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Tri-Counties enter new stage of reopening

Many more businesses in the Tri-Counties were able to reopen June 12 following changes in the state’s COVID-19 guidance. Businesses like movie theaters, zoos, museums, gyms, fitness centers, hotels (for tourism and individual travel), campgrounds and outdoor recreation will be able to reopen on the Central Coast soon. San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Read More →

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Judge: Amgen will not have to put drug prices in TV ads  

Staff Report I 13 seconds ago

A Trump administration rule that would have required drugmakers to disclose wholesale drug prices in TV ads was rejected by a U.S. Court of Appeals Read More →

Grau: Oil industry critical to Ventura County economy  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By David Grau Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced a $54 billion state budget deficit resulting from the pandemic-induced statewide shutdown. According to the Department of Read More →

Campbell-Thomas: Employers allies of LGBTQ+ community  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By Midge Campbell-Thomas Traditionally, summer kicks off the various pride festivals and parades around the world. But as we know, 2020 is, looks and feels Read More →

NAI Capital expects vacancy rates to rise, asking rates to fall  

Amber Hair I 4 days ago

Ventura County was within striking distance of rent hitting an all-time high before the COVID-19 shutdown, NAI Capital said in a Retail Market Outlook for Read More →

Geneseo Inn crushes mold for vineyard B&B  

Tom Bronzini I 4 days ago

Steve Cass of Cass Winery in Paso Robles wanted “a really killer, unique” design for a bed and breakfast lodging that would help close the Read More →

Judge rules Oxnard can cut duties of city treasurer Molina  

Amber Hair I 4 days ago

The Oxnard City Council has the authority to strip its city treasurer of his administrative duties, a Ventura County Superior Court judge has ruled. The Read More →

Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Tech startups across the Tri-Counties and Greater Los Angeles combined forces to raise some $200,000 in donations for personal protective equipment and direct it to Read More →

COVID-19 forces Pride to go virtual  

Amber Hair I 4 days ago

Pride looks different this year. For the LGBTQ+ community, Pride is both a celebration and a remembrance — a space to celebrate how far the Read More →

Our view: Tri-Counties embrace workplace diversity  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

When the Business Times put a focus report on “The Business of Pride” on our editorial calendar last year, we were convinced that our corporate Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Creating a more just society on the Central Coast  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

The events of the past few weeks are causing leaders around the nation to rethink diversity and the role their organization plays in creating a Read More →

Google tries to turn tables with lawsuit against Sonos  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Google fired back in a patent dispute with Sonos, filing a lawsuit June 11 that claims Sonos hardware and software products use Google-owned technologies.  The Read More →

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario resigning on June 12  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Rose Marcario, who charted a new course for women CEOs on the Central Coast, is stepping down after 12 years at the helm of Ventura Read More →

Inogen CEO Wilkinson retiring  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Inogen CEO and President Scott Wilkinson will retire before the end of 2021, the Goleta-based oxygen concentrator manufacturer announced June 9. Wilkinson also plans to Read More →

Meet 2020’s Top 50 Women in Business  

Chris Officer I 7 days ago

The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce the digital version of its 2020 Top 50 Women in Business special report. The report, which Read More →

Tri-county stock performance mixed  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

National indices fell slightly June 9 with tri-county stocks split. Santa Barbara-based audio device manufacturer Sonos rose 2.62 percent to close at $12.91 and semiconductor Read More →

Limoneira misses analyst profit estimates  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Net income at Limoneira missed analyst estimates amid an oversupply of lemons and ongoing closures for its top lemon customers during the second quarter.  Revenue Read More →

COVID-19 pandemic hurts Calavo Growers earnings  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Profit for Calavo Growers took a hit in the second quarter with steep declines in orders from food service and restaurant customers.  Revenue fell just Read More →

Delta Airlines halts service to Santa Barbara airport  

Amber Hair I 2 weeks ago

Delta Airlines is suspending service to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and 10 other cities in the U.S. as it works to cut costs in the Read More →

Eviction bans extended as more financial aid approved for renters  

Amber Hair I 2 weeks ago

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order extending authorization for city and county governments to pause evictions for renters impacted by COVID-19 through July. In Read More →

Fienup: Fed putting blinders on investors’ eyes  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

By Matthew Fienup While the CDC is recommending face masks, the Federal Reserve is imposing blinders. Long before 40 million people filed unemployment claims as Read More →

Our view: CLU makes smart move in hiring new president  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

In hiring Lori Varlotta to be its eighth president, California Lutheran University has broken new ground and found an experienced educator to lead a new Read More →

Sientra shares soar along with stock market  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

National indices rose more 2 percent June 5 with the vast majority of tri-county stocks gaining. The day’s best performer was Goleta-based breast implant manufacturer Read More →

Limoneira shares climb as China cuts citrus tariff  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

California citrus headed for China got a tariff break June 5 with the implementation of the first phase of an international agreement. U.S. citrus had Read More →

Atara Biotherapeutics raises $175 million  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Fresh off the release of new data in its multiple sclerosis program, Atara Biotherapeutics added $175 million to its coffers as it gears up to Read More →

Social distancing rules make funeral services challenging  

Pat Maio I 2 weeks ago

Well, at least tears are still permitted at funerals. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a patchwork of bureaucratic guidelines by departments of public health Read More →