Shares of produce marketer Calavo Growers surged more than 7 percent in midday trading on Monday as the firm’s second-quarter profits surged 205 percent to $6.7 million, setting a quarterly earnings record.
Myra Harrison, co-founder and matriarch of E. J. Harrison & Sons, one of the largest private enterprises in Ventura County, has died at age 99. A news bulletin from the Harrison family said she died in her sleep on May 25. She was the daughter of Francisca Moraga Velarde and Elias Velarde and her ancestors Read More →
City National Bank has hired a team of prominent South Coast private bankers as it gets ready to launch an expansion into Santa Barbara County. The Los Angeles-based bank, one of the largest based in California, said Tuesday that it has hired Leo Hamill, Susan Rogers, Annamarie Cole, Amber Ortiz and Roy Martinez. All are Read More →
David Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Ventura County since 2001, will retire in December. “Dave Smith has brought significant value to the United Way organization and Ventura County for nearly 13 years,” the group’s chairman, Thomas Cohen, said in a news release. “He will be difficult to replace.” Smith and his wife, Read More →
In the three years since Thousand Oaks approved a development plan for Thousand Oaks Boulevard, a bustling downtown district has taken shape along what was once a drive-by stretch of aging strip malls.
Ojai-based beverage maker Lori’s Original Lemonade has quickly spread its zest across the West Coast.
Thousand Oaks-based energy crop firm Ceres has been granted a patent on a gene sequence derived from corn and plans to license the patent to big seed companies.