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LTC Properties looks at Texas to add to its portfolio  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

LTC Properties, the Westlake Village-based real estate investment trust that primarily invests in senior housing and health care properties, said July 17 that it has Read More →

Community Bank of Santa Maria reports second quarter gains after sale of its Lompoc branch  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

Community Bancrp of Santa Maria said net income for the second quarter jumped 131 percent from $788,879 for the period ending June 30, 2017 to Read More →

Target signs lease for Goleta space, plans to open store in 2019  

Staff Report I 22 hours ago

Target announced July 16 that it will be opening a 117,000-square-foot store in Goleta planned to open in 2019. The Target, to be located at Read More →

Housing hurdle for tri-county mental health care  

Annabelle Blair I 4 days ago

The plight of acute care for individuals with mental health in the Tri-Counties is troubling: facilities are scarce, funding is inadequate and medical professionals are Read More →

Alzheimer’s drug news boosts Amgen, Inogen  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Stock prices for tri-county biotech companies have spiked since an announcement July 6 that an Alzheimer’s drug developed by Biogen showed positive results in a Read More →

Holiday fire welcomes PCBT reporter to Tri-Counties  

Annabelle Blair I 4 days ago

As I piled into a car with friends to hang out in the Funk Zone on a Friday night, I didn’t know that about 4 Read More →

Patel: Time is ripe for succession planning  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By Jasleen Patel In order to manage your winery properly, you likely wear many hats to ensure the business runs smoothly. This includes planning new Read More →

Our view: Tri-Counties facing mental health crisis  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

The region’s mental health system is, to use a non-technical term, a mess. Across the Tri-Counties, there is a severe shortfall of institutional facilities. That Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: With Sonos IPO, tri-county tech hub has arrived  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

Santa Barbara-based Sonos and its co-founder and former CEO John MacFarlane have always gone their own way. Unlike instructional graphics firm Lynda.com, now part of Read More →

Amgen shares climb after it resubmits Evenity drug application to FDA  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Shares for Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen were on the rise July 13 after it resubmitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Read More →

Valdez Wealth Management Group joins Wells Fargo Advisors  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Louie Valdez and his team, the Valdez Wealth Management Group, have left UBS Financial Services and have joined Wells Fargo Advisors in Westlake Village. With Read More →

World Telehealth Initiative formed to provide remote health care services  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

The World Telehealth Initiative announced its formation as a nonprofit organization on July 10, with the goal of using telecommunications technology to provide remote health Read More →

BMW to reduce exports through the Port of Hueneme  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

BMW AG is increasing manufacturing capacity in China in a move that will help the automaker lower its reliance on imports from a U.S. factory Read More →

Santa Barbara nonprofit sets sights on a new path  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

PathPoint and Crescend Health, two Santa Barbara-based nonprofits that provide services for mental and behavioral health care, announced a merger on July 1. PathPoint, which Read More →

Holiday fire reaches 100 acres, 90 percent containment  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

This story was last updated on July 9 at 2:30 p.m. A wind-driven fire that swept through a neighborhood near Goleta overnight destroying some 13 Read More →

Ice Energy lands $40 million deal to fund ice battery installations  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

A $40 million investment deal will fund the rollout of more than 1,500 ice batteries in Southern California for Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy. The company’s Read More →

French Hospital Medical Center expanding ER to meet demand  

Annabelle Blair I 2 weeks ago

French Hospital Medical Center broke ground for its new emergency department on June 27, a first step in an estimated $100 million expansion that will Read More →

Casa Dorinda paves the future with new bridge  

Annabelle Blair I 2 weeks ago

Continuing plans for its $40 million Bliss expansion project following the mudslides that devastated Montecito in January, the Casa Dorinda retirement community dedicated a new Read More →

Ventura County ponders future as hub for technology and innovation  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

As it recovers from the historic Thomas fire and copes with a slow-growth mindset that has stymied GDP growth, Ventura County should look to foster Read More →

Oxnard VA clinic looks for new site  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Oxnard will select a site for a new Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic early next year as legislation signed in June aims to streamline key Read More →

Carnegie Corp. honors Nakamura, Carbajal  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

The Fourth of July introduced two notable Santa Barbara figures to the Carnegie Corp.’s annual “Great Immigrants, Great Americans” list, an archive that is approaching Read More →

Sales tax ruling doesn’t faze e-commerce experts  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

The Supreme Court ruling that opened the door for state and local governments to tax billions of dollars in online sales adds new hurdles for Read More →

Sears will close store in Thousand Oaks  

Robert Shutt I 2 weeks ago

The Sears store at 145 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks will close down in late September, the company announced. Sears Holdings, which owns the Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Election creates ‘window of opportunity’ for U.S., Mexico  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

The convincing victory of left-leaning populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico’s July 1 presidential election came as no surprise to anyone who heard veteran Read More →

Kramer: Shared assets and unspoken expectations  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

By Edward Kramer With young children at home, my family has a common saying: “Share with your brother/sister.” Interestingly, sharing can be as difficult for Read More →