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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.