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December 26, 1998 | COLL METCALFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's just a 30-acre strip of asphalt surrounded by a gritty backdrop of oil tanks, warehouses and rusting cargo containers at the Port of Hueneme. But to port executives struggling to carve out a niche among the big commercial ports on the West Coast, the bit of blacktop might as well be paved in gold. "Am I proud of this?" asked Mike Plisky, president of the Oxnard Harbor District, which manages the port. "Absolutely. I can't begin to say how important this is for us."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1998 | COLL METCALFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's just a 30-acre strip of asphalt surrounded by a gritty backdrop of oil tanks, warehouses and rusting cargo containers at the Port of Hueneme. But to port executives struggling to carve out a niche among the big commercial ports on the West Coast, the bit of blacktop might as well be paved in gold. "Am I proud of this?" asked Mike Plisky, president of the Oxnard Harbor District, which manages the port. "Absolutely. I can't begin to say how important this is for us."
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BUSINESS
May 30, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Oxnard is not exactly a center for world trade, but Jana Goldsworthy thinks that it's about time that people thought of Ventura County in global terms. Executive director of the California Central Coast World Trade Center in Oxnard, Goldsworthy took advantage of World Trade Week last week to have her say on the subject. The more people who are aware of the value of world trade, she figures, the better it will be for the local economy.
BUSINESS
May 30, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Oxnard is not exactly a center for world trade, but Jana Goldsworthy thinks that it's about time that people thought of Ventura County in global terms. Executive director of the California Central Coast World Trade Center in Oxnard, Goldsworthy took advantage of World Trade Week last week to have her say on the subject. The more people who are aware of the value of world trade, she figures, the better it will be for the local economy.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1996 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Communicating at odd hours with distributors, buyers and retailers in Asia, Europe and elsewhere around the world is an accepted part of international trade for Ventura County firms. But traveling to the Commerce Department office in Long Beach for help in exporting can be an inconvenience. That should no longer be a concern with the recent opening of a regional Export Assistance Center in Oxnard.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1997 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's climate, its proximity to the Port of Hueneme and the Pacific Rim, and the skills of its farming community make it an attractive agricultural region. The trick, industry leaders say, is taking full advantage of those attributes to keep ahead of the competition. And maximizing potential has been the purpose of a series of forums conducted by the Pacific Agribusiness Alliance, a collection of members of the local agricultural community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2000 | GINA PICCALO
Federal agents and local police have thwarted what they believe to be a drug ring in Oxnard with the arrest of eight people and the seizure of $95,000 worth of heroin. About 50 officers from the Oxnard Police Department apprehended the suspects Thursday afternoon. They then raided a condo in the 2600 block of Yardarm Avenue in Port Hueneme and a home in the 500 block of South E Street in Oxnard, where they found one kilo of heroin, said Oxnard Police Sgt. Steven Blanchard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after one of Ventura County's biggest busts of packaged pot, Sheriff's Department officials showed off their haul Thursday and released the names of four Santa Paula residents suspected in an international marijuana-smuggling ring. Authorities raided two homes and a storage locker in Santa Paula on Wednesday morning after an ongoing investigation, seizing a total of about 900 pounds of pot, the largest nonfarm marijuana bust in the county in at least 10 years, officials said.
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June 4, 1996 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County will trade two of its uniformed U.S. Border Police officers for two plainclothes immigration investigators thanks to a compromise between the INS and state law enforcement officers. The INS had originally planned to replace the four uniformed officers in the Camarillo Airport office with four plainclothes immigration inspectors--a move that local law enforcement brass complained would weaken efforts to police illegal immigrants.
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November 4, 2004 | Hugo Martin and Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
California voters, bound by a hatred of traffic congestion, were divided in Tuesday's election over whether to increase their taxes to pay for transportation projects. Ballot measures to increase or extend local sales taxes to pay for transportation improvements were leading in eight counties, including San Bernardino, San Diego and Sacramento. But in three counties -- Ventura, Santa Cruz and Solano -- voters defeated similar measures.
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