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Editorial: Large employers loosen grip on Ventura County

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Large employers loosen grip on Ventura County

Half-a-dozen years ago, East Ventura County’s economy was heavily dependent on two very large employers: subprime lending giant Countrywide Financial Corp. and biotech behemoth Amgen.

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Home care job growth fuels wage debate

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Home care job growth fuels wage debate

The rise of home care in a region that is one of the most expensive areas to live in the country has thrust the future of the occupation into the middle of high-profile battles over government spending, the cost of care, wage standards and the future of unions.

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Ventura County leaders go on the defensive against BRAC

By   /  Friday, April 25th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County leaders go on the defensive against BRAC

Ventura County’s military, civic and business leaders are getting ready to save their naval base. Again.

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Cashing out: Bank of America consolidates Simi operations

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cashing out: Bank of America consolidates Simi operations

Bank of America has shed a 1 million-square-foot portfolio of former Countrywide Financial Corp. office buildings for $200 million and plans to consolidate its Simi Valley campus.

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Editorial: Chamber chief ‘hatched’ Santa Maria recovery

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Chamber chief ‘hatched’ Santa Maria recovery

Bob Hatch has the sort of practical wisdom that is very rare in today’s charged political environment. He has been increasingly frustrated at the no-growth politics of the county that seemed to stymie every effort to promote jobs and opportunity for the Santa Maria Valley.

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Editorial: Inogen’s impact on the region grows

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Inogen’s impact on the region grows

Goleta-based Inogen’s public stock offering is looking more and more successful.

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$50M infusion sets stage for Mindbody IPO

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on $50M infusion sets stage for Mindbody IPO

San Luis Obispo-based software firm Mindbody has raised $50 million in fresh venture capital, bringing its total funds raised to date to $98 million and positioning the company for a possible initial public offering this year or next.