CBB 2017

Insufficient housing supply chases employers away

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Community West Bank opening loan office in Paso Robles  

Staff Report I 10 hours ago

Community West Bank announced on Friday that it plans to open a loan production office in Paso Robles. The office, at 725 Creston Road, will Read More →

Startups selected for Cal Poly SLO HotHouse summer accelerator  

Marissa Nall I 10 hours ago

Seven startups have been accepted into the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo HotHouse Summer Accelerator program, garnering 13 weeks of office space, mentorship and $10,000 Read More →

Conference center needed in San Luis Obispo County  

Marissa Nall I 11 hours ago

Corporate travelers and travel agencies want a conference center in San Luis Obispo County and they’re not choosy about where it’s built. A study released Read More →

Quixotic lawsuit targets Diablo Canyon closure  

Joshua Molina I 11 hours ago

A showdown in a Los Angeles courtroom this summer will put to test an agreement between the state agencies and PG&E on the closure of Read More →

Our view: Cal Poly’s prominence grows but there is a cost  

Henry Dubroff I 11 hours ago

The Frost family’s $110 million gift to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the ultimate validation of former President Warren Baker’s vision of Cal Poly Read More →

Building supply store leases space in Thousand Oaks  

Joshua Molina I 11 hours ago

Stock Building Supply West, which was recently acquired by BMC, has signed a 10-year sublease agreement on a 16,576-square-foot retail space at 2222 W. Hillcrest Read More →

Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability  

Guest commentary I 11 hours ago

By Valeria Makarova Since the concept of sustainable development was introduced back in the 1980s, corporations from various industries have been dealing with ever-increasing pressure Read More →

Central Coast women in leadership thinking green  

Marissa Nall I 11 hours ago

California leaders continue to separate the Golden State from federal efforts to roll back environmental rules, with Central Coast women playing a key role. A Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Tri-Counties becoming hot spot for new capital investments  

Henry Dubroff I 11 hours ago

Capital markets have discovered the Tri-Counties in a big way in 2017. This might be a permanent change in the way wealth is created and Read More →

Port of Hueneme getting funds from Army Corps of Engineers  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Updated at 4 p.m. May 26: The Port of Hueneme will receive $778,000 from the Army Corps of Engineers, the first of the port funds Read More →

Manufacturing software provider QAD reports net loss  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Santa Barbara-based manufacturing software provider QAD reported a $2.6 million net loss for the fiscal first quarter 2018, ended April 30. Revenues grew 9.1 percent Read More →

Deckers Brands’ losses grow as footwear sales decline  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Updated at 4:20 p.m. May 26: Deckers Brands shares jumped more than 18.8 percent to $67.21 on May 26 following an earnings announcement that beat Read More →

Cryptix wins top prize at UCSB New Venture Competition  

Marissa Nall I 1 day ago

Ticketing platform software company Cryptix took home the $10,000 top prize at the UC Santa Barbara New Venture Competition on May 24. Hosted by the Read More →

Governor pays tribute to Towbes at memorial service  

Henry Dubroff I 3 days ago

Gov. Jerry Brown made a rare appearance in Santa Barbara on May 23, paying a brief but personal tribute to tri-county businessman Michael Towbes. Towbes Read More →

PennyMac declares dividend of 54 cents  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

The board of trustees for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust declared a dividend of 54 cents for the Westlake Village company’s stockholders May 23. The dividend Read More →

MindBody expects to raise $120 million with stock offering  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

San Luis Obispo-based MindBody announced a follow-on stock offering May 22 that would raise around $120 million for the company. The wellness-oriented software company plans Read More →

Westlake Village-based PizzaRev acquired  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Chicago accelerator firm Cleveland Avenue acquired a majority stake in Westlake Village-based pizza chain PizzaRev. Cleveland Avenue, founded by retired McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson, invests Read More →

Stock soars at The Trade Desk over news of $200 million offering  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

The Trade Desk stock gained 3.5 percent on the news that it had filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a Read More →

Housing conference calls for new supply, development  

Joshua Molina I 1 week ago

Some of the region’s most prominent housing experts converged in downtown Santa Barbara on May 19 for an all-day conference hosted by the Coastal Housing Coalition. Read More →

Westlake Village drone business taking off  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Some of the most crowded airspace in the country is located atop some of the highest value crops. Enter Brittany Collins: veteran, pilot and entrepreneur. Read More →

China, not NAFTA, blamed for lost manufacturing jobs  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

When it comes to the U.S. trade deficit, don’t look to NAFTA, look to China, said economists and the consuls general of Canada and Mexico Read More →

Paso Robles vineyard gets makeover as new home for winery  

Tom Bronzini I 1 week ago

I was seeing the rebirth of a vineyard as I walked along rows of woody vine stumps with Guillaume Fabre on his recently acquired property Read More →

Isla Vista apartment projects sell for a combined $51.8M  

Joshua Molina I 1 week ago

The Hive at Breakpointe and the Coronado Apartments, two multi-family properties at 6672 Abrego and 6626 Picasso Road in Isla Vista, sold for a combined Read More →

Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Small Business Week than to provide a report on the state of entrepreneurship in our Read More →

Enegren lager lauded at Casa Pacifica’s beer competition  

Amanda Rosengarten I 1 week ago

Enegren Brewing Co. in Moorpark recently won first place for its Maibock brew at the “Best in Fest” 2017 Brewery Competition for the Casa Pacifica Read More →