September 30, 2022


Christine De La Cruz

| Friday, February 7th, 2014

Mussel tussle: Ventura County water districts at odds over invasive quagga

Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

Amid a historic statewide drought, low reservoir levels and diminishing groundwater supplies, two Ventura County water districts are caught in a saga over the invasive quagga.

| Friday, January 31st, 2014

Cruise control? Thirty ships slated to call on Santa Barbara in 2014

South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy

When 30 cruise ships float into Santa Barbara’s harbor this year, several will have poor-to-failing environmental grades. And all the ships will carry passengers that, on average, spend about a quarter of what day-trippers and overnight tourists do.

| Friday, January 31st, 2014

Community Memorial rising: $350M hospital in Ventura takes shape

Health Care & Life Science, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

The $350 million, 350,000-square-foot Community Memorial Hospital construction project in Ventura is on budget and on track, scheduled to open in the second half of 2015.

| Friday, January 31st, 2014

USC affiliation lends clout to new Marian residency program

Health Care & Life Science, Top Stories

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria is gearing up for its first class of primary-care residents to come on board this summer.

| Friday, January 24th, 2014

Region’s ranchers look for relief amid record drought

Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

The drought plaguing the Tri-Counties and the rest of the state has the agriculture industry on red alert. With 2014 forecast to be the driest year in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency in the state, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 27 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas, including the tri-county region.

| Friday, January 24th, 2014

Fungus ruckus: Ventura mushroom farm in escrow to international buyer

Agribusiness, Law & Goverment, Real Estate, Top Stories, West Ventura County

What was once the country’s third-largest mushroom producer is facing a complaint filed by the city seeking nearly $200,000, and a civil suit by Shell Energy North America for an unpaid line of credit.

| Friday, January 24th, 2014

Remodels abound as South Coast hotels focus on keeping up appearances

South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy

The area has seen a boom in hotel remodels and renovations recently, with upgrades to Hotel Santa Barbara and Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, among others.