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FDA identifies Santa Maria farm as source of E. coli in romaine lettuce  

Marissa Nall I 6 hours ago

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified a farm in Santa Barbara County as one source of the November E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce. Read More →

Camarillo industrial buildings sold for $24.5 million  

Staff Report I 5 hours ago

Daum Commercial Real Estate Services has completed the $24.5 million sale of a portfolio of six individual buildings, totaling 149,772 square feet, within a multi-tenant Read More →

Amgen teams up with Direct Relief to provide cancer treatments  

Staff Report I 5 hours ago

The region’s largest biotech firm has paired up with the largest tri-county nonprofit on a joint initiative to provide cancer treatments in 18 developing countries. Read More →

Procore raises $75 million in funding round  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Carpinteria-based construction management technology firm Procore closed a $75 million funding round led by private equity investor Tiger Global Management, putting its total valuation at Read More →

Munger donates 1,800-acre ranch to UC Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 26 mins ago

Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has donated the 1,800-acre Las Varas Ranch to UC Santa Barbara. The university has received formal approval from Read More →

Real estate firm buys 356,864-square-foot shopping center in Oxnard  

Chris Officer I 18 hours ago

The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard was acquired by Investec Real Estate Companies, a development, management and leasing company based in Santa Barbara, in a Read More →

$867 billion farm bill will impact tri-county agriculture  

Staff Report I 18 hours ago

The U.S. House of Representatives passage of the farm bill Dec. 12 opens up funding for Central Coast agriculture and nutrition programs. Titled the Agriculture Read More →

Foley new director of Ventura County Health Care Agency  

Staff Report I 24 hours ago

Bill Foley is the new director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. Foley has experience leading large public safety net health systems including the Read More →

Biotech giant Amgen announces collaborations  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Thousand Oaks biotech Amgen announced two collaborations Dec. 11 aimed at improving outcomes for osteoporosis and migraine patients and developing treatments for inflammatory diseases, among Read More →

Dassault Systèmes acquires IQMS for $425 million  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Paso Robles-based manufacturing software firm IQMS was acquired by French 3-D design and software giant Dassault Systèmes in a $425 million cash deal Dec. 11. Read More →

CalAmp decreases revenue forecast  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

CalAmp shares fell by 10 percent in after-hours trading Dec. 10 when the company decreased its third quarter revenue forecast by more than 6 percent Read More →

Amgen donates $2 million to cancer foundation  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Amgen, the biotech giant based in Thousand Oaks, donated $2 million to the Lazarex Cancer Foundation for a program that aims to increase access for Read More →

SLO drone developer WhiteFox nets $12 million in seed funding  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

San Luis Obispo drone technology developer WhiteFox Defense Technologies netted $12 million in seed funding for investors to scale and launch new product lines. Returning Read More →

Amgen to pay dividend to shareholders  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Thousands Oaks’ biotech heavyweight Amgen announced a $1.45 per share dividend for shareholders Dec. 7. The dividend is a 10 percent increase over the past Read More →

Rocket launch from Vandenberg to deploy satellite delayed  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Updated at 1 p.m. Dec. 8: The Delta IV rocket launch slated for the evening of Dec. 7 was postponed at least 24 hours. The Read More →

Qualstar shares soar after announcing stock repurchase program  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Simi Valley data storage company Qualstar announced a $2.4 million stock repurchase program Dec. 6. Shares shot up more than 23 percent following the news Read More →

Pay increased for federal employees in SLO County  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Federal employees in San Luis Obispo County saw an increase in their salaries Dec. 7, putting them on par with pay rates in Los Angeles Read More →

Investor buys Westlake Village medical buildings for $30 million  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Two medical buildings in Westlake Village sold for $29.95 million to an Ohio real estate investment company, according to a Dec. 7 news release. Totaling Read More →

Landmark equine brick barn turned into wine venue  

Tom Bronzini I 6 days ago

What once was Santa Barbara County’s most elegant barn, built of red bricks and a Spanish tile roof to house Arabian horses, is now an Read More →

Our view: Wells Fargo grants will help businesses recover  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

When it comes to small business and disaster, the Business Times has firsthand experience in how difficult things can be. Operations get disrupted, staff morale Read More →

Goleta’s SurForce measures interaction between surfaces  

Marissa Nall I 6 days ago

Jet airplanes hitting concrete runways, how wine feels in the mouth and the friction between joints are just a few of the research questions being Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Developer Jerry Beaver went from outsider to insider  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

It’s hard to write about the late Jerry Beaver, a well-known South Coast real estate developer, without making reference to another respected leader whose funeral Read More →

Khan: Remittances have benefits for U.S.  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Sabith Khan I spoke at a Rotary Club event recently where an audience member asked me if the net effect of remittance was to Read More →

Blair: Tiny homes might be big solution to Central Coast housing crisis  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

Tiny homes have become a hot topic in the cities of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. In SLO, the City Council unanimously approved criteria Read More →

San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay join Monterey Bay Community Power  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay are the latest Central Coast cities to take their utilities into their own hands, announcing Dec. 5 that they Read More →