Patagonia wages fight over alleged logo infringement

Patagonia has climbed mountains to make a name for itself with adventurers around the globe. Now the Ventura-based outdoor clothing and gear maker is suing three entities it says are using the brand’s logo—the company name against a silhouette of the jagged peaks of Mount Fitz Roy at the border of Argentina and Chile—for their own financial gain. Lawsuits filed […]

Corporation appoints new real estate director

Cabrillo Economic Development Corp., a developer of affordable homes in Ventura County, has recently been joined by Billy Hughes as director of real estate development. Hughes brings to Cabrillo over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry as a developer, investor and lender, He will manage and oversee Cabrillo’s affordable housing activities, as well as train and supervise […]

Company advocates for equity through high-speed internet

GeoLinks gets grant to aid rural communities

For Ryan Adams, access to high-speed internet means more than simply scrolling social media or streaming shows. It means equity. That’s why the president of GeoLinks, a Camarillo-based telecommunications company, applied for the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund two years ago. The company recently received the first monthly installment, and over the next decade will receive nearly $85 […]

Goodwill Industries expands employment services to east Ventura County

Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties has opened a Goodwill Mission Services office in east Ventura County at 540 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Goodwill offers no-cost employment services such as resume development, interview practice, job placement, […]

Sweet success blooms for Agoura bakery

The Flower Hill Cookie Factory is definitely coming up roses in the bakery and business world alike. With its ever-so-sweetsounding name, it’s actually a full-working bakery that also offers baking classes and parties. Run by the mother-daughter duo of Lori Black, 60, and Haley Black, 24, they recite in unison their business motto written on the wall of their Agoura […]

Credit union finds cause with a purpose

Logix Federal Credit Union recently concluded its latest Paying with a Purpose: Salute to Veterans Campaign, having raised $60,000 to benefit three local nonprofits. From Aug. 8 to Nov. 8, each time a member used a Logix Mastercard credit or debit card, Logix made a donation of 2 cents to support the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi […]

County program offers greater help connecting employers, job seekers

The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County is changing its approach to keep up with the current job market. The board, one of 49 local agencies that operate under a state umbrella organization, is getting more applicants—prospective employees and employers— to meet with staff who can walk them through the process of registering online at Once the system is […]

Bork to lead SCORE’s Greater LA District

Cathy Bork will serve as the new district director for SCORE’s Greater Los Angeles District, which includes Ventura County. SCORE is a nonprofit organization that supports small businesses. Bork, a Camarillo resident, will lead and support local SCORE offices in providing small-business mentoring, webinars and workshops. “Cathy Bork has an outstanding business and management background,” SCORE CEO Bridget Weston said. […]

Planning commission approves gas station for Las Posas Plaza

Camarillo residents who frequent Las Posas Plaza may soon have an option nearby for filling up the tank. The city’s planning commission approved a development permit for a Ralphs fuel center gas station with a 4-0 vote during a Nov. 1 meeting. Commissioner Tom Murphy was absent. “Essentially, it’s a story of a little gas station that could,” said Assistant […]

Dealership does ‘Distinguished’ thing

SPECIAL TRIP—Children from Boys & Girls clubs in Camarillo, Simi Valley and Moorpark, and Oxnard and Port Hueneme attended Misty Copeland’s Oct. 18 appearance in the Distinguished Speaker Series at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks at no cost. Copeland is the principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. The children were able to attend the presentation due to AndersonAutos’ […]

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