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Time is right for Sierra Madre and Riverbench winemakers

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Time is right for Sierra Madre and Riverbench winemakers

With wine powerhouses Paso Robles to the north, Santa Barbara to the south and Santa Ynez to the east, Santa Maria’s role along the Central Coast remains primarily in agriculture. But two large grape growers, who have sold their fruits to area wineries for decades, decided they want a slice of the action. Fortunately for Read More →

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Light shines on The Oaks as more tenants are announced

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Lucky for the Macerich Corp., renovations at The Oaks mall are reaching full bloom much faster than the slow growth of its namesake would suggest.   As reported by the Business Times in March, the shopping center developer had secured a slurry of new retailers at its Thousand Oaks mall, which has been undergoing extensive Read More →

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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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