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Angling for change: Bren School startup serves up new model for sustainable seafood

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  1 Comment

Norah Eddy, left, and Laura Johnson are founders of Salty Girl Seafood. The startup, spun out of the UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, aims to make it easier for restaurants to source seafood directly from fishermen. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

A team of UCSB graduate students has created an online marketplace where restaurants and fishermen can connect directly to buy sustainable, traceable seafood.

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QAD profits slip despite record revenue

By   /  Thursday, March 13th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on QAD profits slip despite record revenue

Summerland-based QAD’s profits in its most recent fiscal year dipped 3.8 percent to $6.4 million, or 41 cents per Class A share and 34 cents per Class B share.

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Investor snaps up Sonos R&D facility in largest deal in 7 years

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Investor snaps up Sonos R&D facility in largest deal in 7 years

A 47,000-square-foot property in Santa Barbara that music equipment maker Sonos leases for its world research and development headquarters has been sold for a reported $17.2 million after being listed for $21.5 million.

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South Coast golfers trod parched courses amid drought

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Features, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on South Coast golfers trod parched courses amid drought

Rancho San Marcos, a par 71 course in the Santa Ynez Valley, said dry conditions are affecting business. The course’s general manager told the Business Times that the number of rounds played at the course is at 10 percent of normal. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

Some of the greens on the South Coast are starting to look a little brown as regional golf courses cut back on watering amid California’s worsening three-year drought.

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UCSB to build $74.3M bioengineering center

By   /  Tuesday, March 4th, 2014  /  Restaurants, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UCSB to build $74.3M bioengineering center

With the state’s fiscal picture improving, UC Santa Barbara is set to break ground on a $74.3 million bioengineering center this summer.

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Sonos headquarters sold after listing for $21.5M

By   /  Monday, March 3rd, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Sonos headquarters sold after listing for $21.5M

The 47,000-square-foot building at 25 E. Mason St. in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone has been sold to an unnamed investor for an undisclosed amount. The property was listed for $21.5 million.

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Deckers shares plunge with predicted Q1 loss

By   /  Thursday, February 27th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Deckers shares plunge with predicted Q1 loss

Shares of Ugg boot parent Deckers Outdoor Corp. were down almost 14 percent in after-hours trading on Feb. 27 (Deckers media photo)

Shares of Deckers Outdoor Corp. were down sharply in after-hours trading Feb. 27 as the company predicted a loss for this year’s first quarter of 16 cents per share compared to a 10-cent-per-share profit expected by Wall Street.

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