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BioIQ moves headquarters to Atlanta  

Staff Report I 3 hours ago

Santa Barbara health care technology company BioIQ announced Jan. 15 that it has moved its headquarters to Atlanta, where it plans to invest $5 million Read More →

Evacuations ordered for Montecito, East Ventura County  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Updated 12:35 p.m. Jan. 15: Ventura County issued evacuations in the Woolsey fire burn areas as of 11:07 a.m. Jan. 15. Mandatory evacuation areas include Read More →

Limoneira reports increased revenues, earnings in fiscal 2018  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Limoneira revenues rose 6.7 percent to hit new highs in fiscal 2018, the company announced Jan. 14, and net income more than tripled to $19.7 Read More →

PG&E stock plunges as utility prepares to file for bankruptcy  

Glenn Rabinowitz I 1 day ago

By Mark Chediak and Kiel Porter Story updated at 10 a.m. Jan. 14: PG&E stock plunged 50 percent Jan. 14 after it said it will Read More →

Deadlines extended for fire victims to apply for disaster assistance  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

The deadline for wildfire survivors to apply for FEMA disaster assistance has been extended to Jan. 31. Assistance can be obtained: • Online at https://www.disasterassistance.gov • Read More →

SpaceX rocket blasts off from Vandenberg and deploys satellites  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

Story updated at 12 p.m. Jan. 11: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 10 Iridium Next satellites into orbit at 7:31 a.m. Jan. 11 after Read More →

Cal Poly startups target sex harassment and violence  

Marissa Nall I 4 days ago

Two Cal Poly San Luis Obispo startups are tackling the problem of sex harassment and violence head on, using technology and sketch comedy to educate Read More →

Raytheon funds robotics course for elementary students  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Montessori Center School in Santa Barbara is launching an after-school robotics curriculum for its students in January with funding through a grant from Raytheon. “We Read More →

LA investor buys The Marc in Santa Barbara for $56.2 million  

Annabelle Blair I 5 days ago

Los Angeles-based Realty Center Management recently purchased The Marc, an 89-unit multifamily luxury complex with a retail component in Santa Barbara, for $56.2 million, according Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Restructuring might be best path forward for PG&E  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

Paying the price for more than a decade of terrible management, PG&E has seen its stock plunge, its credit rating reduced to junk bond status, Read More →

Our view: Santa Barbara needs more from chamber  

Henry Dubroff I 5 days ago

Ken Oplinger’s abrupt departure as head of the Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region opens the door to some new thinking about the Read More →

Woodsome: Demystify privacy and data regulations  

Guest commentary I 5 days ago

By Meghan Woodsome Despite increased attention in the past decade, many businesses have only a vague awareness of the complex web of privacy and data Read More →

Judge appoints receiver over investment firm Essex Capital  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

A U.S. District Court judge approved the appointment of a receiver over Santa Barbara investment firm Essex Capital on behalf of investors. Essex CEO Ralph Read More →

Film festival making State Street space year-round education center  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will feature bookend films made by Santa Barbara residents, and its current rental space at 1330 State St. will Read More →

Flir Systems releases new thermal imaging cameras  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Flir Systems, the Wilsonville, Ore.-based thermal imaging giant with operations in Goleta, announced Jan. 7 that it has released two new thermal cameras for the Read More →

CalAmp partnering with OjO Electric, Pioneer Electronics  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Oxnard telematics firm CalAmp continued its foray into the electric scooter market Jan. 8, partnering with scooter provider OjO Electric. OjO said it plans to Read More →

AppFolio acquires AI firm Dynasty Marketplace  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Goleta-based property management software firm AppFolio is bringing on some artificial intelligence expertise, with the acquisition Jan. 8 of Dynasty Marketplace. The company did not Read More →

Sientra reports increase in product sales  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Santa Barbara breast implant developer Sientra released preliminary financial results for its fourth quarter, saying sales had risen 72 percent year-over-year to $19 million. The Read More →

Oxnard school districts buy office building  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Oxnard Union High School District and Rio School District purchased a 115,612 square-foot office building for nearly $13.8 million. The space will serve as a Read More →

Panel releases vision for Diablo Canyon after 2025  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

San Luis Obispo County stakeholders released their strategic vision Jan. 8 for the lands and facilities surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant after the Read More →

Port of Hueneme gets automobile supplier contracts  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Story updated at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8: Three major automobile suppliers renewed their long-term contracts with the Port of Hueneme on Jan. 7, committing to Read More →

Amgen’s patent-related legal disputes resolved  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Two patent-related disputes involving Amgen products were resolved in the first days of 2019, temporarily halting sales of a competitor for one of its top Read More →

Former CEO of The Ryland Group and longtime Santa Barbara philanthropist Dreier dies at 71  

Staff Report I 2 weeks ago

Chad Dreier, a tri-county philanthropist and former CEO of The Ryland Group, died at age 71 on Dec. 29 after a battle with cancer.   Read More →

Opinion: The trade war and its effect on international higher education  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

It seems that the trade war between the United States and China is all about soybeans, cars and air conditioning units. What is often overlooked Read More →

Light: 2019 ushers in new sexual harassment laws  

Guest commentary I 2 weeks ago

This The big focus this year among the 100-plus new employment laws is, not surprisingly, sexual harassment. There are at least eight new laws on Read More →