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Jordano’s Foodservice expands Goleta footprint

By   /  Friday, January 13th, 2023  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Restaurants, Santa Barbara County  /  No Comments

Goleta-based Jordano’s Foodservice, a family-owned broad line foodservice distributor, announced Jan. 11 that the company has increased its cooler distribution center. With the additional 27,000 square feet of cooler space, Jordano’s will be adding — bringing its total to nearly 140,000 square feet — the company will be expanding its presence in the region for Read More →

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Central Coast secures over $20 million in federal funding for local projects

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2022  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Central Coast secures over $20 million in federal funding for local projects

Congressman Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced that over $22 million in federal funding will go toward projects that benefit residents all along the Central Coast after passing through both chambers of Congress earlier this week, he said Dec. 23. Carbajal has been working to obtain these funds since April 2022. Ultimately, he ensured their inclusion Read More →

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Striking up a new note

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2022  /  Features, Latest news, left, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Striking up a new note

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O’Dowd’s fight against Tesla, Musk continues

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2022  /  Latest news, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Subscriber content, Technology  /  Comments Off on O’Dowd’s fight against Tesla, Musk continues

Elon Musk has been making headlines, mostly at his expense, nearly every day since his $44 billion purchase of Twitter. But for Dan O’Dowd, Musk’s Tesla software is no laughing matter. It has been nearly a year since Dan O’Dowd took out his first full-page newspaper advertisement, highlighting his disdain for Tesla’s assisted-driving technology. But the Read More →

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Farming First expands Central Coast’s booming cannabis presence

By   /  Monday, December 19th, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, middle, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Farming First expands Central Coast’s booming cannabis presence

The Central Coast has the potential to be the premier place to grow cannabis, especially if the federal market ever comes into play — that is what Will Terry believes. A fifth-generation farmer, Terry founded a new operation, Farming First Holdings in 2019 and invested his time, money, and effort into building a robust setup. Read More →

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Beni raises $4 million in seed funding round

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2022  /  Latest news, Regions, Retailing, Santa Barbara County, Startups, Technology  /  Comments Off on Beni raises $4 million in seed funding round

Santa Barbara-based Beni closed its first seed round Dec. 13, announcing a $4 million financing round led by Buoyant Ventures. Beni, a free-to-use browser extension meant to amplify secondhand shopping efforts, with the money will continue to develop its technology and partnerships over the next year. According to a press release, Beni has partnered with Read More →

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Region’s unemployment rate rises slightly in November

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2022  /  Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate rises slightly in November

The unemployment rate in the tri-county region has ticked up steadily over the past couple of months, rising to 3.2% in November, according to data released Dec. 16 by the California Employment Development Department. San Luis Obispo County continues to post the region’s lowest unemployment rate, currently sitting at 2.8%. In Santa Barbara County, the Read More →