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Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee speaks at the UCSB North County Economic Forecast in Santa Maria on May 6.

Lowe’s, HomeGoods coming to Santa Maria  

Staff Report I 5 hours ago

  A new retail project will bring Lowe's and HomeGoods to Santa Maria and re-establish the city as a regional retail hub. That was the Read More →
Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, Ventura County Chief 
Information Officer Mike Pettit and Francis Tam of 
accounting firm Moss Adams discuss cybersecurity.

Ventura County email breach shows danger of Internet  

Philip Joens I 31 mins ago

Ventura County had a recent cyber scare. About two weeks ago, the FBI informed county officials that work email addresses of 130 county employees were Read More →
Kathy Janega-Dykes, president and CEO of Visit Santa Barbara, speaks at Visit Santa Barbara’s Annual Tourism Luncheon on May 4.

Travelers, tourism spending increasing in Tri-Counties  

Marissa Nall I 46 mins ago

National Tourism Week spurred celebrations throughout the Central Coast as traveler count and tourism spending were reported up regionally and statewide. Total travel-related spending in Read More →
A Ceres researcher shows off seed samples in a laboratory at the Thousand Oaks-based company.

Investing money in Ceres requires act of blind faith  

Philip Joens I 1 hour ago

Ceres Inc. is testing products again. Shocker, I know. After all, the two things Ceres does best are conduct tests that lead to more tests Read More →
Workers donned protective gear to clean up the Refugio oil spill.

Long Beach latest to sue Plains over Refugio oil spill  

Alex Kacik I 2 hours ago

Plains All American Pipeline has another leak it can’t stop — incoming lawsuits. The city of Long Beach recently filed a lawsuit against the Houston-based Read More →
Editor Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Kinko’s founder volunteering his time to help entrepreneurs  

Henry Dubroff I 3 hours ago

Paul Orfalea strode confidently through the Impact Hub Santa Barbara construction site at 1117 State St. in Santa Barbara, surrounded by an entourage of sorts. Read More →
Alex Kacik

Thousand Oaks Boulevard attracts health care providers  

Alex Kacik I 3 hours ago

Health care providers are continuing to invest in Thousand Oaks. The UCLA Board of Regents recently paid more than $10 million for the medical office Read More →
Donald Trump

Anti-Trump surge could change tri-county results  

Henry Dubroff I 3 hours ago

Will an anti-Trump backlash affect elections far down the ballot on the Central Coast? Perhaps. Which is why the billionaire developer’s triumph in the Indiana Read More →
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Requiring clean water not anti-business  

Guest commentary I 3 hours ago

By Owen Bailey There is nothing anti-business about insisting on clean water. Our tri-county region can reasonably be considered the birthplace of our country’s modern Read More →
Peter Brill

Make money, do good with ‘impact investing’  

Guest commentary I 4 hours ago

By Peter Brill I’m a typical Santa Barbara retiree who came here to enjoy its beauty after having a prosperous and fulfilling career in medicine Read More →
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PennyMac Financial misses Wall Street estimates  

Staff Report I 17 hours ago

Moorpark-based PennyMac Financial Services reported a $26.5 million profit on revenue of $143.4 million for the first quarter of 2016, missing Wall Street expectations on Read More →
Sientra's headquarters in Goleta.

Breast implant maker Sientra loses $11.9 million in first quarter  

Staff Report I 19 hours ago

Sientra, the Goleta-based breast implant company which resumed sales in March after suspending them last fall, posted a loss of $11.9 million for the first Read More →
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Montecito Bank & Trust loans grew but net income down for first quarter  

Staff Report I 20 hours ago

Montecito Bank & Trust reported total assets of $1.3 billion in an April 27 statement. Loans grew to $722 million for the first quarter of Read More →
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Teledyne Technologies reports lower first quarter sales  

Staff Report I 20 hours ago

Teledyne Technologies, based in Thousand Oaks, announced a drop in first quarter sales compared to the same period last year. In a May 5 statement, Read More →
The Santa Barbara County Economic Summit at the Granada Theatre on May 5.

U.S. unlikely to experience negative interest rates  

Staff Report I 24 hours ago

Story updated at 10:30 a.m.: The U.S. is unlikely to experience negative interest rates, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President and CEO James Bullard Read More →
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Salem Media beats revenue estimates but misses on earnings per share  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Salem Media Group beat analyst revenue estimates but missed earnings per share estimates when it reported first quarter earnings May 4. Salem Media Group, a Read More →
Workers enjoy MindBody’s San Luis Obispo headquarters.

MindBody hits net loss per share estimate  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

MindBody exceeded analysts’ revenue estimates and hit analysts’ net-loss-per-share estimates when it reported first quarter earnings May 3. MindBody, a San Luis Obispo-based developer of Read More →
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LTC Properties beat first quarter revenue estimates  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Westlake Village-based LTC Properties beat analyst projections of revenue and funds from operations in its 2016 first quarter earnings report. The publicly traded real estate and Read More →
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Dole Foods faces criminal investigation over listeria outbreak  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Westlake Village-based Dole Foods is facing a criminal investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice over a listeria outbreak that killed four people. The Wall Read More →
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Kahn elected chairman of Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Kenneth Kahn was named new tribal chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians late April 28 following a special election to replace Vincent Read More →
UCLA Health Services in Thousand Oaks.

UCLA Health Services buys medical office building in Thousand Oaks  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

The UCLA Board of Regents has paid more than $10 million to buy a medical office building from TR Funding, LLC, of Westlake Village that Read More →
Resonant Chief Technology Officer Robert Hammond shows off the company’s duplexer.

Resonant raises $6 million as it tries to stay afloat  

Philip Joens I 1 week ago

Resonant, a Goleta-based manufacturer of technology for the mobile device industry, raised $6 million in an offering to institutional and individual investors in a deal Read More →
Andrew Lucas, an IT tech specialist at Ventura College, wears 3D goggles as he tries out a giant touch screen computer.

New Ventura College science center has giant touch screen computer  

Philip Joens I 1 week ago

A new Ventura College technology center will give students the power to move the earth. The college dedicated its new Applied Science Center — which Read More →
An Airstream trailer at AutoCamp's first location on De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara’s AutoCamp expanding to Russian River  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

After a successful Kickstarter marketing campaign, Santa Barbara company AutoCamp is taking its signature crossover of camping and hotel lodging north of the Bay Area. Read More →
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Exchange rate volatility not hurting tourism in Tri-Counties  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Fluctuating exchange rates throughout 2014 and 2015 impacted tourism at a national level but tri-county visitor spending hasn’t yet recorded a dip. Though it has Read More →