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Rabobank 09 2017

Thomas fire 35 percent contained, killed firefighter identified

Updated at 11:35 p.m. Dec. 15: Firefighters had contained about a third of the Thomas fire by Dec. 15, though it continued to grow through the night near Santa Barbara and Fillmore, reaching 252,000 acres. More than 8,300 personnel had responded to the fire, putting 1,012 engines, 62 water tenders and 32 helicopters to use. Read More →

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Main street merchants hoping for holiday miracle to save sales  

Marissa Nall I 1 day ago

  Facing a revenue meltdown as the Thomas fire drags into a second week, business owners put out a call for residents to do their Read More →

Direct Relief donations hit record $1.1 billion  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Amid a disaster close to home, the Tri Counties’ largest nonprofit, Direct Relief, was ranked seventh in nation by Forbes, who gave it a score Read More →

Saks OFF 5th extends lease for another year  

Robert Shutt I 1 day ago

Radius Commercial Group announced that Saks OFF 5th in Santa Barbara has decided to extend the lease on its current location for another year starting Read More →

Students become entrepreneurs in after school program  

Robert Shutt I 2 days ago

Young entrepreneurs from Sinsheimer Elementary School and Laguna Middle School gathered at the SLO Guild Hall in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 12 to share Read More →

Terravant customers crafting wines in cyberspace  

Tom Bronzini I 2 days ago

The team at Terravant Wine Co. in Buellton has created a futuristic kind of wine experience that lets online visitors and those touring its high-capacity Read More →

Businesses face new employment laws in 2018  

Robert Shutt I 2 days ago

The New Year will ring in scores of California employment law updates that will impact every business in the Tri-Counties. The number of labor-related statutes Read More →

Can tiny homes solve housing crisis?  

Guest commentary I 2 days ago

By Amy Steinfeld Many Californians are wondering whether their neighbor’s new tiny home was built for grandma or is destined to become a short-term rental. Read More →

Our view: Regional response to Thomas fire will help victims recover  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

“This one has aged me.” Those were the words that one longtime Business Times subscriber used to describe the impact of the Thomas fire on Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: A bird’s eye view of global warming  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

Flying into Santa Barbara the afternoon of Dec. 10, I spotted an impressive plume of smoke rising from the Thomas fire near Carpinteria. I leaned Read More →

CPUC delays decision on Diablo Canyon  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to delay discussion and a decision on the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant until Jan. 11. Read More →

PacWest selling $1.5 billion in cash flow loans  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

PacWest Bancorp, parent company of Pacific Western Bank, announced on Dec. 11 that it has agreed to sell cash flow loans with an aggregate carrying Read More →

Deckers Brands board members likely to have been reelected  

Marissa Nall I 2 days ago

Updated at 10:25 a.m. Dec. 14: After months of vitriolic messages between investors and the board of directors, the annual meeting of Deckers Brands shareholders Read More →

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo adds minor in bioinformatics  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Beginning next fall, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will offer a cross-disciplinary studies minor in bioinformatics, in partnership with the Center for Advancing Women in Read More →

Limoneira lowers income estimates after Thomas fire  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Santa Paula citrus and avocado grower Limoneira reduced its earnings per share and income estimates for its fiscal year 2017, following the Thomas fire in Read More →

Amgen increasing quarterly dividend  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen announced that it would increase its quarterly dividend 15 percent to $1.32 per share for the first quarter of 2018. Read More →

French Hospital Medical Center named one of the top hospitals in U.S.  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The Leapfrog Group has recognized French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo as one of six hospitals in California to be included in its Read More →

Class-action lawsuit filed over code violations at The SLO  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Home Sweet Home LLC over alleged unsafe living conditions at The SLO student housing community in San Luis Read More →

Westmont takes on global leadership training  

Katie Swalm I 1 week ago

Westmont’s Global Leadership Center partnered with local institutes and donors to provide funds for a brand new dorm and brand new educational programs — not Read More →

Multi-story warehouses will soon be in demand  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

Demand for warehouses with multiple stories, which are already common in many Asian cities, will soon hit the Tri-Counties, according to a report from CBRE Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Tax cut bill will take toll on Central Coast higher education  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act headed toward conference is way more than just an economic stimulus package. It is designed in not-so-subtle ways to Read More →

Our view: Ventura should rebuild quickly once fire is out  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

The hillsides that define Ventura’s geography also pose an ever-present danger — the risk that a fire could sweep down those very hillsides to the Read More →

Rigali: Let backward thinking pull you forward  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Laura Azzalina Rigali When’s the last time you asked yourself where you want to be as a person and as an executive, and where Read More →

Carbajal: GOP tax cuts will hurt Central Coast  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Congressman Salud Carbajal The Republican tax plan that passed the House and Senate was falsely marketed as a win for small businesses but, in Read More →

AeroVironment reports 47 percent increase in second quarter revenue  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Unmanned aerial vehicle producer AeroVironment saw a 47 percent increase in revenue for its fiscal second quarter, boosting net income to $7.02 million and share Read More →

Duke Energy acquires full ownership of REC Solar  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Duke Energy, the Charlotte, N.C.-based energy company that purchased a majority interest in REC Solar in 2015, announced Dec. 6 that it had acquired full Read More →