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Dubroff: Great retail guessing game puts a Macy’s store in the spotlight

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

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It seems crazy to write about Christmas in August. But as the shopping season starts earlier and earlier, there’s more and more trouble brewing for retailers. News that Macy’s is closing another 100 stores — after announcing 36 exits earlier this year — got raves from Wall Street as the nation’s flagship chain battles online Read More →

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Brooks Institute should have stayed nonprofit

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Tim Meyer critiques student work in his "Lighting People" class at Brooks Institute in Ventura.

Of all the nontraditional educational institutions that sprung up in the region in the past 75 years, Brooks Institute of Photography had the most promising future. From an attractive center on Santa Barbara’s Riviera, it trained photographers and graphic artists, attracting a distinguished faculty and students. In the digital age, its design and visual arts Read More →

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Dubroff: Sientra goes for gold by partnering with Lubrizol

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

News from breast implant maker Sientra that it had secured a contract with a unit of lubricants maker Lubrizol to have its silicone breast implants produced in the U.S. sent the stock soaring on Aug. 9. In an ironic twist on the Rio Olympics, Sientra has been running away from Brazilian manufacturer Silimed after European Read More →

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’Tis the season for everything except helping small business owners

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Small Business  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

So far the 2016 election campaign has been about a lot of things — immigration, treatment of Gold Star families, tax returns, emails and email hacks. But one thing it has not been about is enabling the real people who make America great, our more than 3 million small business owners. You get the feeling Read More →

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Dubroff: Voters back green energy but may balk at higher bills

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2016  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

This has been a big year for green energy. Anti-nuclear groups are celebrating an agreement to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near San Luis Obispo, solar costs are on par with conventional resources and a big wind turbine project offshore at Morro Bay is moving rapidly through the approval process. The Public Policy Institute of Read More →

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CSU Channel Islands finds solution to housing shortage

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

An artist’s rendering of the Santa Rosa Village housing project at CSU Channel Islands.

Our universities are leading the way toward providing private sector solutions to the region’s chronic housing deficit. It will take courage, but civic leaders and elected officials should take note. The latest solution comes from CSU Channel Islands, where a donation of land for housing has enabled private developers to build quickly and nearly complete Read More →

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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  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Montecito Bank & Trust beefs up management team with Leis

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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