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South Coast golfers trod parched courses amid drought

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Features, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on South Coast golfers trod parched courses amid drought

Rancho San Marcos, a par 71 course in the Santa Ynez Valley, said dry conditions are affecting business. The course’s general manager told the Business Times that the number of rounds played at the course is at 10 percent of normal. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

Some of the greens on the South Coast are starting to look a little brown as regional golf courses cut back on watering amid California’s worsening three-year drought.

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Ventura Harbor to get $10.5M for dredging project

By   /  Tuesday, March 4th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura Harbor to get $10.5M for dredging project

The Ventura Harbor will receive $10.5 million in federal funding for a massive dredging project that it says is vital to its operations.

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Freezing out the competition: Australian frozen yogurt brand makes global push from Ventura

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Freezing out the competition: Australian frozen yogurt brand makes global push from Ventura

Australians Angus Murray and Michael Taylor have set up a California outpost for Foxy’s Frozen Yogurt in a bid to beat the Golden State at its own game.

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Investors place bets on Ventura advertising tech firms

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Investors place bets on Ventura advertising tech firms

In a major week for advertising technology firms in Ventura, The Trade Desk has raised $20 million in a second venture capital round and Connexity has been acquired by Los Angeles-based Shopzilla.

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Santa Barbara summit seeks to draw businesses to region’s homeless issue

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  2 Comments

The event will host several national speakers on the topic, but the organizers say the goal is to encourage data-driven methods of addressing homelessness that have measurable goals and a clear plan for achieving them.

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Connexity sold to Shopzilla

By   /  Thursday, February 20th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Connexity sold to Shopzilla

Ventura-based digital advertising firm Connexity has been purchased by Shopzilla, an online comparison shopping website out of Los Angeles, for an undisclosed sum.

The deal marks the first exit for a business that had operated out of the Ventura Ventures Technology Center, the city of Ventura’s startup incubator.

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Vitesse makes play for Internet of things in turnaround tactic

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Vitesse makes play for Internet of things in turnaround tactic

Vitesse, which had $103.7 million in revenue last year, is hoping that the Internet of things will converge with the turnaround strategy it has been mounting for the past several years that is starting to come to fruition.