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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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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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Dubroff: 10 things you never knew about the region’s Nobel Prize winners

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

You can spot them in a tux at formal dinners or in casual attire on a plane to Denver or LAX. Occasionally you find them on a pre-Christmas shopping expedition to State Street. Sometimes they even give a private chat for an area nonprofit and, you might even exchange emails with one of them. The […]

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Dubroff: News Corp. may strike fool’s gold with online real estate purchase

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Columns, East Ventura County, Opinion  /  No Comments

MySpace, once the hippest place in the galaxy for teens to hang out online, could have been the Facebook for millennials, but then Murdoch’s News Corp. got its hands on the fast-growing social media pioneer and ran it nearly into oblivion.

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Dubroff: Future of regional flights up in the air as Frontier drops Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

When the A-319 Airbus jets with animals painted on their tails first landed at Santa Barbara Airport in June 2010, business travelers on the Central Coast breathed a big sigh of relief. Denver-based Frontier Airlines promised a full-sized airplane, plenty of perks for business flyers, DirecTV and dozens of inexpensive daily connections to the East […]

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McIver departs El Encanto, heads for Tuscon

By   /  Wednesday, September 24th, 2014  /  South Coast, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off

Laura McIver, former general manager of Santa Barbara's El Encanto and Canary hotels. (Business Times file photo)

Laura McIver made her mark in the South Coast hotel industry when she took over and turned around downtown Santa Barbara’s Canary Hotel, setting the stage for the property’s sale to boutique chain Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. In 2012, McIver was named general manager for Santa Barbara’s iconic El Encanto Hotel. She took the helm […]

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