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Santa Barbara Airport gets $3M grant from FAA

By   /  Monday, April 20th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is getting an infrastructure overhaul thanks to a Federal Aviation Administration grant of just over $3 million. Retiring Congresswoman Lois Capps announced the FAA funding, most of which will go toward the airport’s $3.37 million airfield lighting and safety project. “The project will improve airfield pavement, markings, lighting, and security […]

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Customer list, library drive $1.5B merger

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Lynda.com Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Bruce Heavin and co-founder and Executive Chair Lynda Weinman at the company's Carpinteria headquarters. (Business Times file photo)

It is the second largest tech acquisition in the tri-county region’s history, after the $6.9 billion purchase of Santa Barbara-based Software.com.

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Beach town in spotlight: Carpinteria benefits from tech firms like Lynda.com

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Linden Avenue in downtown Carpinteria. The city is home to Lynda.com, which is being purchased in a $1.5 billion transaction by the Silicon Valley company LinkedIn. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

Carpinteria is made up of just seven square miles and about 14,000 residents, yet companies including Agilent Technologies subsidiary Dako, silicone manufacturer Nusil and restaurant management firm CKE all call it home.

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Surgery centers at issue in health care merger

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The FTC would not comment on the merger, but officials at the two companies say the agency has questioned at length the merger of the only inpatient hospital on the South Coast with the large physician practice.

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Apartment building revival, home starts put Santa Maria on the map

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The completed clubhouse at Siena Apartments. (Courtesy photo)

The UCSB Economic Forecast Project will focus on housing and residential construction when it holds its annual forecast summit on May 8 at the Radisson Santa Maria on Skyway Drive.

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Housing conference spotlights worsening market for buyers

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

There are plenty of reasons why the South Coast housing market continues to have such high barriers to entry, and probably always will.

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FAA approves $300,000 for Camarillo Airport repaving

By   /  Thursday, April 16th, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The Camarillo Airport is getting more than $300,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration thanks to the legwork of Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village). Brownley’s political deal-making has secured almost $1 million for Ventura County airports in the last two years. The funds will go toward infrastructure improvements at the airport, including repaving a large portion […]

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