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Strawberry grower, Heritage Oaks head to trial over loan contract

By   /  Friday, July 11th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Strawberry grower, Heritage Oaks head to trial over loan contract

A Santa Maria strawberry grower’s lawsuit alleging that Heritage Oaks Bank’s failure to provide financing after promising to do so drove the grower into near-bankruptcy is headed to trial later this month.

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Ceres inks deal to sell plant genetics software

By   /  Tuesday, July 8th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ceres inks deal to sell plant genetics software

Shares of Thousand Oaks-based energy crop firm Ceres were up 8 percent in midday trading on news that the company inked a deal to monetize its genome viewing software through a deal with Bayer CropScience.

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Apeel blooms: Startup gets $1.3M to explore flower, produce coatings

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Apeel blooms: Startup gets $1.3M to explore flower, produce coatings

Apeel Sciences has raised $1.3 million and is working on a new product for flower growers to complement its existing efforts to prevent fruit and produce losses to pests and spoilage.

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GoTek revs up global plans as it secures rotary engine patent

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Columns, Technology  /  Comments Off on GoTek revs up global plans as it secures rotary engine patent

GoTek’s detailed patent drawings make clear once and for all that its engine is definitively not a Wankel, or anything close to it.

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AppScale refines cloud technology, signs major clients

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on AppScale refines cloud technology, signs major clients

A year after commercializing its code, Santa Barbara-based AppScale Systems has released a major update to its cloud-hopping technology and is signing up partners and customers such as IBM and Chico’s.

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NASA chief tours Goleta space firm

By   /  Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on NASA chief tours Goleta space firm

  A Goleta company with a new design for spacecraft solar arrays got a chance to show off its technology to the head of NASA on July 1. Deployable Space Systems, or DSS, is working on a flexible solar blanket that can be rolled up like a sleeping bag. The design saves precious space and Read More →

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Opposition could gum up energy projects

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Opposition could gum up energy projects

A trio of Central Coast oil projects are winding through the regulatory process in the face of increasingly stiff regional and statewide opposition.

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