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Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

Just a year ago, Dynergy, a Texas-based energy firm, shut down the aging power plant that’s loomed over the city of Morro Bay for decades, idling the three 450-foot-tall smokestacks that are part of the city’s skyline. Now Trident Winds, a British company, has proposed something new in the field of power production: a floating Read More →

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Dubroff: Innovation Awards will put spotlight on tri-county startups

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Innovation Awards will put spotlight on tri-county startups

  The startup culture that’s taking hold across our region is worthy of much deeper news coverage than our business journal can provide on a weekly basis. That’s why I’m delighted to announce that next year Pacific Coast Business Times will launch the Central Coast Innovation Awards, a program that will capture many of the Read More →

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Volkswagen scandal may be end for diesel

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Volkswagen scandal may be end for diesel

Clean diesel, like clean coal, might just be headed for the scrap heap of environmental history. Volkswagen’s stunning revelation that it cheated air pollution control rules in order to get better performance and better mileage from 11 million vehicles has sent its stock price plunging. It faces perhaps as much as $37,000 per vehicle or Read More →

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Dubroff: South Coast oil production could be off-line for very long time

By   /  Friday, September 18th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: South Coast oil production could be off-line for very long time

Houston, we have a problem. More than three months after a Plains All-American Pipeline pipe burst, spilling thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, a big chunk of the region’s oil and gas industry remains shut down. That’s partly because there is simply no way for ExxonMobil, Venoco and Freeport-MacMoran Read More →

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Ventura County Community Foundation will emerge from restructuring stronger

By   /  Friday, September 18th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County Community Foundation will emerge from restructuring stronger

Ventura County Community Foundation, a flagship organization for philanthropy in the region, has cut staff, commenced a major audit and reduced some of its landmark programs. It owns a building that serves as a hub for nonprofit activity in the region. But that probably can’t be sustained without some increase in the deeply discounted rents Read More →

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Dubroff: Investors should be skeptical about exchange-traded funds

By   /  Friday, September 11th, 2015  /  Columns, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Investors should be skeptical about exchange-traded funds

Exchange-traded funds are the newest, latest, greatest Wall Street creation. In the past decade and a half, they’ve grown from a niche product with just $72 billion in assets invested to a behemoth totaling $2.7 trillion. Thanks to real-time daily pricing and low fees, ETFs are rapidly supplanting mutual funds in retail accounts. But the Read More →

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Tribune to LA Times: Bye-bye Beutner

By   /  Friday, September 11th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tribune to LA Times: Bye-bye Beutner

When SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made a celebratory return to Los Angeles last spring, Los Angeles Times Publisher Austin Beutner was in fine form as he hosted a small gathering at the Disney concert hall. The former investment banker described his vision for a new and more aggressive Los Angeles Times, still the region’s dominant Read More →

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