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Disaster victims can access retirement savings  

Guest commentary I 13 hours ago

By Christine Roberts The recently-signed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Act”) expands access to 401(k) and other retirement plan savings for those impacted by Read More →

Our view: Mueller’s election probe hits home with ID fraud  

Henry Dubroff I 13 hours ago

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference into the 2016 election landed squarely in the Tri-Counties on Feb. 16 when court documents revealed that Read More →

Former Amgen campus in Thousand Oaks sells for $23M  

Robert Shutt I 13 hours ago

A 198,478-square-foot office campus in Thousand Oaks has been acquired in a joint venture involving Harbor Associates, LLC and Blue Vista Capital Management for $23 Read More →

#MeToo movement changing labor law in Tri-Counties  

Robert Shutt I 14 hours ago

Even before the #MeToo movement, employment law and company policies were gradually changing to reflect the progressive mentality of most Americans. Now, in the era Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Technologist learned the value of ‘hairbrained, crazy ideas’  

Henry Dubroff I 14 hours ago

Kevin O’Connor has a knack for solving big technology problems. Early in the internet era, in a house in suburban Atlanta, he had the idea Read More →

Tri-county agencies saving water for (non) rainy days  

Marissa Nall I 14 hours ago

Because the drought never officially lifted in the Tri-Counties, agencies have been banking water for dry days. As the rest of the state prepares for Read More →

Former Enron CFO Andy Fastow warns of technicality vs. morality  

Staff Report I 17 hours ago

Former Enron CFO Andy Fastow told more than 500 students, business people and educators the danger of  following rules instead of principles in his speech Read More →

The Trade Desk’s revenue soared in 2017  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

The Trade Desk increased its revenue more than 50 percent in 2017 and more than doubled its net income compared to fiscal 2016, for earnings Read More →

Betty Elings Wells donates $1 million to UC Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Real estate investor and UC Santa Barbara Foundation trustee Betty Elings Wells donated $1 million to the university’s Research Experience and Education Facility, the campus Read More →

CFO of Atara Biotherapeutics announces retirement  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Atara Biotherapeutics, which has its research and development headquarters in Westlake Village, announced the impending retirement of its CFO, prompting a search for a replacement. Read More →

MindBody revenue was up 31 percent in 2017  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated at 2 p.m. Feb. 22: San Luis Obispo-based MindBody reported a 31 percent increase in revenue in 2017, reducing net losses by a third Read More →

New rail service will connect Ventura commuters to Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

The Los Angeles, San Diego and San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency Board of Directors approved new peak commuter hour passenger rail service connecting Ventura Read More →

San Luis Obispo-based software company MindBody acquires FitMetrix  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

San Luis Obispo-based software company MindBody announced that it has acquired FitMetrix, a communications, booking and engagement company based in Atlanta, Ga., for wellness-oriented businesses. Read More →

Golden State Water pays Ojai Playhouse owners for water-main break  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Three and a half years after a water-main break nearly destroyed the iconic century-old Ojai Playhouse  – shuttering it indefinitely and thrusting its owners into Read More →

Santa Paula man sold IDs, bank accounts to meddling Russians  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

A Santa Paula man who ran a business trafficking in stolen identities and bank accounts pleaded guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian Read More →

Dave and Dawn Gross pledge $5 million to startup nonprofit  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Ventura County philanthropists and entrepreneurs Dave and Dawn Gross pledged $5 million to the nonprofit they founded to support education and startups in the county. Read More →

Schuh: Addressing issues key for emerging markets  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Lee Schuh There are a number of books and articles covering business issues for dealing with emerging economies in other nations. However, I tried Read More →

Our view: Speed up widening of Highway 101  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

With the Trump administration pushing for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure upgrades and commutes that have been made nearly impossible along the Highway 101 corridor, it’s Read More →

Sale of Paseo Nuevo Macy’s building will spur repurposing  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

Pacific Retail Capital Partners and several other institutional investors under the advisement of J.P. Morgan Asset Management announced on Feb. 7 their acquisition of the Read More →

CLU to offer doctoral education program in Santa Maria  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

California Lutheran University will begin offering its first doctorate program outside of Ventura County in June with the establishment of the Educational Leadership Program in Read More →

Bronzini: Wineries were hit hard by Highway 101 shutdown  

Tom Bronzini I 1 week ago

There were days during the nearly two-week-long closure of Highway 101 that nobody came to the Santa Barbara tasting room of Au Bon Climat, the Read More →

SLO County foundation celebrates 20 years of managing assets  

Megan Mineiro I 1 week ago

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County has seen its managed charitable assets grow from $60,000 to $60 million since it opened its doors two Read More →

Sunset magazine lauds Oxnard as game-changing place to live  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

The city of Oxnard is starting the year off with a new moniker: “game changer.” Sunset magazine named Oxnard seventh in its list of the Read More →

Intelligence expert details ‘year of disruption’  

Chris Officer I 1 week ago

An iconic Santa Barbara resort looked more like the National Military Command Center when a retired former director of the CIA and National Security Agency Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: FBI and Justice Department should focus on fighting crime  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

As a news junkie and financial journalist to boot, it’s been hard to watch the FBI and the Justice Department take some unusual shots in Read More →