May 25, 2024

		

Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.


| Sunday, November 19th, 2023

Tri-county unemployment remains the same in October

Economy, Latest news, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy

California’s unemployment rose for the second straight month, but on the Central Coast, the unemployment rate was unchanged from September to October while also adding a slew of non-farming jobs during the month. According to the data released Nov. 17 from the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate of the tri-counties was 3.9% compared Read More →

| Friday, November 17th, 2023

Inogen hopes new CEO can bring better results

Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy

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| Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Finbriefs: Glass House Brands reports growing revenue in Q3

Earnings, Economy, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies

Glass House Brands, which has major operations in both Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, reported growing revenue in the third quarter of 2023. Reported on Nov. 10, Glass Houses’s net sales increased 71% year-over-year to $48.2 million in the third quarter of 2023. Gross profit was also $26 million for the third quarter of 2023, Read More →

| Thursday, November 16th, 2023

James Webb Space Telescope relies on Central Coast’s infrared innovation

Latest news, Technology

It took more than 15 years and the help of numerous companies for the James Webb Space Telescope to come to life. But in doing so, it has also brought with it an entirely new way for the common person to life beyond this earth. “How does the universe work? How did we get here? Read More →

| Thursday, November 16th, 2023

The Trade Desk outperforms expectations but misses Q4 guidance

Earnings, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies

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| Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

SLO County employee suspended as DA probes misuse of public funds

Latest news, Law & Goverment, left, San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County’s District Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation into a county employee for having potentially misused county funds for personal purchases. Investigators from the D.A.’s office served a search warrant at the home and the office of the county employee, according to a Nov. 14 press release. The decision to serve a Read More →

| Monday, November 13th, 2023

Inogen replaces CEO days after earnings miss

Central Coast, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story

Goleta-based Inogen has appointed a new chief executive, the company announced on Nov. 13. Kevin Smith, most recently the CEO at Sirtex Medical Limited, a global manufacturer of interventional treatment solutions, was named Inogen’s new CEO effective immediately, succeeding Nabil Shabshab. Shabshab only occupied the role for a little over two years, taking over in Read More →