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Christine De La Cruz

| Friday, January 17th, 2014

Sierra Vista faces rare punitive damages claim

Health Care & Life Science, Law & Goverment, Top Stories

In a case headed to trial later this month in San Luis Obispo, a jury will decide whether Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and an affiliated surgeon conspired to conceal the true cause of a patient’s death.

| Friday, January 10th, 2014

Seeing red tape: Individual policyholders forced out of insurance plans

Features, Health Care & Life Science, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

While many people now have insurance for the first time, another group of policyholders is cursing the new health care law: the self-employed and other individual policyholders.

| Friday, January 10th, 2014

New Sierra Vista chief takes helm during health care overhaul

Central Coast, Health Care & Life Science, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

Joseph DeSchryver steps into his new role as chief executive at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo amid seismic changes in the health care industry.

| Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Strawberries top tri-county farming forecast in 2014

Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture

Strawberries remain the largest piece of the pie in the Tri-Counties’ multibillion-dollar agriculture industry, but there will be slightly less acreage in the New Year.

| Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Wine, dine and dollars: Tourism leaders say foodie travel boosts region’s outlook

Central Coast, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture

Tourism numbers for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties have topped pre-recession figures in recent years and that upward climb is expected to continue in 2014.

| Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Led by Parker inn, hotels to make headway in 2014

Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy

After several false starts over the years, the Fess Parker family is moving forward with revised plans for its second waterfront hotel in Santa Barbara, one of a few hotel developments in the city that could see progress in the New Year.

| Friday, December 20th, 2013

Lompoc bets on TBID: Hoteliers organize tourism marketing district

Central Coast, Features, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture

The Lompoc Tourism Improvement District was unanimously approved by the City Council on Dec. 5 and has overwhelming support from hotel owners in the city. The district will take effect Jan. 1, assessing a 2 percent tourism fee on hotel stays to generate funds to advertise the city to potential travelers.