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Building on a green foundation: SLO interiors firm expands down the coast

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Building on a green foundation: SLO interiors firm expands down the coast

Green Goods is expanding from its San Luis Obispo base into Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

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Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

Uncertainties shrouding Obamacare implementation are leaving many health-care providers strained, and consumers are thus far seeing few of the cost cuts promised by the overhaul. That was the theme that emerged from a March 18 forum in Santa Barbara hosted by nonprofit Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.

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Bain Capital debt strikes sour note at Guitar Center

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Bain Capital debt strikes sour note at Guitar Center

With rumors swirling of an ownership change at debt-laden Guitar Center, all eyes will be on whether the Westlake Village-based company reversed its sagging online sales over the critical holiday season.

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Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Health Care & Life Science, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

With $2.3 million in recent federal funding, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is moving forward with clinical trials of its artificial pancreas, a device that researchers hope will substantially improve the lives of people living with Type 1 diabetes.

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As big-box firms slash stores, uncertainty for Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on As big-box firms slash stores, uncertainty for Tri-Counties

Radio Shack plans to close up 1,100 stores around the U.S. and Staples, the largest office-supplies company in the U.S., said it would shutter 225 stores nationwide in a plan to cut costs by $500 million.

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Big firms check in to Santa Barbara hotel boom

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Big firms check in to Santa Barbara hotel boom

The 122-room Hotel Oceana on Santa Barbara’s waterfront has been purchased for $41.7 million by a Philadelphia investment trust that wants to expand on the West Coast. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

A Philadelphia company’s $41.7 million purchase of Hotel Oceana in Santa Barbara signals that large out-of-town investors are betting on a major boom in South Coast tourism.

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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.