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CoastHills Credit Union expands to five counties

By   /  Wednesday, August 13th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on CoastHills Credit Union expands to five counties

CoastHills Credit Union, the region’s largest credit union, has extended its reach from the southern edge of the Bay Area to the Los Angeles County line. The $750 million-asset financial institution said Aug. 13 that its July conversion from a federal to a state charter will allow it to set its service area as the Read More →

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Inogen raises 2014 guidance after beating on Q2 profits

By   /  Tuesday, August 12th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Inogen raises 2014 guidance after beating on Q2 profits

Shares of Goleta-based Inogen climbed 4.3 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday as the medical-device maker reported better-than-expected second-quarter revenue and profit. The company, which went public earlier this year, makes portable at-home oxygen concentrators. Its second-quarter revenue soared 50.8 percent to $30.4 million, beating the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate by $6.5 million. Product sales Read More →

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Persona signs deal to roll out 20 pizza restaurants in Florida

By   /  Monday, August 11th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Persona signs deal to roll out 20 pizza restaurants in Florida

  Santa-Barbara-based Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria has inked a franchising deal to open up to 20 stores in Florida across a 10-year span, kicking off a development plan the restaurant announced earlier this year. The State Street restaurant, which serves fast-casual, thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizzas, is launching a string of stores in South Florida through Sager Management Read More →

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Target toughens talk in Goleta store hunt

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Target toughens talk in Goleta store hunt

Target Corp., the second-largest discount retailer in the U.S., is searching for a new site for a potential store in Goleta. It is no longer under contract to purchase the site long planned for a store at Hollister Avenue and Los Carneros Way in Goleta, insiders say, but several options remain open as the big-box Read More →

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Santa Barbara election lawsuit likely to turn into a numbers game

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Columns, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

The lawsuit brought against the city of Santa Barbara alleging that its at-large voting system for City Council seats locks Latinos out of the political process is likely to come down to dueling data and competing experts who have a track record in other cases.

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Funding farming’s future: USDA tags Tri-Counties for program

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Funding farming’s future: USDA tags Tri-Counties for program

  A $10 billion federal fund from the U.S. Department of Agriculture could provide much-needed assistance for developing water systems and other infrastructure in the Tri-Counties, where the region’s agriculture industry has suffered tremendous losses from the drought. The USDA has designated Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties as “drought disaster counties” as Read More →

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Courts say electronic records are on the docket

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Courts say electronic records are on the docket

Coming soon to a courthouse near you: Electronic document filing, judges swiping through case files on touch pads and digital public access to court records.

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