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An anti-narcotic and human trafficking effort, Operation Stonegarden, received $110 million in funding on July 24 to help curb the use of so-called "panga" boats Read More →

Goleta medical device maker stocks are hot  

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Industrial space scarce, retail slows, office mixed  

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Industrial markets are hot, retail is cool and office is a mixed bag with Ventura County holding its own when it comes to lease rates. Read More →

Curvature completes merger, looks to grow  

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Santa Barbara-based Curvature completed its merger with SMS Systems of Charlotte, N.C., keeping the Curvature name but announcing an overhaul and expansion of the brand. Read More →

Amgen partnering to develop new drugs  

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Winery approved but owner worried about precedents  

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Residents can learn from international students  

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By Loredana Carson International students planning to attend colleges and universities in the tri-county area may fear being unwelcome due to media coverage of negative Read More →

Our view: SLO invests in future by approving housing  

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Dubroff: Leadership needed to solve downtown Santa Barbara’s woes  

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Graphiq acquired by Amazon.com  

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Amazon.com has acquired Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up Graphiq. The tech giant bought Graphiq in May in a bid to improve its Read More →

Salem Media acquires website TradersCrux  

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Salem Media, a Christian and conservative radio and media company based in Camarillo, announced its acquisition of the website TradersCrux on July 13. Salem-owned Eagle Read More →

Teledyne subsidiary acquires Scientific Systems  

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Teledyne Instruments, an arm of Thousand Oaks-based aerospace and defense company Teledyne Technologies, announced that it would acquire Pennsylvania piston pump maker Scientific Systems, Inc. Read More →

Santa Barbara software company QAD has new product  

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Santa Barbara software company QAD released its newest product in its demand and supply chain planning suite July 13. “This latest version features many improvements Read More →

Next Energy gets $2.5 million grant to commercialize solar panel windows  

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Solar panel window maker Next Energy Technologies received a $2.5 million grant from the SunShot Initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy, the company announced Read More →

Central Coast wildfires char campgrounds, close highways  

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Apeel Sciences has room to grow in former Allergan plant  

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Balancing act: Camarillo company helps elderly with movement  

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San Luis Obispo shopping center sold for $43.5 million  

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A shopping center in a prime San Luis Obispo location has sold for $43.55 million. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. said July 11 that it closed Read More →

Court allows vacation rental ban suit against Santa Barbara to continue  

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Cuesta College building new plant science complex  

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American Riviera Bank sets sights on Paso Robles  

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