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As COVID cases rise, region takes step back on road to re-opening

By   /  Monday, November 16th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on As COVID cases rise, region takes step back on road to re-opening

The entire tri-county region is going back into the most restrictive tier of California’s pandemic reopening system, as a rise in cases across the state forced Gov. Gavin Newsom to take emergency action. Under the state’s rules, all three counties would have re-entered the purple tier on Nov. 24, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, if case Read More →

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Totten to retire after 18 years as Ventura County district attorney

By   /  Wednesday, November 11th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Totten to retire after 18 years as Ventura County district attorney

Ventura County will get just its third district attorney in the past 42 years next year, when Greg Totten retires from the post he has held since 2003. Totten announced his retirement on Nov. 10. It will take effect Jan. 9 After he leaves office, he will take the job of chief executive for the Read More →

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing announces Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

By   /  Monday, October 5th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Figueroa Mountain Brewing announces Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

Buellton-based craft brewer Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Oct. 5, as the region’s second largest craft brewer announced plans to restructure its debts and bring in a new financial partner. “While it is a difficult decision to go down this path, we believe this will be the best direction Read More →

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New family leave law covers thousands more businesses

By   /  Wednesday, September 30th, 2020  /  Law  /  Comments Off on New family leave law covers thousands more businesses

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AppFolio to sell legal unit for $193M

By   /  Tuesday, September 8th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on AppFolio to sell legal unit for $193M

In a move that reflects a shifting landscape for the software business, Goleta-based AppFolio said Sept. 8 that it is selling its MyCase legal practices suite of services for $193 million to a group of private equity funds. The all-cash deal concentrates AppFolio’s services in the real estate management field, where it has carved out Read More →

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UC files new complaint in lightbulb licensing dispute

By   /  Tuesday, September 1st, 2020  /  Education, Energy, Latest news, Law, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UC files new complaint in lightbulb licensing dispute

Efforts to secure licenses for UC Santa Barbara’s LED lighting patents entered a new chapter on Aug. 31, with the launch of a second round of complaints against major retailers. Filed by Nixon Peabody on behalf of the Regents of the University of California, the complaint calls for an ITC investigation of imports by General Read More →

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Montecito man gets 3 years for stock fraud scheme

By   /  Monday, August 31st, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Montecito man gets 3 years for stock fraud scheme

Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos of Montecito was sentenced Aug. 31 to three years in federal prison for defrauding 130 investors out of more than $3.4 million, federal prosecutors announced. Argyropoulos was the president and sole shareholder of the financial services firm Prima Ventures from 2010 to 2015. During that time, he told investors he had the Read More →

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