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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Pressing ahead: Olive growers brace for tighter standards

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Yves and Clotilde Julien, owners of Olea Farm, where they grow and process olives to be sold in their tasting room. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

In the quiet hills of Templeton, dense rows of olive branches line a narrow dirt road that winds through the fields and right up to the doorstep of Olea Olive Farm, where visitors can taste an array of specialty extra virgin olive oils made on-site.

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The Collection at RiverPark launches Annex microshops

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Shea Properties and CenterCal Properties recently announced the newest addition to The Collection at RiverPark — The Annex, a 13,800-square-foot collection of microshops, artisan boutiques and epicurean treats, opening in 2015.

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Tiny bubbles to have big profile at Pismo wine festival

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Dave Hickey of Laetitia Vineyard. (Courtesy photo)

The first-annual Bubblyfest will be held amidst brimming interest in sparkling wine.

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