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Erik Justesen named SLO Citizen of the Year  

Staff Report I 17 seconds ago

The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce named Erik Justesen as its 2019 Citizen of the Year during the chamber’s annual meeting Jan. 18. The Read More →

Lesh: China trade deal: the good, the bad and the ugly  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Kirk Lesh President Donald Trump signed “phase one” of the trade deal with China. As usual, it took a lot of time, tweets and Read More →

EDC panel discusses business challenges  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

More than 100 community and business leaders came together for the Economic Development Collaborative’s 23rd annual meeting in Westlake Jan. 16. EDC board members spoke Read More →

Newton: Technology displayed at CES smarter than ever  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By David Newton Innovations at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show tended to be in four areas: robots, speakers, displays and emerging 5G-enabled artificial intelligence applications. Read More →

Our view: Minimum wage hikes hurt small businesses  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

From the pages of The Economist comes a cautionary story about the impact of rises in the minimum wage on small businesses and their owners. Read More →

Paseo Nuevo renovation to be completed by the summer  

Amber Hair I 3 days ago

The Paseo Nuevo mall’s $20 million renovation is 75 percent complete and on track to be completed by the summer, which will also mark the Read More →

Tri-county tech M&A heats up  

Marissa Nall I 3 days ago

In a major week for M&A in the Tri-Counties, acquisitions by software and semiconductor firms kicked off a year that’s expected to be a strong Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Accurate census count critical for tri-county businesses  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

Jan. 14 marked the kickoff for an effort across the tri-county region to make sure that the 2020 census provides an accurate count of area Read More →

Farber Hass Hurley LLP merges with Teresa D. Gruber, CPAs  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Oxnard-based Farber Hass Hurley LLP has merged with Teresa D. Gruber, CPAs. Teresa D. Gruber, CPAs has specialized in providing tax and accounting services in Read More →

Harding new SLO regional president for American Riviera Bank  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Steven Harding has joined Santa Barbara-based American Riviera Bank as executive vice president/regional president for San Luis Obispo County. “We are happy to welcome Steve Read More →

Limoneira shares climb as loss in line with estimates  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Shares for publicly traded agribusiness Limoneira gained 5.26 percent in trading Jan. 14, after the firm reported better-than-expected financial results and a strong outlook for Read More →

Lawsuits claim similar fire broke out year before dive boat tragedy  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Four new lawsuits were filed in Los Angeles District Court by the families of three passengers and a crew member against Truth Aquatics, the owner Read More →

Community Bank of Santa Maria releases year-end earnings report  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Community Bank of Santa Maria saw a 28.2 percent increase this year in fourth quarter net income, compared to the same period last year, the Read More →

Sientra shares fall despite record sales  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Goleta breast implant maker Sientra released preliminary full-year 2020 revenue estimates Jan. 13, saying it made record sales of $23.2 million, up from 19 million Read More →

LogicMonitor acquires Swedish AI firm Unomaly  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Santa Barbara Software-as-a-Service firm LogicMonitor announced an investment in artificial intelligence, with the acquisition Jan. 13 of Swedish firm Unomaly.  Unomaly was founded in 2012 Read More →

Inogen shares sink as full-year revenue falls short  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Inogen shares plummeted 22 percent Jan. 13 with the release of preliminary full-year financial results that fell short of prior estimates by the firm.  The Read More →

Inphi acquires eSilicon for $216 million  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Westlake Village semiconductor manufacturer Inphi closed its acquisition of San Jose-based fabless semiconductor firm eSilicon Jan. 13. The two companies valued the deal at around Read More →

InTouch Health being acquired for $600 million  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Goleta virtual health care company InTouch Health announced its acquisition by New York firm Teladoc Health in a $600 million cash and stock deal. The Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Middle East tensions, space race boon for Central Coast bases  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

Working at an inner city high school in the late 1970s, I learned a few things about street fights. One of them was this: if Read More →

Amgen closes deal for $2.8B stake in oncology firm BeiGene  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Amgen’s deal to acquire a minority stake in Chinese oncology research firm BeiGene closed Jan. 2, with a $2.8 billion cash price tag. The deal Read More →

Portside Ventura Harbor begins leasing apartments  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Portside Ventura Harbor, a mixed-use waterfront development, has released its first 56 apartments for lease. The 27-acre development has been almost two decades in the Read More →

NASA selects Cal Poly students to find water on Mars  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

There’s water on Mars, and students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is going to help find it. A team of mechanical engineering students were Read More →

UCSB LED bulb patent suit targets GE  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Work by UC Santa Barbara researchers ushered in a new wave of modern light bulbs, and now a patent enforcement action has landed at the Read More →

United flights back at Santa Maria Airport  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino address the crowed during the announcement of United Airlines services returning to the Santa Maria Airport. The Santa Maria Public Read More →

Santa Barbara’s State Street prime for Amazon  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Amazon is bringing new life to its spot on Santa Barbara’s State Street. The Seattle-based tech giant began occupying renovated space at 1001 State St. Read More →