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Kavli remembered: Physicist employed thousands, gifted millions

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Fred Kavli

Born in Norway, Kavli made his way to the United States after World War II to pursue physics and expand on his lifelong entrepreneurial streak. In the late 1950s, he founded Kavlico Corp., a Moorpark-based maker of advanced sensors for cars and aircraft. He also invested in real estate for more than 50 years.

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Wine on wheels: Mobile bottling service works with vintners large and small

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Small Business, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Wine on wheels: Mobile bottling service works with vintners large and small

The Bottlemeister’s schedule is so busy that CEO Tom Nulman can only take on a few new clients a year. But he tries to make room for small operations, giving them the same pricing as larger clients, even if the lower volumes means he’ll only break even on a day of bottling.

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Target store in Westlake Village takes aim at mid-2014 opening

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Cal Poly boots up cybersecurity program

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is rolling out a new Cybersecurity Center in collaboration with Northup Grumman and Raytheon with an eye toward training security experts for the defense industry and giving all of its engineering students a firmer grasp of how to make their creations secure against hackers.

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Entrepreneurship Q&A: Growing your small business in the new economy

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Personal Finance, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Entrepreneurship Q&A: Growing your small business in the new economy

As part of an occasional series checking in with small-business experts in the region, the Business Times asked Ray Bowman, the director of the Small Business Development Center at the Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County, to take part in a written Q&A about entrepreneurial finance.

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Gorell to challenge Brownley in congressional race

By   /  Monday, November 25th, 2013  /  Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Gorell to challenge Brownley in congressional race

He has been actively involved with business and economic development groups, forming the so-called “Gold Team” to focus on attracting and retaining jobs in the state. For that effort he partnered with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a San Francisco Democrat. The Ventura County Economic Development Association and Chambers of Commerce Alliance for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties were also involved.

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Cal Poly engineering students team with firms to tackle projects

By   /  Monday, November 25th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly engineering students team with firms to tackle projects

An in-bottle wine aerator, a Spider-Man-like robot that can climb walls and a peach pit detector were among the projects on display at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s mechanical engineering expo on Nov. 21.

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