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Former Enron CFO Andy Fastow warns of technicality vs. morality  

Staff Report I 7 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 14 hours 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 15 hours 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 16 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 6 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 →

Intelligence expert details ‘year of disruption’  

Chris Officer I 7 days 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 7 days 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 →

Montecito investment specialist charged with fraud  

Robert Shutt I 7 days ago

Montecito investment specialist and resident Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos, 71, was arrested at his office on Feb. 7 pursuant to a 21-count, federal indictment that alleges Read More →

McGee says goodbye to Red Cross, takes on new role in Ventura County  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

  The American Red Cross Central California Region announced Feb. 16 that CEO Jim McGee was stepping down to take a role at a life Read More →

Teledyne lands $45.7 million contract for missile defense software  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Teledyne Technologies received a $45.7 million contract to provide simulation and modeling software for missile defense to the U.S. Army. The deal is for its Read More →

SLO chamber CEO to retire at the end of June  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The president and CEO of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, Ermina Karim, announced that she plans to leave the organization at the end Read More →

Community Bank of Santa Maria’s income soared in 2017  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Community Bancorp of Santa Maria, parent company of Community Bank of Santa Maria, reported increases in both gross and net income for 2017 on Feb. Read More →

Accel-KKR invests in FastSpring  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Santa Barbara software company FastSpring announced Feb. 14 that Menlo Park investment firm Accel-KKR had made a majority equity investment. Specific financial details were not Read More →

Lockheed Martin recognizes supplier Trust Automation  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin, which has major operations in the Tri-Counties, recognized San Luis Obispo-based Trust Automation as one of 16 strong business Read More →

Direct Relief establishes fund for Montecito mudslide victims  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Goleta-based Direct Relief announced Feb. 13 that it has established the 1/9 Victims Fund and committed $300,000 to provide financial assistance for survivors and families Read More →