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Sharp idea: Santa Barbara razor entrepreneur taps crowdfunding

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Sharp idea: Santa Barbara razor entrepreneur taps crowdfunding

Santa Barbara entrepreneur and former hedge fund manager Steve Worthington has created BornSharp, a self-sharpening razor designed to last five years.

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In good company: Co-working spaces proliferate in region

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on In good company: Co-working spaces proliferate in region

This has been the year co-working hit the Tri-Counties. With the opening on Nov. 4 of Connect Ventura in the Working Artists Ventura building, there are now co-work spaces in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

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Retired Ventura County sheriff sues for supplemental pension

By   /  Friday, October 18th, 2013  /  East Ventura County, Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  5 Comments

Former Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks, whose $283,000 pension is among the largest of any retired government employee in California, is suing the county for a supplemental benefit that would pay him another $75,000 a year.

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Strolling into a bigger market: SeaVees opens first company-owned showroom

By   /  Friday, October 11th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Strolling into a bigger market: SeaVees opens first company-owned showroom

As corporate relocations go, this was a minor one. SeaVees, the shoe company that resurrected a 50-year-old brand name a few years ago, recently moved its headquarters about a block and a half in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Forging ahead: Blacksmith melds art and industrial design

By   /  Friday, August 2nd, 2013  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Forging ahead: Blacksmith melds art and industrial design

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Op/ed: Valuing the soft power of Ventura County

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Valuing the soft power of Ventura County

While Ventura County’s hard power has taken a hit, the new State Of The Region Report gives plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future, based on those soft-power indicators.

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Postal cutbacks signal crunch in public sector

By   /  Friday, January 14th, 2011  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Postal cutbacks signal crunch in public sector

Between the rise of e-mail and the Great Recession, the U.S. Postal Service hasn’t had an easy decade. Mail volume is down 20 percent since 2006 and the agency has even discussed eliminating Saturday delivery.

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