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Venture capital raises at Goleta firms Transphorm and Tyrian top $23M

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Green Coast, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Venture capital raises at Goleta firms Transphorm and Tyrian top $23M

Transphorm, a maker of energy-efficient electronic components, has raised $15 million in additional capital related to its recent partnership with Fujitsu Ltd. of Japan. Tyrian Systems, a firm founded by a pair of longtime infrared sensor entrepreneurs to commercialize thermal vision technology, has raised an $8.3 million Series B investment.

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Santa Barbara summit seeks to draw businesses to region’s homeless issue

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  2 Comments

The event will host several national speakers on the topic, but the organizers say the goal is to encourage data-driven methods of addressing homelessness that have measurable goals and a clear plan for achieving them.

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Sanford, free of debt, looks to future at Alma Rosa Winery

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Sanford, free of debt, looks to future at Alma Rosa Winery

Richard Sanford, free of a crushing debt burden, says he is excited about the future of Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards and his role there, even though he has lost ownership.

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Moving on up: Green storage business expands along South Coast

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Green Coast, Real Estate, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Moving on up: Green storage business expands along South Coast

Movegreen is growing at a rapid clip and plans to start driving its biodiesel-powered moving vans down the coast in an expansion spree. The company has built a business by providing environmentally friendly moving and storage service along the South Coast.

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Labor of love: Nonprofit celebrates 30 years of teaching compassion

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Features, Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Labor of love: Nonprofit celebrates 30 years of teaching compassion

Santa Barbara-based Adventures in Caring has taught thousands of future and practicing health-care professionals to provide compassion to their patients.

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Santa Barbara City Council declares Stage One drought

By   /  Tuesday, February 11th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara City Council declares Stage One drought

Santa Barbara City Council members declared a Stage One drought on Feb. 11, calling on residents and businesses to reduce water use by 20 percent.

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Tri-county cities scramble as state cuts water deliveries

By   /  Friday, February 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county cities scramble as state cuts water deliveries

Customers of the State Water Project will not receive any water deliveries this year if current dry conditions persist, a cutback that could be troublesome for certain tri-county cities.

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