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Obituary: Bill Powell, president of the Casa Pacifica board

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Obituary: Bill Powell, president of the Casa Pacifica board

William “Bill” Powell, the board president of Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families, passed away earlier this month after nine years of service with the nonprofit. Powell joined Casa Pacifica’s board in 2012 after receiving a tour of its Camarillo-area facility two years earlier. He contributed heavily to Casa Pacifica’s leadership, chairing the executive Read More →

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Obituary: Robert Lagomarsino, longtime congressman from Ventura County

By   /  Thursday, February 11th, 2021  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Obituary: Robert Lagomarsino, longtime congressman from Ventura County

Robert J. Lagomarsino, a congressman from Ventura County who advocated for the establishment of CSU Channel Islands and whose defeat in the 1992 primary election signaled a new era of partisanship in the House of Representatives, has died at age 94. Lagomarsino, a native of Ventura and onetime mayor of Ojai, served in the California Read More →

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Paul Glenn, Montecito investor and philanthropist, dies at 89

By   /  Thursday, October 8th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Paul Glenn, Montecito investor and philanthropist, dies at 89

Paul F. Glenn, a successful commodities trader whose foundation invested more than $100 million into research related to aging and longevity, has died in Montecito at age 89. He was a native of Pennsylvania who attended Princeton and Harvard Law School before embarking on a career as a commodities trader. Much of his success came Read More →

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Remembering the banking visionary who built SBB&T

By   /  Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Remembering the banking visionary who built SBB&T

Donald M. Anderson, a Minnesota native whose vision drove Santa Barbara Bank & Trust’s rise to the top of the region’s financial institutions, died earlier this month in Santa Barbara. He was 86.

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Dubroff: Teague chose family over politics, and Ventura County prospered

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Columns, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Teague chose family over politics, and Ventura County prospered

Well-dressed, tall and affable, Alan Teague was a board chairman right out of central casting. The Limoneira Co. chairman had a politician’s gift for remembering names and faces. He had a welcoming way with strangers that complemented his ambition and drive. He was pretty much the most important person in Republican Party politics in West Read More →

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Harrison Industries matriarch dies at age 99

By   /  Thursday, May 29th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Harrison Industries matriarch dies at age 99

Myra Harrison, co-founder and matriarch of E. J. Harrison & Sons, one of the largest private enterprises in Ventura County, has died at age 99. A news bulletin from the Harrison family said she died in her sleep on May 25. She was the daughter of Francisca Moraga Velarde and Elias Velarde and her ancestors Read More →

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Shooting for the moon, pioneer Bill Yerkes became a solar star

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Shooting for the moon, pioneer Bill Yerkes became a solar star

Henry Dubroff

Building solar panels for the Apollo moon missions in the 1960s, John W. “Bill” Yerkes was struck by an idea that would change the way the world thinks about electricity.

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