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More deals, development in South Coast CRE pipeline

By   /  Thursday, October 23rd, 2014  /  Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast  /  No Comments

When you’re serving up steak and eggs for nearly 300 people the market must be doing well joked Brad Frohling, principal for Radius Commercial Real Estate and event moderator for the firm’s 7th annual Radius Real Estate & Economic Forecast breakfast. The event was held at Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort & Hotel in Santa […]

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Munger gives UCSB $20.7M

By   /  Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger, a frequent South Coast visitor whose grandson studied at UC Santa Barbara has donated $20.7 million in stock to the university.

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Sonos finds its groove with wireless offering

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

A still from one of Sonos' new TV spots, in which a home is lacquered in gold as one of its speakers streams Isaac Hayes' theme from “Shaft.”

The company’s flurry of developments continued Oct. 14 with the release of a product called Boost, a WiFi amplifier that surpasses the Bridge’s capabilities without the need for wires.

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Tourism may benefit from new sanctuary

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

A bed of algae on the sea floor off the coast of Santa Barbara. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara Coastal Long-Term Ecological Research Program)

The proposed Central Coast National Marine Sanctuary could add, at minimum, $23 million dollars per year to the local economy and create almost 600 new jobs.

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Tiny bubbles to have big profile at Pismo wine festival

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Dave Hickey of Laetitia Vineyard. (Courtesy photo)

The first-annual Bubblyfest will be held amidst brimming interest in sparkling wine.

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Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Glenn Morris, who stepped in to lead the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce this June, inherits the steep climb city officials have faced in galvanizing industry.

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USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has awarded a five-year, $500 million contract to the Ventura-based tech firm VSolvit to provide software tech support for the department in areas such as budget and finance and management solutions.

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