New co-working spaces are springing up in Santa Maria and Westlake Village.
Persistent poverty can only be addressed by building a system that allows for economic mobility.
Glenn Morris looks like a smart pick to run the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Led by “off the charts” growth in the information technology, banking and finance sectors, Santa Barbara County is outpacing California when it comes to economic growth.
Santa Maria Energy is on the hunt for private equity funding for its $120.7 million capital budget after a going-public deal fell apart.
Hyde Park’s investors spurned the Santa Maria Energy deal, at least for now. Sixty-seven percent voted to push the final vote on the merger back to April 30, signaling there were not enough votes to approve the deal outright.
Under a deal announced last year, CBS affiliate KCOY’s news will be produced under a shared-services agreement with Santa Barbara-based ABC affiliate KEYT. Journalists on the ground in Santa Maria will contribute to a live newscast from studios in Santa Barbara, replacing the old setup in which the evening KCOY newscast is produced in Salinas at station KION.