Blaze Pizza, an artisanal pizza restaurant backed by basketball superstar LeBron James, opens May 5 in the University Square shopping center in San Luis Obispo. It joins a wide range of other businesses including Milestone Tavern Bar and Grill, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins.
Mindbody Inc., a San Luis Obispo-based company that sells business management software for clients in the health and wellness industry, on Tuesday reported first-quarter revenue of $32 million, up 44 percent from the previous year. It reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $6.6 million. It reported a net loss of $11.6 million in the three months ended March 31, 2015.
Heritage Oaks Bancorp of Paso Robles, which owns Heritage Oaks Bank, has reported first-quarter net income of $4 million. Heritage Oaks Bank has two branch offices in both Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, as well as branch offices in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Goleta, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Templeton.
The battle to bridge the gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields shows no sign of ending, according to experts. Programs such as Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology are working to change industry culture and empower women.
Missy Reitner-Cameron, founder of (iii) Design, and Kristen Hazard, founder of Suntoucher Software, both of SLO County, have worked hard to build a place for themselves in the technology community and to encourage other like-minded women to do the same.
The estimated cost of a massive gas well blowout that spewed methane uncontrollably for nearly four months and uprooted 8,000 Los Angeles families has more than doubled to $665 million, Sempra Energy announced Wednesday.
Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.