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Remembering Myra: Harrison Industries co-founder dies at age 99

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Remembering Myra: Harrison Industries co-founder dies at age 99

When E.J. Harrison turned to hauling trash to earn money for his family in the middle of the Great Depression, he already had a strong partner — his wife Myra.

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Gun shops say they followed the rules, don’t deserve blame

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Gun shops say they followed the rules, don’t deserve blame

At Goleta Valley Gun and Supply, the phone has been ringing constantly since early on May 24. Reporters from across the country, all fishing for a quote. The occasional anti-gun activist expressing disgust. That was the Saturday morning the world woke up to learn that a mentally deranged gunman in Isla Vista had shot and Read More →

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Mission Produce to deliver corporate campus in Oxnard

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Mission Produce to deliver corporate campus in Oxnard

As sales plump up at Oxnard-based avocado marketer Mission Produce, the company has started construction on a new 20-acre corporate campus.

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Harrison Industries matriarch dies at age 99

By   /  Thursday, May 29th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Harrison Industries matriarch dies at age 99

Myra Harrison, co-founder and matriarch of E. J. Harrison & Sons, one of the largest private enterprises in Ventura County, has died at age 99. A news bulletin from the Harrison family said she died in her sleep on May 25. She was the daughter of Francisca Moraga Velarde and Elias Velarde and her ancestors Read More →

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City National hires set stage for South Coast expansion

By   /  Tuesday, May 20th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on City National hires set stage for South Coast expansion

City National Bank has hired a team of prominent South Coast private bankers as it gets ready to launch an expansion into Santa Barbara County. The Los Angeles-based bank, one of the largest based in California, said Tuesday that it has hired Leo Hamill, Susan Rogers, Annamarie Cole, Amber Ortiz and Roy Martinez. All are Read More →

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United Way of Ventura County CEO to retire

By   /  Monday, May 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on United Way of Ventura County CEO to retire

David Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Ventura County since 2001, will retire in December. “Dave Smith has brought significant value to the United Way organization and Ventura County for nearly 13 years,” the group’s chairman, Thomas Cohen, said in a news release. “He will be difficult to replace.” Smith and his wife, Read More →

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Oxnard Boys & Girls Club chief to lead national organization

By   /  Thursday, May 15th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard Boys & Girls Club chief to lead national organization

Tim Blaylock, longtime executive of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, is leaving the post to join the national organization, Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Blaylock has spent 12 years as the chief professional officer of the Oxnard Boys & Girls Clubs. He will now join Boys & Girls Read More →

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