed its Citizen of the Year Award for outgoing President Bob Hatch and given him the inaugural honor. The change was announced at the chamber’s annual dinner on Aug. 13. The award is now called the Robert P. Hatch Citizen of the Year award. In accepting the […]

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CoastHills Credit Union expands to five counties

By   /  Wednesday, August 13th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

CoastHills Credit Union, the region’s largest credit union, has extended its reach from the southern edge of the Bay Area to the Los Angeles County line. The $750 million-asset financial institution said Aug. 13 that its July conversion from a federal to a state charter will allow it to set its service area as the […]

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80-acre home development in Orcutt sells

By   /  Monday, August 11th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

An 80-acre residential development in Orcutt has been sold for an undisclosed amount. The project, called Bradley Village, was purchased by an area investment group called Bradley Ventures after listing for $8 million, according to Hayes Commercial Group, which represented the buyer in the deal negotiations. Also known as Key Site 30, the project is […]

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