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Bank of the Sierra reports big increase in net income  

Staff Report I 6 hours ago

Sierra Bancorp, the Porterville-based parent company of the Bank of the Sierra, reported a healthy increase in net income during the first quarter of 2018 Read More →

Toad&Co partners with LimeLoop on shipping that saves trees and water  

Staff Report I 6 hours ago

Santa Barbara outdoor clothing retailer Toad&Co announced a partnership April 23 with LimeLoop, a Bay Area startup working to replace the typical cardboard box used Read More →

New alliance spurs social investments on the Central Coast  

Marissa Nall I 3 days ago

Some Central Coast financial advisers are convinced that doing good and making money aren’t mutually exclusive. With the increasing popularity of impact investing and entrepreneurial Read More →

San Luis Obispo County airport taking off  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

A decade after the devastating loss of American Airlines operations, the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is setting records for year-over-year passenger traffic gains. Read More →

Towbes, Duncan lauded at PSHH grand opening  

Robert Shutt I 3 days ago

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing celebrated the organization’s newest affordable housing development on the Central Coast at a grand opening on April 18. On hand at the Read More →

Our view: Dwindling free press imperils democracy  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

A media revolt that started in Colorado has spread across Southern California, with executives from the company that produces the Los Angeles Daily News and Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Awards programs honor Central Coast entrepreneurship  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

The winners of two influential business and technology awards programs for 2018 have been announced and they reveal a lot about the state of innovation Read More →

Mathews: Best succession plan may be creating an ESOP  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Anthony Mathews We appreciate this opportunity to add our comments on the article by Jim Wisdom (March 16 edition of the Business Times) on Read More →

Steinfeld: 3 counties, 3 approaches to cannabis crops  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Amy Steinfeld Legalization of recreational cannabis has shaken up the supply chain. Californians may now grow up to six cannabis plants for personal use Read More →

Unemployment rates fall across Tri-Counties  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

The unemployment rate in San Luis Obispo County was 2.9 percent in March, down from a revised 3.2 percent in February, and below the year-ago Read More →

PacWest Bancorp reports increase in net earnings  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

PacWest Bancorp, parent company for Pacific Western Bank, reported increased earnings over last quarter for the first quarter of 2018 on April 18. The company Read More →

Citizens Business Bank reports record earnings  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

CVB Financial Corp., parent company of Citizens Business Bank, announced record-high earnings for the quarter ended March 31 on April 18. The company recorded net Read More →

Class action lawsuit against Plains All American expanding  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The class action lawsuit against Plains All American over its 2015 oil spill near Refugio Beach potentially got a whole lot bigger on April 17 Read More →

LogicMonitor sold to Vista Equity Partners  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Santa Barbara-based LogicMonitor, whose software helps large customers monitor IT devices and cloud computing operations, has been sold to Vista Equity Partners, a private equity Read More →

Amgen clinical trial shows promising results for migraine drug Aimovig  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Amgen, the biotech giant based in Thousand Oaks, announced promising results for a clinical trial of its experimental migraine treatment Aimovig on April 17. The Read More →

Yardi acquires Scottish firm to extend reach into coworking spaces  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Santa Barbara area software firm Yardi Systems said April 16 that it has acquired Phoenix Broadband Ltd., a Scottish firm that will extend its reach Read More →

Ventura County rents stable after homes destroyed in Thomas fire  

Tony Biasotti I 1 week ago

It’s a question from an introductory economics course, come to life: What happens when an area that’s already short on housing sees a portion of Read More →

Carpinteria distributor celebrates 40 years in healthy food business  

Megan Mineiro I 1 week ago

Joel Dee set out in 1978 selling Miso Cup and living out of the Airstream trailer hitched to his truck. Forty years later, the company Read More →

Smaller cities in the Tri-Counties high on the cannabis industry  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

When it comes to Central Coast cities and cannabis, it can pay to be an open-minded, smaller fish in a big, law-and-order pond. Almost four Read More →

Hotels rebounding from disasters but face slump  

Glenn Rabinowitz I 1 week ago

Evacuations have provided spikes in bookings but hotels in the region are struggling through an extended slump in visitor traffic related to the Thomas fire Read More →

Investor puts FastSpring on fast track  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

An equity investment has Santa Barbara-based software platform FastSpring looking to fill dozens of new positions in 2018, which also puts it in the market Read More →

Program launched to help Santa Barbara area nonprofits go solar  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The Community Environmental Council announced the launch of a pilot program on April 12 called Solarize Nonprofit aimed at helping local nonprofit organizations develop solar Read More →

Qualstar subsidiary N2Power gets $1.1 million contract  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Simi Valley data storage manufacturer Qualstar announced April 12 that its subsidiary N2Power, which designs and manufactures high efficiency power supplies, had received a $1.1 Read More →

Signature adds perks as Santa Barbara airport lease goes to bid  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

With Santa Barbara Municipal Airport receiving approval from the City Council for its master plan to redevelop the north side of the airport, regional and Read More →

Ventura County rebuilding tourism industry after Thomas fire  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Visitor cancellations have plagued Ventura County, which relies heavily on its Southern California and Central Valley drive markets, but its international travel came through the Read More →