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Toad & Co. opens hybrid stores run by local retailers

By   /  Friday, July 21st, 2017  /  Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Toad & Co. opens hybrid stores run by local retailers

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Our view: SLO invests in future by approving housing

By   /  Friday, July 21st, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: SLO invests in future by approving housing

These days, the headlines on the housing front are grim indeed. The New York Times described Coastal California as being in the middle of a full blown crisis with average home prices crossing $500,000 and making much of the state out of reach for all but the wealthiest families. Gov. Jerry Brown has not yet Read More →

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Dubroff: Leadership needed to solve downtown Santa Barbara’s woes

By   /  Friday, July 21st, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Leadership needed to solve downtown Santa Barbara’s woes

Henry Dubroff

You might call this Santa Barbara’s summer of discontent. From a casual chat with friends in Ventura, to a breakfast talk at East Beach Grill, to dinner on the patio at Brent’s Deli in Westlake, to more formal conversations with retail and banking experts, the same issue keeps popping up. What’s going on with downtown Read More →

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Dubroff: Tri-Counties exploring solutions to housing unaffordability

By   /  Friday, July 14th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Tri-Counties exploring solutions to housing unaffordability

Henry Dubroff

If you decided to hold your breath until California’s coastal counties found real solutions to the housing crisis, your odds of survival would be very long. But just when you think there’s no hope for an end to the state’s housing nightmare, there are some early signs of a new consensus to address the problem. Read More →

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Our view: Fire season has begun; region better prepared

By   /  Friday, July 14th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Fire season has begun; region better prepared

The brush fires that scorched more than 40,000 acres in the tri-county region after the July 4 holiday are a reminder that spring growth after winter rains fuels danger in the summer. Fire is an ever-present danger in the West, as fires raging in California, Canada and Colorado remind us. As the current round of Read More →

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Wireless deal could shake up Central Coast

By   /  Friday, July 7th, 2017  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Wireless deal could shake up Central Coast

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Our View: Santa Barbara sales tax measure could be tough to sell

By   /  Friday, July 7th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

With one survey indicating solid voter support and a willing city council going along, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider has gotten the votes necessary to place a 1 cent general sales tax hike on the ballot for November. The June 28 vote caps a discussion that began earlier this spring when the idea of a Read More →

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