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Santa Barbara Film Festival to build drive-in theaters for distanced screenings

By   /  Tuesday, February 16th, 2021  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Film Festival to build drive-in theaters for distanced screenings

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival plans to create two beachside drive-in theaters so that the public can attend film screenings in a socially distanced environment, event organizers announced Feb. 16. The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will be hosted online and in person from March 31 through April 10, and will include more Read More →

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Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

For months, many farmworkers in the tri-county region and the rest of California, especially indigenous workers who speak neither Spanish nor English, were not properly informed of the dangers of COVID-19, leading to outbreaks and poor working conditions. Despite being labeled essential workers by the state, farmworkers often felt ignored, according to a recent study Read More →

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Conejo Valley braces for Amgen layoffs

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Conejo Valley braces for Amgen layoffs

Biotech giant Amgen is in the process of laying off hundreds of workers, including as many as 100 at its Thousand Oaks headquarters. According to a spokesperson for the company, approximately 500 workers will be let go beginning April 2, with fewer than 20% of those workers located in Thousand Oaks. Amgen employs around 22,000 Read More →

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Sonos shares rise on earnings beat

By   /  Wednesday, February 10th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, right, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Sonos shares rise on earnings beat

Sonos saw a big bump in its stock after the markets closed Feb. 10 after the Santa Barbara-based home audio company released a strong earnings report for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2021.  Sonos saw an 87% increase in net income and a 15% increase in revenue for the quarter that ended Jan. Read More →

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Amgen to lay off hundreds, including in Thousand Oaks

By   /  Monday, February 8th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen to lay off hundreds, including in Thousand Oaks

Biotech giant Amgen is in the process of laying off hundreds of workers, including as many as 100 at its Thousand Oaks headquarters. According to a spokesperson for the company, approximately 500 workers will be let go beginning April 2. Less than 20% of those workers are located in Thousand Oaks. Amgen employs around 22,000 Read More →

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For love and money: Valentine’s Day offers a welcome boost for pandemic-battered businesses

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on For love and money: Valentine’s Day offers a welcome boost for pandemic-battered businesses

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Automatic for the people: UCSB researcher looks at how robots can work for us

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, right, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Automatic for the people: UCSB researcher looks at how robots can work for us

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