Southwest Airlines announced Dec. 16 that it plans to start flying out of Santa Barbara Airport in the spring, something airport officials and frequent fliers have wanted for decades. The airline has not said yet which cities it would serve from Santa Barbara, or how often, but airport officials anticipate “several departures a day,” Deanna Read More →
The pandemic has hit Santa Barbara County in a myriad of ways, making life harder for everyone, but the county is still trying to wring a few good measures out of hard situations. At the annual State of the County address on Dec. 11, put on by a coalition of the county’s chambers of commerce, Read More →
Businesses in the tri-county region received more than $2.87 billion in potentially forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to an early December release of data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Amazon’s downtown Santa Barbara building got a new landlord when the property was sold in early December to an international investor. Global Mutual, a London-based investment firm, bought the three-story building for close to its listed price of $38.4 million, making it one of the largest sales ever of commercial property in the downtown Santa Read More →
Yulun Wang, the head of research and development at Teladoc Health and a pioneer in the field of remote and robotic surgery, has joined the volunteer Board of Directors for Cottage Health. Wang has deep roots in the area, having earned his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from UC Santa Barbara. He then spent Read More →
In a show of rising frustration over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Southern California-wide “stay-at-home” order, the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo are jointly petitioning the state to loosen the rules for some 1.5 million residents. In a draft statement reviewed by the Business Times, the three counties said they will shortly be Read More →