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Dubroff: Montecito Bank & Trust beefs up management team with Leis

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Montecito Bank & Trust wrote the latest chapter in the saga of regional banking when it announced late July 18 that it was adding Union Bank’s veteran leader George Leis to its executive team. Leis, who chairs the CSU Channel Islands Foundation board, becomes chief operating officer reporting to President and CEO Janet Garufis. His Read More →

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Life is precious takeaway from terror attack in Nice

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Westlake Village financial planner John C. Lindsey had just arrived in Nice for a family vacation when his ordeal began. After an “awesome Bastille Day fireworks show,” the July 14 terror attack started with a crowd running toward him and his son-in-law as he enjoyed a celebratory cigar. They immediately “ducked back into their hotel,” Read More →

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Montecito Bank & Trust hires Leis to be COO

By   /  Monday, July 18th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  No Comments

George Leis

Updated at 8:10 p.m.: Montecito Bank & Trust, one of the largest privately-owned banks in California, has hired veteran Union Bank executive George Leis to join its executive team. Effective July 19, Leis will become chief operating officer reporting to President and CEO Janet Garufis. He’ll oversee the bank’s lending, retail and business banking activities Read More →

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Dubroff: Fork in the road for region’s health care delivery system

By   /  Friday, July 15th, 2016  /  Columns, Health Care, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

By almost any standard, Cottage Health and Sansum Clinic are two of the most successful nonprofits on the Central Coast. They’ve got deep roots in the community, they’ve carved out vast amounts of market share in their respective fields and they are successful, some might say relentless, fundraisers. But does it make sense for them Read More →

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Coastal housing advocate Lynn Jacobs left a legacy

By   /  Friday, July 15th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Lynn Jacobs

First it was providing housing for farmworkers. Later is was building homes for working families up and down the Central Coast. Later still, it was serving in former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet and pushing through a landmark deal to create billions of dollars in home financing. Developing affordable housing remains the No. 1 issue confronting Read More →

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Dubroff: Central Coast food producers must adapt

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Agriculture on the Central Coast is in the midst of a rapid transformation. Regulation, drought and the soaring demand for locally produced food are forcing farmers across the region to adapt or shut their doors. The players who survive will likely be more sustainable and much more efficient. Curiously, they will likely reach markets that Read More →

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Transportation future up to Ventura County voters

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Ventura County has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take control of its future. Going before voters in November is a Transportation Investment and Expenditure Plan that would for the first time give Ventura County a dedicated sales tax revenue stream for transportation upgrades and environmental improvements. The plan, crafted by the Ventura County Transportation Commission, was Read More →

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