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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.


Crafting Jackson

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Crafting Jackson

One billion people tuned in to watch the memorial services for Michael Jackson on July 7, hoping to feel some sort of connection to the pop icon. Since his June 25 death, the news has been plastered with his face. All Jackson, all the time. But Tony Urquidez of Los Olivos doesn’t have to watch Read More →


Building a smarter grid – AML diversifies its defense operations

By   /  Thursday, July 2nd, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Building a smarter grid – AML diversifies its defense operations

AML Communications built a solid business over the last 20 years supplying the defense industry, but a small company it bought last year could prove a big win as the federal government pushes to make the U.S. electricity grid more efficient. The Camarillo-based company makes microelectronics that deal with microwave signals and has turned a Read More →