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Ventura County sues more gyms, restaurants for defying health order

Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut in Oxnard lost its permit to serve food on Dec. 22, but it was open and serving customers both inside and outside as recently as Jan. 20. None of the restaurant’s neighbors at Channel Islands Harbor were serving diners on-site, following the state’s ban against indoor and outdoor dining service in Read More →

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Ventura County sues more gyms, restaurants for defying health order  

Amber Hair I 15 hours ago

Matt Brimigion at his Oxnard restaurant, Mrs. Olson's Coffee Hut. (Amber Hair photo) Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut in Oxnard lost its permit to serve food Read More →

Southwest announces destinations for Santa Barbara flights  

Staff Report I 17 hours ago

Southwest Airlines will fly direct every day from Santa Barbara to Oakland, Las Vegas and Denver, starting April 12, the airline announced Jan. 21. Southwest Read More →

CLU shifts biggest-ever gift to entrepreneurship center, scholarships  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

An artist’s rendering from 2018 of the proposed new building for the CLU School of Management. Funds for the building have been redirected. In the Read More →

Community Bancorp of Santa Maria reports rising revenue and expenses  

Amber Hair I 2 days ago

Community Bancorp of Santa Maria saw another quarter of continued growth, buoyed by federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, even as net income fell. The bank’s Read More →

Ventura’s Sespe Consulting acquired by Texas firm  

Amber Hair I 3 days ago

Sespe Consulting, a Ventura-based environmental, engineering and planning firm, has been acquired by Trinity Consultants out of Dallas, Texas. Sepse specializes in land use planning, Read More →

Mission Produce reports earnings drop in first post-IPO filing  

Jorge Mercado I 3 days ago

Revenue and net income took a hit in the fourth quarter of 2020 for Oxnard-based Mission Produce, as the company released its first earnings report Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: The inside story of how Southwest landed on the South Coast  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

When Henry Thompson returned to the West Coast just two years ago to take the helm of Santa Barbara Airport, it looked like most of Read More →

Corporate donors bail on Congress in wake of Capitol riot  

Jorge Mercado I 6 days ago

Companies nationwide are suspending their political donations in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, some of them to all candidates and Read More →

Street Smarts: Pandemic can’t stop the return of Girl Scout cookie season  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

If it’s January, it must be cookie time. Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast kicked off the annual drive on Jan. 12 with a program Read More →

HLB-sniffing dogs find a home in Ventura County  

Jorge Mercado I 7 days ago

A handler and dog F1-K9 search for HLB in citrus trees in Ventura in 2019. (file photo) The Florida company that’s been sending dogs to Read More →

Wine Buzz: Time is ripe for real estate deals in Paso wine country  

Abigail Napp I 7 days ago

Jenny Heinzen in Paso Robles (Shannon McMillen photography) Jenny Heinzen ended 2020 with a record-breaking year. Her eponymous real estate business focused on winery properties Read More →

Counties scramble to keep up as state shifts vaccine strategy  

Amber Hair I 7 days ago

Ventura County Medical Center (Tony Biasotti photo) Vaccines are the silver bullet the public has been waiting for in the fight against COVID-19. It’s going Read More →

Real Estate: AppFolio headquarters sold; no office sector comeback yet  

Amber Hair I 7 days ago

AppFolio's Goleta headquarters was sold recently for the second time in a year. (courtesy photo) The three-building complex in Goleta that holds the AppFolio headquarters Read More →

Letter to the Editor: We must make the region welcoming to all  

Guest commentary I 7 days ago

Dear Editor, I was quite dismayed to read the high-tech trends article from earlier this month regarding new opportunities with remote working (“Five tech business Read More →

Opinion: Your brand is your face to the world  

Guest commentary I 7 days ago

By Erika Schlomer-Fischer If there is one lesson to be learned during this challenging time, it is to embrace core values and meaning in our Read More →

Next round of PPP loans rolling out to region’s banks  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

More than 1 million Paycheck Protection Program borrowers have already had their loans forgiven, to the sum of more than $100 billion, and the window Read More →

Salem Media Group faces new political landscape after Capitol riot  

Tony Biasotti I 1 week ago

Donald Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Tyler Merbler photo, Creative Commons license) On Jan. 4, two days before a mob Read More →

Hotels hit with lawsuits from ‘ADA tester’ over website descriptions  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort is one of more than a dozen hotels recently sued over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Read More →

Ventura County sues 5 businesses for defying shutdown, could sue 10 more  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Allison's Country Cafe in Ventura was seating customers on its outdoor patio on Jan. 14, despite public health orders forbidding both indoor and outdoor dining. Read More →

AeroVironment shares take off after $405M drone deal announced  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Shares of Simi Valley-based drone company AeroVironment shot up more than 25% on Jan. 14, the day after the company announced a $405 million acquisition Read More →

Our View: Mike Garcia should step up, or step down  

Editorial Board I 1 week ago

Take the high road. That is our advice to U.S. Rep Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, who owes his constituents in Ventura County and elsewhere a Read More →

Allegiant to add Portland-Santa Maria flights  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Allegiant Air will start flying between Santa Maria Airport and Portland, Oregon on April 15, the discount airline announced Jan. 12. Portland International is a Read More →

Second round of PPP loans headed to Tri-Counties  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Another round of the federal Paycheck Protection Program opened Jan. 11, and the region’s bankers expect the money to help a lot of small businesses Read More →

Limoneira’s losses mount as pandemic depresses citrus sales  

Jorge Mercado I 1 week ago

Santa Paula-based agribusiness Limoneira saw its losses increase and its revenue drop in the fourth quarter of its most recent fiscal year, as low wholesale Read More →

How the region’s publicly traded companies stack up when it comes to women on the board  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Former State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, wrote a bill in 2018 that requires publicly traded companies in California to have women on their boards. Read More →