Firefighters make progress as donations pour in

Updated at 10:25 a.m. Nov. 13: The Woolsey fire in the Conejo Valley and Malibu, which had grown to 96,314 acres by the morning of Nov. 13, is now 35 percent contained. Parts of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village were being repopulated as evacuation warnings were lifted, but a 50-acre flare up in the Carlisle Canyon, Read More →

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Chiquita renews banana shipping contract with Port of Hueneme  

Staff Report I 10 hours ago

Chiquita, which together with Del Monte imports $885 million worth of bananas through the Central Coast every year, renewed its contract with the Port of Read More →

Lompoc medical center may acquire Sansum’s Lompoc clinic  

Staff Report I 11 hours ago

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is looking to acquire Sansum Clinic’s Lompoc facility after indications that the clinic would be closed, requiring patients to travel to Read More →

Marijuana market boosts industrial space demand in Santa Barbara County  

Staff Report I 12 hours ago

Demand is growing in Santa Barbara County for industrial spaces and especially facilities for the burgeoning marijuana market. Industrial space rates are up, almost neck-in-neck Read More →

Mindbody hires Rajasekar as chief technology officer  

Staff Report I 14 hours ago

San Luis Obispo-based MindBody brought on former Silicon Valley exec Sunil Rajasekar as its chief technology officer. Rajasekar most recently headed up engineering and product Read More →

Health care improves at VA clinics in Tri-Counties  

Annabelle Blair I 4 days ago

Health care clinics operating under the Veteran’s Administration’s Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, including four in the Tri-Counties, have shown slight improvements in overall quality Read More →

Tri-county economies face challenges  

Annabelle Blair I 4 days ago

San Luis Obispo County has some economic challenges, noticeably the impact of the Diablo Canyon closure and a share in the statewide housing shortage, but Read More →

CSUCI’s STEM Carnival uses exhibits to engage students  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

Gummy bears burst into flames. Pumpkins carved themselves. Robots swarmed over Rio Vista Middle School, where people in lab coats made touchable, edible or glow-in Read More →

Westmont honors Nobel economics laureate  

Daniel Kong I 4 days ago

Psychologist and Nobel economics laureate Daniel Kahneman added to his hardware collection on Nov. 2 when he was awarded the inaugural Westmont Global Laureate award Read More →

Voter turnout for midterm election high in Tri-Counties  

Annabelle Blair I 4 days ago

Registered voter turnout on the Central Coast was high, according to clerk recorder offices in the three counties, but final numbers on mail-in ballots were Read More →

National Philanthropy Day honorees announced  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter has selected the 2018 honorees for National Philanthropy Day. Carrie Hughes was named 2018 Professional Fundraiser Read More →

San Luis Obispo hotel upgraded and renamed  

Annabelle Blair I 5 days ago

The Holiday Inn Express SLO reopened as The Kinney San Luis Obispo last month, following renovations at the 1800 Monterey St. property in downtown San Read More →

Hastings and Steinfeld: Women are leaders in California’s water industry  

Guest commentary I 5 days ago

By Stephanie Hastings and Amy Steinfeld On Nov. 1-2, we convened the second California H2O Women Conference — a meeting of 150 of California’s top Read More →

2 killed, 50 homes lost as Ventura County blazes rage  

Marissa Nall I 5 days ago

Updated at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10: The Woolsey blaze doubled overnight, having consumed 70,000 acres in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, according to Cal Fire. Read More →

Oliver: Encourage feedback to avoid whistleblowing  

Guest commentary I 5 days ago

By Carl Oliver Whistleblowing is trouble. Every business is vulnerable. Even when the business is innocent, handling whistleblowing is distracting and expensive. Taco Bell in Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Election outcome was predictible  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

What was surprising about the Nov. 6 election was that there were so few surprises. For stock market investors, there were some important takeaways. The Read More →

Our view: Central Coast voters make voices count  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

Central Coast voters are skeptical about new bond issues, support property rights and roads, are willing to tax marijuana and generally like their state representatives. Read More →

Sears will close store at La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Sears is closing its Santa Barbara store in La Cumbre Plaza as part of a national restructuring after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, according Read More →

Qualstar reports big boost in third quarter revenue  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Simi Valley-based data storage and power company Qualstar reported a 14.5 percent increase in revenue for its third quarter on Nov. 8, and earnings of Read More →

Brush fire shuts down Highway 101 in Thousand Oaks  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

A fast-moving brush fire closed down traffic on Highway 101 on Nov. 8 in the Hill Canyon area of Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks. The Read More →

The Trade Desk reports record revenue but misses analyst earnings estimates  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Ventura advertising technology firm The Trade Desk reported another record revenue of $118.8 million for the third quarter, but earnings of 44 cents per share Read More →

Third quarter income falls sharply at Interlink Electronics  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Chip maker Interlink Electronics reported a 27.5 percent decrease in revenue for its third quarter, as net income tumbled 72 percent to $99,000. The decrease Read More →

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals reports bigger third quarter net loss  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Westlake Village-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals reported a $16.8 million net loss, or 82 cents per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, a slight increase from Read More →

Salem Media earnings beat analyst expectations  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Salem Media Group, a Christian media outlet headquartered in Camarillo, reported net income of $1.2 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, for the third Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: When will the tragedy of mass shootings end?  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

The ripples from a mass casualty event spread quickly through the community. Hospitals and public safety organizations are overwhelmed. Families check in with loved ones. Read More →

Democrat Hill takes lead over incumbent Republican Knight in 25th District upset  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

Story updated at 10 a.m.: The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 6 by flipping Republican districts across the country, in Read More →