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Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Transforming the workforce key to Ventura County’s future  

Henry Dubroff I 12 hours ago

With virtually no chance that the Central Coast will find the political will to build housing fast enough to enhance the region’s prospects, is there Read More →

Ventura County multifamily rent declined in third quarter  

Staff Report I 12 hours ago

The average asking rent in Ventura County’s multifamily market retreated from its all-time high in the third quarter and is down 0.5 percent from the Read More →

Community Choice Energy program adds 130,000 tri-county customers  

Staff Report I 13 hours ago

Monterey Bay Community Power voted to include nine tri-county cities and Santa Barbara County in its service area, expanding the Community Choice Energy program to Read More →

Yardi extends platform to Canada  

Staff Report I 15 hours ago

Property management software firm Yardi announced that it has extended its Yardi Marketplace platform to Canada. The marketplace allows users to view available products and Read More →

Amgen gets approval for arthritis drug biosimilar  

Staff Report I 15 hours ago

Biotech giant Amgen received its third U.S. approval for a biosimilar Dec. 6, a competitor for Johnson & Johnson rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade. Worldwide sales Read More →

Manchak: SLO, state economies face same hurdles  

Guest commentary I 15 hours ago

By Michael Manchak Common threads surfaced about the challenges and opportunities facing both state and local economies at two recent events. The Central Coast Economic Read More →

Sengupta: Measure your company’s impact score  

Guest commentary I 16 hours ago

By Sumantra Sengupta A few years back, I was fortunate to attend a multiday World Economic Forum meeting in Tianjin, China, where a majority of Read More →

Our view: Schwab’s exit from state just the latest departure  

Henry Dubroff I 16 hours ago

The news that iconic financial services firm Charles Schwab is leaving for Texas broke just before Thanksgiving. But the shockwaves will — and should — Read More →

South Coast auto body shop driven to donate  

Elizabeth Braun I 17 hours ago

An auto body shop is helping a Santa Barbara homeless shelter provide assistance to families in need by donating and gathering clothing, blankets, new toiletries Read More →

SLO startup Pashion Footwear plugged on Ellen Degeneres Show  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

A convertible high heel designed by San Luis Obispo startup Pashion Footwear got a demonstration on the Ellen Degeneres Show, when it was featured in Read More →

Borderline Bar & Grill to reopen and second venue planned  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

The Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks is planning a comeback, and in the meantime, owners Troy Hale and Brian Hynes will launch a Read More →

Semtech shares fall after earnings miss estimates  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Shares dipped for Camarillo semiconductor maker Semtech after the company reported a nearly 19 percent dip in revenue from the previous third quarter to $141 Read More →

AeroVironment earnings beat analyst estimates  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

AeroVironment topped analyst estimates with net income of $7.5 million for its fiscal second quarter, or 31 cents per share, and reported a 14 percent Read More →

Amgen gets approvals for BeiGene deal, Nplate drug  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Amgen received two approvals from regulators over the Thanksgiving weekend, allowing its deal to acquire a minority stake in a Chinese biotechnology firm to move Read More →

SLO releases draft EIR for senior housing project  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The city of San Luis Obispo is seeking input on a draft Environmental Impact Report for the Villaggio San Luis Obispo, a massive senior housing Read More →

SLO County hospitals get ‘A’ grades for safety  

Elizabeth Braun I 1 week ago

All four San Luis Obispo County hospitals received “A” grades in the Leapfrog Group’s 2019 Hospital Safety Grades ratings of hospitals nationwide. Across the region, Read More →

Panelists ponder gender bias and inclusion  

Elizabeth Braun I 1 week ago

Cultivating inclusion and psychological safety in the workplace could be key to unlocking new business growth, according to experts at a Santa Barbara conference on Read More →

Our view: High housing costs put workers at risk  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

One of the overlooked pieces of the housing puzzle on the Central Coast is how much high housing prices impact the real cost of living Read More →

Golik: Support the small businesses of the Central Coast  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Dawn Golik Squeezed in between national chain store discounts on Black Friday and online deal busters on Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday was created Read More →

Cave fire evacuations lifted in Santa Barbara as rain falls  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Evacuation orders have been lifted for some 6,400 residents in Santa Barbara as rains helped suppress the Camp fire near Highway 101, which had grown Read More →

Dubroff: Towbes built an institution with his philanthropy  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

When Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his essay “Self Reliance” that “an institution was the lengthening shadow of one man,” Santa Barbara was a trading Read More →

QAD stock up despite lower guidance  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Updated at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 27: Summerland manufacturing software firm QAD met analyst estimates for net income in the third quarter, but missed on revenue Read More →

Amgen completes acquisition of Otezla  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen completed its $13.4 million cash acquisition of anti-inflammation drug Otezla Nov. 21, in a deal that cleared the way for Bristol Meyers Read More →

Montecito Bank & Trust awards $1.1 million in grants to nonprofits  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Montecito Bank & Trust raised the bar for its annual $1 million in Community Dividends awards, adding a $100,000 grant named for its founder, Michael Read More →

Santa Barbara Foundation CEO Gallo stepping down  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Santa Barbara Foundation President and CEO Ronald Gallo will step down and assume the position of CEO emeritus effective Jan. 1, Board Chair Diane Adams Read More →