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New vision for Isla Vista needs political courage

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

We went to Goleta’s State of the City luncheon on May 14 and discovered a city in denial. That’s partly because a decade after cityhood, Goleta has not found a winning formula for revitalizing its Old Town shopping district. New food shops and a sprinkling of sidewalk improvements, heavily touted at the event, simply will […]

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Refugio oil spill raises important questions for South Coast

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  No Comments

A California Highway Patrol officer warns volunteers who showed up May 20 to clean up oil near Refugio State Beach from a 21,000-gallon pipeline spill to leave the area because it was too hazardous.

Photo by Debra Giles

The estimated 105,000-gallon oil spill that will ruin Memorial Day for thousands of visitors to Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County is a reminder of how much environmental issues have become economic stories. Santa Barbara County is so heavily dependent on hotel-related taxes that it literally can’t afford the kind of environmental disaster that […]

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UCSB alone can’t fix Isla Vista safety woes

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2015  /  Editorials, Latest news  /  No Comments

Just about a year ago, Elliott Rodger went on a violent rampage, killing six people and himself in Isla Vista. Memories of that tragic Memorial Day weekend flooded back into the headlines on May 12 as reports surfaced of another shooting, this time two suspects shot and severely injured two students in another grisly incident […]

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Recession’s legacy playing out as banking jobs disappear

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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Jack Welch cuts to the chase on economy, regulation, career paths

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2015  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Retired General Electric Co. Chairman Jack Welch is back with a speaking tour, a rant about regulation and straight talk about the state of the U.S. economy and his former employer. Even down with a cold, the New England native and Red Sox fan makes clear he’s still a force to be reckoned with. In […]

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Baltimore takes meaningful step back after night of chaos

By   /  Monday, May 4th, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Tragedy and redemption is a theme that runs through American history. A new chapter has just been written in Baltimore, the place that is home to our national anthem, itself a story of survival in the face of war and invasion. The scene of race riots in the civil war and an industrial decline that […]

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South Coast Biz Tech Awards: 2015 winners include Nobel winner, startups and a zoo

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

A Nobel Prize winner, two recent IPOs, a cultural icon who knows how to innovate and a startup entrepreneur will be honored this year at the South Coast Business and Technology Awards. The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has announced that Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura, the founders of device makers Inogen and Sientra, the Santa […]

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