Tyco Closing Carpinteria Plant

Coastal View News reported last week that the Tyco Electronics plant in Carpinteria will shut down by the end of 2013, shifting production to Tyco facilities in China, Mexico, and North Carolina, and eliminating around 100 area jobs. A company spokesperson told the Coastal View News that the decision was made to increase efficiency and improve the bottom line, and that Tyco will retain a satellite office with 14 engineers and managers somewhere in the Santa Barbara area.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Observed Altercation Leads to State Street Car Chase

Crash at De la Vina and Alamar precedes hours-long search for occupant.

Santa Barbara County Sets Carpinteria Cannabis Grow Cap

Neighborhood activist Anna Carrillo scores a victory in limiting pot acreage.

Evacuees Across Santa Barbara County Allowed Back Home This Evening

Mandatory evacuation order lifted for all burn areas.

New Scam Involves ‘Ground Stability Testing’

Fake 'land tech' tried to enter a home on the Westside.

Family Sues Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for Wrongful Death

Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times.