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Governor pays tribute to Towbes at memorial service

By   /  Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017  /  Banking Industry, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Governor pays tribute to Towbes at memorial service

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  /  Comments Off on Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

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  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: End of merger proposal leaves health care future up in the air

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  /  Comments Off on Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

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  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Trump boosts prospects for Cadiz desert water project

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

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Dubroff: Hotel Californian poised to leverage Funk Zone proximity

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Hotel Californian poised to leverage Funk Zone proximity

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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