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A taste of what’s coming at two Paso Robles wine venues

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on A taste of what’s coming at two Paso Robles wine venues

  Two notable wine-industry projects are in the works in the Paso Robles area, one from a veteran winemaker and another from relative newcomers. Stephan Asseo, who began making wine in France in 1982 and established L’Aventure on Paso’s west side in 1998, expects to begin work this month on wine caves and a new, Read More →

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Chumash winemaker brings European training to tribe’s new enterprise

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Chumash winemaker brings European training to tribe’s new enterprise

The nation’s only Native American winemaker is a young woman from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians who was ready for the challenge when the tribe entered the wine business.

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New tasting room opens wider window into Ojai vintner’s craft

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Columns, East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tourism, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on New tasting room opens wider window into Ojai vintner’s craft

The first thing you would likely notice upon entering the new, expanded Ojai Vineyard tasting room in downtown Ojai is an impressive wine library in a cooled, glass-fronted space that dominates the rear wall.

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Homework done: Sylvan Learning franchisees plan to widen impact

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Homework done: Sylvan Learning franchisees plan to widen impact

The new owners of Sylvan Learning Center in Westlake Village plan to open satellite locations at schools and libraries to better serve the surrounding communities, a move they say will also boost the business’ bottom line.

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Avila schoolhouse tasting room changing hands amid Ch 7. filing

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Avila schoolhouse tasting room changing hands amid Ch 7. filing

The Salisbury Vineyards tasting room in a historic old schoolhouse in Avila Valley has closed amid a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, and a new venue will open there in June under the banner of newcomer Biddle Ranch Vineyard.

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CMH launches residency program to combat coming doctor shortage

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on CMH launches residency program to combat coming doctor shortage

Ventura County’s Community Memorial Health System has embarked on an ambitious effort to address a severe shortage of family doctors that is looming nationwide. About a third of physicians now practicing are age 58 or older, Community Memorial President and CEO Gary Wilde said in answering questions after a State of the Health System address Read More →

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A fully baked idea: After TV success, Sweet Arleen’s goes nationwide

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A fully baked idea: After TV success, Sweet Arleen’s goes nationwide

Arleen Scavone, three-time champion in the Food Network’s televised “Cupcake Wars,” used a winning formula that she now hopes will help turn her Westlake Village boutique cupcake shop into a national brand.

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