CNBC scored each state on 51 measures of competitiveness from infrastructure to technology and education to determine which are the best to do business in this year. Here are the Top 20:
12. North Carolina
5. (tie) Utah
5. (tie) Virginia
3. North Dakota
1. South Dakota
To read the rankings in full, click here.
The Santa Maria Police Department blocked two roads near the Courthouse as a safety precaution Monday morning.
A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now become friends and teammates. Both share the love for the Central Coast, and they are using that passion to help raise money for a good cause.
A new aviation program is taking off at Santa Barbara Business College. It is a two-year, Associate of Science Aviation program. The inaugural class takes off in October.
Isla Vista residents, which includes UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College students, are already seeing more signs of law enforcement.
It's a challenge that has gone viral. It's known as "The Cold Water Challenge," but could this latest trend be harmful to your health?
With high heat and low humidity over the weekend, plus a forecast for strong winds, Red Flag Alert signs were posted by the Eucalyptus Hill Homeowners Association.
Santa Barbara City Firefighters had trouble getting to an injured paraglider due to changed locks at the Douglas Family Preserve.
Westmont College welcomed students back to campus for the 2014 Fall semester.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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