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Direct Relief to get share of MacKenzie Scott’s billions

By   /  Monday, December 21st, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, middle, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief to get share of MacKenzie Scott’s billions

When MacKenzie Scott announced recently that she’d given nearly $4.2 billion to charitable organizations in the United States, one of the 384 recipients on her list was Direct Relief, the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit that distributes medical aid all over the world. Direct Relief plans to disclose both the exact amount of the gift and the Read More →

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Real Estate: Amazon building fetches one of highest prices ever for downtown Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Real Estate: Amazon building fetches one of highest prices ever for downtown Santa Barbara

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Tri-county unemployment down to 6% in November

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county unemployment down to 6% in November

Unemployment in the Tri-Counties and all over California hit its lowest levels in November since before the pandemic began, though the latest figures come from surveys taken before the post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases and the new round of stay-home orders and business closures. California’s unemployment rate in November was 8.2%, down from 9% in Read More →

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Southwest’s next destination: Santa Barbara Airport

By   /  Wednesday, December 16th, 2020  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Southwest’s next destination: Santa Barbara Airport

Southwest Airlines announced Dec. 16 that it plans to start flying out of Santa Barbara Airport in the spring, something airport officials and frequent fliers have wanted for decades. The airline has not said yet which cities it would serve from Santa Barbara, or how often, but airport officials anticipate “several departures a day,” Deanna Read More →

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State of Santa Barbara County: waiting for vaccines, making do in the meantime

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on State of Santa Barbara County: waiting for vaccines, making do in the meantime

The pandemic has hit Santa Barbara County in a myriad of ways, making life harder for everyone, but the county is still trying to wring a few good measures out of hard situations. At the annual State of the County address on Dec. 11, put on by a coalition of the county’s chambers of commerce, Read More →

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Region’s PPP loans totaled $2.87B

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s PPP loans totaled $2.87B

Businesses in the tri-county region received more than $2.87 billion in potentially forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to an early December release of data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Central Coast counties ask to go their own way on pandemic rules

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Central Coast counties ask to go their own way on pandemic rules

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