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Amgen’s Thousand Oaks HQ braces for cuts

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iPayment to acquire Leaders Merchant Services  

Staff Report I 12 hours ago

Westlake Village-based payment processing company iPayment announced that it had refinanced a line of credit and would use the funds to acquire Leaders Merchant Services Read More →
Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)

State reaches $2 million settlement with Cottage Health over patient medical information  

Staff Report I 15 hours ago

The state has reached a $2 million settlement with Cottage Health and its affiliated hospitals resolving allegations that it failed to implement safeguards to protect Read More →

QAD grows third quarter revenue but posts loss  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Santa Barbara enterprise software provider QAD grew its revenue 10.6 percent for its third quarter fiscal 2018, but posted a net loss of $161,000, or Read More →

Philanthropic tradition continues as Montecito Bank & Trust donates $1 million  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Montecito Bank & Trust made it an even $15 million in gifts to area nonprofits when it held its 15th annual Community Dividends luncheon on Read More →

Amgen invests in precision oncology startup Syapse  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Amgen investment arm Amgen Ventures participated in a $30 million funding round for San Francisco precision oncology startup Syapse. The Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant joined Read More →

New hires add to housing pressure on Central Coast  

Marissa Nall I 5 days ago

New tech workers on the Central Coast mean increased housing and development pressures and, in some cases, new tech solutions. In the month of October, Read More →

Santa Barbara County gains ranch land to extend beach  

Robert Shutt I 6 days ago

The California Coastal Commission on Nov. 9 approved a plan that will give century-old ranch land back to the public and create a new, mile-long Read More →

Los Robles to open expanded rehab hospital  

Robert Shutt I 6 days ago

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, the only hospital in eastern Ventura County with a Level II trauma center, has received numerous updates and upgrades Read More →

Bank of the Sierra awards grants  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Bank of the Sierra announced it has awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Ventura College Foundation and $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club Read More →

Wine community mourns passing of Seth Kunin  

Tom Bronzini I 6 days ago

Several hundred colleagues and friends of Santa Barbara County winemaker Seth Kunin filled the barn at the Larner Vineyard to overflowing when they gathered on Read More →

Following these employee benefit tips can help firms attract and retain talent  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Mark Riley Attracting and retaining top talent is more challenging than ever. Employment is up, U.S. unemployment is at a 10-year low (falling to Read More →

Our view: Everyone should shop local on Small Business Saturday  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

Small Business Saturday is becoming an established tradition in the Tri-Counties and one city is hoping it becomes a major factor in the turnaround of Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: GOP plan to cut taxes isn’t the real tax reform U.S. needs  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

The U.S. is a global powerhouse badly in need of real tax reform. It’s been more than 30 years since the last major overhaul, there Read More →

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Janet Wolf will not seek a fourth term  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

In a move that could alter the balance of power on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf said she Read More →

Tri-county companies awarded millions in tax breaks for creating jobs  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Four tri-county companies are among 90 statewide that will receive tax credits for creating jobs and making capital equipment investments, the Governor’s Office of Business Read More →

Net losses decline at Clean Diesel Technologies  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Oxnard-based Clean Diesel Technologies reported a decline in net losses, despite a 31 percent drop in revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Revenue Read More →

Amgen laying off 121 workers in Thousand Oaks  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Story updated at 3:40 p.m. Nov. 14: Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, the third largest employer in Ventura County with 5,000 employees, confirmed plans on Nov. 10 Read More →

Harvest at Limoneira development underway  

Robert Shutt I 2 weeks ago

Santa Paula agribusiness Limoneira hosted a ribbon cutting and ground breaking Nov. 8 for Harvest at Limoneira, a development that will feature 1,500 new homes, Read More →

TrackStreet shines light on e-commerce  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

In the chaos of e-commerce, a Santa Barbara software startup is using artificial intelligence and a $2 million investment to create a little order. TrackStreet Read More →

Philanthropy is a quintessential American value  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

By Sabith Khan In the more than six years that I have studied faith-based philanthropy through nonprofit and individual action, I have been amazed at Read More →

Our view: Federal tax ‘reform’ plan targets high tax states  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

One little-discussed aspect of the tax “reform” plan now being debated before Congress is the boldness with which it attacks the behavior of high tax Read More →

Foundations help veterans pay for education  

Katie Swalm I 2 weeks ago

A new scholarship program continues efforts in both the private and public sector to provide funding for veterans and active duty military in the Tri-Counties Read More →

Central Coast tourism grows despite hurdles  

Robert Shutt I 2 weeks ago

The Central Coast has been regarded by many as one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world. With its beaches, parks and entertainment Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: New mayor of Santa Barbara must overcome economic challenges  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

With a plurality but hardly a mandate, front-runner and current City Council member Cathy Murillo is headed to be the next mayor of Santa Barbara. Read More →

Sports startups pitch ideas at Conejo Valley Startup Weekend  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

On an indoor basketball court, teams strategized ways to help athletes and coaches reach their peak performance. But the prize wasn’t a trophy – it Read More →