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Calavo shares jump on higher avocado sales

By   /  Tuesday, January 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Calavo shares jump on higher avocado sales

Shares of Calavo Growers soared 6.5 percent on Tuesday, when the Santa Paula-based produce marketer reported fourth-quarter revenue climbed 35 percent to $190.7 million on higher avocado prices and volume.

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SLO group spearheads broadband push

By   /  Monday, January 6th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on SLO group spearheads broadband push

The Economic Vitality Corp. of San Luis Obispo County is launching a letter-writing campaign for a grant from the California Public Utilities Commission to form what would be called the Broadband Consortium of the Pacific Coast.

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TekTegrity acquires Digital Foundation

By   /  Monday, January 6th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on TekTegrity acquires Digital Foundation

San Luis Obispo-based TekTegrity has acquired Digital Foundation, continuing a wave of consolidation in the Central Coast IT services industry.

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Westlake Village founder’s trust gives $540M to cancer research

By   /  Monday, January 6th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Westlake Village founder’s trust gives $540M to cancer research

Ludwig Cancer Research, started by Westlake Village founding developer Daniel K. Ludwig, has donated $540 million to six U.S. Ludwig Centers on behalf of the late philanthropist’s trust, the organization announced Jan. 6.

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Strawberries top tri-county farming forecast in 2014

By   /  Friday, January 3rd, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Strawberries top tri-county farming forecast in 2014

Strawberries remain the largest piece of the pie in the Tri-Counties’ multibillion-dollar agriculture industry, but there will be slightly less acreage in the New Year.

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Wine, dine and dollars: Tourism leaders say foodie travel boosts region’s outlook

By   /  Friday, January 3rd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Wine, dine and dollars: Tourism leaders say foodie travel boosts region’s outlook

Tourism numbers for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties have topped pre-recession figures in recent years and that upward climb is expected to continue in 2014.

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Ventura County won’t host drone tests

By   /  Monday, December 30th, 2013  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Ventura County won’t host drone tests

Ventura County’s hopes to be designated a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones were dealt a setback on Dec. 30 when the FAA picked six winners in the first round of a nationwide competition.

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