February 1, 2023

		

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.


| Friday, January 13th, 2023

Newsom, other local officials gather in Santa Barbara to support tri-county’s efforts

Central Coast, Latest news, Top Stories, Top Story

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected officials were in Santa Barbara to support work underway that has made a difference following Jan. 9’s unprecedented storm and express the need to locals to stay vigilant as more rainfall is expected. Newsom, Rep. Salud Carbajal, Senators Monique Limon and Gregg Hart and other local officials were Read More →

| Friday, January 13th, 2023

Beni leads charge for women-founded companies on Central Coast

Central Coast, Latest news, Santa Barbara County, Technology

This article is only available to Business Times subscribers Subscribers: LOG IN or REGISTER for complete digital access. Not a Subscriber? SUBSCRIBE for full access to our weekly newspaper, online edition and Book of Lists. Check the STATUS of your Subscription Account.

| Friday, January 13th, 2023

Barsky becomes first female athletic director in UCSB history

Features, Higher Education, Latest news, left

Kelly Barsky always dreamed of growing up to be an educator. In 2023, she’s not only that but so much more — a true inspiration for women in the world of sports. On Jan. 3, UC Santa Barbara made a historic hire, naming Barsky as the new director of athletics, and in doing so, becoming Read More →

| Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Benn: A pair of warehouses in SLO county sold to start new year

Latest news, Real Estate

This article is only available to Business Times subscribers Subscribers: LOG IN or REGISTER for complete digital access. Not a Subscriber? SUBSCRIBE for full access to our weekly newspaper, online edition and Book of Lists. Check the STATUS of your Subscription Account.

| Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Inogen sees slight stock climb behind regulatory wins

Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Technology

Goleta-based Inogen saw its stock climb about 3% after the company achieved regulatory milestones in the European Union and the United States to support its products and shared its preliminary fourth quarter and full-year revenue results on Jan. 10. Inogen, a maker of portable oxygen containers, received European Medical Device Regulation certification from the British Read More →

| Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Torrential rainfall brings drought relief to Central Coast

Agribusiness, Central Coast, Regions, Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism, Tri-County Economy

Update: As of Jan. 12, no county in California is designated as an extreme drought area while locations that were in severe drought are down from 71% to 46%. Another storm has come and gone along the Central Coast — though another could be approaching soon — and luckily it seems the area has largely Read More →

| Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Westlake Village Biopartners’ backed Acelyrin makes first acquisition

Central Coast, Latest news, Technology

Acelyrin, a Los Angeles-based biotechnology company, announced its first acquisition of ValenzaBio, a privately held company developing therapies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, in an all-stock transaction, the company said Jan. 5. With the acquisition, Acelyrin gains multiple clinical and pre-clinical development programs to its robust immunology pipeline, which is led by izokibep, a small Read More →