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Governor pays tribute to Towbes at memorial service

By   /  Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017  /  Banking Industry, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Story  /  No Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown made a rare appearance in Santa Barbara on May 23, paying a brief but personal tribute to tri-county businessman Michael Towbes. Towbes died April 11 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 87. Speaking at a memorial service that filled the Granada Theatre, Brown described Towbes as “a helluva guy.” Towbes, Read More →

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Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

By   /  Friday, May 19th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business  /  No Comments

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Small Business Week than to provide a report on the state of entrepreneurship in our region. The good news is that a spirit of innovation continues to spark new startups, with much activity coming from business plan competitions and new workspaces like Impact Hub, the Read More →

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Dubroff: End of merger proposal leaves health care future up in the air

By   /  Thursday, May 18th, 2017  /  Columns, Health Care, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

The debate over the future of health care — in the nation and in the region — comes down to a single question. Is health care a competitive marketplace where price guides choices, or is it a regulated marketplace much like a public utility? That question remains unanswered nationally as Congress grapples with how to Read More →

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Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Ventura County has taken a big step forward when it comes to math and science education with the P-20 Council, a business-education group, forming better connections between public education and the private sector. Those connections include a new program aimed at identifying strong students in STEM fields and providing them with the support they need Read More →

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Dubroff: Trump boosts prospects for Cadiz desert water project

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

A desert water project that could supply as many as 400,000 Californians per year is moving through the final approval process with favorable political winds finally at its back and a substantial financial backer in place. Publicly traded Cadiz, the project’s owner, cleared another hurdle on May 2 when it lined up $15 million in Read More →

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Union leader Hank Lacayo left his mark on the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  right  /  No Comments

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Dubroff: Hotel Californian poised to leverage Funk Zone proximity

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

The next piece to the puzzle of Santa Barbara’s waterfront redevelopment will fall into place this summer with the opening of the three-building Hotel Californian. Management is being coy about the opening date for the 121-room hotel, which straddles lower State Street. It incorporates the original Hotel Californian, which pioneered the city’s Spanish Colonial Revival Read More →

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