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California’s chips are all in on green

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on California’s chips are all in on green

One thing is clear from this year’s election results: California will bet a big chunk of its economic future on alternative energy. The resounding defeat of Proposition 23, which would have rolled back the Golden State’s cap-and-trade regime, came at the hands of a big coalition of venture capitalists, environmentalists and traditional business leaders bent Read More →

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Looking for the economy’s silver lining

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Looking for the economy’s silver lining

With the economic forecast season about to get underway, two things are absolutely certain: 1. The experts are going to have strong opinions. 2. Most of the time they’re going to be wrong. So, with the knowledge that my amateur views are likely to be better than at least a few of the pros, let’s Read More →

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Totaling up the hefty price tag of Mozilo

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Totaling up the hefty price tag of Mozilo

The lifetime ban against former Countrywide Financial Corp. CEO Angelo Mozilo serving as an officer or director of a public company may be the most positive result to come from his settlement of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint. But Mozilo’s company and his conduct created a decade-long road to economic ruin that reached Read More →

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From the editor: Mozilo’s ban a true black mark

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on From the editor: Mozilo’s ban a true black mark

The lifetime ban against former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo serving as an officer or director of a public company may be the most positive result to come from his settlement of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint. As reported over the weekend, the SEC settled with Mozilo and two top lieutenants in a case Read More →

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‘J.R.’ takes on Wall St., and charities win

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on ‘J.R.’ takes on Wall St., and charities win

A generation after “Dallas” disappeared from the small screen, Ojai actor Larry Hagman has staged a comeback as a media star. The man who played J.R. Ewing was the subject of global news coverage — including a flattering column in the Sunday New York Times — after he won a big settlement against Citigroup and Read More →

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Southwest on South Coast: A LUV story

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Southwest on South Coast: A LUV story

At Santa Barbara Municipal Airport these days, construction crews are making progress on a $60  million expansion. When it opens next spring, the airport will get a new, two-story terminal, waiting areas that actually have bathrooms and five gates served by jetways. Thirteen hundred miles away in Dallas, the nation’s most profitable airline is also in Read More →

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A chat with Santa Barbara County’s new CEO

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on A chat with Santa Barbara County’s new CEO

Chandra Wallar wants to engineer a more efficient Santa Barbara County government — one that responds faster to property owners and businesses. And as the new county executive officer, she will get a chance to streamline the county’s sometimes balky bureaucracy when Mike Brown, who has run the show for the past 13 years, retires Read More →

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