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Medical school trains the next generation of physician assistants in Santa Maria

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Medical school trains the next generation of physician assistants in Santa Maria

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Pacifica Graduate Institute names new president

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2022  /  Higher Education, Latest news, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Pacifica Graduate Institute names new president

Santa Barbara community leader Leonie Mattison will become the next president of Pacifica Graduate Institute next month. She becomes the first Black woman to lead a post-graduate institution on the Central Coast and, according to a release from Pacifica, she received unanimous support from the school’s board of trustees. She will officially start at the Read More →

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Region’s unemployment rate up slightly in August

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The unemployment rate in the tri-county region ticked up slightly in August to 3.2%, from 3% the month before, due to increases in both the size of the workforce and the number of people looking for work. Ventura County’s unemployment rate in August was 3.5%, up from 3.2% in July and down from 6.2% in Read More →

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Six years after legalization, cannabis black market still thriving

By   /  Thursday, September 15th, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Six years after legalization, cannabis black market still thriving

When California legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2016, the idea was to create a new legal industry and eliminate an illegal one. Instead, the illicit market continues to have a stronghold in California, as legal growers struggle to turn a profit amid high taxes and strict regulations, and state and local governments often fail Read More →

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Guadalupe nabs $4.9M in federal funds to renovate historic theater

By   /  Tuesday, September 13th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Guadalupe nabs $4.9M in federal funds to renovate historic theater

Guadalupe, a city west of Santa Maria that is one of the smallest in the tri-county region, will get a $4.9 million federal grant to turn its historic movie theater building into a new arts and cultural center, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Sept. 13. The Royal Theater Building opened in 1939 and operated Read More →

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UCSB, Cal Poly, CLU all crack top 10 on U.S. News lists

By   /  Tuesday, September 13th, 2022  /  Higher Education, Latest news, left, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on UCSB, Cal Poly, CLU all crack top 10 on U.S. News lists

The tri-county region is home to one of the 10 best public universities in the nation and two of the 10 best regional universities in the West, at least according to the new U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings. UC Santa Barbara was seventh among public universities on the 2022 list — one Read More →

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Santa Barbara password security firm raises $100M in venture capital

By   /  Thursday, September 8th, 2022  /  Latest news, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Startups, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara password security firm raises $100M in venture capital

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