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Paso Robles named Wine Region of the Year

By   /  Tuesday, November 12th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles named Wine Region of the Year

Paso Robles wine country has been named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine, beating out long-established players.

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ImmunGene raises $9M

By   /  Thursday, November 7th, 2013  /  East Ventura County, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on ImmunGene raises $9M

Thousand Oaks-based ImmunGene, a cancer treatment firm led by a former Amgen scientist, has raised $9 million from Ally Bridge Group, an investment group with ties to Hong Kong.

ImmunGene’s so-called antibody-cytokine fusion technology could help improve the cancer-cell targeting in therapies. President and CEO Sanjay D. Khare was formerly the scientific director at Amgen, the biotech giant. Prior to the funding, ImmunGene had received several hundred thousand dollars in federal research grants.

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Port of Hueneme unveils marine test program

By   /  Tuesday, November 5th, 2013  /  Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Port of Hueneme unveils marine test program

Called MAST, short for Marine Advanced Systems and Technology, the program will create an innovation hub of sorts for companies to test paint, products and devices for their ability to operate in marine environments.

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2014 Amgen Tour set to cycle through four of region’s cities

By   /  Tuesday, November 5th, 2013  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on 2014 Amgen Tour set to cycle through four of region’s cities

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling race in the U.S., will visit four cities in the Tri-Counties in May. The eight-day annual event will roll through Cambria, Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara before concluding at the finish line in Thousand Oaks.

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Economists call on Santa Barbara County to embrace economic development

By   /  Monday, November 4th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Economists call on Santa Barbara County to embrace economic development

Santa Barbara County needs to rethink the role of economic development if it is going to retain upper middle class and head of household jobs.

That was the theme of the Oct. 31 annual summit of the Santa Barbara Technology & Industry Association. Held on Halloween day at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott hotel in Buellton, the event painted a scary economic future for the county.

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Murdock completes buyout of Dole Food Co.

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Murdock completes buyout of Dole Food Co.

Dole Food Co. CEO and Chairman David Murdock has completed a buyout of the company, a deal that takes the Westlake Village-based produce giant private and values it at $1.6 billion.

The merger was approved by shareholders on Oct. 31, the company said. Dole shares will cease trading on the New York Stock Exchange at the close of business on Nov. 1.

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Santa Barbara flights restarted after LAX shooting

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  South Coast  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara flights restarted after LAX shooting

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