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Main Street, online: Coupeez brings e-coupons to small businesses

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Features, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Main Street, online: Coupeez brings e-coupons to small businesses

Matthew Graczyk wants to bring online coupons to mom-and-pop shops across the nation, and he’s starting with downtown Ventura. Graczyk is the founder of Coupeez, an online service that lets companies post coupons and discounts. The site launched in October. So far, it has signed up about 100 businesses, many within walking distance of Coupeez’s Read More →

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Ojai Oil Co. goes from black gold to organic olives

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Features, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ojai Oil Co. goes from black gold to organic olives

Ojai Oil Co.’s 110-year history is as rich as the black gold bubbling up into the Ojai Valley, but the fourth generation of the company is moving away from crude oil to find new fortunes in olive oil. Ojai Oil, headquartered in Camarillo, was started in 1900 by the late Charles Off and 25 original Read More →

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Oil company association tarred Prop. 23

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features  /  Comments Off on Oil company association tarred Prop. 23

Perhaps no ballot proposition divided California’s business community more than Proposition 23, the effort to kill California’s 2006 carbon emissions law. The initiative failed by a 61-39 margin. Had it passed, it would have suspended AB 32 until California’s unemployment rate stayed below 5.5 percent for a year, which has happened only a handful of Read More →

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Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

The two massive solar projects winding toward approval on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain could end up generating 30 percent less energy than the 800 megawatts their corporate backers would prefer. That is according to draft environmental impact reports circulating for the California Valley Solar Ranch, backed by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., and the Read More →

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SLO mortgage lenders file personal bankruptcy

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SLO mortgage lenders file personal bankruptcy

The former president of now-defunct mortgage lender Cameron Financial Group has filed for personal bankruptcy, listing $33.1 million in debts and $2.6 million in assets. E. Shannon Faries and his wife, Olivia Faries, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Sept. 29, listing mostly debts from their now-bankrupt company, which was based in San Luis Obispo. Read More →

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Sweet success: Region’s candy firms expand

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Sweet success: Region’s candy firms expand

The shelves at Kingston’s Candy Co. are stacked with enough Pixy Stix, Gummi Bears, Abba Zabbas, Moon Pies, bubblegum, Smarties and chocolate bars to make Willy Wonka himself proud. “Nine months ago I was in the corporate world, and here I am having fun in candy land,” owner Sarah Jaimes says from behind a center Read More →

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Giving more than time: Tech companies lend their skills to nonprofits

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Features, Nonprofits, Technology  /  Comments Off on Giving more than time: Tech companies lend their skills to nonprofits

When businesses think about giving back to their communities, they typically turn to giving cash or volunteering to help build houses or serve up food. But tri-county technology companies are finding they can have a big impact in just a few hours by donating their skills and expertise. In San Luis Obispo, Hathway, a Web Read More →