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Coast Village Road reopens for business

Updated at 3:20 p.m. Jan. 23: Coast Village Road reopened to business owners the morning on Jan. 23 and, by around noon, dozens of customers had been allowed into the area to shop at local stores and restaurants. Owners were able to stock up and contact customers before the roads opened, but a few proprietors Read More →

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Coast Village businesses opening pop-up shops on State Street  

Staff Report I 17 hours ago

Commercial real estate brokers in Santa Barbara are being asked to consider allowing pop-up shops in their vacant spaces to accommodate displaced Coast Village Road Read More →

CloudCommerce to change fiscal year amid higher 2018 revenue guidance  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara-based e-commerce company CloudCommerce updated its revenue guidance and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Jan. 18 to change its fiscal year to Read More →

Finding the right fit for customer service  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By K.T. Connor Customer service is a curious concept and can be quite befuddling. Does it mean excellence? Efficiency? Courtesy? Some time ago I had Read More →

CCE can be economic engine for SLO County  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By June Cochran On Jan. 23, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will decide their next actions related to Community Choice Energy.  The Read More →

Buying local just the first step in Thomas fire recovery  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By Marsha Bailey The Thomas fire and its aftermath have brought catastrophe to our community. The tragic loss of life, homes, farms and businesses has Read More →

Our view: No-growth politics, disasters don’t mix  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

When your county’s top two emergency response experts live 100 miles away in San Luis Obispo and the Santa Barbara chamber’s CEO lives 50 miles Read More →

Tenants leasing buildings in Grover Beach cannabis zone  

Robert Shutt I 4 days ago

A 2,160-square-foot commercial condo and a 3,000-square-foot freestanding warehouse have been leased in Grover Beach’s commercial medicinal cannabis zone. The commercial condo was leased for Read More →

Simi Valley aerospace companies’ shares soar  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

Just a year since it declared it was no longer a shell company, Airborne Wireless Network is still burning cash as it tries to launch Read More →

Ojai vintners look for normalcy after fire scare  

Tom Bronzini I 4 days ago

Maps of the Thomas fire in early December painted a terrifying picture of the Ojai Valley, surrounded by menacing red that showed where wind-driven flames Read More →

Santa Barbara Downtown Organization director resigns  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Just as it tries to recover from the Thomas fire, mudslides and a bruising downturn in retail activity, the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization is looking Read More →

Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber running for Ventura County supervisor  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber announced Jan. 19 that he is running for the Ventura County Supervisor 4th District seat. Huber, an attorney, has been Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Mental trauma from deadly fire and mudslides will linger  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

“After the fire, the fire still burns.” The title of the 1985 Roger Daltrey music video does a lot to explain why I was on Read More →

Foodbank to distribute produce Jan. 19 to mudslide victims  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County announced that it would host a farmstand event Jan. 19, to hand out fresh produce to families of Montecito Union Read More →

Petition to stop Lompoc cannabis operations falls short  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The city of Lompoc can move forward in granting permits for commercial cannabis operations, after it determined that a petition to suspend its ordinance didn't Read More →

Amgen gets FDA approval to change Kyprolis label  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Biotech giant Amgen announced Jan. 17 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved changes to the label of its multiple myeloma drug Kyprolis. Data Read More →

CalAmp to monitor vehicles in Pennsylvania  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

CalAmp announced a cost-savings initiative Jan. 18 in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Internet of Things company, which has operations in Oxnard, said Read More →

Resonant adds companies to filter foundry program  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Goleta-based filter designer for mobile devices Resonant announced Jan. 18 that four companies, including U.K.-based NDK, South Korea-based Sonics, Taiwanese Wavetek and New Japan Radio Read More →

SLO airport passenger count increased 23 percent in 2017  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport had a record-breaking year in 2017, with 407,646 passengers traveling to or from the airport compared to 330,231 passengers Read More →

Charge against Plains employee dismissed as trial set for Feb. 5  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

A criminal trial against Plains All American Pipeline over the 2015 Refugio oil spill will begin on Feb. 5, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Read More →

SB chamber CEO Ken Oplinger hospitalized after heart attack  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Santa Barbara’s business leadership ranks suffered their second setback in a week on Jan. 16 when Ken Oplinger, president and CEO of the Chamber of Read More →

Thomas fire lawsuit expanded to include mudslide victims  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Attorneys for victims of the mudslides in Montecito have joined an earlier lawsuit against Southern California Edison over the Thomas fire, blaming actions by the Read More →

Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum cancels Yardi event  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum, "An Evening with Anant & Kevin Yardi" that had been scheduled for Jan. 17 in Santa Barbara, has been Read More →

Dole Food withdraws request to SEC for third IPO  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Dole Food, headquartered in Westlake Village, on Jan. 9 withdrew its April request with the Securities and Exchange Commission to hold its third initial public Read More →

Our view: Bold leadership needed to recover from disasters  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

Make it right. After five weeks of relentless battering from fires, ash and now mudslides, our region could really use a break. But what’s more Read More →

Tri-county incubators and workspaces thriving  

Robert Shutt I 2 weeks ago

Incubators and workspaces around the Central Coast are housing some of the region’s most innovative businesses and several of them have big plans for 2018. Read More →