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California sets tough rules for Comcast deal

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

At stake is a merger that would more than double the size of Comcast’s market in California, taking its share of households statewide from 33.7 percent to 84 percent.

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Bren School students get grant for biochar project

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Debbie Pierce and Niles Brinton, third and fourth from left, accept the first place award at the 2014 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy UCSB)

A startup spun out of UC Santa Barbara is seeking to use the ashes of forest burns to give new life to farmers’ fields.

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Frontier dials into the region with $10.5B deal

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Verizon Communications hopes to unload a quarter of its wireline telephone and Internet operations in a sale that would include all of its tri-county assets.

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Growing the logical way

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

LogicMonitor employees at work in the company’s downtown Santa Barbara headquarters. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

LogicMonitor now has about 1,000 customers, which means more like 10,000 companies are using the software since many of its clients are managed service providers, including Symquest and CIO Solutions.

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New Ventura County med center CEO has roots in region

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Although Kim Milstien unexpectedly resigned from her position as CEO of Simi Valley Hospital last November, she will remain a major player in the region’s health care services as the chief executive at Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital.

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Clinics stage comeback as services grow

By   /  Friday, February 6th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics brought its finances into the black largely thanks to the expansion of health coverage under the Affordable Care Act that has dropped the clinics’ number of uninsured patients by 14.4 percent.

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UCSB’s newest scholar is living in a material world

By   /  Friday, February 6th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

UC Santa Barbara changed the face of leadership at its world-class STEM departments this week, naming alumna Rachel Segalman the Edward N. Kramer Chair of Materials & Chemical Engineering.

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