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K-Swiss profits fall as sales down 32%

By   /  Thursday, August 2nd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on K-Swiss profits fall as sales down 32%

Athletic shoemaker K-Swiss stumbled into another large loss in the second quarter as its worldwide sales plummeted by almost one-third. The Westlake Village-based company reported an $11.6 million loss, compared to a loss of $20 million in the same quarter a year earlier. Worldwide revenue fell 31.5 percent to $44.8 million during the quarter. U.S. Read More →

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PacWest closes American Perspective deal

By   /  Thursday, August 2nd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on PacWest closes American Perspective deal

PacWest Bancorp has wrapped up its $58.1 million acquisition of San Luis Obispo-based American Perspective Bank. The deal adds two branches, a loan production office and about $271 million in assets to Los Angeles-based PacWest’s portfolio and expands its reach up the Central Coast. The deal, first announced in April, trumped an earlier offer for Read More →

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Connexity caps funding at $3 million

By   /  Thursday, August 2nd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Connexity caps funding at $3 million

Ventura-based digital advertising firm Connexity has raised $1.1 million in a financing round led by Santa Barbara-based Rincon Venture Partners with participation from Santa Monica-based Siemer Ventures and has quit seeking seed funding. Connexity was founded by a group of digital ad veterans who previously founded Fastclick, which was sold to Westlake Village-based ValueClick for Read More →

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First California hires KBW to test waters for sale

By   /  Wednesday, August 1st, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on First California hires KBW to test waters for sale

In a move that could foreshadow the sale of the company, Westlake Village-based First California Financial Group has hired an outside investment bank and a law firm to undertake a “strategic review” of the company’s business plan and options. But it is not clear whether the hiring of advisers signals a deal in the works Read More →

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Community West lost $591K in Q2

By   /  Monday, July 30th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Community West lost $591K in Q2

Shares of Community West Bancshares soared 7.7 percent even as the Goleta-based bank reported a $591,000 second-quarter loss. The parent company of Community West Bank’s latest loss swings away from an $819,000 profit in the first quarter. Including $268,000 in dividends and accretion on preferred stock, Community West’s second-quarter net loss applicable to common stockholders Read More →

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Clean Diesel wins Honda contract

By   /  Monday, July 30th, 2012  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Clean Diesel wins Honda contract

Ventura-based Clean Diesel Technologies said July 30 that it won a contract to supply catalysts for four- and six-cylinder Honda Accords, some of the best-selling models in North America. The company, known as Catalytic Solutions before a merger in 2010, makes catalytic converters in its Oxnard factory and has about 180 employees. Its converters clean Read More →

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Analysis: John Kerry trades on Amgen show loophole in new law

By   /  Friday, July 27th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Law, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  1 Comment

By Julian Moore, Special to the Business Times, on July 27, 2012 In August, stock sales by members of Congress and thousands of federal employees will get new scrutiny under the STOCK Act, a law passed in April to combat insider trading among government officials. But a Business Times examination of the timing of the Read More →

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