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Region’s unemployment rate flat in January as COVID surged

By   /  Friday, March 12th, 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 flat in January as COVID surged

The tri-county region’s unemployment rate was 7.4% in January, the same as in December, as the region and state endured the second month of the winter COVID-19 surge. California’s unemployment rate was 9% in January, down from 9.3% in December, according to data released March 12 by the state Employment Development Department. The national unemployment Read More →

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California lifts stay-home orders as ICU capacity grows; COVID remains “widespread” in region

By   /  Monday, January 25th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on California lifts stay-home orders as ICU capacity grows; COVID remains “widespread” in region

California Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the state’s regional stay-home orders Monday morning, paving the way for the return of outdoor restaurants service and a few other business activities. Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are now back in the “purple” or “widespread” tier of the state’s color-coded pandemic regulations—the most restrictive level, but Read More →

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Unemployment in region, state rose in December as pandemic worsened

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Unemployment in region, state rose in December as pandemic worsened

The tri-county region’s combined unemployment rate shot up from 6% in November to 7.4% in December as a wave of COVID-19 cases brought the most widespread business closures since the spring. The rest of the state suffered a similar fate, with California’s unemployment rate going from 8.1% in November to 9% in December, according to Read More →

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Hotels hit with lawsuits from ‘ADA tester’ over website descriptions

By   /  Thursday, January 14th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Hotels hit with lawsuits from ‘ADA tester’ over website descriptions

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Isla Vista landlord, management company settle civil case

By   /  Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Isla Vista landlord, management company settle civil case

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office reached a civil settlement Dec. 23 to resolve consumer protection complaints against two companies operating apartment complexes in Isla Vista. The civil complaints, filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court, contended that property owner CP910BMIV and property management company Isla Vista Luxury Living committed unlawful business practices by not Read More →

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‘Light at the end of this tunnel’ as health workers get region’s first vaccines

By   /  Wednesday, December 16th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on ‘Light at the end of this tunnel’ as health workers get region’s first vaccines

Four Ventura County health care workers received their initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 16, in front of the county’s Public Health Department offices in Oxnard. The four healthcare workers were Juliana Svolos, a certified nursing assistant from Adventist Health Simi Valley; Gavin Jones, a registered trauma nurse who works in the emergency Read More →

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State of Santa Barbara County: waiting for vaccines, making do in the meantime

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on State of Santa Barbara County: waiting for vaccines, making do in the meantime

The pandemic has hit Santa Barbara County in a myriad of ways, making life harder for everyone, but the county is still trying to wring a few good measures out of hard situations. At the annual State of the County address on Dec. 11, put on by a coalition of the county’s chambers of commerce, Read More →

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