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Lacayo Center gives Edison a look at the future

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Lacayo Center gives Edison a look at the future

When Southern California Edison President John Fielder addressed a few hundred Ventura County business leaders on Nov. 15, he was quick to point out why his company was investing $300,000 in a new program at CSU Channel Islands. The Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Center for Workplace & Community Studies will foster entrepreneurship to drive future Read More →

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From the editor: Closing the turkey deficit

By   /  Thursday, November 18th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on From the editor: Closing the turkey deficit

There are mega-deficits, there are giant deficits, and then there are smaller deficits that really hurt people in need. Consider, if you will, the turkey deficit facing Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. The deficit was so large that until Nov. 18, some 3,000 local families were in danger of going without this Thanksgiving. Happily, the Read More →

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Eco-devo back in fashion on South Coast

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Eco-devo back in fashion on South Coast

It took the worst recession in decades to get there, but all of a sudden, “economic development” is a politically acceptable term in South Santa Barbara County. In fact, momentum is building behind a countywide economic development effort to help existing businesses expand and recruit new companies to the area. First, a little disclosure. A Read More →

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From the editor: Regionalism reigns at eco-devo forum

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on From the editor: Regionalism reigns at eco-devo forum

Santa Barbara County should explore an economic development effort to help existing businesses expand and recruit new companies to the area. That was the near-unanimous view of more than 200 business leaders who packed the Reagan Room at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort on Nov. 8 for a South Coast regional economic development forum. I served Read More →

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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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