The State

A landmark Ventura County hotel has been purchased by a Tokyo-based business school, which will send students there for three-month seminars in the English language and Western culture. Tokyo Business College paid a little more than $2 million for Santa Paula's 78-year-old Glen Tavern Inn, the only hotel in the county listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Reaction in the agricultural city of 23,000 has been favorable, with municipal and business officials anticipating an average per student expenditure of $4,000 to $5,000 by each session's 100 enrollees. "It's going to bring a real economic spark of vitality," Mayor Carl Barringer said.

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