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Surgery centers at issue in health care merger

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The FTC would not comment on the merger, but officials at the two companies say the agency has questioned at length the merger of the only inpatient hospital on the South Coast with the large physician practice.

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Dubroff: Rick Caruso gets his moment and Miramar gets the green light

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  No Comments

It’s worth noting that Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Business Times, written slightly more than 15 years ago, featured a story about the first plans for reconstructing the Miramar.

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Dubroff: With water districts in a cost squeeze, mergers may be the best fix

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Brown’s bold move to cut water use by 25 percent in cities and suburbs is really a shot across the bow of special districts to get their fiscal affairs in order or find merger partners.

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Dubroff: One doctor’s take on the state of Obamacare in 2015

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2015  /  Columns, Health Care, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Sansum Clinic CEO and Medical Director Dr. Kurt Ransohoff shares notes from inside the a White House conference on Affordable Care Act issues.

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Dubroff: It’s no easy task to put a fresh face on a spectacular retail disaster

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The opportunity for Fresh & Easy 2.0 will be dramatically different from what Tesco envisioned in the pre-recession era.

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Dubroff: Simon, Macerich brawl over mall empires could squeeze the little guy

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

With one company potentially controlling that much retail square footage on the Highway 101 corridor, from Ventura County to Pismo Beach, the opportunity for leverage clearly will lie in the hands of Simon Property.

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Dubroff: After 15 years, our approach to regional news defines our brand

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off

For the past 15 years, we’ve stuck to our discipline and delivered a unique new service to the region — a weekly print publication and online experience that’s independent, locally-owned and grounded in the community.

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