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Orcutt wine bar owner faces criminal charges

By   /  Friday, April 16th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Firestone Walker to buy a SLO Brewing beer

By   /  Friday, April 16th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, middle, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Two of the Central Coast’s biggest and oldest breweries announced a deal April 15 in which Firestone Walker will buy the Cali-Squeeze brand from SLO Brewing Co. No details were disclosed about the transaction, except that it is expected to close by July 1, according to a news release from SLO Brewing. Cali-Squeeze is a Read More →

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Unemployment rate drops again in region and state

By   /  Friday, April 16th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Unemployment in the tri-county region dropped to 6.4% in March, the second lowest rate since the pandemic began, according to Business Times analysis of data released by the California Employment Development Department on April 16. The regional and state job markets improved as COVID-19 declined from their January high mark. The tri-county unemployment rate was Read More →

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First Southwest Airlines flight lands in Santa Barbara

By   /  Monday, April 12th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, right, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Santa Barbara rolled out the red, yellow and blue balloons as Southwest Airlines made its Central Coast debut on April 12. The Dallas, Texas-based airline’s brightly painted Boeing 737 aircraft arrived on time or even a few minutes early from Oakland and Denver to start what is expected to be a busy season for Santa Read More →

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In Ventura County, yellow tier may not be far away

By   /  Thursday, April 8th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, middle, Restaurants, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Changing state regulations, lower transmission rates and a strong push towards vaccinations helped Ventura County become the first county in the tri-county region to reach the orange tier of California’s COVID-19 reopening system. The state announced new regulations on April 6 as it hit its second statewide vaccine equity metric goal, which was designed to Read More →

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PCH to open months ahead of schedule

By   /  Thursday, April 8th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Highway 1 through Big Sur will reopen by April 30, two months earlier than expected, Caltrans announced April 8. The section of the highway near Rat Creek closed after a Jan. 28 mudslide that washed about 150 feet of roadway into the sea. Caltrans expected the road to reopen in early summer, but good weather Read More →

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Ventura County to enter orange tier; Santa Barbara and SLO lag behind

By   /  Tuesday, April 6th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, middle, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Ventura County will be the first in the tri-county region to reach the orange tier of California’s COVID-19 reopening system on April 7, while both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties have failed to progress past the more restrictive red tier. Orange is the second least restrictive tier and means the spread of COVID Read More →

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