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Munger’s $65M gift raises the bar for UCSB

Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during an event in Pasadena in 2011. (Bloomberg News photo)

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Munger’s gift outpaces a $50 million gift by Oracle Corp. Vice Chairman Jeff Henley to fund UCSB’s research into energy efficiency and other science programs.

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Deckers shares stumble as shopping season takes off

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The Goleta-based owner of Ugg, Teva, Simple, Sanuk and other popular footwear brands is a bit of a bellwether for holiday shopping and the overall retail climate.

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New AVAs put Paso in wine industry big leagues

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On the heels of a top national ranking from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Paso Robles Wine Country is rolling out an expanded set of sub-brands to put it on equal footing with Napa and Sonoma counties.

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Containment strategy: Steel structures get the nod for restaurants, offices

Repurposed containers could play a role in retail if these concept drawings find a market. (Courtesy image)

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With a few shipping container-based developments on the way in the region and several more in the planning stages, a handful of local firms are turning an already revolutionary item into a niche business that continues to gain popularity.

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Big wheels keep on merging

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The recent merger of Silverado Stages with Silver State Coach positions the new, combined company to dominate the motor coach business in the Western states with a total fleet of 160 buses and shuttles.

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Sonos’ move into Territory Ahead HQ fills lower State Street

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The audio products maker is about to move 150 employees into Santa Barbara’s lower State Street.

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Dubroff: Author Michael Lewis is the master at spotting mispriced assets

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Lewis, who redefined how we think about baseball, football and Wall Street, will have a lot to say about the Obama presidency.

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Getting a grip on diabetes: Aptitude device gets fast track status for clinical trials

Aptitude medical research associates John McDermott and Jing Wen, from left, prepare binding tests using a centrifuge. (Nik Blaskovich /Business Times photo)

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Aptitude creates a special type of molecule called an aptamer, which it is using to develop a first-of-its-kind hand-held device that measures insulin concentrations in real-time and can diagnose pre-diabetes. The government’s interest in furthering such research is unsurprising as diabetes affects more than 9 percent of Americans.

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Pumpkin growers spooked by drought conditions

Ventura resident Ayden Hilpert, age 4, proudly shows his pumpkin selection at McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times Photo)

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With an emergency drought in full swing, tri-county pumpkins farmers had to cut back acreage and plant the seasonal crop a little earlier than usual to avoid over-ripening or rotting.

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Pressing ahead: Olive growers brace for tighter standards

Yves and Clotilde Julien, owners of Olea Farm, where they grow and process olives to be sold in their tasting room. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

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In the quiet hills of Templeton, dense rows of olive branches line a narrow dirt road that winds through the fields and right up to the doorstep of Olea Olive Farm, where visitors can taste an array of specialty extra virgin olive oils made on-site.

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Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria

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Glenn Morris, who stepped in to lead the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce this June, inherits the steep climb city officials have faced in galvanizing industry.

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USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has awarded a five-year, $500 million contract to the Ventura-based tech firm VSolvit to provide software tech support for the department in areas such as budget and finance and management solutions.

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Circa Terra hopes to emulate Magellan’s South Coast success

Circa Terra’s first outpost in Santa Barbara, which occupies the Loreto Plaza space formerly home to Magellan’s Travel Supplies. (Courtesy photo)

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A former South Coast standard in travel gear is returning to its Santa Barbara roots and operating under a new name.

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CircaTerra revives Magellan’s history in Santa Barbara

By   2 weeks ago

A former South Coast standard in travel gear is returning to its Santa Barbara roots and operating under a new name. CircaTerra Travel Outfitters is planning an Oct. 24-26 grand opening with former Magellan’s Travel Supplies CEO Mark Gallo and his wife Kathy at the helm. The pair bought the former Magellan’s retail store in […]

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GenRocket to land in Ventura after moving from Boston

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After spending 13 years building a powerful software testing system and developing its capabilities, Boston-based GenRocket is making its hard launch and transplanting its roots to Ventura.

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The Nobel effect: UCSB laureates have a big impact on regional economy

Shuji Nakamura, left, and Herbert Kroemer, two of UC Santa Barbara’s Nobel Prize winners in the sciences. (Sonia Fernandez / UCSB courtesy photo)

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The list of Nobel laureates at UCSB continues to grow and with it so do the number of tech company startups spun-out of the university.

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Getting a grip on diabetes: Aptitude device gets fast track status for clinical trials

Aptitude medical research associates John McDermott and Jing Wen, from left, prepare binding tests using a centrifuge. (Nik Blaskovich /Business Times photo)

By   1 day ago

Aptitude creates a special type of molecule called an aptamer, which it is using to develop a first-of-its-kind hand-held device that measures insulin concentrations in real-time and can diagnose pre-diabetes. The government’s interest in furthering such research is unsurprising as diabetes affects more than 9 percent of Americans.

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Citrix expands South Coast holdings with RightSignature acquisition

By   5 days ago

Multinational software firm Citrix Systems announced today it has bought RightSignature, a Web-based signature capture and document management service based in Santa Barbara. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Air Force’s top-secret space plane lands at Vandenberg

A shot of the craft after it landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2012. (Courtesy photo)

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A mysterious unmanned space craft touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning after spending 674 days in orbit.

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Sonos finds its groove with wireless offering

A still from one of Sonos' new TV spots, in which a home is lacquered in gold as one of its speakers streams Isaac Hayes' theme from “Shaft.”

By   1 week ago

The company’s flurry of developments continued Oct. 14 with the release of a product called Boost, a WiFi amplifier that surpasses the Bridge’s capabilities without the need for wires.

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USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

By   1 week ago

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has awarded a five-year, $500 million contract to the Ventura-based tech firm VSolvit to provide software tech support for the department in areas such as budget and finance and management solutions.

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Teledyne lands 5-year Navy deal

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Teledyne Technologies, a publicly traded aerospace and defense engineering firm headquartered in Thousand Oaks, announced today that its Teledyne Oil & Gas group won a contract from Connecticut-based General Dynamics Electric Boat with a potential $40 million value. The company will use the money to develop electrical and fiber-optic connector hardware for U.S. Navy submarines […]

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Nobel laureate fought the odds to make history

Shuji Nakamura became UC Santa Barbara’s sixth Nobel Prize winner for the invention of the blue LED. (photo courtesy of UCSB)

By   2 weeks ago

In the relatively short time since his 1992 discovery, Nakamura’s LED technology has supplanted Edison’s incandescent bulb. And Edison never won a Nobel Prize.

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GenRocket to land in Ventura after moving from Boston

By   2 weeks ago

After spending 13 years building a powerful software testing system and developing its capabilities, Boston-based GenRocket is making its hard launch and transplanting its roots to Ventura.

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Containment strategy: Steel structures get the nod for restaurants, offices

Repurposed containers could play a role in retail if these concept drawings find a market. (Courtesy image)

By   1 day ago

With a few shipping container-based developments on the way in the region and several more in the planning stages, a handful of local firms are turning an already revolutionary item into a niche business that continues to gain popularity.

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Sonos’ move into Territory Ahead HQ fills lower State Street

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The audio products maker is about to move 150 employees into Santa Barbara’s lower State Street.

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Monterey Court approves sale of area Marriott hotel group

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According to Trigild CEO Bill Hoffman, the properties were held in a family trust and sold for an undisclosed price after Monterey California Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Susan J. Matcham, ruled in favor of the sale, overruling the objections of some of the trust beneficiaries.

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More deals, development in South Coast CRE pipeline

By   2 days ago

When you’re serving up steak and eggs for nearly 300 people the market must be doing well joked Brad Frohling, principal for Radius Commercial Real Estate and event moderator for the firm’s 7th annual Radius Real Estate & Economic Forecast breakfast. The event was held at Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort & Hotel in Santa […]

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The Collection at RiverPark launches Annex microshops

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Shea Properties and CenterCal Properties recently announced the newest addition to The Collection at RiverPark — The Annex, a 13,800-square-foot collection of microshops, artisan boutiques and epicurean treats, opening in 2015.

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SLO developers expand regional impact

John Belsher, left, and Ryan Petetit are developers on a fast track. The photo was taken at a NASCAR speedway in Las Vegas. (Courtesy photo)

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San Luis Obispo-based real estate and development firm PB Cos., started in 2011 by partners Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, has gone from a single deal to build a few homes to a collection of projects valued at more than $300 million.

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Circa Terra hopes to emulate Magellan’s South Coast success

Circa Terra’s first outpost in Santa Barbara, which occupies the Loreto Plaza space formerly home to Magellan’s Travel Supplies. (Courtesy photo)

By   1 week ago

A former South Coast standard in travel gear is returning to its Santa Barbara roots and operating under a new name.

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CircaTerra revives Magellan’s history in Santa Barbara

By   2 weeks ago

A former South Coast standard in travel gear is returning to its Santa Barbara roots and operating under a new name. CircaTerra Travel Outfitters is planning an Oct. 24-26 grand opening with former Magellan’s Travel Supplies CEO Mark Gallo and his wife Kathy at the helm. The pair bought the former Magellan’s retail store in […]

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Nasdaq delisting in sight for Ceres

By   19 hours ago

Ceres, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company that sells seeds for producing renewable bioenergy feedstocks, is delisting from the Nasdaq after the company continued to fail to meet the minimum bid price requirement of $1.00. The company was notified on April 28, that it no longer met the criteria for listing and in anticipation of not […]

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Ryland shares gain on housing market performance

By   22 hours ago

Flash Player 9 or higher is required to view the chartClick here to download Flash Player nowView the full RYL chart at Wikinvest Based in part on a 7.2 percent increase in third-quarter orders for new units, Westlake Village-based national homebuilder Ryland Group was trading higher Thursday after projected earnings beat Wall Street analyst expectations. […]

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Deckers shares stumble as shopping season takes off

By   1 day ago

The Goleta-based owner of Ugg, Teva, Simple, Sanuk and other popular footwear brands is a bit of a bellwether for holiday shopping and the overall retail climate.

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Ojai Community Bank opens South Coast outpost

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Santa Barbara’s newest banking office, Santa Barbara Community Bank, opened its doors quietly on Oct. 22.

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Munger gives UCSB $20.7M

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Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger, a frequent South Coast visitor whose grandson studied at UC Santa Barbara has donated $20.7 million in stock to the university.

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Lucia aquires West Coast Asset Management office, key staff

West Coast Asset Management co-founder Lance Helfert. (Bloomberg News photo)

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West Coast Asset Management, the alternative investment firm founded by Paul Orfalea and family member Lance Helfert, is merging with a San Diego-based money manager.

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Clean Diesel chairman resigns, metals industry veteran steps in

By   4 weeks ago

Shares of Clean Diesel Technologies closed down 5.5 percent on Tuesday, after the company announced that Alexander “Hap” Ellis III had resigned as chairman and that board member Charles Engles had taken over the position. Ellis resigned to focus more time on RockPort Capital, the venture capital firm of which he is a partner, Clean […]

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Qualstar shares sink on $5.6M loss

A year ago, the management team at Simi Valley-based Qualstar was ousted by Florida-based BKF Capital, which vowed to cut costs and executive compensation while expanding international sales.  (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

By   4 weeks ago

Qualstar cut its annual loss to $5.6 million — almost half of what it had been a year earlier — but investors weren’t happy with the company’s slow progress as it struggles to return to profitability. Shares of Qualstar plummeted 6.9 percent to close at $1.21 on Sept. 29 after the company reported its fiscal […]

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Editorial: Ebola eradication effort turns to region’s experts

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In the case of Direct Relief and Amgen, their efforts to bring the Ebola outbreak under control may be more than noteworthy. They may help make history.

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Op/ed: Measure P is too deceptive and costly

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It would cripple the oil industry, a mainstay of the North County economy, and deprive the county of more than $16 million in annual revenue — most of which supports our schools. It would expose taxpayers to losses of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in “takings” lawsuits. And sadly, it’s all based on misunderstandings and misinformation.

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Dubroff: Author Michael Lewis is the master at spotting mispriced assets

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Lewis, who redefined how we think about baseball, football and Wall Street, will have a lot to say about the Obama presidency.

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Op/ed: Measure P is good for our economy

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As the country with the largest per capita emissions in the world, the United States must get serious about addressing climate change if we are to not face truly catastrophic impacts.

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Dubroff: Space plane chatter underscores region’s hi-tech, defense connection

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Speculation about a pilotless space plane landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base reminds us of the symbiotic relationship between the Central Coast economy and its military bases.

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Op/ed: Cultivating leadership through the arts

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We need to look to new places to develop our nation’s leaders in government and business.

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Op/ed: Japan’s Nobel win should spur Abe to action

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If a new generation of researchers like Nakamura were motivated by the almighty yen sign, Japan’s entire economy would benefit.

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Editorial: Moderate voters may shape midterm election

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The year’s vote pits these reliably Democratic workers against environmentalists.

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Nasdaq delisting in sight for Ceres

By   19 hours ago

Ceres, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company that sells seeds for producing renewable bioenergy feedstocks, is delisting from the Nasdaq after the company continued to fail to meet the minimum bid price requirement of $1.00. The company was notified on April 28, that it no longer met the criteria for listing and in anticipation of not […]

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Ryland shares gain on housing market performance

By   22 hours ago

Flash Player 9 or higher is required to view the chartClick here to download Flash Player nowView the full RYL chart at Wikinvest Based in part on a 7.2 percent increase in third-quarter orders for new units, Westlake Village-based national homebuilder Ryland Group was trading higher Thursday after projected earnings beat Wall Street analyst expectations. […]

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J.D. Power explores Westlake lease alternatives

By   3 weeks ago

The future of the J.D. Power and Associates headquarters in Westlake Village is up in the air and a move to consolidate two Southern California offices could be on the horizon. The big question is where the global marketing services firm and its approximately 250 Ventura County employees will land. The company’s lease at its […]

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Dubroff: News Corp. may strike fool’s gold with online real estate purchase

By   3 weeks ago

MySpace, once the hippest place in the galaxy for teens to hang out online, could have been the Facebook for millennials, but then Murdoch’s News Corp. got its hands on the fast-growing social media pioneer and ran it nearly into oblivion.

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Nellis bids farewell with final thoughts about tech corridor

Stephen Nellis

By   3 weeks ago

Today is my final day at the Pacific Coast Business Times. By the time you read this, I’ll be working at a startup in San Francisco. But for the past seven years, I’ve had the pleasure of covering technology and innovation in the Tri-Counties. I’ve reported on everything from semiconductor firms that have been in […]

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Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

By   4 weeks ago

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a swath of new gun-control bills introduced in the wake of a mass shooting near UC Santa Barbara.

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Qualstar shares sink on $5.6M loss

A year ago, the management team at Simi Valley-based Qualstar was ousted by Florida-based BKF Capital, which vowed to cut costs and executive compensation while expanding international sales.  (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

By   4 weeks ago

Qualstar cut its annual loss to $5.6 million — almost half of what it had been a year earlier — but investors weren’t happy with the company’s slow progress as it struggles to return to profitability. Shares of Qualstar plummeted 6.9 percent to close at $1.21 on Sept. 29 after the company reported its fiscal […]

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Watkins: California jobs boom not what it seems

By   4 weeks ago

The Golden State has been outpacing the U.S. in job creation over the last three years, but all is not well. Skyrocketing housing costs mean that with a few exceptions clustered around the tech boom, California’s coastal counties are retirement havens, not entrepreneurship hubs. That’s the view from Bill Watkins, director of the California Economic […]

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USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

By   1 week ago

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has awarded a five-year, $500 million contract to the Ventura-based tech firm VSolvit to provide software tech support for the department in areas such as budget and finance and management solutions.

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SLO developers expand regional impact

John Belsher, left, and Ryan Petetit are developers on a fast track. The photo was taken at a NASCAR speedway in Las Vegas. (Courtesy photo)

By   1 week ago

San Luis Obispo-based real estate and development firm PB Cos., started in 2011 by partners Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, has gone from a single deal to build a few homes to a collection of projects valued at more than $300 million.

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Shopping Center trades hands for $23.3M in Ventura

By   2 weeks ago

Sizable retail-based transactions keep popping up along the Highway 101 corridor. The latest of these is the Ventura Village Shopping Center in Ventura, which was recently sold to an undisclosed  private company for $23.3 million. The seller was Regency Centers, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Ventura Village is an approximate […]

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San Luis Obispo discoveries expand citrus industry’s psyllid watch

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The dreaded Asian citrus psyllid made its first appearance in San Luis Obispo County over the summer, making the pest truly a regional problem for tri-county agriculture.

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Fit Buddha expands to Ventura

The gyms combine a Buddhist temple-inspired atmosphere with pilates, cardio, belly dancing and pole fitness classes. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

By   3 weeks ago

A gym adorned in Far East-inspired décor and a tranquil atmosphere, Fit Buddha in Ventura offers gym-goers a unique workout experience featuring a celebrity trainer brand of Pilates and a line of other fitness classes.

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Nellis bids farewell with final thoughts about tech corridor

Stephen Nellis

By   3 weeks ago

Today is my final day at the Pacific Coast Business Times. By the time you read this, I’ll be working at a startup in San Francisco. But for the past seven years, I’ve had the pleasure of covering technology and innovation in the Tri-Counties. I’ve reported on everything from semiconductor firms that have been in […]

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Industrial portfolio in Camarillo sells for $23.4M

By   3 weeks ago

A large industrial portfolio in Camarillo recently changed hands to the tune of $23.4 million. Marcus Adams Properties recently acquired six multi-tenant and two single-tenant industrial buildings totaling 205,669 square feet, all located in the Flynn Road Industrial Park of Camarillo. At the time of sale, the properties were 96 percent leased with 28 different […]

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Port heads to court in battle with city

By   4 weeks ago

The Oxnard Harbor District has asked the Ventura County Superior Court to intervene in an increasingly contentious battle over revamping a decades-old revenue agreement with the city of Port Hueneme. The district, which controls the Port of Hueneme, sought relief in court on Sept. 30 on a technical issue related to arbitration. The district has […]

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More deals, development in South Coast CRE pipeline

By   2 days ago

When you’re serving up steak and eggs for nearly 300 people the market must be doing well joked Brad Frohling, principal for Radius Commercial Real Estate and event moderator for the firm’s 7th annual Radius Real Estate & Economic Forecast breakfast. The event was held at Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort & Hotel in Santa […]

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Munger gives UCSB $20.7M

By   3 days ago

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger, a frequent South Coast visitor whose grandson studied at UC Santa Barbara has donated $20.7 million in stock to the university.

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Sonos finds its groove with wireless offering

A still from one of Sonos' new TV spots, in which a home is lacquered in gold as one of its speakers streams Isaac Hayes' theme from “Shaft.”

By   1 week ago

The company’s flurry of developments continued Oct. 14 with the release of a product called Boost, a WiFi amplifier that surpasses the Bridge’s capabilities without the need for wires.

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Tourism may benefit from new sanctuary

A bed of algae on the sea floor off the coast of Santa Barbara. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara Coastal Long-Term Ecological Research Program)

By   1 week ago

The proposed Central Coast National Marine Sanctuary could add, at minimum, $23 million dollars per year to the local economy and create almost 600 new jobs.

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CircaTerra revives Magellan’s history in Santa Barbara

By   2 weeks ago

A former South Coast standard in travel gear is returning to its Santa Barbara roots and operating under a new name. CircaTerra Travel Outfitters is planning an Oct. 24-26 grand opening with former Magellan’s Travel Supplies CEO Mark Gallo and his wife Kathy at the helm. The pair bought the former Magellan’s retail store in […]

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The Nobel effect: UCSB laureates have a big impact on regional economy

Shuji Nakamura, left, and Herbert Kroemer, two of UC Santa Barbara’s Nobel Prize winners in the sciences. (Sonia Fernandez / UCSB courtesy photo)

By   2 weeks ago

The list of Nobel laureates at UCSB continues to grow and with it so do the number of tech company startups spun-out of the university.

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Channel Technologies buys Massacusetts defesnse firm

By   2 weeks ago

Santa Barbara-based military contractor Channel Technologies Group announced today that it has acquired Materials Systems Inc., a producer of sonar technology. The value of the deal was not disclosed. The Massachusetts-based firm will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Channel Technologies, which is owned by private equity group Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Both companies use […]

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Blue LED pioneer Nakamura becomes UCSB’s sixth Nobel laureate

Shuji Nakamura became UC Santa Barbara’s sixth Nobel Prize winner for the invention of the blue LED. (photo courtesy of UCSB)

By   3 weeks ago

Click here for the Business Times’ updated coverage.   UC Santa Barbara professor Shuji Nakamura and two scientists based in Japan, Hiroshi Amano and Isamu Akasaki, were chosen as recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. The committee selected the team for its invention of the blue light-emitting diode, or LED, which allows white light to […]

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Tiny bubbles to have big profile at Pismo wine festival

Dave Hickey of Laetitia Vineyard. (Courtesy photo)

By   1 week ago

The first-annual Bubblyfest will be held amidst brimming interest in sparkling wine.

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Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria

By   1 week ago

Glenn Morris, who stepped in to lead the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce this June, inherits the steep climb city officials have faced in galvanizing industry.

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SLO developers expand regional impact

John Belsher, left, and Ryan Petetit are developers on a fast track. The photo was taken at a NASCAR speedway in Las Vegas. (Courtesy photo)

By   1 week ago

San Luis Obispo-based real estate and development firm PB Cos., started in 2011 by partners Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, has gone from a single deal to build a few homes to a collection of projects valued at more than $300 million.

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Spacecraft set to land near Lompoc

By   2 weeks ago

An unmanned space plane resembling a miniature space shuttle is expected to end a nearly two-year classified mission with a not-so-secret landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, perhaps as early as Oct. 14. One of two X-37B robotic space planes in the Air Force fleet, the California landing may be one of the […]

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Herds shrink, ranchers suffer as drought takes toll

Ventura County rancher Bud Sloan is still herding cattle after more than a decade in the industry. (Courtesy photo)

By   2 weeks ago

Cattle ranchers all over the Tri-Counties are reeling from the effects of the drought, with the last decade of unusually warm, dry conditions making the industry especially difficult to continue in the county where it has previously prospered most — San Luis Obispo.

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San Luis Obispo discoveries expand citrus industry’s psyllid watch

psyllid-sweepWEB

By   3 weeks ago

The dreaded Asian citrus psyllid made its first appearance in San Luis Obispo County over the summer, making the pest truly a regional problem for tri-county agriculture.

Read More →

Nellis bids farewell with final thoughts about tech corridor

Stephen Nellis

By   3 weeks ago

Today is my final day at the Pacific Coast Business Times. By the time you read this, I’ll be working at a startup in San Francisco. But for the past seven years, I’ve had the pleasure of covering technology and innovation in the Tri-Counties. I’ve reported on everything from semiconductor firms that have been in […]

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SLO telecoms to merge

By   4 weeks ago

Norcast Telecom and Blue Rooster Telecom, two San Luis Obispo-based firms that provide voice and data service to about 2,500 Central Coast business customers, are merging.

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