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COVID-19 pandemic killing tri-county tourism

An unprecedented level of uncertainty has gripped the travel and tourism industry across the Tri-Counties, forcing temporary shutdowns for some and a re-evaluation of plans for companies, workers and tourism promotion agencies. No one knows when business will go back to normal, and it’s hitting the tourism industry hard when bookings should be strong. Visit Read More →

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Tri-county stocks rise with national indices  

Staff Report I 14 seconds ago

National indices rose more than 3 percent April 8 with almost every tri-county stock following suit. The biggest gain of the day came from Camarillo-based Read More →

AeroVironment lands $10.7 million defense contract  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Simi Valley military drone maker AeroVironment won a $10.7 million contract to deliver its small unmanned Puma 3 AE aircraft for the U.S. Navy and Read More →

Volatile stock market leaves tri-county shares mixed  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Tri-county stocks mirrored the volatility of the stock market April 7 with mixed results as the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 900 points before ending Read More →

CoastHills Credit Union has new CFO  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Santa Maria-based CoastHills Credit Union announced Tim Jensen as its new CFO and executive vice president on April 7. Previously, Jensen worked all over the Read More →

Santa Barbara cybersecurity startup MixMode gets $4M in funding  

Marissa Nall I 1 day ago

Santa Barbara cybersecurity startup MixMode secured $4 million in Series A funding April 7, coinciding with the launch of its artificial intelligence-based platform for large Read More →

Teledyne expects record first quarter revenue  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Defense and sensor technology conglomerate Teledyne Technologies said it expects another revenue record in the first quarter, but warned of a downturn in the second Read More →

Tri-county stocks bounce back along with market  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

National indices rose more than 7 percent April 6 with tri-county stocks participating in the rebound. Nearly all stocks in the Pacific Coast Business Times/UCSB Read More →

Tri-county performers struggle as audiences forbidden  

Tony Biasotti I 5 days ago

The coronavirus pandemic has much of the region working from home, but there’s only so much you can do from home when your work is Read More →

Tri-county landlords can get relief from tax and fee payments  

Amber Hair I 5 days ago

The start of the month means a multitude of bills are due, including rent, utilities, insurance and, for some, taxes. Landlords have cited their own Read More →

Tri-county experts weigh in on CARES Act  

Chris Officer I 5 days ago

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that passed March 27 set in motion several measures in attempts to financially stabilize staggering Read More →

Decas: Port keeps goods flowing during pandemic  

Guest commentary I 5 days ago

By Kristin Decas There is no doubt, we are in uncharted waters. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many of our families and friends in the Read More →

Our view: Social distancing could be required for months  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

Is the Central Coast headed toward a COVID-19 peak or is an April surge in our future? That is the key question amid signs that Read More →

Few tri-county lenders ready to accept CARES Act loan applications  

Amber Hair I 5 days ago

April 3 was the first day small businesses could apply for new programs under the CARES Act, but last-minute changes meant only a few financial Read More →

Tri-county stocks mixed as market falls  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

National indices fell more than 1.5 percent April 3 and most tri-county stocks mirrored the losses. The biggest drop was by Camarillo-based electronics manufacturer Interlink Read More →

Garufis: Loans available to help businesses survive  

Guest commentary I 5 days ago

By Janet Garufis We have all witnessed first-hand the serious and immediate impacts of the pandemic on local small businesses, our friends, neighbors and ourselves. Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Loan program will stabilize America’s small businesses  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

Within the next week or so, thousands of small companies are going to be applying for loans — and possible loan forgiveness — under the Read More →

Thousand Oaks office building sold for $21.6 million  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Newmark Knight Frank announced on April 2 it completed the $21.6 million sale of a 158,885-square-foot building in Thousand Oaks. The building is currently leased Read More →

MindBody lays off hundreds of Central Coast employees  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

MindBody, the San Luis Obispo-based software platform for spas and fitness centers, has laid off or furloughed about one-third of its staff, including between 200 Read More →

Tri-county stocks mixed as market climbs  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

National indices rose more than 2 percent April 2 and most tri-county stocks mirrored the volatile recovery of the broader market. The biggest gains came Read More →

Cal Poly Technology Park gets $6.7 million grant  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

The Cal Poly Technology Park is growing thanks to a $6.7 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, according to an April 1 news Read More →

Amgen collaborating with Adaptive to create COVID-19 medicine  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen announced April 2 that it is collaborating with Adaptive Biotechnologies to discover and develop antibodies that can be used to Read More →

Most tri-county stocks up as national indices dip  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

National indices fell an average of 1.5 percent March 31 while tri-county stocks managed to stay predominantly in the green. Simi Valley-based tape drive manufacturer Read More →

Gerhardt and Wilson: Everyone must fight COVID-19  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Drs. Nels Gerhardt and Brett Wilson We are emergency physicians at Cottage Health. We live and work in this community, so we are also Read More →

Most tri-county stocks rise along with national indices  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

National indices rose about 3 percent March 30 with the majority of tri-county stocks also climbing. Drone maker AeroVironment, with operations in Simi Valley, had Read More →

Tri-county hospital rebuilds make room for beds  

Tony Biasotti I 2 weeks ago

The tri-county region, like the rest of California, is likely to face shortages of hospital beds and other medical resources during the coronavirus pandemic, but Read More →