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Channeling a bold idea: CSUCI embarks on $600M build-out

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Channeling a bold idea: CSUCI embarks on $600M build-out

With the state of California’s higher education budget in disarray, CSU Channel Islands President Richard Rush has turned to the private sector to complete the dream of a four-year public university to serve Ventura County.

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Downtown Ventura retailers bank on BID for another 5 years

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Downtown Ventura retailers bank on BID for another 5 years

After a successful first five years, Downtown Ventura Partners, the business improvement district for the city’s retail core, has been renewed through 2019.

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Natural Café banks on new locations for growing chain

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Columns, Real Estate, Restaurants, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Natural Café banks on new locations for growing chain

Kelly Brown is the first to admit that he let the success of his restaurant empire cloud his judgement. As a free-spirited young chef, Brown lived on a boat in the Santa Barbara harbor so that he could build equity to start his own business. Twenty-one years ago, he launched Natural Café in Santa Barbara, hoping to offer a laidback sit-down restaurant focused on affordable, unpretentious and health-conscious food.

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Mission Produce to deliver corporate campus in Oxnard

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Mission Produce to deliver corporate campus in Oxnard

As sales plump up at Oxnard-based avocado marketer Mission Produce, the company has started construction on a new 20-acre corporate campus.

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Smart & Final Extra to anchor Goleta mixed-use development

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Smart & Final Extra to anchor Goleta mixed-use development

Smart & Final Extra will be the anchor grocery store for the new 76,000-square-foot Hollister Village Plaza shopping center when it opens in Goleta next year.

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UPDATED: Bank of Santa Barbara CEO search underway

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UPDATED: Bank of Santa Barbara CEO search underway

The Bank of Santa Barbara is searching for a new CEO as it races to comply with a regulatory order related to violations of Bank Secrecy Act reporting rules. Eloy Ortega has left his position as chief executive and Joanne Funari has been appointed interim CEO while a special committee recruits a new leader.

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The boulevard is back: Thousand Oaks retail corridor sees new life

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Features, Real Estate, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The boulevard is back: Thousand Oaks retail corridor sees new life

In the three years since Thousand Oaks approved a development plan for Thousand Oaks Boulevard, a bustling downtown district has taken shape along what was once a drive-by stretch of aging strip malls.

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