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Dubroff: Global upheaval may signal rebound for tri-county defense firms

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Over the decades, it’s been hard for the Tri-Counties to escape the boom-bust cycles of military spending. Fasten your seat belts.

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Dubroff: Business and politics shake hands at tri-county voting booths

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  No Comments

With Tuesday’s elections headed to the rear view mirror, it’s clear that politics on the Central Coast have tilted toward the center and toward a more business-friendly agenda.

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Munger on a mission: Housing for 21st century scholars

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during an event in Pasadena in 2011. (Bloomberg News photo)

Munger made headlines nationwide when he gave $65 million to UC Santa Barbara to fund a planned scholars residence for the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, enlisting South Coast developer-financier-philanthropist Mike Towbes, whose Towbes Group will build the three-story project.

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Dubroff: A tale of turnout, transition and the state of tri-county politics

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Money and party lines still count. But in the end, turnout will matter most.

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Dubroff: Author Michael Lewis is the master at spotting undervalued assets

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Lewis, who redefined how we think about baseball, football and Wall Street, will have a lot to say about the Obama presidency.

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Ventura County’s Ebola response detailed at health summit

By   /  Monday, October 20th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off

Area hospitals are getting nearly daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control as efforts to contain the Ebola virus in the United States kick into high gear.

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Dubroff: Space plane chatter underscores region’s hi-tech, defense connection

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Speculation about a pilotless space plane landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base reminds us of the symbiotic relationship between the Central Coast economy and its military bases.

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