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Street Smarts: After omicron nixes in-person event, EDC toasts virtually

By   /  Friday, January 21st, 2022  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: After omicron nixes in-person event, EDC toasts virtually

In one of the more unique celebrations of the pandemic era, the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County or EDC as it is commonly known, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a virtual toast on Zoom. After omicron torpedoed what would have been a live event, EDC opted for a virtual meeting and a recommended wine Read More →

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Street Smarts: Father-daughter team brings robotics tech to cannabis testing

By   /  Friday, January 14th, 2022  /  Columns, Latest news, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Father-daughter team brings robotics tech to cannabis testing

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Street Smarts: Happy 150th to Stearns Wharf, a landmark in the region’s history

By   /  Friday, January 7th, 2022  /  Columns, Latest news, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Happy 150th to Stearns Wharf, a landmark in the region’s history

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Street Smarts: Direct Relief again among nation’s top charities; B of A gave $1.4M in region in 2021

By   /  Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Direct Relief again among nation’s top charities; B of A gave $1.4M in region in 2021

Direct Relief ranked No. 5 among U.S. charities in 2021 by revenue, slipping two spots even as donations totaled $1.9 billion, according to data compiled by  Forbes. United Way, Feeding America, the Salvation Army and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ranked higher than the Santa Barbara-based charity in the magazine’s annual list of 100 largest Read More →

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Street Smarts: Patagonia’s CEO talks business, environment with NYT

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Patagonia’s CEO talks business, environment with NYT

Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert has landed in the New York Times “Corner Office.” A mountain climber with a business degree from Florida Institute of Technology and a law degree from the University of Utah, Gellert had a career in retail and a love of extreme climbing before he landed the top job. The Times describes Read More →

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Street Smarts: Agromin helps public agencies meet waste standards; small business gears up for holiday season

By   /  Friday, December 10th, 2021  /  Columns, Green Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Agromin helps public agencies meet waste standards; small business gears up for holiday season

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Street Smarts: New farmworker study gets $50K government grant

By   /  Friday, December 3rd, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: New farmworker study gets $50K government grant

The nonprofit House Farm Workers! has received a $50,000 grant from the Southern California Association of Governments to conduct an in-depth study of Ventura County’s estimated 36,000 farmworkers. The study, the first of its kind in nearly two decades, seeks to shine “a light specifically on local housing needs for this vulnerable yet essential population,” Read More →

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