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Scenes from the reopening: lottery winners, maskless customers

By   /  Wednesday, June 16th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, middle, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The doors of the region’s businesses were fully open on June 15 for the first time in 15 months — and two Central Coast residents became millionaires — as California lifted nearly all of its COVID-19 restrictions. The state appears to have the upper hand on the virus, with new cases down to around 1,000 Read More →

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Alaska Airlines adds flights between Santa Barbara and San Diego

By   /  Tuesday, June 8th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Santa Barbara Airport is offering direct flights to San Diego this summer. The service starts June 17, with twice-daily departures and arrivals through Alaska Airlines. The airline’s Embraer 175 jets will hold up to 74 passengers, with four classes of seating options. The flights are in the afternoon and evening, with the first flight leaving Read More →

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Festivals and fairs plan summer comeback

By   /  Friday, June 4th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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Our View: Recovery is in the air for Central Coast tourism

By   /  Friday, May 28th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Subscriber content, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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United to connect Santa Barbara and Chicago in June

By   /  Monday, May 24th, 2021  /  Latest news, middle, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

United Airlines has begun taking reservations for Santa Barbara-to-Chicago service and offering some Windy City-style hot dogs to make a splash. What airport officials describe as Santa Barbara’s longest flight will kick off on June 3 with nonstop daily to O’Hare International Airport, leaving at 7 a.m., according to a May 24 news release from Read More →

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Our View: Central Coast can prosper from tourism’s new normal

By   /  Friday, May 14th, 2021  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Subscriber content, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Our View: Central Coast can prosper from tourism’s new normal

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United to fly to Santa Maria in October

By   /  Monday, May 3rd, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on United to fly to Santa Maria in October

United Airlines has begun booking flights for the fall out of Santa Maria Public Airport, after repeated delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. United had originally planned to open in Santa Maria in June 2020. That was changed to March 2021, and the later date was abandoned as well as the pandemic dragged on. The Read More →

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