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Capitol Hardware acquires Santa Barbara Plumbing Supplies  

Staff Report I 5 hours ago

Capitol Hardware has acquired Santa Barbara Plumbing Supplies at 621 N. Milpas St. in Santa Barbara. Alan Bleecker, president of Capitol Hardware, said in a Read More →

UCLA report critical of handling of pesticide permits in Tri-Counties  

Marissa Nall I 15 hours ago

A report by UCLA indicates “two substantial deficiencies” in the way agricultural commissioners in counties across the state, including the Tri-Counties, have handled pesticide permits. Read More →

Ventura County housing programs granted $2.2 million  

Staff Report I 16 hours ago

More than $2.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been granted to the Ventura County Continuum of Care program to Read More →

Business Times announces its Top 50 Women in Business award winners  

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Dyve Biosciences gout treatment shows promise  

Staff Report I 17 hours ago

A human study of a topical gout pain product from Thousand Oaks-based Dyve Biosciences returned positive results, the company announced March 20. The results of Read More →

Santa Barbara County bridge upgrade funded  

Staff Report I 17 hours ago

The California Transportation Commission has allocated $758.1 million for 91 highway projects throughout California, including a bridge upgrade in Santa Barbara County, Caltrans announced March Read More →

MB&T celebrates anniversary by giving out grants  

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Business owners want to expand health care  

Staff Report I 18 hours ago

Small Business Majority, an advocacy group that represents about 58,000 small businesses, including a large number in California, has found support for expanding Affordable Care Read More →

3 tri-county projects lead broadband push  

Marissa Nall I 19 hours ago

Projects underway across the Tri-Counties to bring new broadband networks to residents and businesses are demonstrating ways for communities to share costs to bridge the Read More →

New Santa Barbara City College leader ends her retirement  

Annabelle Blair I 19 hours ago

When Helen Benjamin retired in 2016, she didn’t really stop working. She continued her statewide educational outreach efforts and started a consulting business. But Benjamin, Read More →

Rosewood housing project going up in Santa Paula  

Annabelle Blair I 20 hours ago

Williams Homes and Presidio Residential Capital recently started construction on Rosewood, a new housing community in Ventura County. The project includes 36 one- and two-story Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: A banking deal that understands the value of capital  

Henry Dubroff I 20 hours ago

The sale of Rabobank, N.A. to California-based Mechanics Bank is a game-changing deal for both institutions. That’s my takeaway after a close look at the Read More →

Our view: Navy projects should not be cut to fund border wall  

Henry Dubroff I 21 hours ago

Inside the low slung buildings at Naval Base Ventura County and out in the channel on San Nicolas Island, important work goes on to secure Read More →

Mintz: College admissions process is morally bankrupt  

Guest commentary I 21 hours ago

By Steven Mintz What do UCLA, Stanford University and the University of Southern California have in common? Yes, they are elite California colleges. They are Read More →

Farm Credit West grew net income in 2018  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Farm Credit West, an agricultural cooperative lending institution that serves the Tri-Counties, announced growth in net income, earning assets and capital for 2018. The Rocklin-based Read More →

QAD beats analysts’ revenue estimates but stock falls  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated at 2:45 p.m. March 21: Summerland-based enterprise software firm QAD reported $333 million in revenue for its fiscal 2019, ended Jan. 31, beating analyst Read More →

E-commerce software firm FastSpring hires new CEO  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Santa Barbara-based e-commerce software firm FastSpring announced March 20 that it has brought on David Nachman as CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Chris Lueck. Nachman most Read More →

Salem Media Group buying PJ Media  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Salem Media Group will acquire conservative news site PJ Media, the Camarillo-based radio and publishing company announced March 19. The agreement was entered into on March 1, Read More →

Sientra stock falls after company warned by FDA over study  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Updated: 5:00 p.m. March 20 Shares for Goleta-based breast implant developer Sientra fell 4.5 percent March 19 after the company received a warning letter from Read More →

Teledyne wins $20 million contract to support F-35 fighter jet  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies won a $20 million contract to support the F-35 fighter jet program March 19. The company announced that its Advanced Electronic Read More →

Ventura County projects on Pentagon list for Trump wall funding  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Updated at 9:30 a.m. March 20: Three projects in Ventura County worth a combined $61 million are included in a list of some 400-plus projects Read More →

CalAmp to exit Central Coast after layoffs  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

With the layoff of 109 workers in Oxnard, vehicle tracking and telematics firm CalAmp plans to close its regional office and end its presence on Read More →

Sabrewing inks deal with native Alaskans to buy and test cargo drones  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Camarillo-based Sabrewing Aircraft announced an agreement with the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island in Alaska, which plans to test and purchase up to 10 Read More →

Mechanics Bank acquiring Rabobank, N.A.  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

In a $2.1 billion deal that will once again alter the banking landscape on the Central Coast, Walnut Creek-based Mechanics Bank will acquire Rabobank, N.A. Read More →

Street Smarts: There’s nothing funny about having high cholesterol  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Amgen is partnering with comedian and TV host Jay Leno on Cholesterol 911, a national program urging high-risk heart attack and stroke patients to reduce Read More →