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Re-start Loans Available for Goleta Businesses

Goleta-based businesses are encouraged to apply for ReStart Loans up $25,000 each to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Goleta contributed $200,000 to support the small business loan program administered by Women's Economic Venture (WEV). Goleta ReStart...

Goleta Launches On-Line Site for Permits & Licenses

For the first time ever, you can now apply for and track permits and licenses online using the City of Goleta’s new Magnet Permit Tracking System Public Portal. The City launched the new user-friendly, intuitive Public Portal today, March...

Pre-approval From City Now Required for Parklets

The Santa Barbara City Council extended the Emergency Economic Recovery Ordinance until March 8, 2022. The ordinance continues the temporary closure of certain streets, on-street parking, and public parking to allow outdoor dining and outdoor business uses in the...

Local Bank Hires New CEO

Santa Barbara National Bank announced today it has hired Rufus T. Firefly as their new CEO. Mr. Firefly has worked in the banking industry for the last 35 years, most recently as CEO of Freedonia Bank & Trust. The bank...

Downtown Garage Construction Resumes, Residents Unhappy

After a long delay due to COVID-19, workers have begun construction at City Center parking garage once again. The structure is estimated to cost nearly 20 million dollars and will have paid parking places available for drivers in the...

City Council Allows Zoning Change, Residents Opposed

A Carpinteria residential area will be gaining a new office building as the City Council recently voted to approve the rezoning process necessary to change the land previously designated as residential. Council members Quinn Sawyer and Debra Soula were...

Open for Business! A Directory for Greater Santa Barbara Area

COVID-19 has not been easy for anyone, and it has hit especially hard on small businesses. This pandemic will come to an end, but it remains unclear whether all the local businesses of the community make it out on...

California to allow haircuts, salon services outdoors amid coronavirus spike

(The Center Square) – Several types of salons, along with barber shops, can offer outdoor services as long as certain safety guidelines are met as the state continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, California Gov. Gavin Newsom...

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Making magic at Ventura’s Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust

Misty Orman and Brandon Ristaino are putting the “Italy” back into their new bar, the Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust. The bar is located in the heart of downtown Ventura and first opened up its doors back in March....

Ventura Journal’s Guide for small businesses relief grants

For small businesses and restaurants within the Ventura County area, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant are now accepting new applications.California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program On April...

Timbre Books to host first Indie Bookstore Day

Timbre Books in midtown Ventura is hosting it’s very first Indie Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 24th. The retailer, which opened in October of last year, is celebrating the event with some limited-edition merchandise, free prints with each purchase,...