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Unemployment drops in state and region

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, right, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Unemployment drops in state and region

Unemployment in the tri-county region dropped to near pre-pandemic levels in November, at a combined rate of 4.1% for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, according to data released Dec. 17 by the California Employment Development Department. All three counties had significantly lower unemployment rates than the state as a whole, which reported Read More →

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Economist in SLO: ‘odd recovery,’ but economy ‘on fire’

By   /  Friday, November 5th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, middle, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Economist in SLO: ‘odd recovery,’ but economy ‘on fire’

History shows that natural disasters have had “little” long-term economic impact, according Chris Thornberg, an economist who spoke at the annual Central Coast Economic Forecast on Nov. 5 in San Luis Obispo. In spring 2020, the United States economy abruptly came to a sudden halt as public health officials issued restrictions, such as stay-at-home orders Read More →

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Real Estate: New CRE firm hits the scene in San Luis Obispo County

By   /  Friday, September 24th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Real Estate: New CRE firm hits the scene in San Luis Obispo County

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Region’s unemployment rate down to 5.9% in August

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate down to 5.9% in August

The tri-county region’s unemployment rate dipped below 6% in August for only the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a Business Times analysis of data released Sept. 17 by the California Employment Development Department. The combined unemployment rate for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties was 5.9% in August, down Read More →

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SLO County joins Santa Barbara and Ventura with new mask mandate

By   /  Tuesday, August 31st, 2021  /  Government, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Law & Goverment, left, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SLO County joins Santa Barbara and Ventura with new mask mandate

Public health officials in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties now require everyone to wear face coverings in all indoor public settings to protect against COVID-19, after San Luis Obispo County reinstated its mask mandate on Aug. 31. Citing rising case rates in San Luis Obispo County, Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein issued Read More →

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Our View: Troubling signs in SLO’s fight against COVID; A golden opportunity at Channel Islands Harbor

By   /  Friday, August 27th, 2021  /  Editorials, Government, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: Troubling signs in SLO’s fight against COVID; A golden opportunity at Channel Islands Harbor

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Cannabis grower pleads guilty to bribing SLO County supervisor

By   /  Thursday, July 29th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Law & Goverment, middle, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Cannabis grower pleads guilty to bribing SLO County supervisor

A San Luis Obispo County cannabis grower and dispensary owner bribed the late County Supervisor Adam Hill and attempted to bribe the mayor of Grover Beach, and will plead guilty to federal bribery and tax crimes. Helios Dayspring, who also goes by “Bobby,” agreed to a plea deal that was filed July 28 in federal Read More →