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Dry spell: Ventura County struggles to refill from Santa Clara River

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Dry spell: Ventura County struggles to refill from Santa Clara River

Farms, industries and municipalities in Ventura County could see a severe reduction in the amount of water they receive from the Santa Clara River watershed and sharply higher prices if a pair of environmental challenges are successful, a top groundwater manager said Nov. 16.

Tony Morgan, groundwater department manager for the United Water Conservation District, said at a symposium in Santa Paula that the district is unlikely to be able to supply anywhere near the water this year that it has in the past because of prolonged dry weather.

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Limoneira locks in lemons: Santa Paula firm makes $18.6M buy

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Features, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Limoneira locks in lemons: Santa Paula firm makes $18.6M buy

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Limoneira buys Arizona citrus grower for $18.6M

By   /  Monday, September 9th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance  /  Comments Off on Limoneira buys Arizona citrus grower for $18.6M

Limoneira Co. said Sept. 9 that it has acquired Associated Citrus Packers, a citrus grower in Arizona, for $18.6 million. The deal brings with it 1,300 acres of property in Yuma, Ariz., including 950 acres of lemon orchards, 350 acres of other crops and facilities. The property has irrigation access to the Colorado River, Limoneira Read More →

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Letter: Thomas Aquinas students graduate with less debt than their peers do

By   /  Friday, July 26th, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: Thomas Aquinas students graduate with less debt than their peers do

Our average student debt is notably less, and certainly below the national average.

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Investors sue Continental Wind Power

By   /  Friday, June 21st, 2013  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Investors sue Continental Wind Power

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Editorial: Santa Paula leader remembered

By   /  Friday, June 21st, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Santa Paula leader remembered

Santa Paula lost one of its leading citizens when Joe Nesbitt passed away June 12 at age 89.  A native of Arizona, Nesbitt discovered California during service as a Navy medic in World War II. He was lead banker at Citizens State Bank in Santa Paula from 1971 to the early 1990s when that bank Read More →

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Limoneira predicts bumper lemon and avocado crop

By   /  Tuesday, March 26th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Limoneira predicts bumper lemon and avocado crop

Santa Paula-based  Limoneira  Co. told shareholders on March 26 that it expects a 25 percent jump in lemon sales and a record avocado crop in 2013. CEO Harold  Edwards said avocados could hit 18 million pounds this year — up 50 percent from 2012. But because of strong production and higher volumes, avocado prices will Read More →

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