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Wildfires hit tourism industry still reeling from pandemic

This is supposed to the time of year for clear skies in Morro Bay. The fog, when it comes in at all, usually lifts by noon, says Mary Robinson the owner of Paddlesports Morro Bay. But lately the San Luis Obispo County coast has been blanketed by a mix of fog, smoke and ash. Robinson’s Read More →

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Henry Dubroff

Don’t let election jitters rattle your faith in stocks, experts say  

Henry Dubroff I 14 hours ago

“Four more years” is a common refrain among political partisans in an election year. But for stock market investors, presidential election years generally signal four Read More →

Amgen to team with Eli Lilly on COVID treatment  

Marissa Nall I 1 day ago

Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen announced another strategy to help address the coronavirus pandemic, entering into a manufacturing agreement with Eli Lilly to produce COVID-19 Read More →

Our view: Businesses must step up for census, voting  

Chris Officer I 2 days ago

In this most unusual of years, corporations are being asked to do a lot. And this fall, there are two more things on the corporate Read More →

UCSB, Cal Poly, CLU all make top 10 in U.S. News rankings  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

UCSB was among U.S. News & World Report's top 10 national public universities for the seventh consecutive year. (Photo courtesy UCSB) UC Santa Barbara placed Read More →

Jetpack startup taking off at Port Hueneme incubator  

Marissa Nall I 7 days ago

A new startup has landed at the Fathomwerx rapid prototyping lab, directly from the sci-fi future. Alan Jaeger, Office of Research and Technology Applications manager Read More →

Two gyms continue to defy court orders to stay outside  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Gym owners in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties have refused to shut down even as courts continue to issue orders against them. BSF Fitness in Read More →

Heat threatens to roast region’s crops  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Record heat that drove residents inside or to cool off at the beach took a toll on Central Coast crops accustomed to cooler conditions. The Read More →

Goleta fire station gets Coastal Commission OK  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

A city rendering of the plans for Fire Station 10. The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Sept. 10 to approve a new fire station Read More →

Mission Produce plants seed for IPO  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Mission Produce, a multinational avocado distributor based in Oxnard, will take its place on the roster of the region’s publicly traded agribusinesses, after it filed Read More →

SLO County airport chief to depart for SFO  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Kevin Bumen, San Luis Obispo County’s director of airports, is stepping down at the beginning of October. Bumen, who has managed San Luis Obispo County’s Read More →

AeroVironment’s revenue up, profit down  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

AeroVironment, the Simi Valley-based drone maker, said revenue in its first quarter grew slightly to $87.4 million as the company’s profit fell to 42 cents Read More →

Limoneira reports profit, record sales  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Santa Paula-based citrus producer Limoneira reported a solid third quarter on Sept. 9, with revenue up 5.3 percent and a profit of 12 cents per Read More →

Calavo reports net loss, revenue decline  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Calavo Growers reported a 24.7 percent decline in revenue and a net loss of $15.6 million, or 89 cents per share, for its fiscal third Read More →

AppFolio to sell legal unit for $193M  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

In a move that reflects a shifting landscape for the software business, Goleta-based AppFolio said Sept. 8 that it is selling its MyCase legal practices Read More →

Putting trust in the community: donations drive Housing Trust Fund  

Amber Hair I 2 weeks ago

Affordable housing doesn’t build itself, and it doesn’t fund itself, either. Walnut Street Apartments in Moorpark is one of the affordable housing projects funded by Read More →

Ventura, Channelkeeper reach deal in river water suit  

Amber Hair I 2 weeks ago

The city of Ventura and the environmental nonprofit Santa Barbara Channelkeeper have agreed to settle part of their long-running lawsuit about how much water can Read More →

Apple, Tesla thrive with stock splits, but are they a fad?  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

Stock splits are suddenly a thing in the capital markets, with Apple and Tesla shares rising after their respective decisions to create a bigger number Read More →

Carbajal expects more stimulus funds  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

An agreement on a new round of stimulus funding, including payment to individuals and additional funding for small business, is likely to be reached in Read More →

UC files new complaint in lightbulb licensing dispute  

Marissa Nall I 3 weeks ago

Efforts to secure licenses for UC Santa Barbara's LED lighting patents entered a new chapter on Aug. 31, with the launch of a second round Read More →

Montecito man gets 3 years for stock fraud scheme  

Staff Report I 3 weeks ago

Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos of Montecito was sentenced Aug. 31 to three years in federal prison for defrauding 130 investors out of more than $3.4 million, Read More →

New building up at Ventura County Office of Education  

Amber Hair I 3 weeks ago

The Ventura County Office of Education marked the finish of the new Mary E. Samples Education Services Center in Camarillo on Aug. 24. The two-story, Read More →

Dubroff: Scam artists turn SBA emergency loans into EIDL fantasies  

Henry Dubroff I 3 weeks ago

The email looked innocent enough. A request from the U.S. Small Business Administration for more documentation for a program from which Pacific Coast Business Times Read More →

Direct Relief benefits from settlement over overpriced, counterfeit masks  

Staff Report I 3 weeks ago

Amazon and 3M teamed up to fight back against sellers who price-gouge essential personal protective equipment supplies, and they’re donated the results of that lawsuit Read More →

Region’s companies well represented on Inc. 5000 fastest-growing list  

Staff Report I 3 weeks ago

Inc. magazine's annual list of the nation's 5,000 fastest growing private companies includes 28 Central Coast businesses, led by Outer Aisle, the Ventura-based maker of Read More →

Making an ImmPACT: New firm raises $18M to pursue T-cell therapies  

Marissa Nall I 3 weeks ago

Camarillo startup ImmPACT Bio is joining the pursuit for T-cell immunotherapies with $18 million in its pocket. The company is setting up shop in a Read More →