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Editorial Department


| Monday, June 28th, 2010

Editorial: Small business is the real key to fixing state

Opinion

A California Forward meeting for Ventura and Santa Barbara business leaders on June 16 provides a useful marker for how far California has come toward real reform — and how far it needs to go. Over the past several years, voters have overhauled the state’s method for drawing districts and, thanks in part to Lt. Read More →

| Monday, June 28th, 2010

Commercial foreclosures pile up in Ventura County

Top Stories

As multimillion-dollar foreclosures continue to hit Ventura County, commercial real estate insiders and observers are worried that the pain in the market is a long way from over. “We have a recovery in place, but it’s a very, very slow and weak recovery,” said Kirk Lesh, the senior real estate economist at California Lutheran University Read More →

| Monday, June 21st, 2010

Editorial: Capps steps up on Gulf oil spill

Opinion

U.S. Rep. Lois Capps usually is content to capably represent her district and stick to her strengths on issues such as education and health care. But in her response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the Gulf Coast, she’s demonstrated real leadership — and proven to her constituents in the 23rd Congressional District that when Read More →

| Monday, June 21st, 2010

Teledyne on another buying spree

Features

Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies is back in acquisition mode. This month, the defense conglomerate made up of dozens of companies has bought two more: Optimum Optical Systems, a Camarillo firm that will complement Teledyne’s infrared imaging systems for unmammned aerial vehicles; and Intelek, a United Kingdom mini-conglomerate that makes electronic systems for satellite communications. Teledyne Read More →

| Monday, June 21st, 2010

Broadband stimulus cash lands at Occam

Top Stories

In one of the biggest stimulus grants to filter down to a tri-county business, Goleta-based Occam Networks will supply equipment for a $101 million project to bring broadband access to rural Western Kansas. Occam will provide networking equipment to Kansas-based Rural Telephone’s Nex-Tech, which will connect 23,000 households and businesses across 4,600 square miles. “In Read More →

| Monday, June 21st, 2010

Cal Poly set to launch MBA program; CSUCI to follow

Top Stories

Sharpen your pencils and get out your notebooks, Santa Barbara. Two different MBA programs aimed at working professionals will launch in the city over the next two years. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and CSU Channel Islands are both setting up part-time MBA programs in Santa Barbara, with Cal Poly’s launching first and CSUCI planning Read More →

| Monday, June 21st, 2010

Making the grade: Conejo Valley attracts top corporate talent

Top Stories

Over the past two decades, the Conejo Valley has emerged from a collection of sleepy farm towns to a home for major companies. Good schools and proximity to Los Angeles have a lot to do with the attractiveness of the area to companies such as Dole Food Co., Teledyne Technologies, Amgen and J.D. Power & Read More →