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Indie record shops thrive in vinyl’s new age

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Procore announces second recent acquisition  

Jorge Mercado I 18 hours ago

Procore Technologies secured its second acquisition in as many months when the Carpinteria-based construction software company announced on Oct. 22 it had acquired LaborChart. Financial Read More →

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Indie record shops thrive in vinyl’s new age  

Brooke Holland I 18 hours ago

Ben Mohler browses the vinyl at Warbler Records & Goods in downtown Santa Barbara. (Brooke Holland photo) While browsing a selection of vinyl records at Read More →

Real Estate: New CRE firm in region finds national retailer for State Street  

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Region’s unemployment rate drops below 5%  

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Energy Vault preps to go public, could raise $388M  

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Citizens Business Bank reports ‘solid loan growth,’ higher earnings in Q3  

Brooke Holland I 2 days ago

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Earnings, assets both up at Pacific Premier Bank  

Brooke Holland I 2 days ago

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Pacific Western Bank reports year-over-year earnings growth  

Brooke Holland I 4 days ago

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MannKind shares drop 18% after FDA says it will pass on new blood pressure drug  

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New SBA leader sees big changes on the horizon for small businesses  

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Family Business: SLO Chamber aims to make workplaces friendlier to parents  

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Amgen goes full speed ahead on biosimilar drugs  

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Sansum Institute kept its diabetes research going in a year like no other  

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Community Bank of Santa Maria reports Q3 earnings jump  

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Inogen co-founder to leave company in April  

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Real Estate: Limoneira closes first phase of Harvest project with 596 homes  

Brooke Holland I 1 week ago

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Good Works: French Hospital gets $100K from credit union; Awards in South SLO County  

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Street Smarts: Acme restaurants’ latest catch is delicious and sustainable  

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Opinion: Navigating the ‘gotchas’ in California employment law  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

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Opinion: Celebrating the tri-county region’s Latino business community  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

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Our View: Alisal Fire a reminder of need for insurance reforms  

Editorial Board I 1 week ago

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