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Region

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Region

For any person driving around downtown Ventura in the late 1990s, it was obvious who held the power of the press. The Los Angeles Times’ Ventura County bureau dominated the Poinsettia City’s low-rise landscape, leaving no doubt about the daily newspaper’s desire to claim regional fealty over one of its outer domains. Just a mile Read More →

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Pacbiztimes.com, Spirit Awards get fresh upgrade

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Pacbiztimes.com, Spirit Awards get fresh upgrade

The purpose of this mid-year update from the Business Times newsroom is to introduce three top priorities for the balance of 2008 – our new Web site, the Spirit of Small Business Awards and exciting new marketing programs for our print edition. As many of you have noticed, our Web site, www.pacbiztimes.com, has undergone a Read More →

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New faces on the bench with more in November

By   /  Thursday, June 12th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on New faces on the bench with more in November

The last few weeks brought new faces to the bench in the Tri-Counties, with more to come. In Ventura County, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger filled two vacancies on the Superior Court bench, appointing Kevin DeNoce and David Worley. In the one seat up for election, Jeff Bennett defeated Robert Orellana for a spot on the Ventura Read More →

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1 percent UCSB growth could increase real estate opportunities

By   /  Thursday, June 12th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on 1 percent UCSB growth could increase real estate opportunities

The public has spoken about the University of California, Santa Barbara’s long-range plans to expand the campus to accommodate a 1 percent annual enrollment increase over the coming years, a formula that equates to 250 students per year to reach a total of 25,000 in 2025. The response was “extremely civil” at a June 4 Read More →

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Cal Poly student gets jump on business

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly student gets jump on business

Arvand Sebetian soon will graduate from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obipso, with a civil engineering degree. He can then add “college graduate” to his other title: owner of a successful small business that brings in revenue of about $200,000 a year. For the past five years, Sebetian has run Arvixe, a Web hosting Read More →

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Limoneira Co. works magic with Santa Paula residents

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Limoneira Co. works magic with Santa Paula residents

Like Roswell or Area 51, East Area One has a name that implies mystery, controversy and drama. Fitting for a roughly 500-acre expanse of mostly undeveloped agricultural land that – despite its location off of Ventura County’s beaten path – has been a hot topic of discussion for years … especially now that East Area Read More →

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Let

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Let

When it comes to the long-delayed Miramar Hotel redevelopment, there have been two realities going on at the same time. For developer Rick Caruso, there is the problem of endless delays and new roadblocks. A Santa Barbara County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for June 10 has been pushed back to July amid talk of neighborhood Read More →

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