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Deckers Brands considering putting itself up for sale  

Staff Report I 15 hours ago

Deckers Brands, the Goleta-based maker of Ugg boots and other footwear, said April 25 that it is considering strategic alternatives that could include selling the Read More →

Marsha Bailey 101 One Hundred winners honored  

Staff Report I 16 hours ago

The Business Times would like to congratulate all of this year’s 101 One Hundred winners, as well as Marsha Bailey, who became the 15th member Read More →

Bank of the Sierra acquiring Ojai Community Bank  

Staff Report I 20 hours ago

Banking industry consolidation on the Central Coast picked up speed on April 25 with the parent company of Bank of the Sierra announcing plans to Read More →

Murdock files for $100 million IPO at Dole Food  

Staff Report I 22 hours ago

Agribusiness giant Dole Food, the tri-county region’s largest private company, filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million with the Securities and Read More →

Montecito Bank & Trust reports growth in assets, loans, deposits and income  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Montecito Bank & Trust's total assets grew by $68.1 million to $1.3 billion in the prior 12-month period, according to a quarterly report released April Read More →
Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies moved up from No. 880 last year to No. 697 this year. (Nik Blaskovich)

Carpinteria software company Procore opening office in Australia  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Construction software company Procore, based in Carpinteria, has opened a new office in Sydney, Australia. The addition of the new location is a response to Read More →

Atascadero leaders happy to hear more wedding bells  

Marissa Nall I 5 days ago

Hoping to carve out its own niche in San Luis Obispo County tourism, the city of Atascadero is courting the wedding crowd. The North SLO Read More →

Oxnard-based staffing agency celebrates 10th anniversary  

Katie Swalm I 5 days ago

Primeskill, an Oxnard-based staffing agency, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by rolling out an expansion plan. Primeskill provides businesses in Southern California with about 1,000 Read More →

New Ventura County college district chancellor shares goals  

Marissa Nall I 5 days ago

The Ventura County Community College District appointed Greg Gillespie as its newest chancellor, taking over for Bernard Luskin on July 1. Gillespie has served as Read More →

Dubroff: Michael Towbes’ legacy of giving lives on after his death  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

After a successful career as a developer and banker, Michael Towbes spent the last two decades of his life with an increased focus on philanthropy. Read More →

Central Coast wine industry sales, profits rising  

Tom Bronzini I 5 days ago

Despite some worries, these are “heady times” for the Central Coast wine industry. That’s how David Freed, chairman of  The Silverado Group vineyard investment company, Read More →

Commercial building sales up but retail vacancies growing  

Joshua Molina I 5 days ago

Santa Barbara’s commercial real estate market enjoyed the busiest quarter in three years, with 19 sales totaling $77.7 million in transactions, a 48 percent increase Read More →

Our view: Shuttered oil pipelines too much for Venoco  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

Updated at 12:05 p.m. April 24: When a Plains All American pipeline broke, spilling 142,000 gallons near Refugio Beach two years ago, few would have Read More →

American Riviera Bank reports strong growth  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Santa Barbara-based American Riviera Bank showed strong growth for the first quarter of 2017, posting an unaudited net income of $956,000 or 22 cents per Read More →

Wealth manager, baseball player Lon Morton dies at 72  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Story updated at 10:50 a.m. April 20: Lon Morton, a former minor league baseball player who pioneered the field of investing in alternative assets, has Read More →

Data breach hit tri-county hotels in September  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Atascadero and Solvang were part of a security breach that affected 1,200 InterContinental Hotels Group locations beginning Read More →

CalAmp revenues up for fourth quarter  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Oxnard-based CalAmp, owner of LoJack brand security devices, said revenue for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 28 jumped 22 percent. CalAmp, which has made extensive Read More →

Venoco again files for bankruptcy  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Just nine months after a federal bankruptcy court approved its reorganization plan, Venoco LLC re-entered Chapter 11 proceedings on April 17 and handed environmentalists a Read More →

4 tri-county companies to get tax credits for adding employees  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Four tri-county businesses received tax credits to hire additional employees on the Central Coast as part of the California Competes program through the Governor’s Office Read More →

Don’t throw all trade agreements out with TTIP  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

By Jamshid Damooei Our recent presidential election brought about a rare accord between the progressive and the populist fronts in rejecting the Transatlantic Trade and Read More →

Our view: Gillespie good choice for VCCCD chancellor  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

The Ventura County Community College District has taken a big step forward with the hiring of Greg Gillespie as its permanent chancellor. Gillespie, president of Read More →

Saks OFF 5th building up for sale for $21 million  

Joshua Molina I 2 weeks ago

Radius Commercial Real Estate and Investments is marketing the Saks OFF 5th building in Santa Barbara, which is up for sale with a price tag Read More →

Founder of startup Motoroso returns to San Luis Obispo roots  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Bring your own startup might be the newest craze in Central Coast innovation. When he graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 10 years ago, Read More →

New Alisal resort manager at home on the ranch  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Having taken the reins at the Alisal Guest Ranch Resort and Spa in Solvang, Kathleen Cochran plans to expand its appeal to business travelers. With Read More →

Startup’s goal is to help people with autism get jobs  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

One day into its $50,000 crowdfunding campaign, Coding Autism had already garnered more than $12,000 to finance a pilot program to teach coding and career Read More →