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Artisan food vendors flock to Santa Barbara Public Market

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

Frederic and Dana Blaudeau, managers of  The Culture Counter in their soon-to-open space in the Santa Barbara Public Market. Their shop sells cheese, charcuterie and other artisan foods from around the world. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

Vendors will offer sustainably and humanely-raised meat and poultry; vegetable and fruit juices pressed on site; fresh seafood; cheeses and salumi; cupcakes and cakes; olive oils and vinegars; and a wine and beer tasting bar.

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Vandenberg apartments sell in Lompoc area’s largest deal in 3 years

By   /  Monday, March 31st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

The Vandenberg Garden Apartments in Lompoc have been sold after listing for $14 million (image courtesy of Radius Commercial Real Estate & Investments)

  A 122-unit apartment complex near Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc has been sold after listing for $14 million. The sale of the Vandenberg Garden Apartments marks the largest sale of multifamily property in north Santa Barbara County since La Vista in Santa Maria changed hands in 2011 for $42 million, according to Radius […]

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Ventura Harbor to get $10.5M for dredging project

By   /  Tuesday, March 4th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off

The Ventura Harbor will receive $10.5 million in federal funding for a massive dredging project that it says is vital to its operations.

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Yardi acquires self-storage management platform

By   /  Monday, March 3rd, 2014  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Technology  /  Comments Off

Goleta-based real estate software firm Yardi Systems has acquired Centershift, maker of a cloud-based platform for self-storage facilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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2014 Family Business & Closely Held Companies honorees announced

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off

From left, Kristopher Parker, Eli Parker, Ashley Parker-Snider and Tim Snider, family of the late Disney actor turned developer Fess Parker. Fess Parker Enterprises, the family's business, owns two wineries in Los Olivos, Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara and a small boutique hotel project currently in the planning phases. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

   The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2014 class of Family Business & Closely Held Companies winners. This annual special section celebrates businesses in the region that are owned or managed by multiple family members, are in the second or later generation of family ownership or that are owned and operated by a small group […]

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Film productions reel in $4.1M for SLO County

By   /  Thursday, February 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off

Film production in San Luis Obispo County is on a roll, creating an estimated $4.1 million economic impact last year over 183 filming days. Notable credits include ABC’s “The Taste” and a slew of car commercials.

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Amgen Tour includes Pismo Beach, Cambria as first-time host cities

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off

The two cities will play a part in highlighting the beauty of the Central Coast during the 740-mile cycling stage race, which will begin May 11.

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