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Campus inventors recognized for recent patents

UCSC News The UC Santa Cruz Office of Research has started a new quarterly program to acknowledge researchers for their U.S. patent awards.

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Students to pitch viable ideas for positive environmental change

UCSC NEWSCENTER At the opening of Startup Weekend Santa Cruz—an upcoming three-day competition to create a sustainable startup—students, entrepreneurs, and activists will gather in downtown Santa Cruz to share ideas … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Event Watsonville draws 130 to celebrate local business

WATSONVILLE—As helicopter blades whirred over the Watsonville Municipal Airport tarmac, locals tipped back craft brews and celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of South County at Event Watsonville, a networking event Wednesday … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

West Marine launches new Santa Cruz test store

SANTA CRUZ—After four years at the helm of the nation’s largest boating goods supplier, West Marine’s chief executive officer stood at the entrance of a new water lifestyle test store … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fox Factory lifts guidance after better than expected Q2 sales

SCOTTS VALLEY—Executives at high-end shock maker Fox Factory celebrated a 5.3 percent second quarter revenue jump from a year ago and lifted their guidance for 2016. Net income for the … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Plantronics CEO announces retirement; fiscal Q1 numbers come out ahead

  SANTA CRUZ—After 21 years at the helm, Plantronics, Ken Kannappan announced Tuesday that he will step down Oct. 2 from his position as chief executive officer and president of … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

West Marine recoups from slow start to Q2, new SC store opens in August

WATSONVILLE—Although poor sailing weather had a negative impact on second quarter sales for West Marine, a national boating and water lifestyle company, executives said Thursday they were continuing to see … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

SV tech startup Pearl Auto announces $50M in funding and first aftermarket auto product

  SCOTTS VALLEY—About a month after emerging from stealth mode with $50 million in funding, Scotts Valley startup Pearl Automotive Inc. is gearing up to release its first product—RearView, a … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Granite reports bright quarter with net income up 47 percent, $3.8B project backlog

WATSONVILLE—Although the second quarter started slowly for Granite Construction, the overall report from executives to investors Friday was that the improving economy is reflected in the company’s stronger revenues, a … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Federal judge hits Plantronics with $3M sanction for destruction of evidence in GN suit

SANTA CRUZ—A 4-year-old lawsuit against Plantronics by one of its top global competitors took a sharp and costly turn this month when a federal judge levied $3 million in sanctions … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment


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