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Community choice aggregator brings new energy option to Santa Barbara County

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, middle, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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Unemployment in region, state rose in December as pandemic worsened

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The tri-county region’s combined unemployment rate shot up from 6% in November to 7.4% in December as a wave of COVID-19 cases brought the most widespread business closures since the spring. The rest of the state suffered a similar fate, with California’s unemployment rate going from 8.1% in November to 9% in December, according to Read More →

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Southwest announces destinations for Santa Barbara flights

By   /  Thursday, January 21st, 2021  /  Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Southwest Airlines will fly direct every day from Santa Barbara to Oakland, Las Vegas and Denver, starting April 12, the airline announced Jan. 21. Southwest said in December that it would begin serving Santa Barbara Airport in the spring, but did not disclose its routes or its timetable at that time. The routes announced Jan. Read More →

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Dubroff: The inside story of how Southwest landed on the South Coast

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

When Henry Thompson returned to the West Coast just two years ago to take the helm of Santa Barbara Airport, it looked like most of the turbulence was in the rearview mirror. The region’s largest airport had lured back flights lost during the Great Recession and had just added Contour Airlines. The disruptions caused by Read More →

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AppFolio building in Goleta sold

By   /  Tuesday, January 12th, 2021  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The three-building complex in Goleta that holds the AppFolio headquarters was sold, the commercial real estate firm CBRE announced Jan. 12. The 165,905-square-foot campus at 50-90 Castilian Drive was sold to Shopoff Realty Investments and Praelium Commercial Real Estate for an undisclosed amount, CBRE said. CBRE’s Sean Sullivan, Mike Longo, Todd Tydlaska and Will Pike Read More →

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Flir’s Goleta infrared operation a big target of $8B Teledyne acquisition

By   /  Thursday, January 7th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

For more than a decade, Teledyne Technologies has been attempting to get into the uncooled infrared market. With its acquisition of Flir Systems, announced Jan. 4, the multinational conglomerate based in Thousand Oaks might finally have the perfect opportunity to enter the commercial infrared space with a splash. Teledyne plans to spend approximately $8 billion Read More →

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Dignity Health restructures, names new division chief

By   /  Monday, January 4th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

Dignity Health Central Coast, the biggest hospital network in the tri-county region, is becoming CommonSpirit Health—and much about the hospital chain is changing, starting at the top. On Dec. 30, Dignity Health Central Coast CEO and President Chuck Cova announced his retirement. As he steps down, the nonprofit hospital chain is restructuring by expanding the Read More →

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