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Semtech’s LoRa wireless technology used to monitor skiing students in Swiss Alps

By   /  Tuesday, July 26th, 2016  /  Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Semtech's LoRa technology is used to monitor water usage by farmers in Ventura County.

Camarillo-based Semtech has announced that, after a successful trial, a ski tracker using its LoRa wireless technology will be used to monitor skiing students on the slopes of the Swiss Alps in the upcoming 2016-2017 ski season. A LoRaWAN low power, wide area network, comprised of base stations and sensors embedded with Semtech LoRa technology, Read More →

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ARRO Autogas opens 20th propane refueling station in California

By   /  Monday, July 25th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  No Comments


ARRO Autogas, a subsidiary of Paso Robles-based Delta Liquid Energy, opened its 20th refueling station in California, providing propane fuel for fleet vehicles like school buses. The new station is located in Exeter and was opened in partnership with the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition. “We provide propane for an awful lot of engines Read More →

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American Riviera Bank’s second quarter net income up

By   /  Monday, July 25th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments


Santa Barbara-based American Riviera Bank reported net income of $1.425 million, or 33 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2016. That was up from $362,000, or 13 cents per share, over the same period last year. The bank finalized its merger with The Bank of Santa Barbara earlier this year. “We are very Read More →

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2016 Spirit of Small Business Awards winners announced

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news  /  No Comments

Nebil "Bilo" Zarif, owner of Summerland Winery, was this year's Spirit of Small Business winner for Santa Barbara County. (Nik Blaskovitch photo).

  The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2016 class of Spirit of Small Business Awards winners. This annual special section, now in its 14th year, celebrates small-business ownership and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties. The report published with the July 22 print edition. The winners will be honored at an awards luncheon on Friday, August 19 at Bacara Read More →

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Amgen settles lawsuit, says biosimilar works as well as Herceptin

By   /  Thursday, July 21st, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news  /  No Comments

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen is the region's largest private employer and only blue-chip stock. (Amgen courtesy photo)

Amgen settled a lawsuit and released positive news about a breast cancer biosimilar this week. The Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant said July 20 the company reached a settlement stemming from a class action lawsuit involving shareholders who sued the company over shares bought from the company between April 22, 2004 and May 10, 2007. Amgen Read More →

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Santa Barbara’s Pensionmark adds affiliate in New York

By   /  Thursday, July 21st, 2016  /  Latest news, Personal Finance  /  No Comments


Santa Barbara-based Pensionmark Retirement Group added an affiliate office in New York. Pensionmark is a financial retirement planning and executive compensation consulting firm. The New York-based Ridge Retirement Consultants and its team of four advisers will join the Pensionmark’s Adviser Support Program. Ridge Retirement has nearly 50 corporate clients and $1.7 billion in assets under Read More →

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Citizens Business Bank second quarter net income down from 2015

By   /  Thursday, July 21st, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news  /  No Comments

Citizens Business Bank

CVB Financial Corp. and its subsidiary Citizens Business Bank reported $25.5 million net income for the second quarter of 2016, or 23 cents per share. That was down from $26.8 million for the second quarter of 2015, or 25 cents per share. Citizens Business Bank completed the integration of County Commerce Bank in the second Read More →

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