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Cottage/Sansum merger could drive up cost of care

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Health Care, Top Stories, Top Story  /  1 Comment

Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)

  It was around 3 a.m. when Emily awoke in a cold sweat. She was short of breath as her fever reached 103 degrees in the midst of an asthma attack. Emily, whose real name has been changed to protect her identity, drove to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she underwent a series of tests. Read More →

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Brown should not sign farmworker overtime bill

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Brown should not sign farmworker overtime bill

Henry Dubroff

With the farmworker overtime pay bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, we’re writing to warn that many of the quick fixes to contemporary problems are not what they appear to be. In a year where Bernie Sanders ignited the Democratic Party with his appeal to the issue of social injustice, the impulse to seize Read More →

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Plains oil spill plaintiffs seek class certification

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Energy, right, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Plains oil spill plaintiffs seek class certification

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China next frontier: AppScale partnering with web-retailing giant Alibaba

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AppScale CEO Woody Rollins stands outside of the company's Santa Barbara offices. (Philip Joens)

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Businesses in the Tri-Counties want to keep 805 area code

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  middle, Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Businesses in the Tri-Counties want to keep 805 area code

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Growing fast: 29 private tri-county companies make Inc. 5000 list

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Growing fast: 29 private tri-county companies make Inc. 5000 list

Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies moved up from No. 880 last year to No. 697 this year. (Nik Blaskovich)

  More than two dozen companies from around the Tri-Counties earned national recognition once again when they were named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. In all, 29 companies from around the region were named to the list, which tracks revenue growth over a three-year span, slightly down from Read More →

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Computer interface should be intuitive

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Computer interface should be intuitive

Businesses large and small invest hefty amounts in software designed to improve operations and attract and keep in touch with customers. Sometimes, these projects are a success. Others are deemed failures, resulting in costly software abandonment. While there are a variety of factors that can differentiate between success and failure, one important consideration is the Read More →

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