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Governments, businesses band together on better broadband

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Columns, East Ventura County, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Governments, businesses band together on better broadband

The Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast has been launched to bring the region’s Internet up to speed. The effort is a collaboration between public- and private-sector officials in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties and has received an initial $300,000 in grant funding for its first two years from the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Antioch puts social-business spin on new MBA program

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Antioch puts social-business spin on new MBA program

Antioch University in downtown Santa Barbara is launching an MBA program that stands out from the rest by teaching students not only how to do business, but also how to do good. With a class of 22 students and a start date of Sept. 5, the new 16-month program isn’t your everyday MBA degree. “It’s Read More →

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Public Market, brewery slated for San Luis Obispo

By   /  Thursday, September 4th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Restaurants, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Public Market, brewery slated for San Luis Obispo

A new public food market is in the works for the Bonetti Ranch property in San Luis Obispo, with Buellton-based Figueroa Mountain Brewery as the anchor tenant.

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Transphorm secures GaN patents

By   /  Thursday, September 4th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Transphorm secures GaN patents

Goleta-based Transphorm, an energy-efficiency company spun out of UC Santa Barbara, said it has been granted two patents that it believes could cover as much as 60 percent of its target market in power-conversion electronics.

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Deckers tweaks name to reflect direct-to-consumer tactic

By   /  Thursday, September 4th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Deckers tweaks name to reflect direct-to-consumer tactic

  Deckers Outdoor Corp. is changing its public-facing name to Deckers Brands as it celebrates its listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The Goleta-based owner of Ugg, Sanuk, Teva and other popular products in footwear and accessories said its new retail channels will operate as Deckers Brands. The corporate name will remain Deckers Outdoor Read More →

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Ventura County ex-Sheriff loses supplemental pension lawsuit

By   /  Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County ex-Sheriff loses supplemental pension lawsuit

A Ventura County judge has denied former Sheriff Bob Brooks’ request for a $75,000 supplement to his existing $283,000-per-year pension.

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Chevron gets SLO City Council approval for Tank Farm project

By   /  Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Chevron gets SLO City Council approval for Tank Farm project

Chevron’s massive Tank Farm Road remediation and commercial project in San Luis Obispo took a big step forward on Sept. 2 as the City Council unanimously approved the final environmental impact report for the 332-acre site. The City Council also approved several amendments to the airport area specific plan. The approvals pave the way for Read More →

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