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Treated wood, once boon to carpentry, now seen as environmental waste

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Treated wood is common not only in railroad ties and telephone poles, but also in household construction such as fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guardrails and decking. When rules concerning the disposal of treated wood expire at the end of December, the product could become much more expensive to discard. According to the website of the California Department […]

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County’s new 2040 general plan doesn’t go over well with special interests



A slew of lawsuits from agricultural interests and oil and gas groups followed the adoption of Ventura County’s 2040 general plan last month. The document, which took five years to prepare, will guide all growth and development in the area for two decades. It places a high priority on fighting climate change and taking action to protect the environment, including […]

Do ‘green’ features help sell houses?

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Realtors are known for using certain terms to describe homes, and those terms sometimes can have an unexpected meaning. For example, as readynest.com points out, if a Realtor describes a home as “quaint,” it could mean cozy and charming, or it could mean tiny and cramped. “Close to transportation” could mean a block from a bus stop, or it could […]

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Local labor numbers continue to drag on economy

L.A. County among worst in state, Ventura County not so bad



The California Labor Market Information Division released its September 2020 report recently, confirming reports that the economy remains deeply stalled. The Ventura County unemployment rate improved very little, from 8.7% in August to 8.4% in September. Lack of job opportunity Ventura County businesses in September managed to add back only 2,600 jobs in September. There are 34,000 officially unemployed workers […]

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Amgen HQ workforce will keep their distance for now

Office staff at Ventura County’s largest private employer will continue working from home through at least spring 2021, a company executive said last week in an internal communication. Judy Brown, senior vice president and site head at Amgen’s Thousand Oaks-based global headquarters, told employees of the biotech firm Oct. 12 that those who have been doing their jobs remotely since […]

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