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A new rule for the California budget game

By   /  Monday, August 23rd, 2010  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on A new rule for the California budget game

With California headed into the dog days of August with no budget deal in sight, I’d like to offer my own idea for ending the summer gridlock: the 75-25 solution. I offer this solution for one reason and one reason only. With very few exceptions, the folks in Sacramento have absolutely no idea how much Read More →

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RightScale: Now we do Windows

By   /  Monday, August 23rd, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on RightScale: Now we do Windows

When Apple overtook Microsoft in market capitalization earlier this year, it grabbed headlines. But when it comes to the enterprise technology world, Redmond, Wash., still rules the roost. Case in point: Santa Barbara-based RightScale more than doubled its potential market on Aug. 17 just by rolling out compatibility with Windows Server software. RightScale makes a Read More →

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An end to the paper chase: Sansum to spend $7M to digitize health records

By   /  Monday, August 23rd, 2010  /  Health Care  /  Comments Off on An end to the paper chase: Sansum to spend $7M to digitize health records

Every day at Sansum Clinic’s 17 health care facilities between Carpinteria and Santa Maria, an old ritual takes place. Couriers bring stacks of paper medical charts for the day’s patient visits. That’s all about to change, as the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit spends $7 million over the next two years to convert to electronic health records. Read More →

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Editorial: A little cooperation isn't enough

By   /  Monday, August 23rd, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: A little cooperation isn't enough

As you read this editorial, Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten’s office is poring over thousands of documents taken abruptly from Oxnard City Hall. Totten hasn’t spelled out exactly what he and federal officials are investigating, but it’s likely that the document search is part of an investigation into whether Oxnard officials broke the law Read More →

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Editorial: U.S. News knows our colleges are tops

By   /  Monday, August 23rd, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: U.S. News knows our colleges are tops

Our region’s four-year colleges and universities fared well in the latest rankings from U.S. News &  World Report — yet another indication that over the long haul, the tri-county region’s economy is likely to be stable and that our tradition of successful entrepreneurship remains intact. For the record, five of the region’s four-year institutions of Read More →

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ValueClick makes its move

By   /  Monday, August 16th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on ValueClick makes its move

With its $42 million acquisition of the financial website Investopedia and a new plan to put its data to work for big digital ad campaigns, Westlake Village-based ValueClick is aiming to give its online display advertising business a big boost. It’s an essential strategy, analysts say, because ValueClick faces aggressive competition in display ads from Read More →

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Dynacorn muscles in: Classic car firm grows in Ventura County

By   /  Monday, August 16th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dynacorn muscles in: Classic car firm grows in Ventura County

Oxnard-based Dynacorn International is revving up for a move into bigger environs. For the past 26 years, the company has supplied parts and even whole body shells for classic muscle cars, the big-block, deep-throated monsters that came out in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Later this year, Dynacorn will move from its 60,000-square-foot space Read More →

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