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Oliver: How to build a strong ethics program  

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By Carl Oliver Some companies spend a lot on ethics programs, and some spend a little. Cost is not a good measure of effectiveness. Some Read More →
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Dubroff: Haas Automation thinks it’s time to retool Trump’s tariffs  

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CoastHills Credit Union promotes Cook to CEO  

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  The CoastHills Credit Union board of directors announced Aug. 16 that it chose Paul Cook to serve as president and CEO, effective Aug. 20. Read More →

Semtech develops smart cattle tags that use LoRa technology  

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Cattle in the U.S. and Australia can now be tracked and their health monitored in real time by smart tags using Semtech’s LoRa technology. The Read More →

Our view: Celebrate journalism and the First Amendment  

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The Pacific Coast Business Times was founded as an independent newspaper that supports a robust debate of ideas on many public policy issues. We are Read More →

Karl Lopker on medical leave at QAD  

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Santa Barbara enterprise software maker QAD announced that CEO Karl Lopker would take an indefinite medical leave of absence on Aug. 15. His wife and Read More →

Santa Barbara hiring economic development consultant for State Street  

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The Santa Barbara City Council voted to hire an economic development consultant, form an ad hoc committee to oversee the consultant and review suggestions for Read More →

Salem Media acquires financial newsletters, websites  

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Camarillo-based Salem Media has acquired Hilary Kramer’s investment newsletters “GameChangers,” “High Octane Trader,” “Value Authority,” and “Inner Circle,” as well as the websites HilaryKramer.com and Read More →

Defense bill funds programs at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  

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The National Defense Authorization Act signed into law Aug. 13 included funding for two programs housed on the Central Coast, alongside pay increases for military Read More →

UCSB students unimpressed with UC tuition cut  

Annabelle Blair I 7 days ago

Tuition at University of California campuses will decrease $60 a year beginning in the fall semester for all students, regardless of class and residency. It’s Read More →

Montecito Bank & Trust opens branches in retirement communities  

Annabelle Blair I 7 days ago

Montecito Bank & Trust opened two new branches in retirement communities this year and a temporary branch in the Mesa Shopping Center. A permanent location Read More →

Our view: State wildfires growing due to climate change  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

It took just six months for the Thomas fire to lose its No. 1 ranking. Unbelievable as that might sound, the Mendocino Complex fire on Read More →
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Low-cost airlines position Santa Barbara Airport to take off  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

Santa Barbara Airport, by far the region’s busiest facility, is about to embark on a new era, relying more heavily on low-cost airlines to boost Read More →

Sonos shares climb after successful IPO  

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Santa Barbara speaker maker Sonos successfully launched its IPO on Aug. 2 and, after an initial jump in price, the shares were solidly above the Read More →

Revenue keeps rising at The Trade Desk  

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Earnings at Ventura advertising platform The Trade Desk continued to climb Aug. 9 when the company reported $19.3 million in net income for the second Read More →

Resonant’s net losses higher for second quarter  

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Revenue at Goleta-based filter designer Resonant stumbled slightly in the second quarter and net losses widened to $6 million, the company reported Aug. 9. With Read More →

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals losses higher than analysts expected  

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Research and development expenses more than doubled at Westlake Village-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals during a “busy” second quarter, the company reported Aug. 9. Net losses were Read More →

Stellar Biotechnologies narrows net losses  

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Stellar Biotechnologies reported earnings of $70,000 for its second quarter ended June 30 and narrowed its net losses 5 percent to $1.16 million. The company Read More →

Qualstar reports huge increase in revenue, net income  

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Net income for Simi Valley-based Qualstar increased sharply in the second quarter, and the company reported a 42 percent increase in revenue to $3.2 million Read More →

Salem Media reports second quarter net loss  

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Salem Media Group, a Christian media outlet headquartered in Camarillo, had a net loss of $2.2 million, or 8 cents per share, in the second Read More →

Montecito Bank & Trust adds Leis and Garvey to board  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Montecito Bank & Trust appointed George Leis and Christine Garvey and to its board of directors. Leis is president and COO of Montecito Bank & Read More →

Net income up 63 percent at LTC Properties  

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Net income for Westlake Village-based LTC Properties rose 63 percent to $68.7 million, or $1.73 per diluted share, in its second quarter ended June 30. That’s up Read More →

Sientra sales increase but so do losses  

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Inogen shares soar on news of record revenue for second quarter  

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Inogen shares popped 5.5 percent in after-hours trading to $225 after it once again reported record revenue in its second quarter ended June 30 and Read More →

Santa Barbara Museum of Art campaign brings in another $1.8 million  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art announced Aug. 6 that it received gifts of $1.8 million toward the Imagine More Capital Campaign to fund the Read More →