Ventura County manufacturing sector on a roll

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Staff Report I 8 hours ago

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Light: Labor laws driving businesses to leave state  

Guest commentary I 8 hours ago

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Our view: Storms a threat to Highway 101 commerce  

Henry Dubroff I 8 hours ago

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Santa Barbara extends accelerated permit program  

Robert Shutt I 8 hours ago

The Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously in favor of extending the accelerated permit program — an initiative aimed at assisting business owners in getting Read More →

Bill would mitigate Diablo Canyon closure impacts  

Marissa Nall I 8 hours ago

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Federal, state bills in response to Thomas fire signed into law  

Staff Report I 9 hours ago

A provision in the omnibus appropriations bill signed by President Donald Trump on March 23 puts an end to a budget loophole that drained resources Read More →

Edison request for renewable energy bids draws crowd  

Marissa Nall I 9 hours ago

Southern California Edison’s expedited request for proposals to provide 300 megawatts of power to Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is drawing a crowd – of Read More →

Hub101 startup closes $14 million funding round  

Staff Report I 10 hours ago

A startup launched out of Hub101 in Westlake Village closed a $14 million funding round with investors behind names like Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club and Read More →

CIO solutions merging with TekTegrity as IT industry consolidates  

Staff Report I 12 hours ago

Two Central Coast companies have continued a trend of consolidation in the region’s IT industry. Santa Barbara-based CIO Solutions announced its merger with San Luis Read More →

Top 50 Women in Business winners announced, Garufis to headline the awards  

Staff Report I 14 hours ago

Montecito Bank & Trust Chair and CEO Janet Garufis will receive the Pacific Coast Business Times inaugural Distinguished Achievement Award and offer the opening remarks Read More →

Irwin co-authors bill to establish redevelopment agencies to fund affordable housing  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) is a co-author of a bill to allow cities to establish redevelopment housing and infrastructure agencies to fund affordable housing Read More →

Mandatory evacuation orders lifted in Santa Barbara County  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated at 4:15 p.m. March 22: Mandatory evacuation orders in Santa Barbara County will be lifted by 5 p.m. as the rainstorm that has pelted Read More →

QAD reports $5.2 million loss for fiscal fourth quarter  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

QAD reported a loss of $5.2 million, or 28 cents per share, for its fiscal fourth quarter on March 21. The Summerland-based manufacturing software company Read More →
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Dubroff: To survive, Facebook should adopt a user’s Bill of Rights  

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Rain storm floods Central Coast but no major damage so far  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Updated at 7 p.m. March 21: The National Weather Service is expecting higher intensity rainfall later in the evening of March 21 and in the Read More →

Camarillo broadband provider GeoLinks acquires Vectus  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Camarillo broadband provider GeoLinks announced that it had acquired Huntington Beach-based internet service provider Vectus in a cash and stock deal March 20. The deal Read More →

Stock prices soar at tri-county tech companies  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Tech companies across the Tri-Counties announced new offerings March 20, sending stock prices soaring. Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies announced that its subsidiary would begin making Read More →

Evacuations ordered ahead of storm of the season  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Intense rainfall expected on March 20 triggered a new round of evacuation orders in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties for residents in areas near the Read More →

Legislation forces cities to allow more accessory dwelling units  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

Although progress is slow, East Ventura County communities are beginning to take advantage of rules designed to give quick approval to accessory dwelling units commonly Read More →

Economic impact of arts and culture growing in Tri-Counties  

Megan Mineiro I 1 week ago

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Tally for Thomas fire, mudslide disasters $1.5 billion and rising  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

The Thomas fire and Montecito mudslides continue to deliver economic blows to the region as assessors begin to get a picture of losses in property Read More →

More women picking agriculture field in Tri-Counties  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

The hands that are planting, pruning, weeding, harvesting and managing tri-county crops are increasingly those of women. As wages have gone up, the labor market Read More →

Thousand Oaks Auto Mall sales on track  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

With auto and transportation sales bringing in almost $2.5 million in sales tax revenue for the city in the third quarter of 2017, the Thousand Read More →

Limoneira, Calavo profit as demand grows  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Drought, fires and global pressures notwithstanding, a pair of flagship Ventura County agribusinesses posted strong earnings in March. Santa Paula-based citrus producer Limoneira announced an Read More →

MindBody buys Booker Software for $150 million  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

San Luis Obispo-based software firm MindBody announced plans to snap up yet another in a string of acquisitions with the $150 million cash purchase of Read More →