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Trump can learn lessons from another ‘Apprentice’

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2017  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Trump can learn lessons from another ‘Apprentice’

Watching the opening episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” on Jan. 2 brought back memories of another political outsider who won public office running for the first time with a message of reform. That person, of course, is Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was inaugurated as California’s 38th governor 14 years ago this month. Like Donald J. Trump, he Read More →

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Dubroff: 2017 editorial calendar for PCBT shaping up nicely

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: 2017 editorial calendar for PCBT shaping up nicely

Henry Dubroff

With a new year just getting under way, I thought I would exercise my editor’s privilege and introduce some of our new editorial calendar concepts for 2017. After a fine start in 2016, we’re bringing back the Central Coast Innovation Awards with its “Startup Village” of university and community entrepreneurs. We’re also streamlining our categories Read More →

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MOXI molded with tri-county technological innovations

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on MOXI molded with tri-county technological innovations

Henry Dubroff

Santa Barbara’s waterfront will get its newest crown jewel early next year when MOXI makes its debut. MOXI – officially the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation – benefits from the latest thinking in active learning, strong leadership and the philanthropic capacity that very few communities can deliver. During a recent walk through the nearly Read More →

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Legislators should help manufacturing rebound

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Legislators should help manufacturing rebound

While the South Coast is reveling in its waterfront makeover, tri-county tourism is getting stronger and economists are heralding a boom in craft spirits, the manufacturing core of the region is looking more and more hollowed-out. Large sections of Simi Valley and west Ventura County and North Santa Barbara County are losing head-of-household jobs. San Read More →

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Dubroff: Merger writes next chapter for Central Coast banking

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Merger writes next chapter for Central Coast banking

Henry Dubroff

The $405 million sale of Heritage Oaks Bancorp to Pacific Premier Bancorp caught many experts by surprise. It is a transformative deal for the Irvine-based buyer, which will grow from $3.8 billion to $6 billion in assets when it closes next year. Pacific Premier will extend its franchise, leapfrogging past Los Angeles and heading deep Read More →

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Kurland stepping down but influence continues

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Kurland stepping down but influence continues

PennyMac Financial’s Stanford Kurland has a habit of working in mysterious ways. A veteran of Countrywide Financial, he joined that company in the late 1970s and rose through the ranks to become its president, leaving without fanfare in 2006 — just as the excesses in the mortgage market were beginning to become apparent. In 2009, Read More →

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Heritage Oaks Bancorp merging with Pacific Premier

By   /  Tuesday, December 13th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Heritage Oaks Bancorp merging with Pacific Premier

Story updated at 11:30 a.m.: In a deal that will once again shake up the ranks of top banks in the region, Pacific Premier Bancorp of Irvine will acquire Heritage Oaks Bancorp for $405.6 million or $11.68 per share based on current values. The all-stock merger, announced before the markets opened on Dec. 13, will Read More →

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