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South Coast commercial sales volume up 73 percent  

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Oxnard business leaders told to innovate to solve housing shortage  

Staff Report I 18 hours ago

The innovation to solve the state’s housing and infrastructure woes is likely going to come from its business community. That was the takeaway from a Read More →

Apeel adding facilities in Mexico, Peru and Netherlands  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Goleta food preservation firm Apeel Sciences announced the launch of three international satellite facilities in a bid to penetrate the global fresh produce supply chain. Read More →

Amgen plans to eliminate another 172 jobs  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 18: Regional biotech giant Amgen followed up a round of layoffs at its East Coast neuroscience operations with a plan Read More →

Acme Hospitality taking over Paradise Café  

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Paso Robles named ‘Top 30 Emerging Destination’  

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Paso Robles has been named a Top 30 Emerging Destination in the world by the independent travel blog Travel Lemming.   “Move over, Napa!” the Read More →

Multistate coalition suing EPA over clean car standards  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Monique Limón held a news conference in Santa Barbara Nov. 15 to announce that a multistate coalition has Read More →

255-unit apartment complex in Ventura sells for $72.5 million  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

A 255-unit apartment complex in Ventura has sold for $72.5 million, according to CBRE. The buyer was a private multifamily investment firm. CBRE’s Melinda Russell Read More →

Atara ‘all in’ on allogeneic treatments  

Marissa Nall I 5 days ago

Atara Biotherapeutics redirected its focus toward its pipeline of treated donor cell therapies in the second half of 2019, while it continues its search to Read More →

Cure Pharmaceutical looks to acquire Coeptis Pharmaceuticals  

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Oxnard cannabis technology company Cure Pharmaceutical announced an initial bid to acquire Coeptis Pharmaceuticals, a maker of arthritis and high blood pressure treatments. Cure, which Read More →

Forecasts raise alarm over tri-county housing  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

On the surface, economic forecasts presented in San Luis Obispo on Nov. 8 and Camarillo on Nov. 14 portray a tale of divergent counties. But Read More →
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Dubroff: The John Wooden of avocados goes back to his farm  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

Lee Cole will end an amazing run at Calavo as he gives up the CEO post sometime early next year. The avocado and prepared foods Read More →

Bechtel: Ventura County residents stand together  

Guest commentary I 5 days ago

By Vanessa Bechtel A year ago, the unthinkable occurred in our community. After receiving a call from Thousand Oaks City Manager Andrew Powers, the Ventura Read More →

Our view: Public safety rules must change to fit technology  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

All around us we see public safety failures that need urgent attention. • A lawsuit by the widow of one of the 34 victims of Read More →

Carbajal slams officials for not changing safety rules after deadly boat fire  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Updated at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 14: In a hearing Nov. 14, Congressman Salud Carbajal rebuked Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board officials for a Read More →

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals puts itself up for sale  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Updated at 5 p.m. Nov. 14: Sienna Biopharmaceuticals announced Nov. 14 that it would put itself up for sale after a bankruptcy court approved its Read More →

AeroVironment lands $67 million drone contracts  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Simi Valley-based AeroVironment announced two contracts worth up to $67 million to provide its small unmanned aerial systems to the military and an allied country.  Read More →

SCE reaches $360 million settlement with public agencies for wildfires, mudslides  

Marissa Nall I 7 days ago

Southern California Edison will pay out $360 million to tri-county and Greater Los Angeles communities for claims related to the 2017 and 2018 wildfires and Read More →

Ventura and Santa Barbara AFP presents philanthropy awards  

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A pair of Dos Pueblos high school students stole the show as the Ventura and Santa Barbara chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals presented Read More →

The Trade Desk hires new CFO as Ross retires  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Ventura ad-tech provider The Trade Desk installed a former Amazon executive as its CFO, with the announcement Nov. 11 that Paul Ross would retire from Read More →

Widow sues Truth Aquatics for wrongful death in dive boat fire  

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The widow of Justin Dignam, who was killed along with 33 others when a dive boat caught fire Sept. 2 near Santa Cruz Island, filed Read More →

Amgen laying off 150 workers in Massachusetts  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

In a filing with Massachusetts state regulators, Amgen announced that it would lay off 149 people at its Cambridge, Mass. location by the end of Read More →

Calavo Growers CEO Lee Cole retiring  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Calavo Growers President and CEO Lee Cole announced plans to retire in early 2020, kicking off a search for his successor by the Santa Paula Read More →

Veterans: We appreciate your service  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

Special comment from the editor: Today, Nov. 11, we take time to celebrate the role of veterans in our communities at our military installations and Read More →

SLO economy strong but housing shortage limits growth  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

A recession is not looming and local, state and national economies are strong, according to Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics, who spoke to about 550 Read More →