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Red light for racers – Pacific Coast Motorsports files Ch. 7

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Red light for racers – Pacific Coast Motorsports files Ch. 7

Tyler Tadevic is losing his house but not his drive. A lifelong motorsports fanatic, he went from cleaning wheels and sweeping up a shop to building and managing his own racing team, Oxnard-based Pacific Coast Motorsports. In just a few short years, it came within fractions of a second of racing in the Indianapolis 500, Read More →

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Macy

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Macy

If you’re seeing stars, it’s probably because of the dizzying number of Macy’s logos that have popped up across the region in the past decade. In the past four years alone, Macy’s has drastically increased its tri-county presence. Thanks to a new store at Simi Valley Town Center and its 2006 acquisition of  Robinson’s May, Read More →

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Jesusita Fire damage soars past $120M

By   /  Sunday, May 17th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Jesusita Fire damage soars past $120M

With Jesusita Fire damage set to exceed $120 million, business owners and residents across the South Coast are wondering what the longer-term impacts of the blaze might be. The fire, still not fully contained at press time, has cost more than $15.5 million to fight and the value of the 78 homes destroyed in the Read More →

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Car trouble hits Haas – Oxnard toolmaker revamps strategy after layoffs

By   /  Sunday, May 10th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Car trouble hits Haas – Oxnard toolmaker revamps strategy after layoffs

When the global economy crashed last fall, Oxnard-based Haas Automation found itself in the middle of the worst crisis in the history of American car-making. Demand for its machine tools plunged 60 percent and Haas had no choice but to cut 400 workers — a quarter of its employees. But here’s where Haas and General Read More →

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Hospitals overhauled – Three area facilities plot expansion plans

By   /  Sunday, May 3rd, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Hospitals overhauled – Three area facilities plot expansion plans

For nearly 70 years, the Lompoc Valley Medical Center has provided medical services for residents of northern Santa Barbara County. Now it — and other tri-county hospitals — will spend tens of millions to relocate, remodel and renovate their facilities in order to meet the state’s stringent seismic regulations. Four years ago, California passed a Read More →

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Think fast – Goleta firm unleashes tiny systems

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Think fast – Goleta firm unleashes tiny systems

For John Foster, thinking big means thinking small. Really small. Foster heads Innovative Micro Technologies, a Goleta-based firm that makes machines the size of a few human hairs built with some of the same techniques and materials as computer chips. Called micro electromechanical systems, or MEMS, the devices combine the “thinking” tasks of computer chips Read More →

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Driving the future – BMW

By   /  Sunday, April 19th, 2009  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Driving the future – BMW

With the automobile market fragmenting into smaller niches, companies that survive will be able to place multiple bets, gauge market response and move quickly if demand materializes for a new technology. The pursuit of the next niche in advanced car design — and in alternative power supply — is an increasingly bigger part of the Read More →