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Cannabis company closes purchase of former Houweling’s Tomatoes greenhouses

By   /  Wednesday, September 15th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, right, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Glass House Brands, a publicly traded cannabis company, has closed its purchase of the former Houweling’s Tomatoes property near Camarillo. The 160-acre property has six greenhouses that total 5.5 million square feet. Glass House bought it for $93 million in cash, plus stock considerations, the company said in a Sept. 15 news release. The closing Read More →

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Region’s brewers win Great American Beer Festival medals

By   /  Monday, September 13th, 2021  /  Latest news, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. took two gold and two silver medals home to Buellton from the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards on Sept. 10, one of five medal-winning breweries from the tri-county region. The public festival portion of the Great American Beer Festival was cancelled for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 Read More →

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UCSB makes U.S. News national top 30; Cal Poly, CLU among best in West

By   /  Monday, September 13th, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

UC Santa Barbara cracked the top five among national public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” rankings, released Sept. 12. UCSB was No. 28 among national universities, a list topped this year by Princeton University at No. 1 and a tie for second among Columbia University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Read More →

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Region’s unemployment rate ticks down, state’s stays flat

By   /  Friday, August 20th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate ticks down, state’s stays flat

The tri-county region’s combined unemployment rate inched down from 6.2% in June to 6.1% in July, as both the labor force and the number of jobs grew in each county. Ventura County’s unemployment rate in July was 6.4%, the same as the previous month, according to data released Aug. 20 by the California Employment Development Read More →

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Two cannabis growers in Santa Barbara County to pay environmental fines

By   /  Tuesday, August 17th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Two cannabis growers in Santa Barbara County to pay environmental fines

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office has settled cases against two cannabis growers for violating environmental laws. Both settlements were announced Aug. 17. The first was with 805 Agricultural Holdings, which will pay $40,000 in civil penalties to a variety of state and county agencies. The fines settle a complaint that the grower “unlawfully Read More →

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Ventura County Community College District chancellor to retire next year

By   /  Tuesday, August 17th, 2021  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County Community College District chancellor to retire next year

Greg Gillespie, the chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Aug. 17. Gillespie has been with the district for eight years, first as campus president at Ventura College and the last four as district chancellor. In that position, he is the Read More →

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With merger, ImmPact Bio plans growth and a move to LA

By   /  Friday, July 30th, 2021  /  Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on With merger, ImmPact Bio plans growth and a move to LA

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