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Muñoz Schnopp bankruptcy filing reshapes 44th District race

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Muñoz Schnopp bankruptcy filing reshapes 44th District race

Port Hueneme City Councilwoman Sylvia Muñoz Schnopp filed for personal bankruptcy on March 12, the same day she dropped out of the race for a State Assembly seat. Muñoz Schnopp, a Republican, had filed a statement of intent to run in the June primary for the 44th Assembly District. The district covers most of Ventura Read More →

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A prescription for team work: Conejo doctors band together against UCLA incursion

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on A prescription for team work: Conejo doctors band together against UCLA incursion

Choice Health Associates is a loose affiliation of physicians in private practice who have teamed up to better compete with big out-of-town providers.

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Watkins: California’s budget surplus thanks to stock market, not Brown

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Watkins: California’s budget surplus thanks to stock market, not Brown

California is adding jobs faster than the national average, and the state has a budget surplus for the first time since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000. That’s led to some glowing national press for Gov. Jerry Brown, including a Rolling Stone article that called his budget turnaround a “miracle.”

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Belt tightening: Amid drought, food banks face bare cupboards

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Features, Health Care, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Belt tightening: Amid drought, food banks face bare cupboards

Erik Talkin, CEO of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Its cooler shelves are down to 75 percent of usual capacity of fresh produce as farmers donate less during the drought. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

Demand is up at the region’s food banks, and supply is down. In the for-profit world, those two factors would mean higher prices, but since food banks give away their products, their cupboards are starting to look a bit bare.

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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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