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Ventura merchants brace for surge in sales

By   /  Tuesday, April 15th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Ventura merchants brace for surge in sales

Downtown Ventura merchants have their fingers crossed. They hope the potentially thousands of action-sports fans who soon will pour into the city to watch professional surfing and skateboarding will stay for the food, fun and hospitality.   As 50 athletes prepare to descend on Ventura for the first Ultimate Boarder competition, the city’s downtown business Read More →

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Bargain Network to slash Goleta workers

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One of Santa Barbara County’s largest employers – witha turbulent history of consumer complaints and a temporary shutdown –will substantially downsize throughout the remainder of 2008.   Bargain Network, which employs more than 400 people in Goleta, willshrink to no more than 75 by year’s end, said the South Coast officepresident, Samara Jaffe. The company Read More →

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2 groups give tech awards

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Two business and technology associations announced their 2008 award winners this month.   Honorees range from a burgeoning burger chain to a philanthropist promoting science in higher education. The South Coast Business and Technology Awards dinner, set for June 5 in Santa Barbara, supports the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. The 2008 Company of the Read More →

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Hospital sets stage for $300M expansion

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For more than a year, Community Memorial Hospital has tallied more than $10 million in real estate acquisitions close to its midtown Ventura location.   The spending spree will set the stage for a new $300 million hospital facility intended to carry Community Memorial into the modern age of patient care and seismic standards. The Read More →

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Building science – Allan Hancock trains for future

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The new $21 million science building at Allan HancockCollege in Santa Maria means gleaming laboratories and a lot more spacefor equipment, legs and elbows. But to physics students, it also meansmore maneuvering room to dodge flying objects.   “With projectile experiments, you used to get hit by a lot of steelbearings,” said John Benedetti, a Read More →

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No end on horizon for airline industry troubles

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It is a dirty little secret of the U.S. airline industry that over the decades, profits never have exceeded losses for very long. Given the calamitous developments of the 21st century – the grounding of the industry after Sept. 11, 2001, horrible management and soaring fuel prices – it is likely that the industry will Read More →

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