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Diesel distress

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Diesel distress

Diesel fuel, once a bargain compared to its refined cousin gasoline, has leapt to more than $5 a gallon in the Tri-Counties, rocking transportation-reliant companies. Local business owners are feeling the pinch, whether they haul their products or pay someone else to do it. For Baroda Farms, it means artichokes with no place to go. Read More →

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Basic Impact

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Basic Impact

Directly and indirectly providing for more than 8,200 jobs, or 4.6 percent of all jobs in the county, the base produced about $1.2 billion in goods and services in 2006, the study estimated. On May 30, the Naval Base Ventura County 2006 Economic Impact Study was set to be released at the Navy, Business and Read More →

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Chilling Effect

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Chilling Effect

An unusually chilly weekend in late April proved devastating for some Santa Barbara County vineyards, with reported losses of thousands of tons of grapes to freezing temperatures.   The Santa Ynez Valley, which is home to many of the county’s largest and most notable vineyards, experienced frost in elevations as high as 1,300 feet – Read More →

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Strawberry Time

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Strawberry Time

What started 25 years ago as a tribute to Ventura County More than 70,000 people are expected at the 25th Anniversary California Strawberry Festival on May 17 and 18 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, where organizers estimate 1.6 million of the bright-red berries will be devoured.

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Building science – Allan Hancock trains for future

By   /  Tuesday, April 15th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Building science – Allan Hancock trains for future

The new $21 million science building at Allan HancockCollege in Santa Maria means gleaming laboratories and a lot more spacefor equipment, legs and elbows. But to physics students, it also meansmore maneuvering room to dodge flying objects.   “With projectile experiments, you used to get hit by a lot of steelbearings,” said John Benedetti, a Read More →

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