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Heritage Oaks Bancorp beats analyst estimates for first quarter  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp beat analyst estimates when it reported first quarter earnings April 28. The company said it had revenues of $19 million, Read More →
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Inphi reports revenues up for first quarter  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

After missing analyst estimates in the fourth quarter of 2015, Inphi bounced back when it reported first quarter earnings April 28. Inphi reported revenues of Read More →
Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen is the region's largest private employer and only blue-chip stock. (Amgen courtesy photo)

Amgen exceeds Wall Street expectations for first quarter earnings  

Philip Joens I 3 hours ago

Amgen blew away Wall Street expectations and raised its 2016 guidance when it released first quarter earnings April 28. The Thousand Oaks biotech giant had Read More →
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Antioch University Santa Barbara hires new president  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Antioch University Santa Barbara has hired William Flores to be its new president. Flores will serve as the fourth president of the Santa Barbara campus, Read More →
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OCB Bancorp reports strong growth in first quarter of 2016  

Staff Report I 1 hour ago

OCB Bancorp, parent company of Ojai Community Bank, Santa Barbara Community Bank, Ventura Community Bank and Santa Paula Community Bank, reported April 28 that it Read More →
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Fentons give $1 million to news department at KCLU  

Staff Report I 1 hour ago

Linda and Dennis Fenton of  Westlake Village have donated $1 million to the news department of radio station KCLU. The Linda and Dennis Fenton KCLU Read More →
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American Riviera Bank reports benefits of merger with The Bank of Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Santa Barbara’s American Riviera Bank reported net income of $176,000 or 4 cents per share for the first quarter of 2016, compared to $443,000 or Read More →
FLIR Systems, which develops and manufactures thermal imaging sensors, has about 450 employees in Goleta. The company has purchased a 120,000-square-foot research and 
design building and a 50,000-square-foot office building in the Cabrillo Business Park.

Flir Systems beats revenue estimates but misses on earnings per share  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Flir Systems topped revenue estimates but missed earnings per share expectations when it reported first quarter 2016 earnings April 26. Flir posted revenues of $379.5 Read More →
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Lockheed Martin’s first quarter results mixed  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Lockheed Martin reported mixed first quarter 2016 earnings results on April 26. During the quarter, Lockheed Martin posted revenues of $11.7 billion and earnings per Read More →
Marsha Bailey of Women’s Economic Ventures said Santa Barbara is unique for women.

Study finds Santa Barbara women outearn men  

Alex Kacik I 6 days ago

Santa Barbara is known for many things — a prime travel destination, a bustling entrepreneurial community, even off-the-wall summer solstice celebrations. It can now add Read More →
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Impact of Sport Chalet stores closing in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard  

Alex Kacik I 6 days ago

Time has expired on Sport Chalet. The parent company of the longtime sporting goods retailer recently announced it would be closing all of the chain’s Read More →
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Dubroff: J.D. Power sale shows value of Conejo Valley to China  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

An investment group with strong China connections has planted its flag in Westlake Village, snapping up one iconic American brand and helping to reshape another. Read More →
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Low pay big challenge for tri-county nonprofits  

Alex Kacik I 6 days ago

The greatest challenge facing Santa Barbara County nonprofit workers is low pay, according to a new study. Ken Saxon, executive director of the leadership development Read More →
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California must end war on businesses  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

We’ve had the war on women. And the war on immigrants. Is the war on business, next? That’s a fair question raised by many, including Read More →
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Marketing, innovation important but sales skills critical  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Jim Cathcart In a recent discussion at a business school in California, it was pointed out that the curriculum had plenty of marketing and Read More →
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Profit not a dirty word for businesses  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

  By Gary Wechter I must say I was outraged after reading Steven Mintz’ op-ed, “Minimum wage hike a moral issue,” in the April 8 Read More →
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Resonant raising $6 million in stock offering  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Resonant, a Goleta-based manufacturer of technology for the mobile device industry, will raise  $6 million in an offering to various institutional and individual investors. The Read More →
Richard Rush will step down as CSU Channel Islands' president after 15 years. (File photo)

CSUCI may add engineering program in fall  

Philip Joens I 7 days ago

Retiring CSU Channel Islands President Richard Rush said April 21 an engineering program could be launched at the school this fall. Rush said he hopes Read More →
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Net earnings up 47.7 percent at Citizens Business Bank  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Ontario-based Citizens Business Bank reported a 47.7 percent increase in net earnings for the first quarter of 2016. CVB Financial Corp. and its subsidiary Citizens Read More →
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CalAmp misses on revenue but hits earnings per share estimates  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

CalAmp, an Oxnard-based company that makes products for the wireless sector, barely missed revenue estimates but hit earnings per share estimates when it reported fourth Read More →
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More tri-county victims added to Ponzi scheme lawsuit  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The Santa Barbara law firm Hollister & Brace added more tri-county residents to its Ponzi scheme case in which investors were allegedly bilked out of Read More →
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J.D. Power sold for $1.1 billion to XIO investment firm  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

McGraw Hill Financial sold its global market research business J.D. Power to XIO Group for $1.1 billion. The London-based investment firm XIO is known for Read More →
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Sport Chalet closing down, including 2 tri-county stores  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The parent company of sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet recently announced it would be closing all of the chain’s 47 stores, including two in the Read More →
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Update: General Magnaplate pulling out of Ventura County  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

General Magnaplate California is closing its Ventura facility, the company announced on April 15. Difficult California business conditions and the settlement of a lawsuit filed Read More →
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Settlement reached over General Magnaplate’s runoff into Santa Clara River  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

The Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara law firm Keller Rohrback reached a settlement with General Magnaplate California to address alleged Clean Water Act violations stemming from Read More →