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Downtown’s starring role: Atascadero will get new movie theater, retail center

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Features, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Downtown’s starring role: Atascadero will get new movie theater, retail center

Atascadero’s small-town days may be numbered. The city of 28,000 people has several large developments in the pipeline, including its $13 million Colony Square project, which would bring 14,000 square feet of retail space and 10 movie screens to the currently theater-less city. Plans for a 130,000-square-foot Wal-Mart are about halfway through the environmental review Read More →

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Betting on a windfall: A new kind of project for Paso Robles

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Features  /  Comments Off on Betting on a windfall: A new kind of project for Paso Robles

Windfall Farms may one day be to Paso Robles what Montecito is to Santa Barbara — an enclave for millionaire retirees and the weekend wealthy. But the San Luis Obispo County version has a few extra country charms thrown in, like alfalfa fields, grazing cattle, wine grapes and Kentucky-style horse facilities. The 724-acre Windfall Farms Read More →

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AOL’s $50M local news venture hits region

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on AOL’s $50M local news venture hits region

Internet giant AOL moved into the already-crowded tri-county media scene with the launch of its first Patch.com news website in the region on Sept 28. Moorpark Patch is one of about 150 community news-oriented websites that AOL plans to roll out in California over the next year, and the company has “significant” plans for the Read More →

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Dialing up success: Firestone leads Tempest Telecom to clear skies

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Small Business, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Dialing up success: Firestone leads Tempest Telecom to clear skies

Jessica Firestone has built a business by making sure that your e-mails, text messages and phone calls get where they’re supposed to be going, and fast. In five years, Firestone has grown Goleta-based Tempest Telecom Solutions from a four-person startup to a 100-employee firm with operations across the country. Tempest pulls in about $30 million Read More →

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Colleges of Law’s new era

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Colleges of Law’s new era

The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law’s agreement with a Chicago-based nonprofit could bring federal student aid, online classes and the option of joint degrees to the campuses. The Colleges of Law said Sept. 21 that it is teaming up with TCS Education System, an organization that owns three professional schools, including the Santa Read More →

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A weekend to Savor: Festival puts spotlight on SLO food, wine

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Features  /  Comments Off on A weekend to Savor: Festival puts spotlight on SLO food, wine

The inaugural Savor the Central Coast promises to bring more than 8,000 food fanatics to San Luis Obispo County, filling up hotel rooms, putting the area on the map as a major culinary destination and extending the county’s tourist season. The four-day food and wine festival is hosted by Sunset Magazine and the San Luis Read More →

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CSU Channel Islands on a $75M campus building spree

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on CSU Channel Islands on a $75M campus building spree

CSU Channel Islands near Camarillo is the newest school in the California State University system, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds. To keep up with that growth, the school has construction projects in the pipeline totaling more than $75 million. First up is the $32.5 million North Hall project, which breaks ground Oct. 6. Read More →

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