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Munger gives UCSB $20.7M

By   /  Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger, a frequent South Coast visitor whose grandson studied at UC Santa Barbara has donated $20.7 million in stock to the university.

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Citrix expands South Coast holdings with RightSignature acquisition

By   /  Monday, October 20th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Multinational software firm Citrix Systems announced today it has bought RightSignature, a Web-based signature capture and document management service based in Santa Barbara. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Ventura County’s Ebola response detailed at health summit

By   /  Monday, October 20th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Area hospitals are getting nearly daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control as efforts to contain the Ebola virus in the United States kick into high gear.

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Air Force’s top-secret space plane lands at Vandenberg

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

A shot of the craft after it landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2012. (Courtesy photo)

A mysterious unmanned space craft touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning after spending 674 days in orbit.

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The Habit aims to beef up sales with IPO filing

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Goleta-grown fast-casual burger chain The Habit readies to go public. The company, now based in Irvine, has seen 34 percent revenue growth over the past three years. (Courtesy photo)

Founded in Goleta in 1969, the fast-casual concept will capitalize on the national attention garnered by its burgers.

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Sonos finds its groove with wireless offering

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

A still from one of Sonos' new TV spots, in which a home is lacquered in gold as one of its speakers streams Isaac Hayes' theme from “Shaft.”

The company’s flurry of developments continued Oct. 14 with the release of a product called Boost, a WiFi amplifier that surpasses the Bridge’s capabilities without the need for wires.

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Tourism may benefit from new sanctuary

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

A bed of algae on the sea floor off the coast of Santa Barbara. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara Coastal Long-Term Ecological Research Program)

The proposed Central Coast National Marine Sanctuary could add, at minimum, $23 million dollars per year to the local economy and create almost 600 new jobs.

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