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Recreational cannabis will soon be available in Santa Barbara  

Annabelle Blair I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara’s first adult-use recreational cannabis dispensary will open on Aug. 24. The Farmacy, at 128 W. Mission St., is one of three cannabis retail Read More →

Ventura couple develops CBD for son and turns it into business  

Annabelle Blair I 3 days ago

Ventura residents Justin and Mollie Benton were looking for a treatment for their son who was diagnosed with autism in the severe range when they Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Term limits lead to turning point for Ventura County  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

As somebody who tries to keep up with tri-county politics, it did not surprise me to learn that Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere is running for Read More →

Our view: Airports flying high in Santa Barbara, SLO  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

Just a few years ago, regional airports were on the ropes. Major carriers were consolidating into major hubs, pilots were in short supply and the Read More →

Building a strategic brand voice on social media  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Erika Fischer Social media has evolved as a brand communications tool. What once was a tool for signaling relevance is increasingly a recognized media Read More →

Ventura County Credit Union acquires LA credit union  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

The Ventura County Credit Union will acquire Pasadena-based LA Financial Credit Union, creating a $1.3 billion financial institution with 12 locations, the two entities announced Read More →

Stonehouse wine collection recovery remarkable  

Tom Bronzini I 4 days ago

The mudslides that devastated Montecito in January of 2018 ruined one of the top 100 restaurant wine collections in the world at the Stonehouse, San Read More →

Julia Child’s legacy lives on in Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

The late Julia Child is getting some overdue love from her adopted hometown of Santa Barbara. City officials designated Aug. 15, her birthday, as Julia Read More →

Castle Wind secures customer for offshore wind electricity  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Castle Wind, the joint venture whose unsolicited proposal kicked off a federal review of offshore wind projects on the Central Coast, announced Aug. 15 that Read More →

23 tri-county companies on Inc. 5000 fastest-growing list  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Inc. Magazine came out with its 2019 annual guide to the fastest-growing private companies across the country on Aug.14 and 23 tri-county businesses made the Read More →

San Luis Obispo County homeless population growing  

Veronica Graff I 4 days ago

The homeless population of San Luis Obispo County is expanding rapidly, and the high cost of housing is making it difficult to attract the medical Read More →

McCune Foundation invests $250,000 in housing trust fund  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The McCune Foundation is providing a $250,000 loan to the Ventura County Housing Trust Fund to help finance affordable housing developments, the organizations reported Aug. Read More →

Compulink acquires MyEyeStore  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Newbury Park electronic health record company Compulink announced its acquisition Aug. 13 of eye care e-commerce platform MyEyeStore, based in Minneapolis. MyEyeStore allows users to Read More →

Qualstar reports loss for second quarter  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Electronics manufacturer Qualstar reported an increase in revenue of 6.4 percent to $3.4 million compared to last year’s second quarter. The Simi-Valley based company reported Read More →

SLO drone firm WhiteFox acquires East Coast company  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

San Luis Obispo drone defense technology firm WhiteFox announced its acquisition of an unnamed East Coast company Aug. 13, bringing with it intellectual property and Read More →

Montecito Bank & Trust reports lower net income but solid growth  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Santa Barbara-based Montecito Bank & Trust reported lower net income but steady growth in deposits and loans for the 12-month period ended June 30. Net Read More →
Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies moved up from No. 880 last year to No. 697 this year. (Nik Blaskovich)

Procore acquires Construction BI  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Procore added another startup to its tool belt in August with the acquisition of data analysis and technology management firm Construction BI, its second acquisition Read More →

Central Coast leaders tout space industry to spur economy  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Central Coast business coalition the Hourglass Project set its sights on the space industry Aug. 9 to spur regional economic growth, under the direction of Read More →

Semtech’s LoRa technology adopted by Murata  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Japanese manufacturer Murata announced its second Central Coast partnership in a week, adopting Camarillo-based Semtech’s LoRa technology in its newest modem. The model will use Read More →

Santa Barbara County vineyards celebrate anniversaries  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery is celebrating 25 years since the 1994 opening of its tasting room. It is one of the first organic vineyard estates Read More →

PennyMac announces $174 million public stock offering  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Westlake Village-based PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust announced the offering of 8 million common shares of beneficial interest in an underwritten public offering on Aug. 8. The Read More →

Judge blocks sale of competitor for Amgen’s Enbrel  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

A judge handed Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen a major win Aug. 9 when it permanently blocked sales of a competitor for its blockbuster rheumatoid Read More →

LaVere to run for Ventura County District 1 supervisor  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere will run for the influential District 1 supervisor position in Ventura County in 2020. LaVere  publicly announced his candidacy on Aug. Read More →

Good Works: Homeless living in their vehicles get solar chargers  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Nonprofit Unite to Light and the New Beginnings Counseling Center’s Safe Parking Program have teamed up to bring light, electricity and a degree of security Read More →

Mechanics Bank adds competition to Central Coast  

Annabelle Blair I 1 week ago

The ever-shifting tri-county banking landscape will soon be making room for more focused competitors in business banking and agribusiness. Mechanics Bank received regulatory approval for Read More →