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USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has awarded a five-year, $500 million contract to the Ventura-based tech firm VSolvit to provide software tech support for the department in areas such as budget and finance and management solutions.

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Herds shrink, ranchers suffer as drought takes toll

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Herds shrink, ranchers suffer as drought takes toll

Cattle ranchers all over the Tri-Counties are reeling from the effects of the drought, with the last decade of unusually warm, dry conditions making the industry especially difficult to continue in the county where it has previously prospered most — San Luis Obispo.

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San Luis Obispo discoveries expand citrus industry’s psyllid watch

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo discoveries expand citrus industry’s psyllid watch

The dreaded Asian citrus psyllid made its first appearance in San Luis Obispo County over the summer, making the pest truly a regional problem for tri-county agriculture.

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Fit Buddha expands to Ventura

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Fit Buddha expands to Ventura

A gym adorned in Far East-inspired décor and a tranquil atmosphere, Fit Buddha in Ventura offers gym-goers a unique workout experience featuring a celebrity trainer brand of Pilates and a line of other fitness classes.

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Nurturing the sole: Heeluxe leverages deals with Deckers, New Balance

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Nurturing the sole: Heeluxe leverages deals with Deckers, New Balance

Four years after launching a shoe insert that failed to bring homerun sales, Geoffrey Gray now has a thriving business in Heeluxe, a Goleta-based research lab for developing high performance footwear for the likes of New Balance, Mizuno and Deckers Brands, the parent company of Teva sandals.

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Frontier Airlines to drop Santa Barbara service

By   /  Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Frontier Airlines to drop Santa Barbara service

  Frontier Airlines will suspend all flights from the Santa Barbara Airport starting in January, the company has confirmed to the Business Times. The budget airline will continue to offer about four flights a week to Denver, its home airport, until Jan. 6, 2015, when these flights will be halted completely until late May 2015.  Read More →

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Port of Hueneme and city are at odds over Measure M

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Port of Hueneme and city are at odds over Measure M

Measure M, the ballot measure that could raise taxes on contractors and other businesses in the Port of Hueneme and Naval Base Ventura County, is at the center of a political battle that pits community groups and businesses against city officials. Businesses and community groups say that if it passes, the ballot measure would create Read More →

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