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Farm Credit West grew net income in 2018  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Farm Credit West, an agricultural cooperative lending institution that serves the Tri-Counties, announced growth in net income, earning assets and capital for 2018. The Rocklin-based Read More →

QAD beats analysts’ revenue estimates but stock falls  

Staff Report I 14 hours ago

Updated at 2:45 p.m. March 21: Summerland-based enterprise software firm QAD reported $333 million in revenue for its fiscal 2019, ended Jan. 31, beating analyst Read More →

E-commerce software firm FastSpring hires new CEO  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Santa Barbara-based e-commerce software firm FastSpring announced March 20 that it has brought on David Nachman as CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Chris Lueck. Nachman most Read More →

Salem Media Group buying PJ Media  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Salem Media Group will acquire conservative news site PJ Media, the Camarillo-based radio and publishing company announced March 19. The agreement was entered into on March 1, Read More →

Sientra stock falls after company warned by FDA over study  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated: 5:00 p.m. March 20 Shares for Goleta-based breast implant developer Sientra fell 4.5 percent March 19 after the company received a warning letter from Read More →

Teledyne wins $20 million contract to support F-35 fighter jet  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies won a $20 million contract to support the F-35 fighter jet program March 19. The company announced that its Advanced Electronic Read More →

Ventura County projects on Pentagon list for Trump wall funding  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated at 9:30 a.m. March 20: Three projects in Ventura County worth a combined $61 million are included in a list of some 400-plus projects Read More →

CalAmp to exit Central Coast after layoffs  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

With the layoff of 109 workers in Oxnard, vehicle tracking and telematics firm CalAmp plans to close its regional office and end its presence on Read More →

Sabrewing inks deal with native Alaskans to buy and test cargo drones  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Camarillo-based Sabrewing Aircraft announced an agreement with the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island in Alaska, which plans to test and purchase up to 10 Read More →

Mechanics Bank acquiring Rabobank, N.A.  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

In a $2.1 billion deal that will once again alter the banking landscape on the Central Coast, Walnut Creek-based Mechanics Bank will acquire Rabobank, N.A. Read More →

Street Smarts: There’s nothing funny about having high cholesterol  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Amgen is partnering with comedian and TV host Jay Leno on Cholesterol 911, a national program urging high-risk heart attack and stroke patients to reduce Read More →

Unemployment rates rising across Tri-Counties  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

The unemployment rate in San Luis Obispo County was 3.5 percent in January, up from a revised 2.8 percent in December, and above the year-ago Read More →

Cleantech will create manufacturing jobs on Central Coast  

Marissa Nall I 6 days ago

One answer to the steady loss of advanced manufacturing jobs on the Central Coast lies in cleantech and efforts throughout the Greater LA region to Read More →

Blair: Technology company Honey leasing a much bigger hive  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

Los Angeles-based technology firm Honey inked a six-year lease deal with The Paskin Group, a real estate and investment management company, for a space in Read More →

Bronzini: Vintners put season on the line by using mobile bottlers  

Tom Bronzini I 6 days ago

Vintners have told me that the two or three days out of the year when they bottle their wines can be among the more stressful Read More →

Westlake Village considers retail, housing with industrial  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

A plan for revitalizing a heavily commercial sector of Westlake Village with mixed-use developments has been in the works for over a decade. Currently, city Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Sports at epicenter of college admissions fraud scandal  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

For a region that’s heavily dependent on higher education for its economic success, there is very little to celebrate in the fact that area institutions Read More →

Khan: Splintered internet result of freedom of speech  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Sabith Khan Will “fixing” the internet in terms of bridging the digital divides bring us closer? I have thought about this question for quite Read More →

Our view: Low state tax revenues warning for Sacramento  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

Thanks to tax reform and choppy markets, there may be some fiscal headwinds ahead for California and the Central Coast. State Controller Betty Yee reports Read More →

Report finds SoCal Edison to blame for starting Thomas fire  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

A report by the Ventura County Fire Department and Cal Fire released March 14 names Southern California Edison electrical lines as the source of the Read More →

Mission Bank expanding into San Luis Obispo County  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Bakersfield-based Mission Bank is planning to expand into San Luis Obispo with a temporary office in the city and a more permanent office to follow. Read More →

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals misses estimates as net losses grow  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Westlake Village-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals reported that operating expenses rose 41 percent for its fourth quarter to $19.8 million, topping $76 million in 2018. The pre-revenue Read More →

Semtech earnings beat estimates but stock down after outlook lowered  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Semiconductor and Internet of Things company Semtech said it had record sales in 2018, and adjusted earnings beat analyst estimates, but a lower outlook for Read More →

Impact raises $75 million in funding round  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Santa Barbara digital advertising and marketing firm Impact, formerly Impact Radius, announced March 12 that it had closed a $75 million equity investment round led Read More →

Amgen partners with Jay Leno to warn patients about ‘bad’ cholesterol  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Amgen is partnering with comedian and TV host Jay Leno on Cholestrerol 911, a national program urging high-risk heart attack and stroke patients to reduce Read More →