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SLO drone developer WhiteFox nets $12 million in seed funding  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

San Luis Obispo drone technology developer WhiteFox Defense Technologies netted $12 million in seed funding for investors to scale and launch new product lines. Returning Read More →

Amgen to pay dividend to shareholders  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Thousands Oaks’ biotech heavyweight Amgen announced a $1.45 per share dividend for shareholders Dec. 7. The dividend is a 10 percent increase over the past Read More →

Rocket launch from Vandenberg to deploy satellite delayed  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated at 1 p.m. Dec. 8: The Delta IV rocket launch slated for the evening of Dec. 7 was postponed at least 24 hours. The Read More →

Qualstar shares soar after announcing stock repurchase program  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Simi Valley data storage company Qualstar announced a $2.4 million stock repurchase program Dec. 6. Shares shot up more than 23 percent following the news Read More →

Pay increased for federal employees in SLO County  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Federal employees in San Luis Obispo County saw an increase in their salaries Dec. 7, putting them on par with pay rates in Los Angeles Read More →

Investor buys Westlake Village medical buildings for $30 million  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Two medical buildings in Westlake Village sold for $29.95 million to an Ohio real estate investment company, according to a Dec. 7 news release. Totaling Read More →

Landmark equine brick barn turned into wine venue  

Tom Bronzini I 2 days ago

What once was Santa Barbara County’s most elegant barn, built of red bricks and a Spanish tile roof to house Arabian horses, is now an Read More →

Our view: Wells Fargo grants will help businesses recover  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

When it comes to small business and disaster, the Business Times has firsthand experience in how difficult things can be. Operations get disrupted, staff morale Read More →

Goleta’s Surforce measures interaction between surfaces  

Marissa Nall I 2 days ago

Jet airplanes hitting concrete runways, how wine feels in the mouth and the friction between joints are just a few of the research questions being Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Developer Jerry Beaver went from outsider to insider  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

It’s hard to write about the late Jerry Beaver, a well-known South Coast real estate developer, without making reference to another respected leader whose funeral Read More →

Khan: Remittances have benefits for U.S.  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Sabith Khan I spoke at a Rotary Club event recently where an audience member asked me if the net effect of remittance was to Read More →

Blair: Tiny homes might be big solution to Central Coast housing crisis  

Annabelle Blair I 3 days ago

Tiny homes have become a hot topic in the cities of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. In SLO, the City Council unanimously approved criteria Read More →

San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay join Monterey Bay Community Power  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay are the latest Central Coast cities to take their utilities into their own hands, announcing Dec. 5 that they Read More →

Forecast predicts little economic growth in Ventura County through 2020  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

After two consecutive years of economic contraction, Ventura County’s GDP will neither grow nor shrink in 2018 and it is expected to grow only slightly Read More →

LTC Properties reports lessee filed for bankruptcy  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

LTC Properties, a real estate investment trust in Westlake Village that primarily invests in senior housing and health care properties, reported on Dec. 5 that Read More →

Safran shareholders approve Zodiac Aerospace merger  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Shareholders of French aircraft equipment manufacturer Safran overwhelmingly voted Nov. 27 in favor of a merger with Santa Maria employer Zodiac Aerospace. The company took Read More →

Amgen immunotherapies show positive results  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Amgen released positive data for two immunotherapies in its BiTE platform, treating acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma, the latter of which has been fast-tracked Read More →

Chief operating officer leaving The Trade Desk  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Ventura advertising platform The Trade Desk announced the departure of Chief Operating Officer Rob Perdue on Dec. 4. The company has launched a search for Read More →

Ventura County harbor, port projects get $14.8 million in funding  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Dredging projects at the Ventura and Channel Islands harbors and Port of Hueneme were budgeted a combined $14.8 million in federal funding through the U.S. Read More →

Wells Fargo, WEV present $450,000 in grants to 60 small businesses  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

A partnership between Wells Fargo and nonprofit Women’s Economic Ventures presented $450,000 in grant money to 60 small businesses impacted by the Thomas fire and Read More →

Reagan Library replaces catering contract  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley will be switching its catering contract from a small company located in Moorpark to international food services Read More →

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

After being postponed three times, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 10:34 a.m. Dec. 3, bearing 15 micro satellites Read More →

South Coast developer Jerry Beaver dies  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

Jerry Beaver, a leading Santa Barbara commercial real estate developer who built or remodeled more than 30 buildings on the South Coast, died at age 86 Read More →

Aerovironment releases quarterly earnings report  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Aerovironment shares plunged ahead of its earnings report Nov. 30, losing more than 16 percent to $76.60. Earnings for the Simi Valley manufacturer of unmanned Read More →

Stellar reports decline in third quarter earnings  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Stellar Biotechnologies reported a 7 percent drop in revenue for the third quarter, and net losses stayed flat at $5.03 million. Shares shot up after Read More →