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Bankruptcy, relocation in the cards for Player’s Casino in Ventura

After most of a year of not being allowed to operate, the Player’s Casino in Ventura has filed for bankruptcy and left its location on Auto Center Drive. The Player’s Casino is the only licensed card room in Ventura County, and one of 86 in California. The owner, Monica Donohoo, inherited the business in 1996 Read More →

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Ventura gym that stayed open in pandemic fined for workplace safety violations  

Amber Hair I 5 mins ago

BSF Fitness in Ventura was fined for workplace safety violations related to COVID-19. (file photo) BSF Fitness, a gym in Ventura that saw legal troubles Read More →

Orcutt wine bar owner faces criminal charges  

Amber Hair I 15 mins ago

Four criminal charges have been filed against Kurt Hixenbaugh, the owner of Vino et Amicis, a wine bar in Orcutt, marking the first time a Read More →

AeroVironment’s drone still grounded on Mars  

Jorge Mercado I 20 mins ago

Ingenuity, a helicopter drone made by AeroVironment in Simi Valley, is lowered from the Perseverance rover onto the surface of Mars on March 30. (courtesy Read More →

Wine Buzz: Native winemaker blazes a trail in the Santa Ynez Valley  

Abigail Napp I 25 mins ago

For this month’s Wine Buzz, we focus on the various ways wine, vineyards and winemakers are being honored through education, art and film. GOMEZ TAKES Read More →

Street Smarts: Things get complicated for Montecito hotelier Ty Warner  

Staff Report I 33 mins ago

Ty Warner may have re-opened Montecito Country Club and its Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, but he isn’t exactly out of the rough. As reported first Read More →

Real Estate: New chapel is latest step in French Hospital expansion  

Amber Hair I 40 mins ago

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo broke ground April 13 on its new Swanson Family Chapel, which will accommodate up to 65 people Read More →

Our view: NIMBYism is ‘a moral failing’  

Editorial Board I 58 mins ago

When it comes to no-growth politics and economic inequality, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond does not pull any punches. At a United Way of Ventura Read More →

Virtual health care is here to stay, even if the pandemic isn’t  

Amber Hair I 2 hours ago

Telehealth has become a crucial tool for doctors who wanted to see patients while reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19. But a pandemic wasn’t always Read More →

From PPE shortages to vaccines, nursing programs adapted to the pandemic  

Marissa Nall I 2 hours ago

Nursing students at CSU Channel Islands administered COVID-19 vaccines at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo in February. (courtesy photo) At first it looked Read More →

Firestone Walker to buy a SLO Brewing beer  

Staff Report I 6 hours ago

Firestone Walker's brewery in Paso Robles (file photo) Two of the Central Coast’s biggest and oldest breweries announced a deal April 15 in which Firestone Read More →

Unemployment rate drops again in region and state  

Tony Biasotti I 6 hours ago

Unemployment in the tri-county region dropped to 6.4% in March, the second lowest rate since the pandemic began, according to Business Times analysis of data Read More →

Moorpark College interim president gets the job on permanent basis  

Amber Hair I 1 day ago

The Ventura County Community College District has named Julius Sokenu as the new president of Moorpark College, the largest community college in the tri-county region. Read More →

Bankruptcy, relocation in the cards for Player’s Casino in Ventura  

Amber Hair I 2 days ago

The Player's Casino in Ventura has vacated its location in the Ventura Auto Center and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (Amber Hair photo) After Read More →

Adventist Health pays fine over mishandling of patient records  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Adventist Health, a hospital and clinic network in Simi Valley, will pay $40,000 as part of a civil settlement over its failure to protect patient Read More →

First Southwest Airlines flight lands in Santa Barbara  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

Santa Barbara rolled out the red, yellow and blue balloons as Southwest Airlines made its Central Coast debut on April 12. Passengers leave the first Read More →

AeroVironment’s drone launch on Mars delayed  

Jorge Mercado I 4 days ago

Ingenuity, a helicopter drone made by AeroVironment in Simi Valley, is lowered from the Perseverance rover onto the surface of Mars on March 30. (NASA Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: A June 15 target to return to normal, and this time it feels real  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

California has quickly gone from counting coffins to counting cars on the freeway. And Gov. Gavin Newsom has given June 15 as the date when Read More →

More conflict on tap in Figueroa Mountain’s bankruptcy  

Jorge Mercado I 1 week ago

Customers at Figueroa Mountain’s Santa Barbara taproom before the pandemic. (file photo) Figueroa Mountain Brewing’s bankruptcy case has been extended after one of its biggest Read More →

Cure Pharmaceutical navigates CBD acquisition, licensing dispute  

Jorge Mercado I 1 week ago

Oxnard-based Cure Pharmaceutical saw big rise in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020 as it integrates a major acquisition, but growing net losses and Read More →

Our View: Southwest’s arrival will give region’s flyers a big lift  

Editorial Board I 1 week ago

Southwest Airlines arrives on the Central Coast on April 12, and that is a date remembering for the travel and leisure industries. It is also Read More →

Notario fraud in Ventura County DA’s crosshairs  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko (Amber Hair photo) New Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko has set his office’s sights on notario fraud. Notario Read More →

Street Smarts: Region’s first native-owned winery gets toast from SOMM TV; new funds for Housing Trust Fund  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Kitá Wines, which says it is the first Native American-owned winery on the Central Coast, is getting ready for its closeup. The Santa Ynez Valley Read More →

New CIO at Montecito Bank & Trust: ‘Value has long been ignored’  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

Three years ago, Montecito Bank & Trust hired Tom Fisher, an experienced investment manager, to beef up its wealth management team, setting in motion a Read More →

Opinion: It takes guts to be a woman in politics  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Lois Phillipsand Anita Perez Ferguson Twelve women with different backgrounds and areas of expertise are advancing into top leadership roles in President Joe Biden’s Read More →

Opinion: Pandemic’s effect on the workforce hasn’t been equal  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Midge Campbell-Thomas According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in December 2019 there were 109,000 more women working than men, occupying 50.04% of Read More →