Westlake Village-based LTC Properties, Goleta-based Deckers Outdoor Corp. and Move Inc., whose headquarters are in the Bay Area but has most of its employees in Westlake Village, were on a yearly ranking produced by UC Davis. Each year, the school surveys publicly traded companies in the state to find which have the most women among their boards of directors and highest paid executives.Read More →
UC Santa Barbara said Dec. 5 that the U.S. Army has renewed its contract with the university’s Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, providing an additional $48 million over three years to support biology-related research.
The new funds extend a decade of unclassified research in areas such as biotechnology tools, futuristic materials, energy generation and storage, systems and synthetic biology and neuroscience.Read More →
With potentially expensive lawsuits looming in the background, two of the groups jockeying to shape the future of a water district in Paso Robles wine country have put aside their differences in hopes of avoiding years in court and millions of dollars in legal fees.Read More →
Retail chain HomeGoods has signed a 10-year lease valued at $3.4 million at the Irish Hills Plaza in San Luis Obispo. It will replace OfficeMax in the 20,059-square-foot space.Read More →
The Marshalls-occupied building at 900 State St. in downtown Santa Barbara has been sold for $14.3 million in an all-cash off-market deal, marking a 43 percent premium over the last time the property changed hands.Read More →
Inogen was founded in 2001 by three UCSB students, one of whom had a grandmother who had recently been placed on oxygen therapy. The therapy required heavy, bulky oxygen tanks that could not be taken on airplanes and other places.
After winning the New Venture Competition business plan contest at UCSB, the team went on to develop a device that used electricity to concentrate oxygen from the air. The concentrators were lighter and less bulky, weighting between 4.8 and 7 pounds.Read More →
Summerland-based FindTheBest has secured a court victory in a patent lawsuit. A federal court in New York ruled on Nov. 22 that a patent held by Delaware-based Lumen View Technology was invalid. Lumen View, which does not produce products or services based on the patent, had sued FindTheBest alleging infringement.Read More →