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The Foley effect: Wine baron rolls out members-only club at Bacara

By   /  Friday, October 4th, 2013  /  Features, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on The Foley effect: Wine baron rolls out members-only club at Bacara

Foley launched the Food & Wine Society to take advantage of his diverse holdings in vineyards, wineries, vacation properties in Montana and his investment as a minority owner of Pacific Hospitality Group, which bought Bacara in February for an estimated $150 million to $180 million.

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Bottle it up: Vapur exec, daughter team to put filling stations in schools

By   /  Friday, September 27th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Bottle it up: Vapur exec, daughter team to put filling stations in schools

Kathryn Reinke had the idea to team up with her father’s water bottle company, Westlake Village-based Vapur, to raise money to install new fountains that would have cold, filtered water in addition to a “filling station” feature that would let students easily refill reusable water bottles.

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‘A’ for access: Health leaders warn that despite reform, uncertainty abounds

By   /  Friday, September 20th, 2013  /  Features, Health Care, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on ‘A’ for access: Health leaders warn that despite reform, uncertainty abounds

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Name dispute boils over: Julia Child foundation sues Williams-Sonoma

By   /  Friday, September 20th, 2013  /  Features, Law, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Name dispute boils over: Julia Child foundation sues Williams-Sonoma

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Limoneira locks in lemons: Santa Paula firm makes $18.6M buy

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Banking & Finance, Features, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Limoneira locks in lemons: Santa Paula firm makes $18.6M buy

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Profits pending: WireFi secures first patent

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2013  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Profits pending: WireFi secures first patent

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Dreaming big: Arroyo Grande mattress retailer plots national expansion

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Dreaming big: Arroyo Grande mattress retailer plots national expansion

When partners Jimi Breazeale and Hector Amaya opened Get-A-Mattress in Arroyo Grande in 2009, they wanted to transform the mattress-buying experience from what Breazeale calls “dirty window” into a showroom atmosphere. After all, with the average mattress costing around $2,000, it’s a considerable consumer purchase.

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