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Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By Amy Steinfeld and Jack Ucciferri Ventura County was among nearly three dozen California jurisdictions to amend its cannabis policies as a result of last month’s voter initiatives. Ventura residents approved Measure O, which will open up portions of the county to commercial cannabis businesses, including cultivation, processing and distribution. At this time, no retail Read More →

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Opinion: The latest on COVID compliance for employers

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: The latest on COVID compliance for employers

It’s exhausting for employers to try to keep up with all the sometimes inconsistent and contradictory federal and state rules for employer COVID-19 compliance.

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Pandemic shutdowns put crimp in Figueroa Mountain’s bankruptcy plan

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Small Business, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Pandemic shutdowns put crimp in Figueroa Mountain’s bankruptcy plan

In the two months since it filed for bankruptcy, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., the region’s second largest craft brewer, has been both battling and working with its largest creditor, the Boston private equity firm White Winston.

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Tri-Counties will ask state to form separate region for shutdown rules

By   /  Monday, December 7th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Law & Goverment, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties will ask state to form separate region for shutdown rules

In a show of rising frustration over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Southern California-wide “stay-at-home” order, the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo are jointly petitioning the state to loosen the rules for some 1.5 million residents.  In a draft statement reviewed by the Business Times, the three counties said they will shortly be Read More →

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Edison settles case over unpermitted work in Mission Canyon

By   /  Monday, December 7th, 2020  /  Energy, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Edison settles case over unpermitted work in Mission Canyon

Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Dec. 7 that her office has reached a settlement with Southern California Edison over a grading project that caused environmental harm in the Mission Canyon area. Civil and criminal complaints alleged that between Dec. 4 and Dec. 16, 2019, SCE did unpermitted road work along 1.6 miles of Read More →

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Cheesecake Factory settles SEC complaint that it misled investors

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2020  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Restaurants  /  Comments Off on Cheesecake Factory settles SEC complaint that it misled investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Dec. 4 that it settled charges against The Cheesecake Factory for making misleading disclosures about the impact of COVID-19 on its business. The Calabasas-based restaurant chain made statements in its March 23and April 3 filings that it was operating sustainably. According to the SEC, those filings were materially Read More →

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New state order could close restaurants, other businesses if ICUs fill up

By   /  Thursday, December 3rd, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Restaurants, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on New state order could close restaurants, other businesses if ICUs fill up

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a revised stay-at-home order on Dec. 3 that is tied to each region of the state’s intensive care capacity. In areas where the ICU capacity falls below 15%, a stay-at-home order will be implemented for three weeks. Under this new order, the state is broken into five regions, with Ventura, Read More →