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Neverland Ranch hits market for $100 million

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Neverland Ranch

Colony Capital, the Santa Monica-based firm headed by real estate mogul Tom Barrack, is trying to sell late pop star Michael Jackson’s notorious Neverland Ranch for $100 million. The property got the green light to hit the market today and local brokers from Sotheby’s International and Hilton & Hyland are scrambling to launch a new […]

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Refugio oil spill claims can be submitted Saturday at Elks Lodge

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

new oil spill flier

Plains All American Pipeline representatives will be at a community open house about the Refugio oil spill response from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge at 150 N. Kellogg Ave. in Santa Barbara. The company is actively addressing claims as they are received, according to Patrick Hodgins, senior director of safety […]

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Beach closures take toll on Santa Barbara County businesses

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Workers donned protective gear clean up the oil spill at Refugio campgrounds.

The oil spill near Refugio State Beach dealt a financial blow to a handful of businesses with more revenue being lost every day. Although the total impact on Santa Barbara’s $1 billion tourism industry is likely to be offset by increased hotel stays by cleanup crews, there was no sign of relief for those directly […]

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Exterior work on new tower nearly done at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura

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New wing at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, currently under construction.

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Field narrowed to 6 in UCSB’s New Venture Competition

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Tourism outlook bright; tri-county revenue rising

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

As the tri-county region has emerged from the Great Recession, travel and tourism loom larger and larger on the economic landscape, with Memorial Day as the traditional kick off to the region’s peak season. In San Luis Obispo County, rebounding travel and tourism, plus the burgeoning solar industry, are key drivers of new jobs. Visit […]

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Future tourism, political fortunes at stake over response to oil spill

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

Just six months ago, Santa Barbara County’s oil and gas industry was sailing on smooth waters. In the November election, broad business support and a flood of outside money helped defeat Measure P, an effort to ban fracking and a wide range of drilling activities countywide. Two companies, Aera Energy and Venoco, were in the […]

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