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The long view: TrueVision builds on 3-D surgery breakthroughs

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Health Care, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on The long view: TrueVision builds on 3-D surgery breakthroughs

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Disease-carrying citrus psyllid found in SLO County

By   /  Tuesday, April 1st, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Disease-carrying citrus psyllid found in SLO County

The Asian citrus psyllid, a tiny pest that spreads a disease fatal to citrus trees, has been discovered in San Luis Obispo County for the first time. The bug was found in an insect trap at a home near Arroyo Grande, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture said on April 1, prompting agricultural Read More →

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Updated: Select Staffing files pre-packaged Ch. 11 bankruptcy

By   /  Tuesday, April 1st, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, South Coast, Top Stories  /  1 Comment

The Select Staffing Family of Companies, the Santa Barbara-based staffing services giant, filed a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 1 listing between $50 million and $100 million in debts and $100 million to $500 million in assets.

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Inogen swings to $18.2M profit in 2013

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Inogen swings to $18.2M profit in 2013

Medical device maker Inogen notched $18.2 million in profits, or $1.10 per diluted share, on $75.4 million in revenue last year, the Goleta firm said in its first earnings report as a public company.

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Region presses ‘play’ on $60M film production industry

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region presses ‘play’ on $60M film production industry

Film and television production reels in an estimated $60 million for the region each year, and the industry’s impact on the Tri-Counties is likely to rise as tourism groups in each of the three counties ramp up their outreach to Hollywood.

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A soft touch for transit: CHK America builds interactive route maps for cities

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A soft touch for transit: CHK America builds interactive route maps for cities

The first unit is being tested at the Santa Barbara MTD Transit Center, where the company will be refining the software that runs the system to make it as useful as possible to riders.

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Deckers takes Apple-store strategy with Goleta shops

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Deckers takes Apple-store strategy with Goleta shops

Deckers Outdoor Corp. has opened retail stores for its footwear brands at its new campus headquarters in Goleta. The Ugg boot parent's stock spiraled on Feb. 28, after the company predicted a first-quarter loss stemming from costs to build out company-owned Ugg stores around the world. (courtesy photo)

The flagship store features Deckers’ footwear brands and highlights its recent efforts to build out its own retail infrastructure worldwide. It also shows off Deckers’ so-called “omnichannel” strategy, whereby shoppers can, for example, try shoes on in the store and complete their orders online.

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