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Ventura Port District appoints new commissioner  

Staff Report I 6 hours ago

The Ventura Port District is moving full steam ahead with the recent appointment of new Commissioner Mike Blumenberg and several major projects slated for completion Read More →

Montecito Creek Water Co. to pay $20K in fines over Hot Springs Creek  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Montecito Creek Water Company will have to pay $20,000 in penalties to county and state Fish and Wildlife departments and do streambed restoration in an Read More →

PacWest Bancorp reports higher second quarter earnings  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

PacWest Bancorp, parent of Pacific Western Bank with 15 tri-county branches, announced net earnings of $128.1 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, for the second Read More →
Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies moved up from No. 880 last year to No. 697 this year. (Nik Blaskovich)

Procore acquires project management software firm Honest Buildings  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Carpinteria’s $3 billion construction management software startup Procore announced its impending acquisition of New York-based project management software firm Honest Buildings for an undisclosed amount Read More →

Wells Fargo awards grants to small businesses hurt by wildfires  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Wells Fargo and nonprofit Women’s Economic Ventures are awarding $238,500 in grants to 38 small businesses impacted by the November 2018 Hill and Woolsey fires. Read More →

Actor James Garner’s Santa Ynez Valley estate for sale  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

A 400-acre estate in the Santa Ynez Valley, previously owned by the late Hollywood actor James Garner, was listed for sale at an asking price Read More →

QAD releases new benchmarking tool  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Summerland-based enterprise software firm QAD released a new benchmarking tool July 15 that aims to help companies gauge their performance against their peers. Escalating trade Read More →

MannKind partners with drug discount app GoodRx  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Inhalable insulin from Westlake Village-based MannKind will now be featured on the Santa Monica-based prescription price tracking and discount app GoodRx, after the two announced Read More →

Dallas Cowboys coming to Oxnard for training  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

The Dallas Cowboys will train for their upcoming season from July 27 through Aug. 15 at the River Ridge Playing Fields at 2101 W. Vineyard Read More →

Tri-county legislators have bills pending  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

Health care, veteran’s services, education, oil, the environment and natural disaster recovery are at the top of the legislative agenda for tri-county representatives. With the Read More →

Dispute over three letters a sign of the times in SB  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

Apparently, three letters are enough to position popular Santa Barbara brewery Institution Ale in the crosshairs of stringent city regulations and a revitalization effort for Read More →

Jack’s Helping Hand barbecue brings in big bucks  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Jack’s Helping Hand, a San Luis Obispo-based nonprofit that helps children and young adults with cancer or other special needs, raised $580,000 at its 13th Read More →

Ventura County Medical Center CEO focusing on care, fiscal health  

Annabelle Blair I 6 days ago

In recent months, the Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital have faced budget shortfalls, job cuts and the abrupt resignation of previous CEO Read More →

Biasotti: Report sheds light on Ventura County economy  

Tony Biasotti I 6 days ago

By Tony Biasotti The U.S. economy has been growing for 10 years, making this the longest period of economic expansion in our nation’s history. Ventura Read More →

Our view: Santa Barbara County waffles on cannabis rules  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

A giant waffle. That may be the best way to describe the response of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors as they appeared to Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Saalex employees are shaken up by quakes but safe  

Henry Dubroff I 6 days ago

The July 4 weekend earthquakes that rocked Ridgecrest reverberated far away in Camarillo where Saalex Solutions, a government contractor, has some 300 people employed at Read More →

Limoneira closes deal with homebuilder for Harvest project  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Homebuilder K. Hovnanian Homes closed a deal to build 30 homes for Santa Paula agribusiness Limoneira’s Harvest at Limoneira residential community project, according to a Read More →

Brownley introduces bill to help entrepreneurs  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Start Up in a Day Act on July 11. The legislation would permanently authorize the Small Business Administration’s Read More →

Amgen discontinues Alzheimer’s prevention drug trials  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen, along with partners Novartis and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, are discontinuing a clinical research program that was aimed at preventing or Read More →

San Luis Ranch mixed-use development breaks ground  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Ground was broken July 11 on the San Luis Ranch, a 131-acre mixed use development in San Luis Obispo. A small groundbreaking ceremony was held Read More →

Vice president to visit Vandenberg Air Force Base on July 10  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Vandenberg Air Force Base on July 10 to speak with U.S. Air Force personnel in a bid to advance Read More →

Community Bancorp of Santa Maria reports strong growth  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Community Bancorp of Santa Maria, parent company of Community Bank of Santa Maria, reported net income of $1.28 million for the second quarter ended June Read More →

Judge blocks rule requiring drug prices to be disclosed in TV ads  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

A federal judge ruled July 8 in favor of a cohort of pharmaceutical companies, including Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, blocking a proposed rule that would have Read More →

Nuevolution shareholders OK takeover by Amgen  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Shareholders of Copenhagen-based research institute Nuevolution accepted a $167 million takeover bid from Amgen, the Thousand Oaks biotech heavyweight announced June 8. Amgen made the Read More →

SLO airport travelers can enroll in TSA PreCheck  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

Travelers at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport will be able to enroll in the TSA PreCheck program during two days in July. TSA Read More →