The Third District Supervisor race in Santa Barbara County caught our eye recently when the topic of finding new homes for UC Santa Barbara spinout technology companies came up. Bruce Porter, a West Point alum and stockbroker, has suggested a more comprehensive effort to link UCSB technology startups to communities in north Santa Barbara Read More →
An unmanned space plane resembling a miniature space shuttle is expected to end a nearly two-year classified mission with a not-so-secret landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, perhaps as early as Oct. 14. One of two X-37B robotic space planes in the Air Force fleet, the California landing may be one of the Read More →
A trio of Central Coast oil projects are winding through the regulatory process in the face of increasingly stiff regional and statewide opposition.
A 122-unit apartment complex near Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc has been sold after listing for $14 million. The sale of the Vandenberg Garden Apartments marks the largest sale of multifamily property in north Santa Barbara County since La Vista in Santa Maria changed hands in 2011 for $42 million, according to Radius Read More →
SpaceX engine chief Tom Mueller spoke to a crowd of more than 100 in Santa Barbara on Feb. 19 at an event called “Exploring the Next Frontier: The Commercialization of Space is Lifting Off” hosted by the Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum.
The more than 6,100 civilian Department of Defense employees in the Tri-Counties will return to work full time after a U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a furlough program will be cut short, ending next week. The military is the largest employer in the region, with 26,390 employees between Naval Base Ventura County and Read More →
More than 6,100 civilian Department of Defense employees in the Tri-Counties have started taking one-day-a-week unpaid furloughs between now and the end of September. But economic experts expect the immediate impact to be minimal. Any deep effects on the regional economy aren’t likely to emerge unless and until families begin to feel their net worth Read More →