May 25, 2024


Tony Biasotti

Tony Biasotti is the executive editor of the Pacific Coast Business Times.

| Friday, August 19th, 2022

Region’s unemployment rate flat at 3%, state hits all-time low

Latest news, middle, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Ventura County

The unemployment rate in the tri-county region was 3% in July, the same as the month before, while California hit a new record low in July at 3.9%, according to data released Aug. 19 by the California Employment Development Department. Ventura’s unemployment rate in July was 3.2%, unchanged from the previous month and well below Read More →

| Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

LaunchPoint closes second seed round

Latest news, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Technology

LaunchPoint Electric Propulsion Solutions, a Goleta company that makes electric engines and other components for the aerospace industry, has closed a fully subscribed second round of seed funding, the company announced Aug. 2. LaunchPoint did not disclosed details of the funding round, including the amount raised and the major investors. LaunchPoint was founded in 2018, Read More →

| Friday, June 17th, 2022

Unemployment in region hits new record low at 2.5%

Latest news, left, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Ventura County

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| Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Region’s stocks slip amid market-wide slide

Banking & Finance, Latest news, left, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies, Ventura County

After years of charging forward, U.S. stocks have gone into hibernation, at least according to the common definition of a bear market: a market-wide decline of 20% or more from a recent peak. Most major indices are down at least that much from their highs earlier this year, with the biggest losses coming June 13. Read More →

| Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

New Mac OS puts Ventura in the spotlight

Latest news, middle, Regions, Technology, Top Stories, Tourism, Ventura County

Apple’s announcement on June 6 that it would name its next Mac operating system “Ventura” was big news in the tech press, but no surprise to the people at the Visit Ventura, the city’s visitor and convention bureau. They’d been waiting for this moment for eight years, ever since Mike Laan, Visit Ventura’s director of Read More →

| Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Ventura County and ex-CEO Powers hit with lawsuit over harassment claim

Latest news, Law & Goverment, middle, Regions, Top Stories, Ventura County

The Ventura County employee who says former County Executive Officer Mike Powers sexually and racially harassed her filed suit against the county and Powers on June 2. The woman, identified in the lawsuit only as “Jane Roe,” claims in the lawsuit that Powers, her immediate supervisor, subjected her to sexual and racial harassment and discrimination Read More →

| Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Dayspring sentenced to 22 months for bribing county supervisor for cannabis permits

Government, Latest news, left, Regions, San Luis Obispo County

The cannabis grower who bribed a San Luis Obispo County supervisor has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison. Helios Dayspring, who also goes by “Bobby,” was sentenced on May 27 by U.S. District Judge André Birotte Jr. in his Los Angeles courtroom. Dayspring has also paid $3.4 million to the IRS as restitution Read More →