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Strong dollar takes toll on tri-county exports

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Exchange rate volatility not hurting tourism in Tri-Counties  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

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Dubroff: Changes in media landscape will impact Tri-Counties  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

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Industrial space vacancies remain low in Tri-Counties  

Alex Kacik I 4 days ago

Industrial space continues to be tight throughout the Tri-Counties. Tri-county vacancy rates have mostly remained below 5 percent over the past two years as some Read More →
Lee Schuh

Entrepreneurs should plan for retirement  

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  By Lee Schuh Few entrepreneurs really think about preparing financially for retirement. Too many are depending on Social Security. Frankly, Social Security is only Read More →
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Landlords learn to repurpose their malls  

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  By Lisa Spiwak This is a season of discontent for retailers. There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without a national Read More →
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant near San Luis Obispo County’s Avila Beach is the last operating nuclear plant on the West Coast. (photo courtesy of PG&E Corp.)

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Heritage Oaks Bancorp beats analyst estimates for first quarter  

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Inphi reports revenues up for first quarter  

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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 5 days 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  

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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  

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Fentons give $1 million to news department at KCLU  

Staff Report I 5 days 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 5 days 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 
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Flir Systems beats revenue estimates but misses on earnings per share  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

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Lockheed Martin’s first quarter results mixed  

Staff Report I 7 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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JD Power and Associates building.

Dubroff: J.D. Power sale shows value of Conejo Valley to China  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

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Low pay big challenge for tri-county nonprofits  

Alex Kacik I 2 weeks ago

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