Developments reshaping downtown San Luis Obispo

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Dignity Health plans merger with Catholic Health Initiatives  

Staff Report I 21 hours ago

San Francisco-based Dignity Health plans to merge with Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives in a deal that would combine a couple of the largest nonprofit providers Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan sells California onshore oil, gas properties  

Alex Kacik I 4 days ago

Freeport-McMoRan will sell its onshore California oil and gas properties, which include several facilities throughout the Central Coast, to Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC for Read More →
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation CEO Terry Tamminen speaks at the 6th annual Central Coast Sustainability Summit hosted by UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 17.

Sustainable projects key for Central Coast  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

Single-purpose projects have become obsolete for the Tri-Counties, said panelists at the 6th annual Central Coast Sustainability Summit hosted by UC Santa Barbara on Oct. Read More →
A diagram shows the proposed CalWave wave energy test center proposed off the shores of Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Wave energy test center near Vandenberg Air Force Base vies for funds  

Philip Joens I 4 days ago

A proposed CalWave Wave Energy Test Center off the shores of Vandenberg Air Force Base is nearing the end of a competition with a similar Read More →
Alex Kacik

Return of Gold’s Gym has ex-members pumped  

Alex Kacik I 4 days ago

Gold’s Gym has returned to Santa Barbara. The renowned Venice-based fitness chain has reclaimed the three locations it occupied throughout the ’90s and early 2000s Read More →
Henry Dubroff

As Nobel laureate Bob Dylan said, ‘The Times, they are a changin’  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

Some changes are taking place at Pacific Coast Business Times, beginning with the print edition you are holding in your hands or the digital version Read More →
The crew at Tablas Creek Vineyard celebrates the end of harvesting with the last pick: grenache grapes on Oct. 8.

Wine grapes rebound from dismal yields in 2015  

Tom Bronzini I 4 days ago

To be described as average is usually not very exciting. But average is thrilling or at least a great relief when it’s about the yields Read More →

Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices  

Henry Dubroff I 4 days ago

Proposition 61 goes before California voters in just a few weeks. And as the Business Times reported on Oct. 14, Amgen, the Thousand Oaks-based biotech Read More →
Ritch Eich

Being in charge of a company does not make you a leader  

Guest commentary I 4 days ago

By Ritch K. Eich It’s been a bad year for some top business, media and political leaders. Roger Ailes, the founder, former chairman and CEO Read More →

Phillips 66 appeals denial of crude-by-rail expansion project  

Alex Kacik I 5 days ago

In a move many expected, Phillips 66 appealed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s denial of its proposed crude-by-rail expansion project at its Santa Read More →
Dr. Greg Tchejeyan

Doctor buys Thousand Oaks property for medical clinic  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Orthopedic and sports medicine specialist Dr. Greg Tchejeyan purchased the 250 Lombard St. property in Thousand Oaks for $1.6 million, Westcord Commercial Real Estate announced Read More →

Channel Technologies files for bankruptcy protection  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Channel Technologies, a Santa Barbara-area ceramic components maker that built products used in the Navy’s sonar gear for decades, has filed for bankruptcy protection amid Read More →

Montecito Bank & Trust net income down but loan, deposit growth strong  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Santa Barbara-based Montecito Bank & Trust reported $10.9 million of net income in the third quarter, down from $12.2 million over the same period last Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan selling onshore Central Coast oil and gas properties  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

Freeport-McMoRan will sell its onshore California oil and gas properties, which include several facilities throughout the Central Coast, to Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC for Read More →
Amgen co-founder William K. Bowes Jr. stands watch over the Thousand Oaks campus.

Amgen to pay $1 quarterly dividend  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen announced another quarterly dividend of $1 per share Oct. 14 for the fourth quarter of 2016. The dividend will be Read More →
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OCB Bancorp loan portfolio hits $200 million mark  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

OCB Bancorp — parent company of Ojai Community Bank, Santa Barbara Community Bank, Ventura Community Bank and Santa Paula Community Bank — has eclipsed a $200 Read More →
Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)

Former Cottage Hospital supervisor charged with embezzling  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

A former Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital employee was charged with embezzling more than $200,000 from the hospital’s unincorporated Medical Staff Association, the Santa Barbara County Read More →
Gerhardt Apfelthaler

Embracing trade does not make you a traitor  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

By Gerhard Apfelthaler On a recent trip to Iran, I couldn’t help but notice the difference in the public narrative regarding the lifting of the Read More →
Lisa Spiwak

IRS outsourcing of debt collection good idea  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

By Lisa Spiwak One of the good things about owing money to the IRS has been that the agency is so overburdened that it has Read More →
Venoco’s Platform Holly has been shut-in since the May 2015 Refugio oil spill.

Tri-Counties shedding fossil fuels industries  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

The Tri-Counties is moving away from its legacy of fossil fuels industries. The pace of that move and managing the cost of leaving oil and Read More →

Ventura College grows agriculture program  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

Ventura College plans to offer a revamped agriculture program for fall 2017 after several forums with growers and regional industry representatives. Four lecture courses in Read More →
Workers make renovations to the Montecito Country Club golf course, which was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus.

Montecito Country Club golf course nearly done but won’t open until 2017  

Philip Joens I 2 weeks ago

Renovations to the Montecito Country Club’s golf course are nearly complete, but don’t expect golf to be played on the property any time soon. Work Read More →
Lisa Emmert, education coordinator for Students for 
Eco-Education and Agriculture, teaches children on Oct. 6.

Farm Lab in Saticoy teaches students about agriculture  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

The grassy mix of cover crops planted between the lemon and avocado trees at Petty Farms made them a little less neat and orderly than Read More →
Alex Kacik

Lloyd Properties donates 860 acres of Ventura hillsides to land trust  

Alex Kacik I 2 weeks ago

Owners of the Lloyd Ranch in Ventura donated 860 acres of agricultural and open space to the Rancho San Buenaventura Conservation Trust. Gary Brummett, president Read More →

iCRco files for bankruptcy following lawsuit  

Alex Kacik I 2 weeks ago

Goleta-based medical imaging device developer iCRco Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following a wrongful termination lawsuit that resulted in a $4 million judgment Read More →