Tri-county tourism shrugs off natural disasters

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Rice Avenue overpass project gets $68.6 million in funding  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Dignitaries on May 22 announced that $68.6 million dollars has been allocated for the Rice Avenue grade separation overpass project in Oxnard. The intersection of Read More →

QAD awards technology grants to Santa Barbara schools  

Staff Report I 35 mins ago

Two Santa Barbara schools were announced as the recipients of QAD’s annual Project Upgrade technology grant on May 22. Cold Spring School and La Colina Read More →

Salem Media sells radio station to university  

Staff Report I 39 mins ago

Camarillo radio and publishing company Salem Media announced the sale of an Omaha, Neb.-based Christian contemporary music station in to the University of Northwestern-St. Paul Read More →

Camarillo-based firm joins forces with Comcast  

Staff Report I 21 hours ago

Semtech and Comcast announced a partnership May 21 to sponsor the Startup in Residence, or STIR, program through City Innovate Foundation. The program aims to Read More →

Health care champions announced, prepares for innovation panel  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

The Business Times is pleased to announce our 2018 Champions in Health Care. This annual special report published with the May 18 print edition. The health Read More →

Pension costs forcing tri-county cities to make cuts  

Tony Biasotti I 4 days ago

The financial burden of pension payments on tri-county cities continues to grow, putting a squeeze on city budgets and raising the specter of cuts in Read More →

Giant Bicycles executives want better cycling infrastructure  

Megan Mineiro I 4 days ago

The parking lot of the U.S. headquarters of Giant Bicycles in Newbury Park was empty on May 18 because every employee committed to cycling to Read More →

Finding a silver lining in the wake of epic disasters  

Tom Bronzini I 4 days ago

Los Olivos vintner Fred Brander, who lives in Montecito, recalls the thunderous sounds of rocks and boulders being swept down a swollen Oak Creek near Read More →

E&J Gallo grabs a taste of Central Coast vintage  

Robert Shutt I 4 days ago

Modesto-based E&J Gallo Winery recently completed the purchase of two separate vineyards in Santa Barbara County in the span of one week. The latest purchase Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Roadrunner sale speeds future of tri-county mass transit  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

The region’s transportation system dodged a financial pothole on May 14 when the U.S. unit of Paris-based RATP Group stepped up to acquire the assets Read More →

Skenderian: Girl Scouts are our future leaders  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By Jody Skenderian I was recently honored by the Pacific Coast Business Times as one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” in my capacity Read More →

Our view: Downtown revitalization should be fast-tracked  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

With maddeningly slow speed, Santa Barbara has begun to embrace the idea of a more entrepreneurial vision for its ailing downtown. At a business fast Read More →

Sonos cuts 6 percent of workforce ahead of IPO  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Santa Barbara-based Sonos, the maker of wireless speakers, cut about 6 percent of its workers ahead of an anticipated initial public offering that could take Read More →

Amgen gets FDA approval for migraine drug Aimovig  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 17 for its new monthly migraine treatment Aimovig. “Migraine is a Read More →

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara to reopen June 1  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

As it celebrates its 90th anniversary, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will reopen on June 1 following months of renovations after damage Read More →

Europeans OK use of Amgen’s Repatha to prevent heart attacks, strokes  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The European Commission approved Amgen’s cardiovascular drug Repatha to reduce risk in adults with established conditions like myocardial infarction, stroke or peripheral arterial disease. The Read More →

$183 million secured for Highway 101 widening project  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Updated at 12 p.m. May 17: The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments has secured $183.8 million in funding to widen Highway 101 with HOV Read More →

First quarter expenses more than doubled at Sienna Biopharmaceuticals  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Operating expenses for Westlake Village-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals more than doubled for the first quarter to $18.5 million as it launched a third product into clinical Read More →

Paris Metro operator acquires Camarillo-based Roadrunner  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Updated at 4 p.m. May 14: The operator of the Paris Metro will soon be shuttling passengers across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. RATP Dev Read More →

Sun Country Airlines to fly from Santa Barbara to Minneapolis  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Sun Country Airlines will begin service from Santa Barbara to Minneapolis on Aug. 16. The service will run seasonally two days a week, Thursdays and Read More →

Paso Robles downtown wineries host wine walk on the wild side  

Tom Bronzini I 2 weeks ago

Normally when you walk into a wine tasting room, you don’t expect to see a 6-foot-long, 100-plus pound alligator perched motionless on a stand, his Read More →

Tri-Counties get funding to convert diesel vehicles to cleaner fuel  

Megan Mineiro I 2 weeks ago

Central Coast air pollution control districts will launch new projects in the coming year to reduce toxins in pockets of the region with pollutant levels Read More →

Ventura County oil sector poised for growth in 2018 and beyond  

Tony Biasotti I 2 weeks ago

Oil and gas production in Ventura County likely bottomed out in 2017 and will grow in 2018 and beyond, especially if the Trump administration’s decision Read More →

Tri-county companies driving driverless technology  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Driving into the setting sun, the glare on the windshield obscured the cars, bicycles, shopping carts and people that ringed the sidewalks and crowded a Read More →

Colleges use pitch competitions to attract students, connect with industry  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Pitch competitions kicked off across the Tri-Counties, garnering the universities that host them a pool of potential new students and tightening their connections with regional Read More →