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Community Bank of Santa Maria reports income, asset growth  

Brooke Holland I 12 hours ago

Community Bancorp of Santa Maria saw its net loans decline in the fourth quarter of last year, but reported increases in net income and total Read More →

Our View: It’s time to take retail crime seriously  

Editorial Board I 3 days ago

The tri-county region counts on low crime rates as a foundation for the claim that it is a terrific, if expensive, place to work and Read More →

Region sees uptick in retail crime  

Brooke Holland I 3 days ago

The tri-county region hasn’t seen any of the “flash mob” burglaries that have grabbed headlines in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, but Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Taxing the rich leaves California budget in a precarious position  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget blueprint is testing the limits of what it means to be progressive. And I’m not talking about the left-leaning spending items Read More →

New CEO brings ‘grower’s perspective’ to Ventura County Farm Bureau  

Jorge Mercado I 3 days ago

For the past 12 years, Maureen McGuire has spent her time gaining a “grower’s perspective.” Now, she hopes to bring that perspective into her new Read More →

Opinion: Top 10 pandemic hopes for 2022  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Ritch Eich Pandemic fatigue is a real thing. I’m tired of the pandemic, you’re tired of the pandemic, people the world over are tired Read More →

Real Estate: Investor pays $3.4M for Ventura building in hot industrial market  

Brooke Holland I 3 days ago

This industrial building in Ventura recently sold for $3.36 million. (courtesy photo) Commercial real estate brokerage CBRE recently announced the sale of a multi-tenant industrial Read More →

Street Smarts: Father-daughter team brings robotics tech to cannabis testing  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

If you can’t succeed building conventional robots, try Cannabots. That’s lesson entrepreneur Robert Kay learned as he begins to turn the reigns of Camarillo-based Elite Read More →

Ventura County Fusion develops next generation of soccer stars  

Jorge Mercado I 3 days ago

The Ventura County Fusion, in blue, in an exhibition match against the Canadian national team. (courtesy photo) Professional sports isn’t just the big leagues — Read More →

Women continue to bear economic brunt of pandemic, especially in California  

Brooke Holland I 3 days ago

Lauren Bragg, left, is president-elect of the National Association of Women Business Owners Santa Barbara Chapter. Bragg and her mother, Pamela Abbott-Mouchou, left, own the Read More →

In this COVID wave, businesses must make their own public health decisions  

Brooke Holland I 4 days ago

Crush Bar and Tap in Santa Barbara is one business that has cut its hours during the current wave of COVID-19 cases. (Brooke Holland photo) Read More →

San Luis Obispo County assemblyman won’t run for reelection  

Brooke Holland I 4 days ago

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, a Republican who represents San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County in Sacramento, announced Jan. 13 that he will not Read More →

Ventura County deputies arrest brothers in alleged ‘organized retail theft spree’  

Brooke Holland I 4 days ago

Two brothers from Los Angeles were arrested in connection with organized retail thefts in Ventura County of jewelry valued at more than $21,500, the Ventura Read More →

Rubicon Theatre gets biggest donation ever, will buy visiting artists’ residence  

Tony Biasotti I 6 days ago

Rubicon Theatre Company, a professional company in Ventura, has received the biggest donation in its history, some of which will go to buy a four-unit Read More →

Inogen shares drop despite projected revenue growth  

Jorge Mercado I 6 days ago

Goleta-based Inogen expects minor revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2021 but major growth for the full fiscal year, according to preliminary estimates the Read More →

Limoneira reports growing revenue and shrinking losses for Q4  

Jorge Mercado I 1 week ago

Limoneira ended its 2020-21 fiscal year on a strong note, with growing revenue and shrinking losses in the fourth quarter, the Santa Paula-based agribusiness announced Read More →

Sientra shares up after company releases 2021 revenue estimates  

Brooke Holland I 1 week ago

The Goleta-based breast implant manufacturer Sientra expects growth in the fourth quarter of 2021 and estimates its “highest-ever breast products yearly revenue” of up to Read More →

Amgen inks drug development deal worth up to $1.9B  

Jorge Mercado I 1 week ago

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen has reached an agreement with Generate Biomedicines, a Massachusetts-based therapeutics company, to research, discover and create protein therapeutics, the company announced Jan. Read More →
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Dubroff: Rainfall, profitable startups and other trends to watch this year  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

With a new year underway, much about the regional economy remains the same. COVID-19 dominates the headlines, rain has arrived after a two-year drought and Read More →

Capsida’s new CEO hopes success is in the genes  

Jorge Mercado I 1 week ago

A Capsida scientist at work in the company’s laboratory in Thousand Oaks. (courtesy photo) Many companies will be facing familiar and tough challenges in 2022 Read More →

2022 Forecast: Stock analysts break out crystal balls for region’s biggest companies  

Jorge Mercado I 1 week ago

Deckers Brands in Goleta. Analysts expect a good year for the company, which owns Ugg, Teva and other footwear brands. (courtesy photo) The tri-county region Read More →

Wine Buzz: Railsback brothers make Old World wines in Santa Barbara County  

Abigail Napp I 1 week ago

Lyle and Eric Railsback (courtesy photo) Weeks ago, Wine Enthusiast named Santa Barbara County the “Wine Region of the Year,” praising the hidden microclimates, evolving Read More →

Sonos wins ruling that Google violated its patents  

Jorge Mercado I 1 week ago

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in favor of Santa Barbara-based Sonos once again on Jan. 6, with a finding that Google infringed on five Read More →

Our View: Deja vu as 2022 begins, but with some big differences  

Editorial Board I 1 week ago

We begin 2022 as we ended 2021, with the newest variant of the virus dominating the headlines. As the Business Times goes to press on Read More →

Street Smarts: Happy 150th to Stearns Wharf, a landmark in the region’s history  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Happy 150th anniversary to Stearns Wharf, which brought large-scale commerce and trade to the Central Coast when John Peck Stearns built it in 1872. The Read More →