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Explosion at waste water treatment plant

By   /  Tuesday, November 18th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Explosion at waste water treatment plant

An explosion at a waste water company’s yard in Ventura County overnight caused minor injuries to dozens of people and closed Highway 126 for a number of hours on Nov. 18. The explosion at the Santa Clara Waste Water Treatment Plant in Santa Paula happened while a truck was pumping waste from a collection tank, Read More →

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After leaving Goleta, Allergan sold in $66B deal

By   /  Monday, November 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on After leaving Goleta, Allergan sold in $66B deal

Although company spokespeople did not immediately return requests for comment, it is unlikely the fate of Allergan’s Goleta facility will change.

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Ventura County gets grant for walkway, biking projects

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Features, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County gets grant for walkway, biking projects

Many cities across the country are gearing more resources to improving public transportation and making their urban centers more pedestrian and bike friendly. In Ventura County, a $3.3 million grant from the California Transportation Commission, approved Nov. 14, is expected to boost that effort, providing funding for 54 active transportation projects in the region. Among Read More →

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Santa Barbara, Ventura County philanthropists honored

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara, Ventura County philanthropists honored

Several area businesses and individuals took home awards for their philanthropic contributions at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara and Ventura counties chapter 2014 National Philanthropy Day luncheon held Nov. 13 at the Ventura Beach Marriott. Montectio Bank & Trust, one of the oldest and largest locally owned banks in the region, was named Read More →

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End of the road: Family business loses bus contract

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on End of the road: Family business loses bus contract

FATCO will end its current contract with Ventura County Transportation Commission in February, when MV Transportation, which currently serves the majority of Ventura County, takes over services for the Fillmore and Santa Paula area.

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Virginia REIT targets Central Coast ag land

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Virginia REIT targets Central Coast ag land

  Even in the face of the worst drought in decades, investing in California agricultural land is a hot real estate strategy for institutional investors. Land values continue to rise along with the rents, and REITs, or real estate investment trusts, are looking more to the shrinking supply of farmland for better-than-average fixed income returns. Read More →

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Court levies $25M penalty on Conejo Valley firm

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Court levies $25M penalty on Conejo Valley firm

In a written opinion entered Sept. 18, the court found that 110,000 consumers had bought the defendants’ program and “more than 99.8 percent never earned any commission whatsoever.”

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