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Net income down but Montecitio Bank & Trust’s loans and deposits grow  

Staff Report I 5 hours ago

Santa Barbara-based Montecito Bank & Trust reported net income of $7.2 million in the second quarter, down $800,000 from the same period last year. The Read More →

QAD reports solid second quarter earnings  

Staff Report I 5 hours ago

Santa Barbara enterprise software firm QAD said it earned 3 cents per share or $600,000 in its fiscal second quarter on revenue of $69.8 million. Read More →
Workers donned protective gear to clean up the Refugio oil spill.

Plaintiffs file for class certification in Refugio oil spill lawsuit  

Alex Kacik I 6 hours ago

A class of plaintiffs who claim to be injured by the Refugio oil spill filed for class certification. After Plains All American Pipeline’s corroded Line Read More →

Lakers may hold training camp in Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 9 hours ago

The Los Angeles Lakers are in discussions with UC Santa Barbara to hold training camp in Santa Barbara this year. A university official confirmed the Read More →
Matt Walz

San Luis Obispo’s REC Solar names new CEO  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Former Duke Energy executive Matt Walz replaced Al Bucknam as CEO of San Luis Obispo-based REC Solar, the company announced Aug. 24. Walz previously served Read More →
Trade Desk

Ventura’s The Trade Desk to hold $86.2M IPO  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Ventura-based digital marketing firm The Trade Desk filed documents Aug. 22 with the Securities and Exchange Commission saying it intends to go public. The Trade Read More →
A Limoneira lemon orchard in Santa Paula is just one example of agriculture in Ventura County.

Limoneira not affected by California wildfires  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Paula-based Limoneira said Aug. 22 that the company is not being affected by the current wildfires in California. In addition, the company reiterated its Read More →

Capps honored for work on safe rental car law  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, was honored Aug. 19 by Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety for her leadership in helping pass the Raechel Read More →
University Glen

University Glen apartments in Camarillo acquired  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson acquired the University Glen apartments near CSU Channel Islands for $81 million, the company announced on Aug. 22. The Read More →

Carpenter, Hill vie in SLO County supervisor race  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Editor’s note: The Pacific Coast Business Times chose five contested tri-county races in the November election to feature in a Q&A format. Each candidate was Read More →
Ventura County residents and staff look over maps and materials at a 2020 General Plan Update workshop on Aug. 11.

Ventura County residents weigh in on 2020 General Plan Update  

Marissa Nall I 7 days ago

Ventura County residents prioritized economic growth and the cost of housing at the last in a preliminary round of Resource Management Agency workshops to develop Read More →
The owner of Hill Ranch near Templeton wants the land protected from development.

SLO County rancher wants to protect land from development  

Alex Kacik I 7 days ago

A San Luis Obispo County cattle ranch owner is a step closer to protecting her land from development. The 1,800-acre Hill Ranch is about 12 Read More →
Riders try the Double Barrel, a tandem zip line.

Ancient Peaks Winery experience soars to new heights  

Tom Bronzini I 7 days ago

The term wine flight took on a new meaning for me recently when I jumped off a precipice and launched into a thrilling zip line Read More →
Alex Kacik

Winery investments heat up throughout Central Coast  

Alex Kacik I 7 days ago

Winemaker Daniel Green acquired Jaffurs Wine Cellars, a Santa Barbara County wine producer known for its Rhone varietals. Craig and Lee Jaffurs founded the company Read More →
Henry WEB color

Dubroff: Great retail guessing game puts a Macy’s store in the spotlight  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

It seems crazy to write about Christmas in August. But as the shopping season starts earlier and earlier, there’s more and more trouble brewing for Read More →
Tim Meyer critiques student work in his "Lighting People" class at Brooks Institute in Ventura.

Brooks Institute should have stayed nonprofit  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

Of all the nontraditional educational institutions that sprung up in the region in the past 75 years, Brooks Institute of Photography had the most promising Read More →
Renee Rock

Grit still best predictor of success  

Guest commentary I 7 days ago

By Renee Rock One good old-fashioned job skill is still the key to success. As the middle child in a large 1950s-era family, I had Read More →
Terray McGee

Frontier names Terray McGee general manager for Central Coast  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Frontier Communications named Terray McGee as the general manager for its Central Coast operating area Aug. 18. On April 1, Frontier Communications took over all Read More →
Trident Winds

BOEM solicits offers to build wind farm off coast of Morro Bay  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Aug. 16 that it is soliciting offers from companies interested in building floating wind farms off the coast Read More →
Nacimento fire

Brown declares state of emergency for Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for San Luis Obispo County on Aug. 15 for the ongoing Chimney Fire, which has burned an Read More →

SaniSure relocating from Oxnard to Camarillo  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Medical device manufacturer SaniSure leased 32,000 square feet of industrial and office space at 1230 Calle Suerte in Camarillo. SaniSure is relocating its Oxnard operations Read More →

Conarium Wines founder acquires Jaffurs Wine Cellars  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Winemaker Daniel Green acquired Jaffurs Wine Cellars, a Santa Barbara County wine producer known for its Rhone varietals, the company announced on Aug. 15. Craig Read More →
Interlink Electronics

Interlink revenues, profits, earnings per share rise slightly  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Interlink Electronics’ revenues increases slightly, profits increased slightly and earnings per share increased slightly during the second quarter, the company said Aug. 15 when it Read More →
Clean Diesel Technologues assemblyworkers at its Oxnard factory, where the company is consolidating its headquarters. The firm recently promoted executive Chris Harris to CEO as it works toward profitability. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

Clean Diesel second quarter revenues down but profits up  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Revenues were down for Clean Diesel Technologies but the company still recorded increases in profits and earnings per share when the company released second quarter Read More →
Tim Meyer critiques student work in his "Lighting People" class at Brooks Institute in Ventura.

Brooks Institute in Ventura closing down  

Alex Kacik I 2 weeks ago

  Brooks Institute plans to close, the Ventura visual and media arts school announced on Aug. 12. The institute canceled its fall classes and will shut Read More →