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Westlake Village biotech company MannKind restructures debt  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

MannKind announced Oct. 23 that it had restructured debt due in 2018, exchanging $27.7 million in convertible notes for $23.7 million due in October of Read More →

Sierra Bancorp reports higher net income  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Sierra Bancorp, parent company of the Bank of the Sierra, had diluted earnings per share of 41 cents for the third quarter of 2017, the Read More →

Investor sues Deckers over board member slate, annual meeting  

Staff Report I 1 hour ago

Deckers Brands investor Marcato Capital Management has filed a lawsuit against the company to get a new slate of board members approved and ensure that Read More →

New bids to replace Puente Power Project likely to be smaller  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

A new round of bids for a replacement for the now-shelved Puente Power Project will likely save consumers money, according to an influential state senator Read More →

Cal Poly SLO, Amazon team up on digital transformation  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo announced the launch of Amazon Web Services and a new Digital Transformation Hub on the campus. The cloud-based center will Read More →

Silver Air offers new service out of Santa Barbara airport  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara-based charter jet company Silver Air announced that it will offer a new air travel service out of the Santa Barbara Airport. Called Props, Read More →

Ventura County has need for faster broadband speed  

Marissa Nall I 3 days ago

A county that’s witnessed firsthand the development of the massive Internet of Things industry is now discussing ways to bring its broadband network up to Read More →

Wells Fargo trying to restore customer trust  

Robert Shutt I 3 days ago

While Wells Fargo works to rebuild its reputation nationwide, the bank’s regional leaders say they’re working to earn back customer trust on the Central Coast. Read More →

Extreme heat siege adds drama to tri-county grape harvest  

Tom Bronzini I 3 days ago

Central Coast vintners are used to seeing heat spikes in late summer, but the 100-degree-plus weather that went on for up to 10 days in Read More →

Bankcard USA moving to Westlake Village  

Robert Shutt I 3 days ago

Merchant service company Bankcard USA announced Oct. 13 that it will be moving its Agoura Hills headquarters during the first quarter of 2018 to a Read More →

Cal Poly SLO startups will have access to capital  

Marissa Nall I 3 days ago

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo startups got a boost in access to capital with the launch of two new investment enterprises. A student-led nonprofit, Poly Read More →

Our view: Central Coast needs sustainable electricity  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

It’s hardly a surprise that power plant operator NRG pulled its proposal for a 262-megawatt natural gas power plant on the Ventura County coast after Read More →

It takes a crowbar to pry open doors of opportunity for women  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

By Marsha Bailey “What keeps you awake at night?” We’ve all been there — unable to shut down our brain and turn off the anxieties Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Oxnard’s bid for Amazon a long shot  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

You’ve got to give Oxnard and its City Council credit for taking a shot at a bid for the second Amazon headquarters to bring an Read More →

Semtech partners with Chinese bike-sharing company  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Camarillo Internet of Things company Semtech struck up a partnership with Chinese bike-sharing company ofo, using its long-range, low power wireless technology to keep tabs Read More →

Citizens Business Bank reports higher net income  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

CVB Financial and its subsidiary, Citizens Business Bank, saw net income rise for the quarter ended Sept. 30, it announced on Oct. 19. In a Read More →

Amgen studying genes to target pain conditions  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

For the next year, Amgen and Boston Children’s Hospital will use genetic analysis to study pain sensitivity. The biotech giant based in Thousand Oaks will work with Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Mayoral vote tests Santa Barbara’s capacity for change  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

In one of the more pivotal elections in recent years in the Tri-Counties, an upstart candidate is proving he can hold his own with political Read More →

Opinion: Make good workplace behavior the norm  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Loredana Carson Sometimes it takes a law to get people to change their behavior, and sometimes even that is not enough. Consider AB 2053. Read More →

Saks Off 5th will not renew Santa Barbara building lease  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

  In a move that was widely anticipated but will still leave a big vacancy on State Street, Saks Off 5th will be closing its Read More →

CLU raising money for new science building  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

  With $20.8 million in its pocket, California Lutheran University opened up a capital campaign to the public to fund new lab space for biology, Read More →

Amgen stock stable despite end of drug ban  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Shares for Amgen have remained relatively stable amid news that sales of a rival drug would be allowed and a cash and stock partnership deal Read More →

Puente Power Project hits snag at CEC  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

State regulators are reconsidering natural gas-fired plants on the Central Coast. A California Energy Commission committee assigned to evaluate the Puente Power Project gave advance Read More →

China IP trade dispute vexes area firms  

Tony Biasotti I 1 week ago

The U.S. government is investigating China’s trade practices related to intellectual property, and many of the tri-county region’s entrepreneurs and attorneys who do business in Read More →

Storyteller Children’s Center a sanctuary for traumatized kids  

Katie Swalm I 1 week ago

It is an idyllic scene at Storyteller Children’s Center in Santa Barbara. Kids play in the back gated area filled with a brightly colored jungle Read More →