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SBA offers tri-county crab fishermen low-interest loans  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Tri-county crab fishermen impacted by the four-month fishery closure can apply for low-interest federal disaster loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced on Feb. 12. Read More →
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Crude-by-rail plan spurs legal debate  

Alex Kacik I 2 days ago

San Luis Obispo County could be at the legal forefront of crude-by-rail regulation. The stage was set for one of the most contentious public meetings Read More →
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Ventura County economy underperforming  

Alex Kacik I 2 days ago

While the Ventura County economy has improved as of late, it is still one of the most underperforming counties in the region, according to speakers Read More →
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New app helps travelers reduce carbon footprint  

Philip Joens I 2 days ago

A new app created by a Santa Barbara travel shop owner caught my eye when I walked into Vita Travel on Feb. 5 because it Read More →
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Central banks losing ability to steer global economies  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

Upheaval in the global markets in recent months may be signaling that the era of the all-powerful central bank may be coming to an end. Read More →
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Oxnard food processor closing, tri-county farm workers laid off  

Alex Kacik I 2 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 →
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Compass manager sued by Coldwell Banker over ‘secrets’  

Alex Kacik I 2 days ago

Coldwell Banker is suing a former employee for allegedly stealing the company’s trade secrets. The residential real estate brokerage company is going after John Nisbet, Read More →
A strawberry field in Ventura County. The National Weather Service handed down a series of frost advisories that threatened crops in the region. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

SOAR revisions needed for agribusiness to grow  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

SOAR, short for Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, has had a big impact on land use in Ventura County. Up for renewal after two Read More →
Hans Cole

Business, wilderness a successful mix  

Guest commentary I 2 days ago

With the introduction of the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act by U.S. Rep. Lois Capps and Sen. Barbara Boxer, we have an opportunity to protect Read More →
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OCB Bancorp income up 142 percent in 2015  

Staff Report I 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 4 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 →
A ground-based interceptor missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Jan. 28.

Vandenberg to launch rocket early morning of Feb. 10  

Staff Report I 5 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 5 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 →
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 6 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 1 week 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 →
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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 →