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Rabobank 09 2017

Firefighter killed battling Thomas fire

Updated at 1:25 p.m. Dec. 14: Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott confirmed the death of a Cal Fire engineer from the San Diego unit who was fighting the Thomas fire Dec. 14. The firefighter’s family has been notified. “More details will be made available as they are confirmed,” he said in a news release. “In Read More →

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Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: A bird’s eye view of global warming  

Henry Dubroff I 6 hours ago

Flying into Santa Barbara the afternoon of Dec. 10, I spotted an impressive plume of smoke rising from the Thomas fire near Carpinteria. I leaned Read More →

CPUC delays decision on Diablo Canyon  

Staff Report I 19 mins ago

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to delay discussion and a decision on the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant until Jan. 11. Read More →

PacWest selling $1.5 billion in cash flow loans  

Staff Report I 1 hour ago

PacWest Bancorp, parent company of Pacific Western Bank, announced on Dec. 11 that it has agreed to sell cash flow loans with an aggregate carrying Read More →

Deckers Brands board members likely to have been reelected  

Marissa Nall I 1 hour ago

Updated at 10:25 a.m. Dec. 14: After months of vitriolic messages between investors and the board of directors, the annual meeting of Deckers Brands shareholders Read More →

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo adds minor in bioinformatics  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Beginning next fall, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will offer a cross-disciplinary studies minor in bioinformatics, in partnership with the Center for Advancing Women in Read More →

Limoneira lowers income estimates after Thomas fire  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Santa Paula citrus and avocado grower Limoneira reduced its earnings per share and income estimates for its fiscal year 2017, following the Thomas fire in Read More →

Amgen increasing quarterly dividend  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen announced that it would increase its quarterly dividend 15 percent to $1.32 per share for the first quarter of 2018. Read More →

French Hospital Medical Center named one of the top hospitals in U.S.  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

The Leapfrog Group has recognized French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo as one of six hospitals in California to be included in its Read More →

Class-action lawsuit filed over code violations at The SLO  

Robert Shutt I 6 days ago

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Home Sweet Home LLC over alleged unsafe living conditions at The SLO student housing community in San Luis Read More →

Westmont takes on global leadership training  

Katie Swalm I 6 days ago

Westmont’s Global Leadership Center partnered with local institutes and donors to provide funds for a brand new dorm and brand new educational programs — not Read More →

Multi-story warehouses will soon be in demand  

Robert Shutt I 6 days ago

Demand for warehouses with multiple stories, which are already common in many Asian cities, will soon hit the Tri-Counties, according to a report from CBRE Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Tax cut bill will take toll on Central Coast higher education  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act headed toward conference is way more than just an economic stimulus package. It is designed in not-so-subtle ways to Read More →

Our view: Ventura should rebuild quickly once fire is out  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

The hillsides that define Ventura’s geography also pose an ever-present danger — the risk that a fire could sweep down those very hillsides to the Read More →

Rigali: Let backward thinking pull you forward  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Laura Azzalina Rigali When’s the last time you asked yourself where you want to be as a person and as an executive, and where Read More →

Carbajal: GOP tax cuts will hurt Central Coast  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Congressman Salud Carbajal The Republican tax plan that passed the House and Senate was falsely marketed as a win for small businesses but, in Read More →

AeroVironment reports 47 percent increase in second quarter revenue  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Unmanned aerial vehicle producer AeroVironment saw a 47 percent increase in revenue for its fiscal second quarter, boosting net income to $7.02 million and share Read More →

Duke Energy acquires full ownership of REC Solar  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Duke Energy, the Charlotte, N.C.-based energy company that purchased a majority interest in REC Solar in 2015, announced Dec. 6 that it had acquired full Read More →

Raytheon helping migrate Department of Defense to cloud networks  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Defense technology company Raytheon, with major operations in Goleta, joined the Pivotal Ready Partner Program to quicken the pace of new software and technology adoption Read More →

TrackR appoints new CEO to replace co-founder  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Santa Barbara-based TrackR announced the appointment of Nate Kelly as its CEO, replacing co-founder Chris Herbert, who will stay on as a member of the Read More →

Patagonia suing to block Trump’s Bears Ears decision  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Almost one year after it was given protected status as a historical and scientific site, President Donald Trump reversed the decision for around 85 percent Read More →

Firefighter killed battling Thomas fire  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Updated at 1:25 p.m. Dec. 14: Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott confirmed the death of a Cal Fire engineer from the San Diego unit who Read More →

Thousands flee fast moving blaze as it ravages Ventura County  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Driven by 60 mph winds, a brush fire that started late Dec. 4 in the Santa Paula area grew to 45,000 acres and destroyed 150 Read More →

Amgen partners with Biocartis on diagnostic tests for cancer drug  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Biotech giant Amgen signed an agreement with Belgium-based Biocartis Group to assist in the development of companion diagnostic tests for its colorectal cancer drug Vectibix. Read More →

Amgen gets FDA OK to market Repatha’s ability to prevent heart attacks  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

The U.S Food and Drug Administration gave Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen the go-ahead to market its cholesterol drug Repatha to patients at risk of Read More →

Revenues down at Stellar Biotechnologies  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Stellar Biotechnologies reported a steep drop in revenues for its fiscal year 2017, but net losses remained flat to the previous year at $5.03 million. Read More →