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Tri-county businesses struggle to survive disasters

Updated at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 19: Highway 101 is likely to reopen by Jan. 22 after crews work to rebuild drainage systems and repair guardrails on a stretch near Olive Mill Road. CalTrans confirmed Jan. 19 that the water and heavy debris that had covered the highway several feet deep had been removed and crews Read More →

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CloudCommerce to change fiscal year amid higher 2018 revenue guidance  

Staff Report I 24 hours ago

Santa Barbara-based e-commerce company CloudCommerce updated its revenue guidance and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Jan. 18 to change its fiscal year to Read More →

Finding the right fit for customer service  

Guest commentary I 1 day ago

By K.T. Connor Customer service is a curious concept and can be quite befuddling. Does it mean excellence? Efficiency? Courtesy? Some time ago I had Read More →

CCE can be economic engine for SLO County  

Guest commentary I 1 day ago

By June Cochran On Jan. 23, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will decide their next actions related to Community Choice Energy.  The Read More →

Buying local just the first step in Thomas fire recovery  

Guest commentary I 1 day ago

By Marsha Bailey The Thomas fire and its aftermath have brought catastrophe to our community. The tragic loss of life, homes, farms and businesses has Read More →

Our view: No-growth politics, disasters don’t mix  

Henry Dubroff I 1 day ago

When your county’s top two emergency response experts live 100 miles away in San Luis Obispo and the Santa Barbara chamber’s CEO lives 50 miles Read More →

Tenants leasing buildings in Grover Beach cannabis zone  

Robert Shutt I 1 day ago

A 2,160-square-foot commercial condo and a 3,000-square-foot freestanding warehouse have been leased in Grover Beach’s commercial medicinal cannabis zone. The commercial condo was leased for Read More →

Simi Valley aerospace companies’ shares soar  

Marissa Nall I 1 day ago

Just a year since it went public, Airborne Wireless Network is still burning cash as it tries to launch a data grid in the sky. Read More →

Ojai vintners look for normalcy after fire scare  

Tom Bronzini I 1 day ago

Maps of the Thomas fire in early December painted a terrifying picture of the Ojai Valley, surrounded by menacing red that showed where wind-driven flames Read More →

Santa Barbara Downtown Organization director resigns  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Just as it tries to recover from the Thomas fire, mudslides and a bruising downturn in retail activity, the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization is looking Read More →

Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber running for Ventura County supervisor  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber announced Jan. 19 that he is running for the Ventura County Supervisor 4th District seat. Huber, an attorney, has been Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Mental trauma from deadly fire and mudslides will linger  

Henry Dubroff I 1 day ago

“After the fire, the fire still burns.” The title of the 1985 Roger Daltry music video does a lot to explain why I was on Read More →

Foodbank to distribute produce Jan. 19 to mudslide victims  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County announced that it would host a farmstand event Jan. 19, to hand out fresh produce to families of Montecito Union Read More →

Petition to stop Lompoc cannabis operations falls short  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

The city of Lompoc can move forward in granting permits for commercial cannabis operations, after it determined that a petition to suspend its ordinance didn't Read More →

Amgen gets FDA approval to change Kyprolis label  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Biotech giant Amgen announced Jan. 17 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved changes to the label of its multiple myeloma drug Kyprolis. Data Read More →

CalAmp to monitor vehicles in Pennsylvania  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

CalAmp announced a cost-savings initiative Jan. 18 in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Internet of Things company, which has operations in Oxnard, said Read More →

Resonant adds companies to filter foundry program  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Goleta-based filter designer for mobile devices Resonant announced Jan. 18 that four companies, including U.K.-based NDK, South Korea-based Sonics, Taiwanese Wavetek and New Japan Radio Read More →

SLO airport passenger count increased 23 percent in 2017  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport had a record-breaking year in 2017, with 407,646 passengers traveling to or from the airport compared to 330,231 passengers Read More →

Charge against Plains employee dismissed as trial set for Feb. 5  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

A criminal trial against Plains All American Pipeline over the 2015 Refugio oil spill will begin on Feb. 5, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Read More →

SB chamber CEO Ken Oplinger hospitalized after heart attack  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Santa Barbara’s business leadership ranks suffered their second setback in a week on Jan. 16 when Ken Oplinger, president and CEO of the Chamber of Read More →

Thomas fire lawsuit expanded to include mudslide victims  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Attorneys for victims of the mudslides in Montecito have joined an earlier lawsuit against Southern California Edison over the Thomas fire, blaming actions by the Read More →

Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum cancels Yardi event  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum, "An Evening with Anant & Kevin Yardi" that had been scheduled for Jan. 17 in Santa Barbara, has been Read More →

Dole Food withdraws request to SEC for third IPO  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Dole Food, headquartered in Westlake Village, on Jan. 9 withdrew its April request with the Securities and Exchange Commission to hold its third initial public Read More →

Our view: Bold leadership needed to recover from disasters  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

Make it right. After five weeks of relentless battering from fires, ash and now mudslides, our region could really use a break. But what’s more Read More →

Tri-county incubators and workspaces thriving  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

Incubators and workspaces around the Central Coast are housing some of the region’s most innovative businesses and several of them have big plans for 2018. Read More →

Dave & Buster’s will replace Sports Authority in Thousand Oaks  

Robert Shutt I 1 week ago

Dave & Buster’s plans to open one of its arcade-themed restaurants in the retail space left behind by Sports Authority in Thousand Oaks on Hillcrest Read More →