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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 & Goverment, 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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As merger looms, PCBC marks profits

By   /  Thursday, July 26th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on As merger looms, PCBC marks profits

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust parent Pacific Capital Bancorp earned $24.1 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012 compared with $21 million the year before. The company, which is in the process of being bought by Union Bank, said the profits were its highest since Texas-based Ford Financial Group Read More →

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Teledyne profits, sales up

By   /  Thursday, July 26th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Teledyne profits, sales up

Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies, a defense and industrial conglomerate, reported second-quarter profits of $39.5 million, or $1.06 a share, on July 26, compared with $38.7 million, or $1.04, last year. The company also said it took in $518.5 million in sales compared with $502.9 million for the second quarter of 2011. Sales increased 3.1 percent Read More →

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Venoco chief gets more time to find $400M

By   /  Wednesday, July 25th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Venoco chief gets more time to find $400M

[wikichart align=”right” ticker=”NYSE:VQ” showannotations=”true” livequote=”true” startdate=”25-01-2012″ enddate=”25-07-2012″ width=”300″ height=”245″] Venoco founder Tim Marquez has been given a second extension until Aug. 31 to tell shareholders how he plans to come up with as much as $400 million to take his company private. The Denver-based oil company has large operations on the South Coast and was Read More →

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Gorell, Newsom team to recruit firms to Golden state

By   /  Monday, July 23rd, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Gorell, Newsom team to recruit firms to Golden state

Looking to counter raiding expeditions by high-profile elected officials from outside the state, California is about to embark on a recruiting effort of its own. At a meeting expected to take place Friday in Thousand Oaks, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Assemblymember Jeff Gorell, a Republican from the 37th District, are expected to announce a Read More →