January 29, 2023

		

Brooke Holland

Brooke Holland is a staff writer with the Pacific Coast Business Times. Her beats include commercial real estate, housing, health care, banking, retail, law and government, and travel and tourism.


| Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

UCSB says it’s sticking with Munger’s mega-dorm

Higher Education, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy

Despite drawing national attention and criticism, UC Santa Barbara isn’t backing down from the design of the proposed Munger Hall dormitory on the university’s campus. Charlie Munger, the 97-year-old vice chairman of Warren Buffet’s firm Berkshire Hathaway, has pledged $200 million to UCSB to build the student housing development. The project budget is “in the Read More →

| Monday, November 1st, 2021

Earnings up as Community West Bank reports 10% non-PPP loan growth

Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Goleta-based Community West Bancshares reported “strong” earnings in the third quarter, fueled by an expanded balance sheet and increased net interest, according to a quarterly report released Nov. 1. The parent company of Community West Bank said its net income for the most recent quarter was $3.6 million, or 41 cents per diluted share, compared Read More →

| Friday, October 29th, 2021

CEO of St. John’s hospitals in Oxnard and Camarillo resigns

Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

The CEO of the two Dignity Health hospitals in Ventura County, Darren Lee, has resigned, Dignity Health announced Oct. 28. Lee was the top executive at of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Hospital Camarillo. In a statement announcing his departure, a hospital spokesperson said on Oct. 28 that he had Read More →

| Friday, October 29th, 2021

Women’s share of region’s corporate board seats has doubled since 2018

Banking & Finance, Latest news, Law & Goverment, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies, Women Inc.

Publicly traded companies in the tri-county region have added 18 women board directors this year, though a few companies still need to appoint more women to comply with stepped-up state diversity requirements that go into effect in 2022. A total of 69 women sit on the boards of the 22 companies headquartered in the Tri-Counties Read More →

| Friday, October 29th, 2021

Santa Barbara Records launches with artist-first approach

Latest news, middle, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

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| Friday, October 29th, 2021

Real Estate: Amazon warehouse in Simi Valley sells for $128M

Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Subscriber content

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| Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Income up 24% at Montecito Bank, assets top $2B

Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

Montecito Bank & Trust, the biggest bank based in the tri-county region, reported asset growth of nearly 22% in the past year, while loan growth softened because of accelerated pandemic-related loan forgiveness and additional loan payoffs. The Santa Barbara-based bank said in an Oct. 18 earnings release that its total assets grew $404.53 million in Read More →