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American Dream, millennial edition: Young restaurateurs in Isla Vista

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on American Dream, millennial edition: Young restaurateurs in Isla Vista

Daniel Dunietz and Sean Evans, both in their 20s, enjoy a friendly rivalry as neighboring small-business owners in the student-dominated community of Isla Vista, next to UC Santa Barbara.

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Apeel blooms: Startup gets $1.3M to explore flower, produce coatings

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Apeel blooms: Startup gets $1.3M to explore flower, produce coatings

Apeel Sciences has raised $1.3 million and is working on a new product for flower growers to complement its existing efforts to prevent fruit and produce losses to pests and spoilage.

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AppScale refines cloud technology, signs major clients

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on AppScale refines cloud technology, signs major clients

A year after commercializing its code, Santa Barbara-based AppScale Systems has released a major update to its cloud-hopping technology and is signing up partners and customers such as IBM and Chico’s.

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NASA chief tours Goleta space firm

By   /  Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on NASA chief tours Goleta space firm

  A Goleta company with a new design for spacecraft solar arrays got a chance to show off its technology to the head of NASA on July 1. Deployable Space Systems, or DSS, is working on a flexible solar blanket that can be rolled up like a sleeping bag. The design saves precious space and Read More →

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$8M Carpinteria office building changes hands

By   /  Tuesday, July 1st, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on $8M Carpinteria office building changes hands

  One of Carpinteria’s more notable office buildings is back in the hands of its previous owner. The 52,000-square-foot Class A property at 5464 Carpinteria Ave. was recently bought back from the entity that the previous investor sold it to. Transaction terms weren’t disclosed, but the brokerage firm behind the deal said the property was Read More →

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Santa Barbara city manager to step down after 13 years

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara city manager to step down after 13 years

Santa Barbara City Administrator Jim Armstrong will step down at the end of September after 13 years in the position, the city said on Friday. Armstrong was appointed as Santa Barbara’s chief executive in September 2001, a role in which he and oversaw 10 departments and managed the city’s $275 million operating budget. The city Read More →

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Sansum Diabetes center announces name change, focus on local care

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Sansum Diabetes center announces name change, focus on local care

The Santa Barbara-based organization is now named the William Sansum Diabetes Center, after its founder.

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