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Words from the Oracle

By   /  Monday, August 17th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Words from the Oracle

Oracle chairman and Santa Barbara resident Jeff Henley gave a motivational talk to teens at the start of a business leadership program sponsored by the Small Business Development Center. Henley spoke at the Lompoc Boys and Girls Club Aug. 10 to about a dozen youth members and a handful of adults as SBDC consultant for Read More →


Big cuts for small business

By   /  Monday, August 17th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Big cuts for small business

Just when it seemed that the credit crunch couldn’t squeeze any harder, thousands of small businesses in California found that it could. Nationwide, credit cards rates were up, bank loans were trickling out and federal aid was still slow in taking effect. And then, with a few sentences of legislation tacked on to the state Read More →



By   /  Monday, August 10th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Comics

Like the characters they create, many comic book artists and writers in the Tri-Counties find themselves moonlighting after their 9-to-5 jobs. The onset of the recession — combined with a continued decline in self-publishing revenues and fewer available distribution channels — has made it harder for independent writers and artists to earn a living from Read More →


Fairing well

By   /  Monday, August 3rd, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Fairing well

There is no recession in Paso Robles this week. Or next week, for that matter. As it turns out, a little summer fun is just what the city needed. California Mid-State Fair ticket sales exploded this year, thanks to special promotions, new outreach efforts and the popularity of the staycation. Now Santa Barbara’s Fiesta and Read More →


Camarillo plays an ACE

By   /  Monday, July 27th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Camarillo plays an ACE

After six years of collaboration between education officials and trade professionals, Camarillo will finally have a new charter high school aimed at boosting the Tri-Counties’ skilled building labor force. The Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School, or ACE, as the new school would be called, will be a part of the Oxnard Union High School Read More →


Energy, layer by layer

By   /  Monday, July 20th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Energy, layer by layer

Spending $9.5 million is enough to make most business owners cry, but for Steve Gill, co-owner of Gills Onions, it meant the fulfillment of a longtime goal. Gills processes as many as a million pounds of onions a day at its Oxnard facility, which employs about 400 people and is the largest onion processor in Read More →


Check back Monday: The man who crafted Neverland

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Check back Monday: The man who crafted Neverland

The Business Times has an exclusive with the Los Olivos contractor who crafted most of Michael Jackson’s Neverland and formed a 20-year bond with the pop icon. Check back online Monday for this exclusive story.