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At home in California: Oxnard furniture chain is growing fast

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2012  /  Features  /  Comments Off on At home in California: Oxnard furniture chain is growing fast

Oxnard-based Urban Home has 200 employees and expects to outgrow its new headquarters again within a few years.

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Editorial: Pension tsunami ready to hit local governments

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Pension tsunami ready to hit local governments

California’s ailing benefits system rests on three tottering pillars — the State Fund for worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance and public pensions.

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Op/ed: An open letter to Ventura County — True pension reform is long overdue

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2012  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  2 Comments

Ventura County is clearly an outlier in its pension system and taxpayers are bearing the burden.

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Ventura County brokers hold out ’til 2013 for real recovery

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2012  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  1 Comment

Economists are predicting job growth in Ventura County will gain steam in 2012, but don’t look for that to leak over into the commercial real estate markets until 2013. That was the word from CBRE brokers at the 2012 Ventura County Real Estate & Economic Outlook on Feb. 3 at California Lutheran University. Tom Dwyer, Read More →

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Ventura County created 4,603 private-sector jobs in 2011

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Ventura County created 4,603 private-sector jobs in 2011

After an unexpectedly slow recovery in 2011, economists are pinning their hopes on 2012. That was the word from Bill Watkins and Mark Schniepp, two tri-county-based economists who gave separate outlooks for the U.S. and Ventura County economies at a Feb. 3 event at California Lutheran University. “2011 really didn’t shape out to be the Read More →

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Wells Fargo warns growers of globalization risks

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Wells Fargo warns growers of globalization risks

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Suit targets tax bill: Owners say county overvalued property

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2011  /  Features, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Suit targets tax bill: Owners say county overvalued property

The owners of 328 residential lots in Oxnard’s RiverPark development are suing the county of Ventura for a tax refund after the assessor’s office more than doubled the valuation used to calculate taxes on the property.

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