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San Luis Obispo discoveries expand citrus industry’s psyllid watch

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo discoveries expand citrus industry’s psyllid watch

The dreaded Asian citrus psyllid made its first appearance in San Luis Obispo County over the summer, making the pest truly a regional problem for tri-county agriculture.

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Nellis bids farewell with final thoughts about tech corridor

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Columns, East Ventura County, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Nellis bids farewell with final thoughts about tech corridor

Today is my final day at the Pacific Coast Business Times. By the time you read this, I’ll be working at a startup in San Francisco. But for the past seven years, I’ve had the pleasure of covering technology and innovation in the Tri-Counties. I’ve reported on everything from semiconductor firms that have been in Read More →

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ParentSquare software helps connect classrooms

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on ParentSquare software helps connect classrooms

Santa Barbara-based startup ParentSquare is making a communication system that hopes to reach all parents, regardless of what kind of communication technology they have at home or what language they speak.

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Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

By   /  Tuesday, September 30th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a swath of new gun-control bills introduced in the wake of a mass shooting near UC Santa Barbara.

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Upper State Street retail center sells for $3.1M

By   /  Monday, September 29th, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Upper State Street retail center sells for $3.1M

Ontare Plaza, a small retail center at 3601-3607 State St. in Santa Barbara, has been sold for $3.1 million. Leisure & Carpenter Properties purchased the 4,855-square-foot property in a 1031 exchange, a Lee & Associates spokesperson told the Business Times. Clarice Clark and Stephen Leider of Lee & Associates negotiated the deal for the seller, Read More →

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Watkins: California jobs boom not what it seems

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

The Golden State has been outpacing the U.S. in job creation over the last three years, but all is not well. Skyrocketing housing costs mean that with a few exceptions clustered around the tech boom, California’s coastal counties are retirement havens, not entrepreneurship hubs. That’s the view from Bill Watkins, director of the California Economic Read More →

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$86.2M Sientra IPO plumps up public-company ranks

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on $86.2M Sientra IPO plumps up public-company ranks

With Santa Barbara-based breast implant maker Sientra’s Sept. 19 announcement that it plans to raise up to $86.2 million, the IPO has returned to the Tri-Counties in a big way. Sientra’s filing is the fourth initial public offering announced in the region this year, joining completed deals at Goleta-based Inogen and Santa Barbara-based Resonant for Read More →

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