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Sun & Swell Foods transitions to compostable packaging  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

Santa Barbara-based snack food B Corp Sun & Swell Foods announced the launch of a new line of compostable packaging. The rollout started in March, Read More →

Citizens Business Bank parent beats analysts’ earnings expectations  

Staff Report I 4 hours ago

CVB Financial, parent of Ontario-based Citizens Business Bank, announced net income of $51.6 million, or 37 cents per share, for the first quarter ended March Read More →

Pacific Premier Bancorp reports higher first quarter profit  

Staff Report I 3 hours ago

Pacific Premier Bancorp, the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank with 12 regional branches, reported net income of $38.7 million, or 62 cents per diluted Read More →

PacWest Bancorp first quarter earnings down from last year  

Staff Report I 3 hours ago

PacWest Bancorp, parent of Pacific Western Bank with 15 tri-county branches, announced earnings of $112.6 million for the first quarter of 2019 ended March 31. Read More →

Sierra Bancorp beats analysts’ earnings estimates  

Staff Report I 59 mins ago

Sierra Bancorp, parent company of Bank of the Sierra, reported earnings of $8.9 million for the first quarter of 2019, ended March 31. That’s an Read More →

Teledyne reports record first quarter earnings but stock falls  

Staff Report I 29 mins ago

Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies started the year off on good footing, announcing another sales record for the quarter ended March 31. Sales were up more Read More →

Canadian food-tech firm to open office in Atascadero  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Canadian food-tech firm Advanced Ozone Integration plans to open its main office in Atascadero, the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County announced April Read More →

Allan Hancock College sells $23 million in bonds for fine arts complex  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Allan Hancock College has sold $23 million of the district’s Measure I general obligation bonds, allowing the college to move forward on plans to construct Read More →

Business Times announces Hall of Fame inductee; Best Places to Work  

Chris Officer I 3 days ago

MindBody co-founder and CEO Rick Stollmeyer is the 18th inductee in the Business Times Hall of Fame. In addition to Stollmeyer's induction, the Business Times Read More →

Montecito hedge fund victim awarded $710,000  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna Geck awarded $710,000 plus attorney fees in a judgment for Montecito hedge fund victim Lisa Sands. The ruling consisted Read More →

Housing nonprofit building new corporate headquarters  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is looking to break ground on its new 24,000-square-foot, two-story corporate office in San Luis Obispo in May. The housing nonprofit purchased Read More →

Military leaders are good choices for president  

Guest commentary I 6 days ago

By Ritch Eich and Paul Grossgold During every presidential election cycle, we are besieged by endless commentary about the qualifications for the nation’s highest office. Read More →

Our view: 5G rollout will be boon for tri-county tech firms  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

For the Central Coast, the April 16 agreement between tech titans Apple and Qualcomm over the pricing of 5G chips for iPhones is more than Read More →

Backers hope Lompoc space center project launches  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

With space launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base becoming more frequent, bringing in some 200,000 visitors to witness launches in 2018, a proposal for an Read More →

UCSB professor wins Pulitzer Prize for biography  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

UC Santa Barbara Professor Jeffrey Stewart has won a Pulitzer Prize for his book “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke.” Stewart, a Yale Read More →

Home sales falling in Southern California  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Existing home sales are forecast to remain at muted levels in 2019 and 2020 and the fallout that occurred in 2018 with sales falling 5 Read More →

Sohn says longevity of economic recovery a surprise  

Sanya Kamidi I 6 days ago

Economist Sung Won Sohn sees the extended run of U.S. economic growth as a bit of a windfall that is not expected to end in Read More →
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Dubroff: Ventura County needs to fund fix for Highway 101  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

When I started driving the Highway 101 corridor 20 years ago, the freeway through Ventura County was a mess. Traffic slowed to one lane through Read More →

Tri-Counties lands $5.5 million grant towards fire prevention  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) will give out more than $43 million in funds for 66 fire prevention projects across Read More →

Amgen brings Biotech Experience to the East Coast  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Now in its 30th year, the Amgen Foundation’s Amgen Biotech Experience education program is expanding into Tampa, Fla., where it opened a $25 million capability Read More →

LA-based utility takes over Ventura County water provider  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

More than 500 Piru water users came under new management April 16, with an announcement by Los Angeles-based California American Water that it had acquired Read More →

HG Insights integrating technology with Forrester’s research reporting tools  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The recently rebranded HG Insights announced a deal with Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester April 16 to integrate its data analysis technology into Forrester’s research reporting tools Read More →

CalAmp acquires Synovia Solutions for $50 million  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Telematics company CalAmp announced its acquisition of Indianapolis startup Synovia Solutions in a $50 million all-cash deal, expanding its reach in vehicle tracking for commercial Read More →

Amgen’s Evenity osteoporosis treatment priced at $21,900 per year  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Amgen’s newest osteoporosis treatment hit the market April 15 at nearly $22,000 per year for patients. The company received approval for the therapy, called Evenity, Read More →

Silver Air title sponsor for Pacific Coast Open polo tournament  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Silver Air, the private jet management and charter company with operations in Santa Barbara, is returning as title sponsor of the 2019 Silver Air Pacific Read More →