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‘A big change’ on the way as some companies continue remote work

By   /  Friday, June 4th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, middle, Real Estate, South Coast, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on ‘A big change’ on the way as some companies continue remote work

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Real Estate: Camarillo Amazon warehouses fetch $154M

By   /  Friday, May 14th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, left, Real Estate, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Real Estate: Camarillo Amazon warehouses fetch $154M

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Amazon’s Santa Barbara office sold in one of downtown’s biggest commercial deals ever

By   /  Thursday, December 10th, 2020  /  Latest news, Real Estate, right, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Amazon’s Santa Barbara office sold in one of downtown’s biggest commercial deals ever

Amazon’s downtown Santa Barbara building got a new landlord when the property was sold in early December to an international investor. Global Mutual, a London-based investment firm, bought the three-story building for close to its listed price of $38.4 million, making it one of the largest sales ever of commercial property in the downtown Santa Read More →

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Our view: Public has right to know where its money goes

By   /  Tuesday, October 20th, 2020  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Public has right to know where its money goes

We’ll admit to feeling a bit conflicted about the dispute between the county of Ventura and the Ventura County Community Foundation over the disclosure of the names of 777 recipients of $5,000 emergency grants and another 3,000 moving through the approval process. The grants are publicly funded and the foundation, which processed and awarded the Read More →

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Amazon coming to Oxnard next year

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2020  /  left, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Amazon coming to Oxnard next year

Amazon is opening a new fulfillment center at the Sakioka Farms Business Park in Oxnard, bringing more than 1,500 jobs with benefits when the facility opens next year. “This couldn’t have come at a better time, given the pandemic and the economic downturn,” City Councilwoman Carmen Ramirez said in a city news release. “The opportunity Read More →

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Direct Relief benefits from settlement over overpriced, counterfeit masks

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief benefits from settlement over overpriced, counterfeit masks

Amazon and 3M teamed up to fight back against sellers who price-gouge essential personal protective equipment supplies, and they’re donated the results of that lawsuit to Direct Relief, the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit. 3M filed the lawsuit June 8, asserting that third-party sellers used Amazon to defraud customers by misrepresenting the condition of fake respirators, as Read More →

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Torres: Beat racism with diverse workforce

By   /  Friday, June 19th, 2020  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Torres: Beat racism with diverse workforce

By Jesus Torres In this new era of addressing systemic racism, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri have become “woke.” Go ahead and ask them if black lives matter. The callous murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has forced us to confront our shameful legacy of racism and oppression. While past Read More →

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