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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Jan. 17.

SpaceX could resume rocket launches by November  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

SpaceX on Sept. 23 updated the status of an investigation into a recent explosion at a Florida launch pad that postponed a launch at Vandenberg Read More →
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Largest industrial building in Thousand Oaks sells for $37 million  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

The largest industrial building in Thousand Oaks was sold for $37 million, according to CBRE. Van Nuys-based real estate company Majestic Asset Management purchased the Read More →
Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen is the region's largest private employer and only blue-chip stock. (Amgen courtesy photo)

FDA approves Amgen biosimilar of AbbVie’s Humira  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

The Food and Drug Administration approved Amgen’s Humira biosimilar Sept. 23. Amjevita, formerly known as ABP 501 and made by Thousand Oaks-biotech giant Amgen, replicates Read More →
Ida Kane, chief financial officer of AppFolio, is our inaugural CFO of the Year. (Nik Blaskovich photo)

The 50 fastest-growing companies for 2016  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

The Pacific Coast Business Times’ annual ranking of the 50 fastest-growing firms in the region published Sept. 23. The section ranks companies in the Tri-Counties Read More →
Jerry Brown

Brown signs bill to streamline CEQA process  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that aims to expedite and add more transparency to environmental reviews. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, authored Senate Bill Read More →
A Limoneira lemon orchard in Santa Paula is just one example of agriculture in Ventura County.

Limoneira declares dividend of 5 cents per common share  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Limoneira declared a dividend of 5 cents per common share for stockholders of record as of Oct. 3. The board of directors for the Santa Read More →
Previously planned for 186 rooms, the Miramar proposal calls for 170 guestrooms, including 27 oceanfront rooms and suites, among them a freestanding 3,800-square-foot presidential suite. (courtesy image)

Redeveloped Miramar resort in Montecito to open in summer 2018  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

The long-awaited redevelopment of the Miramar resort in Montecito will likely come to fruition in summer 2018, Caruso Affiliated announced on Sept. 23. Hong Kong-based Read More →
The Casa Sirena hotel at the Channel Islands Harbor will be demolished to make way for a Hyatt House hotel.

Central Coast tourism-generated tax revenue up  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

As the summer season closes, the Central Coast celebrated increases in tourism-generated tax revenue and visitor spending. In a quarterly industry report, Visit San Luis Read More →
Alex Kacik

Iconic Wagon Wheel rolling along as $450M development  

Alex Kacik I 4 days ago

A relic of Ventura County is in the midst of a transformation, signaling a new wave of retail development. The late developer Martin “Bud” Smith, Read More →
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Allan Hancock College enrolls in CashCourse  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

Allan Hancock College became the 1,000th school to enroll in CashCourse through the National Endowment for Financial Education and provide financial literacy resources to students Read More →
The Diablo Canyon Power Plant sits on prime coastal property near Avila Beach.

Mayors deserve a say in Diablo Canyon closure  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

Cities that form the heart of the San Luis Obispo County economy should not become collateral damage as PG&E works out a plan to shutter Read More →
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Dubroff: Can corporate giants ever be held accountable for misdeeds  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

The biggest economic question of our time might not be how to deal with inequality, after all. It may be how to deal with corporate Read More →
Lisa Spiwak

Make sure you know how the deed to your marital home lists the title  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By Lisa Spiwak When a married couple goes to the escrow office to sign the documents to their new home, they are thinking about many Read More →
Steven Mintz

Political correctness in college has no place in the workplace  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By Steven Mintz Imagine you have recently graduated from college and have begun your work career at a company that values diversity. One challenge may Read More →
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Fires delay satellite launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base  

Philip Joens I 4 days ago

Liftoff of a long delayed earth imaging satellite has been pushed back further by two wildfires burning on Vandenberg Air Force Base. Originally scheduled for Read More →
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Commission calls for more comment on Phillips 66 crude-by-rail plan  

Alex Kacik I 4 days ago

Updated Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.: The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has elected to hear more public comment on the Phillips 66 crude-by-rail Read More →
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MIT Enterprise Forum discusses pros, cons of AI  

Philip Joens I 5 days ago

Regional business leaders explored artificial intelligence and its possible impacts on society and businesses at the latest event held by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Read More →
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The Trade Desk prices shares at $18 and IPO raises $84 million  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Shares of Ventura-based digital marketing firm The Trade Desk priced at $18 per share Sept. 20, at the high end of its price range. As Read More →
A worker harvests Shiraz grapes by hand at the Helen & Joey Estate vineyard in the Yarra Valley region of Greater Melbourne, Australia, on Monday, March 23, 2015. Though the area's 100-plus wineries make only 4 percent of Australia's wine, the Yarra Valley is a hotbed of young ambitious winemakers. Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Commission recommendation would benefit small wineries in Santa Barbara County  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

Small wineries throughout Santa Barbara County cleared a major hurdle that could boost the region’s burgeoning wine industry. After more than four years of workshops Read More →
The Trade Desk headquarters are in Ventura.

The Trade Desk increases share price range for IPO  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Ventura-based digital marketing firm The Trade Desk increased the price range it expects to sell its shares for when the company holds its initial public Read More →
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Vandenberg rocket launch delayed again  

Philip Joens I 1 week ago

An earth observation satellite sitting atop an Atlas V rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base has had its launch delayed again, this time because of Read More →
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Vandenberg rocket launch delayed until Sept. 18  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Updated at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 16: An Atlas V rocket scheduled to launch an earth imaging satellite into orbit at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 from Read More →
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UCSB ramps up cybersecurity measures  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Like many of the region’s institutions and companies, UC Santa Barbara has scaled up its cybersecurity measures to better protect the university’s information systems. The Read More →
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Ventura College training diesel mechanics  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

With funding from the state and a local business partnership, Ventura College launched a diesel mechanics program this fall that hopes to address a widening Read More →
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SOAR creates disparity in land values  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Boundaries delineated by the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources initiatives on the November ballot in Ventura County create a disparity in land values between Read More →