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Santa Barbara election lawsuit likely to turn into a numbers game

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Columns, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

The lawsuit brought against the city of Santa Barbara alleging that its at-large voting system for City Council seats locks Latinos out of the political process is likely to come down to dueling data and competing experts who have a track record in other cases.

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

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, 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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Courts say electronic records are on the docket

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Courts say electronic records are on the docket

Coming soon to a courthouse near you: Electronic document filing, judges swiping through case files on touch pads and digital public access to court records.

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Crop values hit $4.4B as drought parches strawberries

By   /  Wednesday, August 6th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, 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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Bank of America names market president

By   /  Tuesday, August 5th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Bank of America names market president

Diana Gleason has been named market president for Bank of America in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Most recently, Gleason was a regional sales executive for Bank of American Home Loans for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties and West Los Angeles. She has been in the banking industry for nearly 40 years Read More →

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A deep dive into real estate: Sandpiper slated to close first investment pool

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on A deep dive into real estate: Sandpiper slated to close first investment pool

Sandpiper Capital Partners is testing the depth of its investor network as it gets ready to close its first pooled real estate investment fund at the end of July.

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OCB Bancorp taps Ortega to open Santa Barbara branch

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on OCB Bancorp taps Ortega to open Santa Barbara branch

The parent company of Ojai Community Bank is tapping veteran South Coast banker Eloy Ortega to open a new Santa Barbara branch.

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