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Cabbies hail help from Sacramento: Bills target Uber, Lyft

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Law, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Cabbies hail help from Sacramento: Bills target Uber, Lyft

Two pending bills in the state Senate could significantly change the competitive landscape between booming ridesharing startups such as Lyft and Uber and the flagging taxi-cab industry in California.

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29-acre home development in Fillmore gets council go-ahead

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Columns, East Ventura County, Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on 29-acre home development in Fillmore gets council go-ahead

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Stantec to buy tri-county engineering firm Penfield & Smith

By   /  Thursday, August 28th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Real Estate, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Stantec to buy tri-county engineering firm Penfield & Smith

Stantec, a large publicly traded design and consulting company, is acquiring Santa Barbara-based engineering firm Penfield & Smith. Terms of the deal, expected to close in October, were not disclosed. Penfield & Smith has regional offices in Santa Barbara, Camarillo and Santa Maria. The company had revenue of $16 million last year, according to Business Read More →

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Santa Barbara chamber opposes anti-oil effort Measure P

By   /  Wednesday, August 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  3 Comments

Proponents of Santa Barbara County’s Measure P, an anti-fracking measure that could also shut down conventional oil and gas production, suffered a setback on Aug. 27 when the largest South Coast chamber of commerce said it opposed the November ballot initiative. The Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce said that its board voted to “urge Read More →

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$10M Pismo Beach tract to be preserved

By   /  Tuesday, August 26th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Tourism  /  Comments Off on $10M Pismo Beach tract to be preserved

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo now has the funds to complete the purchase of the 900-acre Pismo Preserve thanks to an additional contribution from the County Board of Supervisors.

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50 Fastest-Growing Companies 2014 announced

By   /  Monday, August 25th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on 50 Fastest-Growing Companies 2014 announced

Mindbody, ranked No. 11 on the Business Times' 50 Fastest-Growing Companies

Learn more about this year’s featured companies and the Sept. 18 awards event.

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IQMS readies for big leagues with first outside investment

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on IQMS readies for big leagues with first outside investment

Paso Robles-based software firm IQMS has taken an outside investment for the first time in its 25-year history, raising an undisclosed sum from the same financiers who have backed Facebook, Expedia and Netflix. The company said Aug. 19 that Technology Crossover Ventures led the funding round with Banneker Partners participating. The terms of the deal Read More →

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