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Rabobank 09 2017

Defense stock investors making ‘flight to safety’

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Pacifica Hotels added another Central Coast location to its roster, bringing the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Paso Robles Atascadero under its management. Pacifica owns and Read More →

Only service dogs must be allowed  

Guest commentary I 2 days ago

By Nancy Sommers Most of us understand the benefits of animals in our lives whether we choose to have them or not. Yet, there is Read More →

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California’s labor shortage can be fixed  

Guest commentary I 2 days ago

By Jordan Cunningham California has a huge hole in our skilled labor force. Construction companies scramble to find carpenters, electricians, iron workers and those in Read More →

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Officials have sought public input on the proposed closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant as part of an ongoing approval process of a Read More →

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Tri-county biotech companies are grappling with how to increase quality of life as people begin to live longer, and partnerships with universities play a key Read More →
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Designers happy to see new Hotel Californian open  

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California Lutheran University sells seminary property  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Story updated at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 22: California Lutheran University has sold a 10-acre property where its Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary once operated in Berkeley Read More →

Santa Barbara County accountant arrested over misappropriation of $1.7 million  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Lynn Hogan, an accountant for the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department, was arrested on charges of misappropriation of approximately $1.7 million of public funds, Read More →

E-commerce forcing retailers to reconnect with customers  

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Far from driving retailers out of business, e-commerce is reinventing the way they connect with their customers. Panelists at the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Read More →

Semtech selling new surge immunity product  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Semtech announced a new product Sept. 20 aimed at meeting the surge immunity requirements for the telecommunications industry. The Camarillo semiconductor and Internet of Things Read More →

Santa Barbara’s AppFolio announces new offerings  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara-based property management software provider AppFolio announced the release of a new renters insurance and same-day Automated Clearing House payments offerings for its customers. Read More →

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Staff Report I 3 days ago

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AeroVironment to supply electrical chargers for BMW, Mini  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

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Santa Barbara IT provider Curvature names new CEO  

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CalAmp acquires minority stake in ThinxNet  

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Dole Food lays off another 400 berry workers  

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Home Builders Association of the Central Coast hires executive director  

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