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ContractWorks opens office in London  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

Goleta software firm ContractWorks, a subsidiary of SecureDocs, opened its first European office in London on Jan 21. The new office, the second for the Read More →

Startup Wildnote gets $2 million investment  

Staff Report I 11 hours ago

San Luis Obispo startup Wildnote, which provides environmental data management and reporting software, closed a $2 million seed round led by Santa Barbara investment firm Read More →

Calavo Growers acquires Simply Fresh Fruit  

Staff Report I 12 hours ago

Santa Paula avocado and fresh produce distributor Calavo Growers announced its acquisition of SFFI Company, also known as Simply Fresh Fruit, a California cut fruit Read More →

LTC buys Michigan and Texas properties for $33 million  

Staff Report I 12 hours ago

Westlake Village-based LTC Properties announced Jan. 21 that it acquired three properties in Michigan and Texas for $33 million. LTC bought two properties in Auburn Read More →

Wackers donate $350,000 to French Hospital  

Staff Report I 12 hours ago

Bob and Debbie Wacker have donated $350,000 to French Hospital Medical Center’s Beyond Health campaign, Dignity Health announced Jan. 21. This gift will support the Read More →

Erik Justesen named SLO Citizen of the Year  

Staff Report I 1 day 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 7 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 →