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Port Hueneme’s Stellar Biotechnologies posts mixed earnings results  

Staff Report I 7 hours 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 →
Sientra executives celebrate being listed on the Nasdaq after an IPO in October 2014.

Sientra breast implants to be back on market March 1  

Philip Joens I 15 hours 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 →
50 vegetable

Oxnard’s Coastal Green Vegetable Co. closing  

Alex Kacik I 3 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, broccoli, peppers, kale, Read More →
Niner Wine Estates uses a solar array to generate the electricity needed to power the vineyard’s operations near Paso Robles.

Central Coast wineries get their electricity from solar arrays  

Philip Joens I 4 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 4 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 →
Sports Academy CEO Chad Faulkner sits on the edge of what will be the facility's beach volleyball courts. (Alex Kacik)

Ventura County real estate market forecast positive  

Alex Kacik I 4 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 →
Downtown Ventura.

San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration  

Henry Dubroff I 4 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 →
Alex Kacik

720-unit mixed development near SLO Airport clears hurdle  

Alex Kacik I 4 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 →
Sientra's headquarters in Goleta.

Sientra promotions, bonuses and pay raise ill-timed  

Philip Joens I 4 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 →
Customers dine outside at a Chipotle Mexican Grill.

CDC fails Chipotle by not finding outbreak source  

Glenn Rabinowitz I 4 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 →
Lisa Spiwak

Low gas prices great for consumers but not necessarily for the economy  

Guest commentary I 4 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 →
Virginia Gean

Retired business leaders have a lot to teach  

Guest commentary I 4 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 →

Phillips 66 proposes fewer trains for rail expansion at Santa Maria refinery  

Alex Kacik I 4 days 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 →
Deckers corporate headquarters.

Deckers Outdoor fourth quarter earnings results positive  

Staff Report I 4 days 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 →

Inphi misses revenue predictions but beats earnings per share  

Staff Report I 4 days 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 →

Teledyne sales fall but earnings per share beat analyst estimates  

Staff Report I 5 days 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 →

PennyMac beats profit expectations but misses on revenue  

Staff Report I 5 days 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 →

Oxnard-based CalAmp buys LoJack for $134 million  

Staff Report I 7 days 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 →

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 →

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 →

Santa Barbara County OKs ExxonMobil’s emergency permit to truck oil  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

The county of Santa Barbara has approved ExxonMobil’s emergency permit to truck oil. Exxon plans to transport 425,000 barrels of oil currently sitting in two Read More →
The Marlowe Apartments in Thousand Oaks.

Decron Properties buys 391 Thousand Oaks apartment units for $126.5 million  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

Los Angeles-based developer Decron Properties acquired a 391-unit multifamily apartment portfolio in Thousand Oaks for $126.5 million. The deal with Prometheus Real Estate Group included Read More →
A ground-based interceptor missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Jan. 28.

Vandenberg AFB launches ground-based interceptor missile  

Philip Joens I 2 weeks ago

Vandenberg Air Force Base’s 30th Space Wing conducted a successful test Jan. 28 of an unarmed ground based interceptor missile. It launched at 1:57 p.m. Read More →

American Riviera Bank reports income drop due to merger with Bank of Santa Barbara  

Alex Kacik I 2 weeks ago

American Riviera Bank reported a 17 percent decrease in unaudited net income in 2015 as the institution prepared for its merger with The Bank of Read More →

County Commerce Bank shareholders OK merger with Citizens Business Bank  

Alex Kacik I 2 weeks ago

County Commerce Bank shareholders approved its proposed merger with Citizens Business Bank, which is expected to close on Feb. 29. “Citizens Business Bank’s philosophy and Read More →