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California lifts stay-home orders as ICU capacity grows; COVID remains “widespread” in region

By   /  Monday, January 25th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on California lifts stay-home orders as ICU capacity grows; COVID remains “widespread” in region

California Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the state’s regional stay-home orders Monday morning, paving the way for the return of outdoor restaurants service and a few other business activities. Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are now back in the “purple” or “widespread” tier of the state’s color-coded pandemic regulations—the most restrictive level, but Read More →

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Salem Media Group faces new political landscape after Capitol riot

By   /  Thursday, January 14th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Salem Media Group faces new political landscape after Capitol riot

On Jan. 4, two days before a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol, the conservative activist and radio host Charlie Kirk tweeted that he had helped send “80+ buses full of patriots to DC to fight for this president.” He deleted the tweet after the march on the Capitol turned violent, resulting in the deaths of Read More →

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How the region’s publicly traded companies stack up when it comes to women on the board

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on How the region’s publicly traded companies stack up when it comes to women on the board

The Pacific Coast Business Times investigated the gender breakdown of the boards of all 22 companies based in the tri-county region and traded on a major stock exchange. All 22 meet the current requirement for one or more women on the board, but only 11 meet the stricter requirements that will take effect next year.

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Region’s companies meet state mandate for women on corporate boards

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, left, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Region’s companies meet state mandate for women on corporate boards

Every publicly traded company in the tri-county region has at least one woman on its board of directors, but only half of the 22 companies have enough women directors to meet a state law that takes effect at the start of 2022.

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Dignity Health restructures, names new division chief

By   /  Monday, January 4th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Dignity Health restructures, names new division chief

Dignity Health Central Coast, the biggest hospital network in the tri-county region, is becoming CommonSpirit Health—and much about the hospital chain is changing, starting at the top. On Dec. 30, Dignity Health Central Coast CEO and President Chuck Cova announced his retirement. As he steps down, the nonprofit hospital chain is restructuring by expanding the Read More →

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Guitar Center bankruptcy hits final note

By   /  Thursday, December 31st, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Guitar Center bankruptcy hits final note

Guitar Center announced that it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings after its reorganization plan was confirmed in federal court on Dec. 17, less than a month after the company filed for bankruptcy. The plan puts into motion a collection of previously announced recapitalizations, including exit financing and the abolishment of all of Guitar Center’s Read More →

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Well Health closes $45M venture round

By   /  Monday, November 30th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, left  /  Comments Off on Well Health closes $45M venture round

Well Health, a Santa Barbara-based telehealth software firm—and one of the fastest-growing companies in the region—recently closed a $45 million funding round.

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