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OCB Bancorp income up 142 percent in 2015  

Staff Report I 3 hours ago

OCB Bancorp, the parent company of Ojai Community Bank, increased its year-over-year net income by 142 percent in 2015. OCB Bancorp’s net income grew from Read More →
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California Coastal Commission fires executive  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

The California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 on Feb. 10 to fire Executive Director Charles Lester. Hundreds of people filled the Morro Bay Community Center and Read More →
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Mindbody revenue up but so are losses  

Staff Report I 21 hours ago

Yoga software developer MindBody reported that revenues increased, subscribers increased and net losses increased once again when the company released fourth quarter and year-end earnings Read More →
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Ventura, Channel Islands harbors to get federal funds for dredging  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Two Ventura County harbors will receive federal funding to continue dredging operations. The Ventura Harbor will receive $11.6 million in federal funding for dredging operations Read More →
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Vandenberg to launch rocket early morning of Feb. 10  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Residents near Vandenberg Air Force Base may get an early wakeup call on Feb. 10. A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 carrying a National Reconnaissance Read More →
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Port Hueneme’s Stellar Biotechnologies posts mixed earnings results  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Stellar Biotechnologies saw revenues increase 130 percent during the first quarter of 2016 but the company still lost more money in 2016 than it did Read More →
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Sientra breast implants to be back on market March 1  

Philip Joens I 3 days ago

Sientra breast implants will be returning to U.S. doctors’ offices on March 1, almost five months after the Goleta company pulled the products off the Read More →
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Oxnard’s Coastal Green Vegetable Co. closing  

Alex Kacik I 6 days ago

Oxnard-based food processing company Coastal Green Vegetable Co. is closing after 27 years in business. Coastal Green contracts with growers of cauliflower, peppers, kale, spinach, Read More →
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Central Coast wineries get their electricity from solar arrays  

Philip Joens I 6 days ago

Vineyards across the Central Coast are now pairing their wines with a side of solar electricity. With the state racing toward mandates set by Gov. Read More →
The newly renovated library at UC Santa Barbara serves as a focal point on campus.

New UC Santa Barbara library worthy of top research university  

Tony Biasotti I 6 days ago

Since you have be somebody or know somebody to get to the top of Storke Tower, the best easily accessible view on the UC Santa Read More →
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Ventura County real estate market forecast positive  

Alex Kacik I 6 days ago

Ventura County’s real estate market is slowly improving but is still lagging behind the tri-county region, according to speakers at a recent CBRE real estate Read More →
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San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

You might say that the modern history of Ventura County began 150 years ago with the founding of the City of San Buenaventura. In April Read More →
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720-unit mixed development near SLO Airport clears hurdle  

Alex Kacik I 6 days ago

The San Luis Obispo Architectural Review Commission gave the nod to a proposed 720-unit mixed-use development near the SLO Airport. The 150-acre Avila Ranch project Read More →
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Sientra promotions, bonuses and pay raise ill-timed  

Philip Joens I 6 days ago

Embattled breast implant manufacturer Sientra made curious moves Feb. 1 when it suddenly promoted two executives and gave them generous bonuses. The Goleta-based company promoted Read More →
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CDC fails Chipotle by not finding outbreak source  

Glenn Rabinowitz I 6 days ago

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded its investigation into two E. coli outbreaks that sickened at least 60 Chipotle Mexican Grill Read More →
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Low gas prices great for consumers but not necessarily for the economy  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

At close to $33 per barrel, crude oil has dropped more than 60 percent since June 2014 — which is great for our economy because Read More →
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Retired business leaders have a lot to teach  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

Learn by listening to leaders. It is a widely known and accepted belief that one can learn leadership qualities by listening to those who have Read More →
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Phillips 66 proposes fewer trains for rail expansion at Santa Maria refinery  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

Phillips 66 is now proposing to run fewer trains for its rail expansion project at its Santa Maria refinery in an attempt to allay the Read More →
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Deckers Outdoor fourth quarter earnings results positive  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Deckers Outdoor, a Goleta-based manufacturer of outdoor footwear apparel and accessories, beat analyst earnings per share estimates when it released third quarter 2016 earnings Feb. Read More →
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Inphi misses revenue predictions but beats earnings per share  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Inphi Corp. barely missed revenue expectations and barely beat earnings per share when it released fourth quarter and yearly earnings Feb. 4. Sales grew 3.2 Read More →
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Teledyne sales fall but earnings per share beat analyst estimates  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Thousand Oaks-based industrial conglomerate Teledyne Technologies saw sales slip for the fourth consecutive quarter but still beat analyst estimates for earnings per share when it Read More →
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PennyMac beats profit expectations but misses on revenue  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Moorpark-based PennyMac Financial Services reported a $68.9 million profit on revenue of $187.2 million for the fourth quarter, beating Wall Street expectations on profit but Read More →
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Oxnard-based CalAmp buys LoJack for $134 million  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Oxnard-based CalAmp completed its hostile takeover of Canton, Mass.-based LoJack on Feb. 1 by buying LoJack for $134 million. CalAmp makes wireless devices for the Read More →
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Heritage Oaks Bancorp misses fourth-quarter estimates  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp earnings missed analyst estimates for the fourth quarter but earnings were significantly up on the year. Heritage Oaks reported net Read More →
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Community West Bank hires 2 executives  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

Goleta-based Community West Bank has hired two new executives as the bank expands into San Luis Obispo County and maps out future growth. The bank’s Read More →