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The next phase: As lawsuits pile up, disaster victims look for accountability

By   /  Friday, February 9th, 2018  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on The next phase: As lawsuits pile up, disaster victims look for accountability

A family photo lies in a pile of mud and debris after mudslides ravaged Montecito. (Robert Shutt photo) Lawsuits continued to mount against Southern California Edison, contending that the utility was at fault in the Thomas fire and subsequent mudslides, while business leaders began to rally efforts to strengthen sales. Two filings in the Santa Read More →

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Conservation couple donates $165M to preserve Jalama Beach

By   /  Friday, December 22nd, 2017  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Conservation couple donates $165M to preserve Jalama Beach

A record donation of $165 million facilitated the purchase of 24,000 acres of coastal habitat at Jalama Beach for conservation. The Nature Conservancy announced Dec. 22 that geo-mapping software entrepreneurs Jack and Laura Dangermond had made the largest donation in the organization’s history, enabling it to purchase the eight-mile tract of land near Point Conception Read More →

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Experts share tips on how to grow startups

By   /  Friday, November 24th, 2017  /  Latest news, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Experts share tips on how to grow startups

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The British are coming — to woo Central Coast firms

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The British are coming — to woo Central Coast firms

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State Street struggles while Ventura, SLO retailers thrive

By   /  Friday, June 16th, 2017  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on State Street struggles while Ventura, SLO retailers thrive

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Downtown retail study recommends ways to revitalize State Street

By   /  Friday, June 9th, 2017  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Downtown retail study recommends ways to revitalize State Street

Addressing loitering and panhandling and encouraging more mixed-use developments that include residential are among the recommendations to revitalize State Street in a retail strategy study released by the Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara on June 9. Seattle-based retail consulting firm Downtown Works said that loitering by homeless people is perhaps the biggest challenge facing State Read More →

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Santa Barbara mayor concerned about city’s lack of enough revenue

By   /  Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara mayor concerned about city’s lack of enough revenue

Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider shared a lot of positive news in her state of the city address at the Lobero Theater on March 22 but said the city’s lack of enough revenue is concerning. Schneider said she was encouraged by lower State Street’s growth on Cabrillo Boulevard, with construction of the MOXI museum and Read More →

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