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Henry Dubroff

California, U.S. must stop dreaming and face fiscal reality  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

Maybe it’s time to get real. The idealized view of America that brought about the populist revolution in the November election is not going to Read More →

UC irresponsible in hiring of H1-B visa workers  

Guest commentary I 2 days ago

By Steven Mintz The recent decision by the UC San Francisco to outsource about 100 IT jobs of Americans to foreign workers under the H1-B Read More →

A taste of Paso Robles history and wines at Epoch Estate  

Tom Bronzini I 2 days ago

The historic York Mountain Winery partially collapsed into a pile of bricks during the 6.6 magnitude San Simeon earthquake in 2003. Walls that were left Read More →

Trump’s delay in picking ag secretary taking toll  

PCBT-circ I 2 days ago

Secretary of Agriculture has become the only cabinet position without a nominee from Donald Trump. At press time, literally hours before Inauguration Day, there was Read More →

Foundation seeks $975K McClendon pledge  

Marissa Nall I 2 days ago

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute petitioned an Oklahoma County district court judge to grant it almost $1 million from the estate of Chesapeake Read More →
Incoming CEO Cara Crye and retiring CEO Jim Brabeck pose outside the Farm Supply Company store in San Luis Obispo. (Courtesy photo)

Farm Supply Company restructures as executives retire  

Marissa Nall I 2 days ago

  The next six months will be an observational role for incoming CEO Cara Crye, as Farm Supply Company finalizes four years’ worth of succession Read More →

Renovated Airstreams drive AutoCamp expansion plans  

Alex Kacik I 2 days ago

  AutoCamp’s successful Russian River expansion will fuel future growth, the Santa Barbara company said. Development company Mesa Lane Partners and Hofmann Architecture teamed up Read More →

New city manager focusing on Thousand Oaks Boulevard  

Marissa Nall I 2 days ago

As he steps into the role of city manager for Thousand Oaks, Andrew Powers has set his sights on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. A mixed-use development Read More →

Salem Media Group acquires ChristianConcertAlerts.com  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Camarillo-based Christian and conservative radio company Salem Media Group announced the acquisition of ChristianConcertAlerts.com. The website provides tour and event dates for more than 300 Christian musicians Read More →
President-elect Donald Trump selected Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. (Albin Lohr-Jones via Bloomberg)

Central Coast ag sector misses out with Perdue nomination  

Marissa Nall I 2 days ago

In a blow to the hopes of California farmers, President-elect Donald Trump filled the final vacant position in his cabinet, nominating former Georgia governor Sonny Read More →

Community West Bank opens new Santa Maria Branch  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Community West Bancshares, parent company of Community West Bank, announced the opening of its full-service Santa Maria branch at 122 Betteravia Road on Jan. 17, Read More →

Curvature to merge with SMS Systems  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara-based Curvature announced its merger with Charlotte, N.C. IT data center company SMS Systems Maintenance Services Jan. 18. The combined company will have more Read More →

Sares-Regis buys 29 acres at Conejo Spectrum in Thousand Oaks  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The Sares-Regis Group bought 29 acres of land at the Conejo Spectrum Business Park in Thousand Oaks with plans to build out industrial buildings, according Read More →

SpaceX rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base  

Glenn Rabinowitz I 5 days ago

By Dana Hull Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. returned to the skies Jan. 14 with a flawless delivery of communications satellites into orbit, its Read More →

Here’s a wish list for leadership in 2017  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Ritch Eich America appears to be continuing down the same divided path that plagued our nation in 2016. We desperately need enlightened leadership in Read More →

No game changers at 2017 CES  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By David Newton The 2017 (50th anniversary) Consumer Electronics Show felt a lot like 2016, which felt a lot like 2015. My 15th year walking Read More →

Sonos visionary hears call to mentor successor  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

In his typically understated way, Sonos founder John MacFarlane has quietly stepped away from his role as chief executive of the Santa Barbara-based audio company. Read More →

Orfalea price cut signals soft Ventura County office market  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

The 60,000-square-foot office space at 2151 Alessandro Drive in Ventura is available for a discounted $6.9 million as Paul Orfalea looks to divest some of Read More →

Patent ruling in favor of Amgen has shares skyrocketing  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

A ruling in a patent law case regarding an anti-cholesterol drug set the stage for a sharp run-up in the shares of Thousand Oaks biotech Read More →

Diagnosis bleak if Affordable Care Act repealed  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

Even repealing select parts of the Affordable Care Act could place a significant financial burden on the tri-county economy, health care experts said. The incoming Read More →

Taylor Frigon launches locally managed mutual fund  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

After 10 years of private wealth planning on the Central Coast, Taylor Frigon Capital Management opened the region’s first locally-managed mutual fund Dec. 29. The Read More →

Asian beetle threatens avocado trees in Ventura County  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

The UC Santa Barbara Riparian InVasion Research Laboratory is embarking on research to find and follow an Asian beetle that threatens avocados and other trees Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Time has come for Santa Barbara to reinvent retail experience  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

The imminent departure of Macy’s from Santa Barbara’s Paseo Nuevo mall has triggered a round of hand wringing about the future of State Street, the Read More →

Bookkeeper in Santa Maria gets year in jail for embezzlement  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

A former employee of Abacus Premier Property Management in Santa Maria was sentenced to a year in jail for embezzling $163,750 from her former employer, Read More →

Camarillo’s Micronor to debut signal conditioner at trade show  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Camarillo-based Micronor will debut a new single channel signal conditioner created in collaboration with German company Optocon AG, at the SPIE Photonics West from Jan. Read More →