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Row 44 closes $37M funding round

By   /  Wednesday, September 8th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Row 44 closes $37M funding round

Row 44, a Westlake Village-based company that provides wireless Internet on commercial airlines, announced Sept. 8 that it had closed a $37 million round of private financing. The new Series B round brings Row 44’s venture capital total to more than $60 million since 2008. “This investment gives Row 44 the operating capital to continue Read More →

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Financial crisis inquiry underway in Bakersfield

By   /  Tuesday, September 7th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Financial crisis inquiry underway in Bakersfield

The federal Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is meeting in Bakersfield for a Sept. 7 hearing that will focus on community banks and credit unions and the impact of the financial meltdown on California communities. A live feed of the hearing is available at www.fcic.gov. The FCIC’s vice chairman is Bill Thomas, a former congressman from Read More →

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Region's companies make Inc. 5000

By   /  Monday, September 6th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Region's companies make Inc. 5000

A number of regional companies were included on the 2010 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s latest list of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Santa Barbara-based FastSpring was No. 41 on the list, and Xirrus in Thousand Oaks was No. 75. Carpinteria-based Lynda.com was No. 899 and Santa Barbara-based Jensen Audio Visual was No. 2845. Read More →

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RiverPark units sell for $81.5M

By   /  Thursday, September 2nd, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on RiverPark units sell for $81.5M

A 400-unit luxury apartment community in Oxnard’s RiverPark development has been purchased for $81.5 million by three L.A. area firms. Los Angeles-based Urban Partners LLC and Beverly Hills-based Capri Capital Partners and Kennedy Wilson purchased Serenade, a “resort-style community” within RiverPark, Oxnard’s proposed master-planned development. “Our focus has been on supply constrained, infill West Coast Read More →

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Calavo Q3 earnings up 141%

By   /  Wednesday, September 1st, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Calavo Q3 earnings up 141%

Avocado marketer Calavo Growers reported a record third quarter, with earnings up 141 percent to $5.9 million, or 41 cents per share. The Santa Paula-based firm said Sept. 1 that third-quarter revenues jumped 8 percent to $114.6 million on healthy sales of fresh avocados and avocado products and growth in its other perishable produce sales. Read More →

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Ford at PCBC to mark closing of deal

By   /  Tuesday, August 31st, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Ford at PCBC to mark closing of deal

“The money’s in the bank.” That was the word from Texas billionaire Gerald Ford at the Aug. 31 announcement of the closing of a $500 million recapitalization deal with Pacific Capital Bancorp. It was Ford’s first public appearance regarding the deal, which leaves him with 86 percent of the tri-county region’s largest independent banking company. Read More →

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Lynda.com buys more Carpinteria space

By   /  Tuesday, August 31st, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Lynda.com buys more Carpinteria space

Online software training firm Lynda.com purchased 57,474 square feet in Carpinteria on Aug. 31, continuing its expansion and move into the South Coast. The company, the fifth fastest-growing firm in the region according to a recent Business Times survey, bought a 31,553-square-foot office building and 25,921-square-foot warehouse building at 6410 Cindy Lane in Carpinteria. The Read More →

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