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Oxnard Gold’s Gym operator ordered to pay $6M in penalties

By   /  Tuesday, June 17th, 2014  /  Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard Gold’s Gym operator ordered to pay $6M in penalties

Gold’s Gym Oxnard and its owner, Noel Thompson, have been ordered to pay $6 million in civil penalties and restitution, Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten said in a June 17 statement. According to the district attorney’s complaint, Thompson’s businesses violated several consumer-protection laws by collecting money on void and illegal contracts, charging gym members’ Read More →

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Forum: Asian trade opportunities abound for Ventura County

By   /  Tuesday, June 17th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Forum: Asian trade opportunities abound for Ventura County

On June 13, the Port of Los Angeles organized an event with representatives from eight Asian countries at CSU Channel Islands to show Ventura County business owners that the port’s loss is their opportunity. In May alone, half of the 321,000 container units leaving the port were empty.

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Recycler MarBorg wins green award

By   /  Tuesday, June 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Recycler MarBorg wins green award

MarBorg trucks run on compressed natural gas, a hawk keeps seagulls away from the recycling facilities, and some of the locations even have solar panels.

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Record crowd as awards honor business leaders, star students

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Record crowd as awards honor business leaders, star students

More than 700 business and community members turned out to the 20th annual South Coast Business and Technology Awards dinner on June 12. The attendance was the highest yet for the event, which has helped raise $1.6 million in scholarships to more than 650 students over the past two decades. The event honors leaders from Read More →

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South Coast firms launch statewide hotel building spree with Pismo project

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on South Coast firms launch statewide hotel building spree with Pismo project

Two Santa Barbara firms are backing a 30-year veteran of the hospitality development market and his plans to build out hotels along the California coast, with the first test project taking shape in Pismo Beach.

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South Coast housing demand drives demolition of State Street hotel

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on South Coast housing demand drives demolition of State Street hotel

Plans to bulldoze a profitable hotel on Upper State Street in Santa Barbara are moving forward as pent-up demand for housing means South Coast developers can price middle-market condos in the $1 million range.

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Channeling a bold idea: CSUCI embarks on $600M build-out

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Channeling a bold idea: CSUCI embarks on $600M build-out

With the state of California’s higher education budget in disarray, CSU Channel Islands President Richard Rush has turned to the private sector to complete the dream of a four-year public university to serve Ventura County.

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