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Burt Williamson

How government can help small businesses  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Burt Williamson The small business issues that Henry Dubroff addressed his column in the July 8-14, 2016 issue of the Pacific Coast Business Times Read More →
Peter Matthies

Change company culture to stay on top  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Peter Matthies Leaders who aren’t able to build a purpose-driven culture risk falling behind. Speak to any large organization — from BMW to Intel Read More →
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Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

The fires raging up and down the Central Coast remind us of the vulnerability we all face and the historical importance of the environment we Read More →
Alex Kacik

Legislature holds bill that would help elder financial abuse victims  

Alex Kacik I 3 days ago

The California Legislature blocked a bill that would’ve helped dependent adults and elders who were victims of financial abuse. The bill would have created a Read More →
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Castilla, Long vie for Ventura County Supervisor  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Editor’s note: The Pacific Coast Business Times chose five contested tri-county races in the November election to feature in a Q&A format. Each candidate was Read More →
Alex Kacik

Investor buys apartments, retail near CSUCI for $81M  

Alex Kacik I 3 days ago

Real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson acquired the University Glen apartments near CSU Channel Islands for $81 million. The Camarillo property that was built in Read More →
Das Williams

Assembly resolution calls for national tax on fossil fuels  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

A California Assembly resolution calling for a national tax on fossil fuels is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, AJR 43, Read More →
Workers enjoy MindBody’s San Luis Obispo headquarters.

MindBody partnering with Under Armour to boost clients  

Philip Joens I 3 days ago

A recently announced partnership between MindBody and global sportswear  and equipment maker Under Armour could boost the profile of the already growing fitness software company. Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Farmworker overtime bill rotten for growers in Tri-Counties  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

If you want more evidence for my theory that small businesses are simply being thrown under the bus in the current political season, just look Read More →
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Net income down but Montecitio Bank & Trust’s loans and deposits grow  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara-based Montecito Bank & Trust reported net income of $7.2 million in the second quarter, down $800,000 from the same period last year. The Read More →
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QAD reports solid second quarter earnings  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara enterprise software firm QAD said it earned 3 cents per share or $600,000 in its fiscal second quarter on revenue of $69.8 million. Read More →
Workers donned protective gear to clean up the Refugio oil spill.

Plaintiffs file for class certification in Refugio oil spill lawsuit  

Alex Kacik I 3 days ago

A class of plaintiffs who claim to be injured by the Refugio oil spill filed for class certification. After Plains All American Pipeline’s corroded Line Read More →
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Lakers may hold training camp in Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

The Los Angeles Lakers are in discussions with UC Santa Barbara to hold training camp in Santa Barbara this year. A university official confirmed the Read More →
Matt Walz

San Luis Obispo’s REC Solar names new CEO  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Former Duke Energy executive Matt Walz replaced Al Bucknam as CEO of San Luis Obispo-based REC Solar, the company announced Aug. 24. Walz previously served Read More →
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Ventura’s The Trade Desk to hold $86.2M IPO  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Ventura-based digital marketing firm The Trade Desk filed documents Aug. 22 with the Securities and Exchange Commission saying it intends to go public. The Trade Read More →
A Limoneira lemon orchard in Santa Paula is just one example of agriculture in Ventura County.

Limoneira not affected by California wildfires  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Santa Paula-based Limoneira said Aug. 22 that the company is not being affected by the current wildfires in California. In addition, the company reiterated its Read More →
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Capps honored for work on safe rental car law  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, was honored Aug. 19 by Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety for her leadership in helping pass the Raechel Read More →
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University Glen apartments in Camarillo acquired  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson acquired the University Glen apartments near CSU Channel Islands for $81 million, the company announced on Aug. 22. The Read More →
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Carpenter, Hill vie in SLO County supervisor race  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Editor’s note: The Pacific Coast Business Times chose five contested tri-county races in the November election to feature in a Q&A format. Each candidate was Read More →
Ventura County residents and staff look over maps and materials at a 2020 General Plan Update workshop on Aug. 11.

Ventura County residents weigh in on 2020 General Plan Update  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Ventura County residents prioritized economic growth and the cost of housing at the last in a preliminary round of Resource Management Agency workshops to develop Read More →
The owner of Hill Ranch near Templeton wants the land protected from development.

SLO County rancher wants to protect land from development  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

A San Luis Obispo County cattle ranch owner is a step closer to protecting her land from development. The 1,800-acre Hill Ranch is about 12 Read More →
Riders try the Double Barrel, a tandem zip line.

Ancient Peaks Winery experience soars to new heights  

Tom Bronzini I 1 week ago

The term wine flight took on a new meaning for me recently when I jumped off a precipice and launched into a thrilling zip line Read More →
Alex Kacik

Winery investments heat up throughout Central Coast  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

Winemaker Daniel Green acquired Jaffurs Wine Cellars, a Santa Barbara County wine producer known for its Rhone varietals. Craig and Lee Jaffurs founded the company Read More →
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Dubroff: Great retail guessing game puts a Macy’s store in the spotlight  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

It seems crazy to write about Christmas in August. But as the shopping season starts earlier and earlier, there’s more and more trouble brewing for Read More →
Tim Meyer critiques student work in his "Lighting People" class at Brooks Institute in Ventura.

Brooks Institute should have stayed nonprofit  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

Of all the nontraditional educational institutions that sprung up in the region in the past 75 years, Brooks Institute of Photography had the most promising Read More →