PG&E, Edison stocks plummet as fires rage on

Updated at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15: PG&E and Edison continue to reel from the wildfires that have swept the state, with stock prices plummeting again Nov. 15. PG&E shares had a second consecutive day of falling more than 20 percent. The utility has seen its stock decline by almost two-thirds in the past week, wiping Read More →

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San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce hires CEO  

Staff Report I 17 hours ago

The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce has tapped a longtime economic development professional to succeed Ermina Karim, who stepped down as CEO this summer. Read More →

Chiquita renews banana shipping contract with Port of Hueneme  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Chiquita, which together with Del Monte imports $885 million worth of bananas through the Central Coast every year, renewed its contract with the Port of Read More →

Lompoc medical center may acquire Sansum’s Lompoc clinic  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is looking to acquire Sansum Clinic’s Lompoc facility after indications that the clinic would be closed, requiring patients to travel to Read More →

Marijuana market boosts industrial space demand in Santa Barbara County  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Demand is growing in Santa Barbara County for industrial spaces and especially facilities for the burgeoning marijuana market. Industrial space rates are up, almost neck-in-neck Read More →

Mindbody hires Rajasekar as chief technology officer  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

San Luis Obispo-based MindBody brought on former Silicon Valley exec Sunil Rajasekar as its chief technology officer. Rajasekar most recently headed up engineering and product Read More →

Health care improves at VA clinics in Tri-Counties  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

Health care clinics operating under the Veteran’s Administration’s Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, including four in the Tri-Counties, have shown slight improvements in overall quality Read More →

Tri-county economies face challenges  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

San Luis Obispo County has some economic challenges, noticeably the impact of the Diablo Canyon closure and a share in the statewide housing shortage, but Read More →

CSUCI’s STEM Carnival uses exhibits to engage students  

Marissa Nall I 6 days ago

Gummy bears burst into flames. Pumpkins carved themselves. Robots swarmed over Rio Vista Middle School, where people in lab coats made touchable, edible or glow-in Read More →

Westmont honors Nobel economics laureate  

Daniel Kong I 6 days ago

Psychologist and Nobel economics laureate Daniel Kahneman added to his hardware collection on Nov. 2 when he was awarded the inaugural Westmont Global Laureate award Read More →

Voter turnout for midterm election high in Tri-Counties  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

Registered voter turnout on the Central Coast was high, according to clerk recorder offices in the three counties, but final numbers on mail-in ballots were Read More →

National Philanthropy Day honorees announced  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter has selected the 2018 honorees for National Philanthropy Day. Carrie Hughes was named 2018 Professional Fundraiser Read More →

San Luis Obispo hotel upgraded and renamed  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

The Holiday Inn Express SLO reopened as The Kinney San Luis Obispo last month, following renovations at the 1800 Monterey St. property in downtown San Read More →

Hastings and Steinfeld: Women are leaders in California’s water industry  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Stephanie Hastings and Amy Steinfeld On Nov. 1-2, we convened the second California H2O Women Conference — a meeting of 150 of California’s top Read More →

2 killed, 50 homes lost as Ventura County blazes rage  

Marissa Nall I 6 days ago

Updated at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10: The Woolsey blaze doubled overnight, having consumed 70,000 acres in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, according to Cal Fire. Read More →

Oliver: Encourage feedback to avoid whistleblowing  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Carl Oliver Whistleblowing is trouble. Every business is vulnerable. Even when the business is innocent, handling whistleblowing is distracting and expensive. Taco Bell in Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Election outcome was predictible  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

What was surprising about the Nov. 6 election was that there were so few surprises. For stock market investors, there were some important takeaways. The Read More →

Our view: Central Coast voters make voices count  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

Central Coast voters are skeptical about new bond issues, support property rights and roads, are willing to tax marijuana and generally like their state representatives. Read More →

Sears will close store at La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Sears is closing its Santa Barbara store in La Cumbre Plaza as part of a national restructuring after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, according Read More →

Qualstar reports big boost in third quarter revenue  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Simi Valley-based data storage and power company Qualstar reported a 14.5 percent increase in revenue for its third quarter on Nov. 8, and earnings of Read More →

Brush fire shuts down Highway 101 in Thousand Oaks  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

A fast-moving brush fire closed down traffic on Highway 101 on Nov. 8 in the Hill Canyon area of Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks. The Read More →

The Trade Desk reports record revenue but misses analyst earnings estimates  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Ventura advertising technology firm The Trade Desk reported another record revenue of $118.8 million for the third quarter, but earnings of 44 cents per share Read More →

Third quarter income falls sharply at Interlink Electronics  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Chip maker Interlink Electronics reported a 27.5 percent decrease in revenue for its third quarter, as net income tumbled 72 percent to $99,000. The decrease Read More →

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals reports bigger third quarter net loss  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Westlake Village-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals reported a $16.8 million net loss, or 82 cents per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, a slight increase from Read More →

Salem Media earnings beat analyst expectations  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Salem Media Group, a Christian media outlet headquartered in Camarillo, reported net income of $1.2 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, for the third Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: When will the tragedy of mass shootings end?  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

The ripples from a mass casualty event spread quickly through the community. Hospitals and public safety organizations are overwhelmed. Families check in with loved ones. Read More →