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North American Oil warns it could run out of cash

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Unless North American Oil & Gas Corp. can raise enough capital to cover its operating expenses by Dec. 31, the Ventura company could be forced to close down.

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Running on empty: Ventura County puts curbs on water well drilling

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

As the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act sits on the table for 2015, some water wells in the Tri-Counties are already facing new limitations after the Ventura County Board of Supervisors issued an emergency well-drilling moratorium on Oct. 28 with a 4-1 vote.

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Edison taps area company to add storage

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Five companies received 260-megawatts’ worth of energy storage deals, with the other 2000-megawatts worth of contracts allocated toward energy efficiency, demand response, behind-the-meter renewables and gas-fired generation, with natural being the biggest winner.

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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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Allan Hancock College rolls out a new winery on campus

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Alfredo Koch, of Allan Hanckock College’s viticulture and enology program. (Courtesy image)

This fall, students at the community college in Santa Maria moved to a new campus winery that has the look and scale of a commercial operation.

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SLO land-use battle continues over update to general plan

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Resident Kevin Rice announced recently that he is organizing a committee and seeking contributions to support a referendum election to overturn any future city council vote overruling the Airport Land Use Commission’s charge that the General Plan’s Land Use and Circulation Element doesn’t fit the Airport Land Use Plan.

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Ormond Beach cleanup paves way for ag research center, office park

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A map of the proposed layout for the 235-acre area of Ormond Beach where an agricultural research center could take shape. (Courtesy image)

While the potential project has received some fanfare, it’s still only conceptual and so far there is no official commitment from the UC.

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