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Ventura Journal’s Guide for small businesses relief grants

For small businesses and restaurants within the Ventura County area, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant are now accepting new applications.California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program On April...

Timbre Books to host first Indie Bookstore Day

Timbre Books in midtown Ventura is hosting it’s very first Indie Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 24th. The retailer, which opened in October of last year, is celebrating the...

On-line Grocery Retailer Sun & Swell Opens First Store

Sun & Swell, a "zero waste organic grocery store" that has been open only on the web since 2017, opened their first physical store, located in Ventura. The B-Corporation, owned...

Headlines

Santa Barbara Office Conversions Increase

The former Macy's building (now called the Ortega Building, as it takes of most of the first block of West Ortega Street), is being repurposed as Class A office space. The building is undergoing a total makeover, and the new owners hope to find tenants who will take the...

Local Cannabis Industry Grows

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Making magic at Ventura’s Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust

Misty Orman and Brandon Ristaino are putting the “Italy” back into their new bar, the Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust. The bar is located in the heart of downtown Ventura and first opened up...

Ventura Journal’s Guide for small businesses relief grants

For small businesses and restaurants within the Ventura County area, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant are now accepting new applications.California Small Business...

Fast-Food Chicken Chain Raising Cane’s Opens in Oxnard

A growing chain that specializes in chicken "fingers" (most people know chicken don't actually have fingers) has opened its first restaurant in Ventura County, at 2161 N. Rose Avenue in Oxnard. The new restaurant...

Santa Barbara Office Conversions Increase

The former Macy's building (now called the Ortega Building, as it takes of most of the first block of West Ortega Street), is being repurposed as Class A office space. The building is undergoing a total makeover, and the new owners hope to find...

Fish Enterprise Restaurant to be Converted Into Offices

The Enterprise Fish Company, a long time seafood restaurant at 225 State Street in Santa Barbara that was shuttered by the pandemic, has been sold to new owners who plan to convert the building into office space. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit,...

Local Industries

Making magic at Ventura’s Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust

Misty Orman and Brandon Ristaino are putting the “Italy” back into their new bar, the Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust. The bar is located in the heart of downtown Ventura and first opened up its doors back in March. They serve a wide array...

Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center Named Among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care

St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of Dignity Health, is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ and Coronary Intervention™, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. “We are honored to...

City Tax Revenues Decline

The City of Santa Barbara received $5.6 million in sales tax revenue during the quarter ended December 31, 2020, which is 12.6% below the same quarter last year. This decline is largely a result of reduced economic activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Four Seasons Biltmore Closed Indefinitely

One of Montecito's five-star hotel resorts has announced on its website that it will remain closed until further notice. Meaning, while they're not going out of business they don't know when they will open. The hotel has been using the reductions in travel and...

Ventura Journal’s Guide for small businesses relief grants

For small businesses and restaurants within the Ventura County area, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant are now accepting new applications.California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program On April...

City of Ventura Bans Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

The City of Ventura joins more than100 California cities and counties in banning the useofexpanded polystyrene (EPS) containerstoreduce the amount of polystyrene litter in the environment.Starting on July 1, 2021, the City of Ventura will prohibit the use of...

Making magic at Ventura’s Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust

Misty Orman and Brandon Ristaino are putting the “Italy” back into their new bar, the Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust. The bar is located in the heart of downtown Ventura and first opened up its doors back in March. They serve a wide array...

Downtown Garage Construction Resumes, Residents Unhappy

After a long delay due to COVID-19, workers have begun construction at City Center parking garage once again. The structure is estimated to cost nearly 20 million dollars and will have paid parking places available for drivers in the city. The project remains controversial...

Mudslide Clears Out Vacant Development Project

A mudslide occurred late Sunday night after a series of heavy rain storms in the region. The disaster site was a construction area for a housing development project. The construction crew had already finished work for the day, so no one was injured during...

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Employment News

Unemployment in Santa Barbara County Continues to Decline

According to the Federal Reserve, the unemployment rate 9not seasonally adjusted) for Santa Barbara County dropped to 5.8% as of early November 2020. However, this was just before the number of Covid cases in the area spiked after the...