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Graphiq acquired by Amazon.com  

Staff Report I 10 hours ago

Amazon.com has acquired Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up Graphiq. The tech giant bought Graphiq in May in a bid to improve its Read More →

Salem Media acquires website TradersCrux  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Salem Media, a Christian and conservative radio and media company based in Camarillo, announced its acquisition of the website TradersCrux on July 13. Salem-owned Eagle Read More →

Teledyne subsidiary acquires Scientific Systems  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Teledyne Instruments, an arm of Thousand Oaks-based aerospace and defense company Teledyne Technologies, announced that it would acquire Pennsylvania piston pump maker Scientific Systems, Inc. Read More →

Santa Barbara software company QAD has new product  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Santa Barbara software company QAD released its newest product in its demand and supply chain planning suite July 13. “This latest version features many improvements Read More →

Next Energy gets $2.5 million grant to commercialize solar panel windows  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Solar panel window maker Next Energy Technologies received a $2.5 million grant from the SunShot Initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy, the company announced Read More →

Conejo Valley biotech scene heats up with Sienna IPO  

Marissa Nall I 6 days ago

A recent IPO filing by a biotech company in the Conejo Valley showed that the region is beginning, albeit slowly, to diversify beyond pharmaceutical giant Read More →

San Luis Obispo shopping center sold for $43.5 million  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

A shopping center in a prime San Luis Obispo location has sold for $43.55 million. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. said July 11 that it closed Read More →

Court allows vacation rental ban suit against Santa Barbara to continue  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Vacation rental business owner Theo Kracke has succeeded in blocking an attempt by the city of Santa Barbara to have his challenge to the city’s Read More →

Cuesta College building new plant science complex  

Marissa Nall I 6 days ago

Agriculture science students will be able to get their hands dirty this fall thanks to a $1.3 million investment at Cuesta College’s North County campus. Read More →

American Riviera Bank sets sights on Paso Robles  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

American Riviera Bank is making a jump into the San Luis Obispo County market, opening a loan production office in Paso Robles with additional branches Read More →

Housing should be for residents, not tourists  

Guest commentary I 7 days ago

By Anna Marie Gott “The use of residential units as short-term vacation rentals and/or only occupied as second homes poses a housing challenge to the Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Tri-Counties exploring solutions to housing unaffordability  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

If you decided to hold your breath until California’s coastal counties found real solutions to the housing crisis, your odds of survival would be very Read More →

Our view: Fire season has begun; region better prepared  

Henry Dubroff I 7 days ago

The brush fires that scorched more than 40,000 acres in the tri-county region after the July 4 holiday are a reminder that spring growth after Read More →

Amgen’s Kyprolis found to increase cancer survival rate  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

A Phase 3 clinical study of Amgen’s multiple myeloma drug Kyprolis showed that it increased overall survival rate when paired with lenalidomide and dexamethasone versus Read More →

Curvature completes merger with SMS Systems  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Curvature, an information technology network company based in Santa Barbara, announced the completion of its merger with Charlotte, N.C.-based SMS Systems on July 13. The Read More →

FDA gives full approval to Amgen leukemia drug Blincyto  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Amgen’s leukemia drug Blincyto received full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on July 11 to treat relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute Read More →

Fires burn more than 40,000 acres in Santa Barbara, SLO counties  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Three fires had burned more than 40,000 acres in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties by June 10, triggering air quality warnings and shutting Read More →

Frontier Communications completes 1-for-15 reverse stock split  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Frontier Communications completed a 1-for-15 reverse stock split on July 10, opening at $16.35 per share, with around 175 million shares outstanding. The company announced Read More →

Wireless deal could shake up Central Coast  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

A potential deal between Charter Communications and Comcast to resell wireless and data services provided by Sprint has big implications for connectivity on the Central Read More →

STEMposium demonstrations train Ventura County teachers, children  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Ventura County’s newest children’s museum, kidSTREAM, may not have a building but that didn’t stop it from rolling out programs aimed at building better partnerships Read More →

Santa Barbara investment firm buys more Colorado property  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Santa Barbara-based Granite Capital Group, the investment firm founded by Bruce  Savett, is doubling down on its investments in Colorado real estate. Its latest acquisition, Read More →

Storytelling can breathe life into your business  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

By Jodi Hill Marketing is an essential component of starting a small business. However, many entrepreneurs find themselves with a great product or service but Read More →

Our View: Santa Barbara sales tax measure could be tough to sell  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

With one survey indicating solid voter support and a willing city council going along, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider has gotten the votes necessary to Read More →

UCSB Technology Management Program has new leader  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

The Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara — incubator of regional startups such as Inogen, Apeel Sciences and Next Energy, among others — came Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Museum of Ventura County deserves to be preserved  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

Just a year ago, the city of Ventura was celebrating its 150th anniversary with a lot of fanfare and one heck of a party. Now, Read More →