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ZPower teams up with San Jose firm to deliver rechargeable batteries  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

Camarillo micro-battery manufacturer ZPower has partnered with San Jose-based wireless charging firm Energous Corp. to develop wireless charging capability for small devices like hearing aids Read More →

Teledyne inks $178M contract to support U.S. special ops  

Chris Officer I 3 hours ago

Thousand Oaks manufacturing conglomerate Teledyne Technologies netted a $178 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for underwater systems to transport Special Operations Forces. Read More →

Bank of the Sierra reports third quarter earnings  

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Sierra Bancorp, parent company of Bank of the Sierra, reported increases in assets and net income, after releasing its third quarter earnings on Oct. 21. Read More →

Melchiori pleads guilty to felonies in fraud, theft case  

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Former construction firm executive Mark Melchiori pleaded guilty to three felony charges of wage fraud, diverting construction funds and unlawful money transmission, the Santa Barbara Read More →

Lemon grower goes digital with app promoting good health  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Paula citrus grower and packer Limoneira launched a free consumer app called Nature’s Pharmacy Oct. 18 to promote health and nutrition through fruits and Read More →

Amgen gets go-ahead on two drugs  

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Regulators handed Amgen two victories for its drug portfolio, granting the Thousand Oaks biotech giant approval to treat a wider range of patients with osteoporosis Read More →

Wine industry BID proposal stirs spirited debate  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara Vintners, the association representing Santa Barbara County wine producers, has been hearing strong opinions from both sides about its proposal to establish the Read More →

Port president pushes for $250 million for expansion  

Marissa Nall I 3 days ago

Jess Herrera, president of the board of commissioners for the Oxnard Harbor District, speaks about the Port of Hueneme on Oct. 11. (Marissa Nall photo) Read More →

Impact Hub rebrands itself as Kiva Cowork so it can expand  

Annabelle Blair I 3 days ago

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Legislator wants Diablo Canyon to stay open  

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Central Coast lawmaker Jordan Cunningham is banking on a change to the state’s renewable energy policy as a way to keep the last nuclear power Read More →
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Dubroff: Kimball benches himnself after scoring for CLU  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

Rare is the star athlete who possesses the self-knowledge to step down at the top of his or her game. But as a scholar who Read More →

Westlake Village BioPartners leads $85 million investment to fight cancer  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Tri-county biotech investment firm Westlake Village BioPartners led an $85 million Series A investment in South San Francisco cell therapy and drug discovery startup Arsenal Read More →

Invoca nets $56 million venture deal  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Santa Barbara call analytics company Invoca has secured $56 million in funding to help it expand its workforce and network of advertising and marketing partners. Read More →

Aera downsizes East Cat Canyon proposal  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Aera Energy has sharply reduced the number of wells in its proposed redevelopment of the East Cat Canyon in North Santa Barbara County. The company Read More →

MindBody invests in healthy living platform Fitt  

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MindBody, the San Luis Obispo-based software provider for boutique fitness studios, invested in Pittsburgh healthy living platform Fitt on Oct. 15, joining Mountain State Capital Read More →

California Lutheran University president stepping down  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

California Lutheran University President Chris Kimball will step down at the end of the academic year, the school announced in an Oct. 15 news release. Read More →

57 health care workers to be laid off in Simi Valley  

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Cerner and Adventist Health are ending a business partnership in early November that will result in the loss of 57 jobs in Simi Valley. The Read More →

Ventura County and LA credit unions call off proposed merger  

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The Ventura County Credit Union and Pasadena-based LA Financial Credit Union called off a merger that would have created at $1.3 billion financial institution headquartered in Read More →

AeroVironment launches new unmanned aerial system  

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The newest unmanned aerial system from Simi Valley-based AeroVironment’s Puma tactical line hit the market Oct. 14, and share prices for the company gained 1.4 Read More →

Santa Barbara investment firm and partner to launch $200 million fund  

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Avant Global, LLC has inked a partnership with White Field Capital Partners to launch a $200 million private equity growth fund nationally, they announced in Read More →

With revenues stagnant, growers dig for the next big thing  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Hemp’s speedy infiltration into the Tri-Counties is one signal that farmers are on the hunt for the next high-value crop. Agriculture hit a new high-water Read More →

Opinion: Hot tips to avoid employee burnout  

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Region abuzz with potential for weed-wine tourism  

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A new kind of tourism has sprung up in California with the legalization of cannabis. Although a unified regional effort in the Tri-Counties appears to Read More →

New software streamlines factory floors  

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Longtime Camarillo manufacturing advisor DeHart Consulting has launched a spinoff venture with a new technology that aims to simplify decision-making for manufacturers on their factory Read More →