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Our view: Lompoc prison COVID-19 outbreak should be investigated

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Lompoc prison COVID-19 outbreak should be investigated

The outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the federal penitentiary in Lompoc is giving the region’s otherwise stellar record for flattening the curve a black eye. A recent letter from legislators and Santa Barbara County supervisors asking the state to carve out the Lompoc prison COVID-19 cases from the rest of the region for purposes of Read More →

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Tri-county airports get federal grants as ridership plummets

By   /  Thursday, April 16th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county airports get federal grants as ridership plummets

Several tri-county airports received federal funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Airport Grant Program as they faced steep declines in ridership. Of the three largest airports, San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport received the most —$20 million. Santa Barbara Municipal Airport got $9.6 million, and Santa Maria Public Airport, which lost Read More →

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Community Bank of Santa Maria reports first quarter increases

By   /  Monday, April 13th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Community Bank of Santa Maria reports first quarter increases

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CoastHills Credit Union has new CFO

By   /  Tuesday, April 7th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on CoastHills Credit Union has new CFO

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Tri-county performers struggle as audiences forbidden

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county performers struggle as audiences forbidden

The coronavirus pandemic has much of the region working from home, but there’s only so much you can do from home when your work is performing in front of crowds of people. Theater companies, orchestras and concert venues in the Tri-Counties began cancelling and postponing shows even before state and local governments banned public gatherings Read More →

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COVID-19 pandemic killing tri-county tourism

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 pandemic killing tri-county tourism

An unprecedented level of uncertainty has gripped the travel and tourism industry across the Tri-Counties, forcing temporary shutdowns for some and a re-evaluation of plans for companies, workers and tourism promotion agencies. No one knows when business will go back to normal, and it’s hitting the tourism industry hard when bookings should be strong. Visit Read More →

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Airlines cutting flights at tri-county airports

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Airlines cutting flights at tri-county airports

Story updated at 3:20 p.m. March 27: Airports are considered an essential business, but for tri-county residents who still need to travel it’s getting increasingly difficult to catch a flight. United Airlines announced it was reducing its domestic flight service to an even larger degree, down 52 percent, from the 42 percent it previously announced Read More →

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