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New name for sports foundation honors Kobe Bryant’s daughter  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

The nonprofit arm of Thousand Oaks-based Mamba Sports Academy headed up by Kobe Bryant was renamed Feb. 14 to include a tribute to his daughter, Read More →

Tri-county airports break passenger records  

Amber Hair I 4 days ago

Two tri-county airports are celebrating all-time record passenger numbers, and those numbers are still climbing as airlines ramp up their investments in the region. Santa Read More →

BlackRock shifts PennyMac stake to charitable entities  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Westlake Village-based PennyMac Financial Services announced Feb. 13 that investor BlackRock is divesting its remaining 20 percent ownership of the company. The shares were gifted Read More →

83,000 square feet of office space planned for Carpinteria  

Amber Hair I 5 days ago

An affiliate of Montana Avenue Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based company, is building 83,000 square feet of new office space in Carpinteria. The new creative Read More →

Santa Maria ag forum focuses on challenges  

Marissa Nall I 5 days ago

Growers on the Central Coast are looking to a tech future that starts with precision agriculture and reaches toward tools like artificial intelligence and gene Read More →

Marian’s pediatric unit patients get gift of reading  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The Lucky Clover 4-H Club in the Santa Ynez Valley collected and donated books to the Marian Regional Medical Center Pediatric Unit in Santa Maria. Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: FTC review relevant to Sonos-Google legal dispute  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

A federal review of a decade’s worth of acquisitions by tech giants could pave the way to more innovation from tri-county companies. On Feb. 11, Read More →

Misconceptions thwart successful retirements  

Guest commentary I 5 days ago

By Chia-Li Chen My husband has been pushing me for some time to retire early. My answer has always been “no.” Now I have recently Read More →

CSUCI gets $1.8 million for education programs  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The California Department of Education expanded a $1.1 million grant to CSU Channel Islands for early childhood development, adding another $700,000 for dual language learning. Read More →

Ventura County harbors get $17 million for dredging and deepening  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Ventura County harbor infrastructure got a $17 million federal funding boost Feb. 13. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $12 million to the Channel Read More →

Cure Pharmaceuticals makes licensing deal with Vanguard Scientific  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Cure Pharmaceuticals announced a licensing deal with Oregon-based Vanguard Scientific for its cannabis extraction technology. Oxnard drug delivery and cannabis research firm Cure develops thin Read More →

House passes Central Coast Heritage Protection Act  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Rep. Salud Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act, a legislative package Read More →

Roads damaged by Montecito debris flow to be restored  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors announced Feb. 11 that it will dedicate $10.1 million toward restoring long haul routes and roads in and Read More →

AeroVironment to supply U.S. ally with Puma drones  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Simi Valley drone manufacturer AeroVironment netted another $8.5 million military contract, supplying a U.S. ally with its Puma small, unmanned, autonomous aircraft. The contract was Read More →

Montecito Bank & Trust reports gains in 2019 but net income fell  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Santa Barbara-based Montecito Bank & Trust reported Feb. 10 that it had solid gains in assets, deposits and loans in 2019 but saw its 12-month Read More →

Tri-county internet providers tackle business security  

Marissa Nall I 2 weeks ago

As it rolls out a network upgrade and facility construction, Cox Communication is setting its sights on business security. The internet and cable provider has Read More →

Laritech certified for defense contracts  

Amber Hair I 2 weeks ago

Laritech, a Moorpark-based circuit board manufacturer, spent months of preparation and tens of thousands of dollars to ready its business for military contracts. The investment Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Weighing the tri-county impact of coronavirus and cannabis  

Henry Dubroff I 2 weeks ago

Even public emergencies have unintended consequences. That’s why when it comes to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus and its impact on the region’s economy, it’s awfully Read More →

Amazon touts sustainability of new Santa Barbara office  

Amber Hair I 2 weeks ago

Amazon is growing its presence in Santa Barbara and looking to do so sustainably. The tech giant announced plans to create 150 new jobs in Read More →

PennyMac shares soar after earnings beat estimates  

Cage Englander I 2 weeks ago

Westlake Village-based PennyMac Loan Services reported strong 2019 fourth quarter earnings Feb. 6, bumping PennyMac Financial Services shares up 8.2 percent as of noon Feb. Read More →

Riegler: The do’s and don’ts of contracts  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

By Bill Riegler A contract sets the rules for some type of transaction. We almost all use it in one form or another in our Read More →

Our view: Hutton Parker Foundation revives Hill-Carrillo Adobe  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

After spending much of the 21st century making community investments to help other nonprofits, the Hutton Parker Foundation has made an investment in its own Read More →

Salem Media to present at NobleCon16  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Camarillo-based conservative broadcasting and publishing company Salem Media Group will present at the NobleCon16 — Noble Capital Markets’ Sixteenth Annual Institutional Investor Conference — at Read More →

Startup Allthenticate to pitch at South By Southwest  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

UC Santa Barbara New Venture Competition winner Allthenticate is headed to South By Southwest in March, where it was selected as a finalist to participate Read More →

Resonant shares fall 12 percent after stock offering announced  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Shares for Goleta-based radio frequency filter maker Resonant fell 12 percent Feb. 6 when the company announced plans to raise funds through an offer of Read More →