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Community Bank of Santa Maria reported growth in loans, deposits and assets, but a dip in earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Net Read More →

Construction software company Briq raises $3 million  

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Santa Barbara engineering company moves its Texas operations  

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Tri-county breweries take home medals at beer fest  

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Central Coast breweries took away a modest number of medals from the 2019 Great American Beer Festival Oct. 3-5, suggesting stronger competition as the craft brewing Read More →

VA clinic leases former Ventura County Star building  

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