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Pacific Coast Business Times stock index yields big return  

Marissa Nall I 4 hours ago

Investors who were smart enough to follow the stocks in the Pacific Coast Business Times index would be looking at double digit returns during the Read More →
This artist’s rendering shows what the proposed Puente Power Project would like when built.

Report recommends conditions for proposed Oxnard peaker plant  

Philip Joens I 4 hours ago

A recent California Energy Commission report said a proposed peaker power plant in Oxnard would work as designed and that environmental effects would be mitigated Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Voters back green energy but may balk at higher bills  

Henry Dubroff I 3 hours ago

This has been a big year for green energy. Anti-nuclear groups are celebrating an agreement to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near San Luis Obispo, Read More →
From left, Mark Oberman, Janie Oberman, Mike Oberman and Sarah Oberman Bartush pose in front of one their jets.

Channel Islands Aviation celebrates 40 years in business  

Alex Kacik I 2 hours ago

Mark Oberman earned his wings by spotting swordfish for Martin V. “Bud” Smith around the Channel Islands. Oberman, the president and founder of Channel Islands Read More →
Alex Kacik

Higher rents, home prices squeeze tri-county residents  

Alex Kacik I 2 hours ago

About a third of the city of Santa Barbara’s renters spend at least half of their net income on rent. That was one of the Read More →
Marissa Nall

Weak peso could be trouble for tri-county ag producers  

Marissa Nall I 2 hours ago

Mexican imports could look increasingly attractive to U.S. buyers as the peso continues to weaken relative to the dollar. Economic growth in Mexico is expected Read More →
An artist’s rendering of the Santa Rosa Village housing project at CSU Channel Islands.

CSU Channel Islands finds solution to housing shortage  

Henry Dubroff I 2 hours ago

Our universities are leading the way toward providing private sector solutions to the region’s chronic housing deficit. It will take courage, but civic leaders and Read More →
Charles Watson

Nonprofit boards should focus on what matters  

Guest commentary I 1 hour ago

By Charles Watson It is often said that nonprofits should be more businesslike. Although I usually take umbrage at such a sweeping generalization, the point Read More →
Deckers corporate headquarters.

Deckers Outdoor first quarter operating loss bigger than last year  

Staff Report I 14 hours ago

Goleta-based Deckers Outdoor announced an operating loss of $78.3 million, a 23 percent increase over the same period last year, for its fiscal first quarter Read More →
Workers donned protective gear to clean up the Refugio oil spill.

Judge keeps Plains oil spill grand jury transcripts sealed  

Alex Kacik I 14 hours ago

Plains All American Pipeline and Plains employee James Buchanan pleaded not guilty to criminal charges regarding the Refugio oil spill and the court ruled on Read More →
Amgen's corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks (Amgen courtesy photo)

Amgen reports revenue increase in second quarter earnings  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated on July 27 at 4 p.m.: Amgen reported a 6 percent increase in revenue and a 15 percent increase in earnings per share in Read More →
Workers enjoy MindBody’s San Luis Obispo headquarters.

MindBody reports revenue increase, narrows loss in second quarter  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

San Luis Obispo-based software firm MindBody substantially narrowed its loss for the second quarter, an indication the company’s plan to reach profitability is on track. Read More →
Semtech's LoRa technology is used to monitor water usage by farmers in Ventura County.

Semtech’s LoRa wireless technology used to monitor skiing students in Swiss Alps  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Camarillo-based Semtech has announced that, after a successful trial, a ski tracker using its LoRa wireless technology will be used to monitor skiing students on Read More →

ARRO Autogas opens 20th propane refueling station in California  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

ARRO Autogas, a subsidiary of Paso Robles-based Delta Liquid Energy, opened its 20th refueling station in California, providing propane fuel for fleet vehicles like school Read More →

American Riviera Bank’s second quarter net income up  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Santa Barbara-based American Riviera Bank reported net income of $1.425 million, or 33 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2016. That was up Read More →
Nebil "Bilo" Zarif, owner of Summerland Winery, was this year's Spirit of Small Business winner for Santa Barbara County. (Nik Blaskovitch photo).

2016 Spirit of Small Business Awards winners announced  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

  The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2016 class of Spirit of Small Business Awards winners. This annual special section, now in its 14th year, celebrates Read More →

CLU hosts Center for Nonprofit Leadership  

Alex Kacik I 7 days ago

California Lutheran University has tapped a former Ventura County Community Foundation executive to start a nonprofit leadership center that aims to help fill the void Read More →
Alex Kacik

Showdown looms as controversial Chumash land trust bill advances  

Alex Kacik I 7 days ago

The Santa Ynez Chumash Indians can move forward with plans to build 143 single-family homes for tribal members, per a U.S. House Committee on Natural Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Montecito Bank & Trust beefs up management team with Leis  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

Montecito Bank & Trust wrote the latest chapter in the saga of regional banking when it announced late July 18 that it was adding Union Read More →
Alex Kacik

Cybersecurity scares spawn legislation, new businesses  

Alex Kacik I 7 days ago

Businesses, government entities and consumers are increasingly aware of the threat of cyberattacks. High-profile security breaches like the ones experienced by health insurer Anthem Blue Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Life is precious takeaway from terror attack in Nice  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

Westlake Village financial planner John C. Lindsey had just arrived in Nice for a family vacation when his ordeal began. After an “awesome Bastille Day Read More →
Vlad Vaiman

Soft skills key to successful managers  

Guest commentary I 7 days ago

By Vlad Vaiman Executives often promote outstanding employees to supervisory or managerial positions as part of their strategy to retain the best ones. There is Read More →
Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen is the region's largest private employer and only blue-chip stock. (Amgen courtesy photo)

Amgen settles lawsuit, says biosimilar works as well as Herceptin  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Amgen settled a lawsuit and released positive news about a breast cancer biosimilar this week. The Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant said July 20 the company Read More →

Santa Barbara’s Pensionmark adds affiliate in New York  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Santa Barbara-based Pensionmark Retirement Group added an affiliate office in New York. Pensionmark is a financial retirement planning and executive compensation consulting firm. The New Read More →
Citizens Business Bank

Citizens Business Bank second quarter net income down from 2015  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

CVB Financial Corp. and its subsidiary Citizens Business Bank reported $25.5 million net income for the second quarter of 2016, or 23 cents per share. Read More →