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Hair: Predictions for the future of commercial real estate  

Amber Hair I 1 day ago

We’re all still living through the moment, but The Shopping Center Group took a look into the future to predict how retail, entertainment and commercial Read More →

Videos, podcasts celebrate Santa Barbara County’s winemakers  

Tom Bronzini I 1 day ago

Long before the coronavirus siege began, Santa Barbara County winemaker Bion Rice and a film industry friend received funding to create a series of web Read More →

Sondergoth: Tips for millennial investors amidst COVID-19  

Guest commentary I 1 day ago

By Nick Sondgeroth The global health crisis has created a level of volatility in the capital markets that many investors have not seen since the Read More →

Thompson: Three steps to real estate recovery  

Guest commentary I 1 day ago

By Justin Thompson We are at a pivotal moment in history. The pandemic has derailed our economy in a matter of weeks and there are Read More →

Our view: Consistent rules critical for successful reopening  

Henry Dubroff I 1 day ago

An exemption that allows for the re-opening of Santa Barbara County’s tasting rooms underscores one essential concept: for the region’s economic recovery to be successful, Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Pandemic forces universities to rethink how they educate  

Henry Dubroff I 1 day ago

When California State University Chancellor Timothy White announced plans to cancel most in-person classes for fall, the New York Times got a scoop and the Read More →

COVID-19 pandemic hurting mental health  

Amber Hair I 2 days ago

Regional mental health is sure to take a massive hit during a disaster whether the disaster is manmade, natural or viral. To help people through Read More →

Tri-county stocks split as market falls  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

National indices fell almost half a percent May 28 with tri-county stocks nearly evenly split. The biggest gain of the day came from Oxnard-based Cure Read More →

Semtech beats analyst earnings estimates  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Camarillo Internet of Things company Semtech reported flat sales in the first quarter, while net income dipped 24 percent to $9.6 million.  Earnings per share Read More →

Mid-State Fair, Ventura County Fair canceled; SB County Fair still slated  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

The 2020 California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles that was to begin July 22 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the Ventura Read More →

Acme Hospitality reopens Santa Barbara restaurants  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Several of Acme Hospitality’s restaurants in Santa Barbara have reopened. Acme Hospitality closed its establishments as the city shut down in response to the COVID-19 Read More →

Atara to raise $175M in secondary public offering  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Thousand Oaks immunotherapy maker Atara Biotherapeutics announced plans to raise $175.5 million in a secondary public offering. The company filed with the Securities and Exchange Read More →

Aera Energy withdraws East Cat Canyon oil well plan  

Marissa Nall I 3 days ago

Aera Energy announced May 27 that it would abandon plans to develop hundreds of new wells in Northern Santa Barbara County at East Cat Canyon. Read More →

SB County clears path for wine tasting rooms to reopen  

Tom Bronzini I 4 days ago

Story updated May 27: Santa Barbara County has issued an emergency ruling that will make it easier for wine tasting rooms to reopen under strict Read More →

LTC Properties names co-presidents  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

LTC Properties, a Westlake Village-based real estate investment trust that invests in senior housing and health care properties, announced May 26 the promotions of Pam Read More →

Montecito Bank & Trust board adds Marshall, Rabinowitz  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Montecito Bank & Trust has appointed Siri Marshall and Joshua Rabinowitz to its board of directors. Marshall retired from General Mills as the senior vice Read More →

UCSB New Venture Competition winners announced  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

SpinJet 3D won first place in UC Santa Barbara’s 2020 New Venture Competition, which was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners were selected Read More →

Tri-county medical providers get $114M in federal funding  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Medical providers in the Tri-Counties have received almost $114.5 million in funding through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Read More →

Hair: Leasing activity slows to crawl due to COVID-19 pandemic  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Hayes Commercial’s mid-quarter report on commercial real estate on the South Coast contained a few surprising tidbits. January, a time when no one was talking Read More →

Task force matches SLO County employers with workers  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

San Luis Obispo County’s economy faces a mismatch between employers and its workforce as companies look to reopen, spurring new upskilling and retraining efforts by Read More →

California faces another budget crisis because of pandemic  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

In some ways California faces a bigger fiscal challenge than its brush with disaster in the early years of the 21st century. On May 14, Read More →

Tri-county universities taking different routes for fall semester  

Amber Hair I 1 week ago

Students were recently invited back to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus to pick up and pack up anything they might not have grabbed Read More →

Apfelthaler: Will COVID-19 end globalization?  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Gerhard Apfelthaler It is the year 1000. Traders are crossing oceans to Arabia, East Africa, India and China. The Vikings are sailing to Canada, Read More →

Dudley: Help protect victims who are sheltering in place  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Joyce Dudley I have heard the COVID-19 shelter in place order referred to as “The Great Pause.” As someone who has been a prosecutor Read More →

Our view: It’s time to reopen but it must be done carefully  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

The decision of how fast to reopen the regional economy presents difficult choices for elected officials. Nowhere is it more complex than in Ventura County, Read More →