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Pepperdine-Westmont MBA partnership launched in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Columns, Health Care, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

Westmont Downtown, the new center in the Hutton Parker Foundation building in Santa Barbara, will host a two-year, part-time MBA program through the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. Starting this fall, the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School Fully Employed MBA program allows recent undergraduates with limited work experience to advance their career […]

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Baxter Bioscience becomes Baxalta

By   /  Wednesday, July 1st, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

East Ventura County has a major new employer. Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxalta Inc. was launched July 1 as health care giant Baxter International split into two companies. Former Baxter Bioscience operations in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park are part of the Baxalta spinoff. The operations employed about 1,100 people in East Ventura County, according to the […]

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James W. Lokey appointed to board of Community West Bancshares

By   /  Monday, June 29th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Veteran community banker James W. Lokey has been appointed to the board of Community West Bancshares, bringing a veteran dealmaker into the Community West ranks and strengthening the Goleta-based bank’s push into San Luis Obispo County. Lokey, a resident of SLO County, was the longtime CEO of Mid-State Bank & Trust and negotiated that bank’s […]

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Westlake Village-based Qualstar Corp. releases Q1 archive solution

By   /  Thursday, June 25th, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology  /  No Comments

Westlake Village-based Qualstar Corp., a manufacturer of data and archive storage solutions and high efficiency power supplies, released the Qualstar Q1 on Thursday. The Qualstar Q1 is a archive solution to transfer and archive data. Qualstar describes the product as a cost effective solution for people who want to restore archives or review data. The […]

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Plains All American Pipeline faces class action lawsuit by property owners over Refugio oil spill

By   /  Thursday, June 25th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Law, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

Workers clean up the Refugio oil spill.

Litigation over the May 19 Plains All American Pipeline spill off the Gaviota Coast gained a powerful combatant on June 24 when former Santa Barbara City Attorney Barry Cappello said he’d filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of 3,000 property owners from Point Conception to the Mexico border. Capello’s lawsuit comes as tar balls […]

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Carpinteria office campus sale largest deal this year

By   /  Wednesday, June 24th, 2015  /  Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Santa Monica-based Montana Avenue Capital Partners purchased the 118,394-square-foot oceanfront office campus at 6303-6309 Carpinteria Ave. in Carpinteria in a record setting deal, according to brokers who worked on the deal. The sale price was not disclosed, although the property was listed for $32.5 million. Francois DeJohn and Steve Hayes of Hayes Commercial Group represented […]

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Santa Barbara-based Ontraport named great place for millennials to work

By   /  Wednesday, June 24th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Ontraport, a Santa Barbara-based small businesses management and marketing company, made the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work “100 Best Companies for Millennials” list. Ontraport is ranked No. 81 on the list, which looks at what millennials value most when finding a workplace. Respondents to Fortune’s survey said they desire open communication, collaboration, and […]

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