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Atara Biotherapeutics raising $150 million in public stock offering  

Staff Report I 5 mins ago

A public stock offering by Atara Biotherapeutics was set to close July 23, raising $150 million in gross proceeds for the company. The Thousand Oaks-based Read More →

SimpliPhi Power expands Energize California program  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Oxnard battery storage manufacturer SimpliPhi Power announced the expansion of its Energize California program July 18, launched in response to potential power shutoffs by regional Read More →

Amgen adds two cancer treatment biosimilars to the market  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Two oncology biosimilars from Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen hit the U.S. market July 18, copying Roche treatments for several types of cancer. Mvasi, Amgen’s Read More →

Fig Mountain co-founder James Dietenhofer dies at 72  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Flags in Buellton and Santa Ynez were flying at half-mast on July 22 after announcements on social media that Figueroa Mountain Brewing patriarch James Dietenhofer Read More →

Capital raise boosts American Riviera’s second quarter earnings  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Santa Barbara-based American Riviera Bank reported unaudited net income of $1.51 million, or 30 cents per share, for the second quarter ended June 30. That’s Read More →

County chambers back Exxon’s plan to resume oil operations via trucks  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Santa Barbara County chambers of commerce joined forces to support the restart of operations at ExxonMobil’s Santa Ynez Unit, commissioning a report to quantify the Read More →

Rebranding spotlights ‘best-kept secret’ tri-county wine region  

Tom Bronzini I 4 days ago

A wine region in the Tri-Counties has been profiled in publications as “Wine Country’s Best-Kept Secret,” (LAWeekly), and sub-areas of it as “California’s Best Unsung Read More →

San Luis Ranch mixed-use development breaks ground  

Annabelle Blair I 4 days ago

Merced Capital broke ground July 11 on the San Luis Ranch, a 131-acre mixed use development in San Luis Obispo. A small groundbreaking ceremony was Read More →

Oxnard students engineer air quality sensor after wildfires  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

Back to back wildfires that triggered air quality warnings across Ventura County spurred a team of Oxnard High School engineers to build a way to Read More →

Cannabis firm Green Flower Media raises $20 million  

Veronica Graff I 4 days ago

Green Flower Media has a $20 million war chest to triple its workforce as it expands its cannabis training programs and produces more video content Read More →

Sengupta: Follow my father’s business advice  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By Sumantra Sengupta Recently, a colleague showed me an article that he wrote, which essentially took a page from the “Not your father’s …” tagline Read More →

Our view: Setbacks are costly but biotech industry copes  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

Amid a boom in the biotech industry in the Conejo Valley, comes a reminder that drug discovery is expensive and not risk-free. On July 11, Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Capital and controversy mean cannabis here to stay  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

One largely unexplored dimension in the explosive growth of cannabis on the Central Coast is how well it fits with our entrepreneurial culture. From agribusiness Read More →

Ventura Port District appoints new commissioner  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The Ventura Port District is moving full steam ahead with the recent appointment of new Commissioner Mike Blumenberg and several major projects slated for completion Read More →

Montecito Creek Water Co. to pay $20K in fines over Hot Springs Creek  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Montecito Creek Water Company will have to pay $20,000 in penalties to county and state Fish and Wildlife departments and do streambed restoration in an Read More →

‘Wine Spectator’ honors Paso Robles restaurants  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

The publication “Wine Spectator” lauded Paso Robles restaurants Il Cortile Ristorante and La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant with 2019 Awards of Excellence. The awards are Read More →

PacWest Bancorp reports higher second quarter earnings  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

PacWest Bancorp, parent of Pacific Western Bank with 15 tri-county branches, announced net earnings of $128.1 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, for the second Read More →
Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies moved up from No. 880 last year to No. 697 this year. (Nik Blaskovich)

Procore acquires project management software firm Honest Buildings  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Carpinteria’s $3 billion construction management software startup Procore announced its impending acquisition of New York-based project management software firm Honest Buildings for an undisclosed amount Read More →

Wells Fargo awards grants to small businesses hurt by wildfires  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Wells Fargo and nonprofit Women’s Economic Ventures are awarding $238,500 in grants to 38 small businesses impacted by the November 2018 Hill and Woolsey fires. Read More →

Actor James Garner’s Santa Ynez Valley estate for sale  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

A 400-acre estate in the Santa Ynez Valley, previously owned by the late Hollywood actor James Garner, was listed for sale at an asking price Read More →

QAD releases new benchmarking tool  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Summerland-based enterprise software firm QAD released a new benchmarking tool July 15 that aims to help companies gauge their performance against their peers. Escalating trade Read More →

MannKind partners with drug discount app GoodRx  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Inhalable insulin from Westlake Village-based MannKind will now be featured on the Santa Monica-based prescription price tracking and discount app GoodRx, after the two announced Read More →

Dallas Cowboys coming to Oxnard for training  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

The Dallas Cowboys will train for their upcoming season from July 27 through Aug. 15 at the River Ridge Playing Fields at 2101 W. Vineyard Read More →

Tri-county legislators have bills pending  

Annabelle Blair I 2 weeks ago

Health care, veteran’s services, education, oil, the environment and natural disaster recovery are at the top of the legislative agenda for tri-county representatives. With the Read More →

Dispute over three letters a sign of the times in SB  

Annabelle Blair I 2 weeks ago

Apparently, three letters are enough to position popular Santa Barbara brewery Institution Ale in the crosshairs of stringent city regulations and a revitalization effort for Read More →