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Funding farming’s future: USDA tags Tri-Counties for program

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Funding farming’s future: USDA tags Tri-Counties for program

  A $10 billion federal fund from the U.S. Department of Agriculture could provide much-needed assistance for developing water systems and other infrastructure in the Tri-Counties, where the region’s agriculture industry has suffered tremendous losses from the drought. The USDA has designated Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties as “drought disaster counties” as Read More →

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Crop values hit $4.4B as drought parches strawberries

By   /  Wednesday, August 6th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Crop values hit $4.4B as drought parches strawberries

Drought conditions sapped 12 percent of the value of strawberry production in Ventura County while wine grapes surged for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties to help boost the region’s crop values to $4.4 billion, according to reports on last year’s crops.

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Announcing the 2014 Spirit of Small Business winners

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Announcing the 2014 Spirit of Small Business winners

The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business award winners. The annual special section, now in its 12th year, celebrates small-business ownership and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties.

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Central Coast hopes to be wave energy hub

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Green Coast, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Central Coast hopes to be wave energy hub

With five projects in the works that could generate as much a 1.2 gigawatts of electricity, the Central Coast could become the nation’s wave-energy capital.

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Power is knowledge as Unite to Light devices spread around the world

By   /  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  /  Green Coast, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Power is knowledge as Unite to Light devices spread around the world

Unite to Light has developed a solar-powered cell-phone charger that lets people the world over power their phones with the sun.

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Shell company holds key to Central Coast TV station rollup

By   /  Friday, April 25th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Shell company holds key to Central Coast TV station rollup

The quest for control of the Tri-Counties’ airwaves comes as federal regulators are souring on deals that give control of multiple stations to one company through cozy arrangements with former executives.

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Coastal Commission sea-level rules could erode property rights

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Coastal Commission sea-level rules could erode property rights

The seas are rising, threatening billions of dollars of California’s coastal real estate. But the question of whether property owners can armor against the waves or must fall back as their holdings wash away is at the heart of an obscure policy document making its way through the California Coastal Commission. The rules would require Read More →

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