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Editorial: COLAB branches out

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Editorial: COLAB branches out

The arrival of COLAB, the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business, in Ventura County gives property-rights advocates another tool to protect what has become an endangered liberty in the Tri-Counties.

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COLAB expanding to cover Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2010  /  Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on COLAB expanding to cover Tri-Counties

After almost 20 years of advocating for property rights in Santa Barbara County, COLAB — the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business — is going regional. And, at least in Ventura County, it may be getting a bit kinder and gentler. Ventura County COLAB incorporated in August and recently hired a full-time executive director. To Read More →

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Ventura County launches eco-devo ad blitz

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Ventura County launches eco-devo ad blitz

A coalition of economic development groups in Ventura County launched a federally funded campaign on Nov. 15 to sell the county as the ideal spot to build a business. The initiative is headed by the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County, with participation from the Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County, chambers of commerce in the county Read More →

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Editorial: Get Ventura County on a faster transit track

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Get Ventura County on a faster transit track

Ventura County is taking a few baby steps toward developing a comprehensive transportation plan. It’s an effort that’s probably a few decades overdue but one that’s well worth the effort. The initiative is being led by Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission and a person who’s not afraid to jump on Read More →

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Editorial: Toward a unified West Ventura County chamber

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Toward a unified West Ventura County chamber

Tom Kelley’s announced departure from the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce raises a prospect worth considering — the creation of a larger and more impactful business organization for West Ventura County. That’s why we’d encourage the boards of directors of the Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo Chambers to consider creating a West Ventura County Chamber of Commerce. Read More →

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Ventura County CEO Robinson to retire

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Ventura County CEO Robinson to retire

Ventura County CEO Marty Robinson has announced plans to retire in March after three years as the top executive in the region’s largest government agency. Robinson, 60, replaced Johnny Johnston as CEO in 2008, the culmination of a career with the county that has now lasted more than 35 years. She was the first woman Read More →

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