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Editorial Department

| Monday, October 11th, 2010

Nonprofit seizes opportunity to turn hassle into new facility

Columns, Nonprofits, Real Estate

Question: The city wants to extend a road through your property, right through a corner where several key buildings are located. What do you do? (a) Put up a fight. (b) Sell the city the land, and use the proceeds as seed money to build a new facility on your remaining property. Santa Maria-based VTC Read More →

| Monday, October 4th, 2010

Santa Barbara approves TBID

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The Santa Barbara City Council voted Sept. 28 to establish a “tourism business improvement district,” which will collect fees from 88 different hotels and use them to fund a regional marketing campaign. The measure places a surcharge, on top of the existing bed tax, of between 50 cents and $2 per night, depending on the Read More →

| Monday, September 27th, 2010

Congressional crush: Wineries fight direct shipping restrictions

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It’s the week before wine crush and Tablas Creek Vineyard General Manager Jason Haas is worried. Not about the grape harvest, or this year’s vintage, but about a looming piece of congressional legislation. HR 5034, the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2010, or CARE, is a bill that would cede control of wine shipping Read More →

| Monday, September 27th, 2010

Occam to stay in Goleta after merger

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The Northern California company set to buy Goleta-based Occam Networks in a $171 million deal says it will keep the company’s engineering staff on the South Coast and in Fremont largely intact after the merger. “We will continue to have an operation and engineering in Santa Barbara,” said Geoff Burke, marketing director for the buyer, Read More →

| Monday, September 27th, 2010

Apartments a bright spot in South Coast real estate market


The South Coast apartment market has seen more than $77 million in property sales this year, according to commercial real estate brokers at Radius Group’s Santa Barbara County Real Estate and Economic Outlook on Sept. 16. The largest sale was the $37.4 million purchase of the Fontainebleu apartments in Isla Vista. Chicago-based Blue Vista Capital Read More →

| Monday, September 27th, 2010

Power-One shows California lacks spark


It’s hard to find a better turnaround story than Power-One. The Camarillo-based company took a secondary product line from an Italian company it had purchased and bet the farm on a new line of business — producing devices called inverters that are crucial to regulating the power output of wind turbines and solar panel arrays. Read More →

| Monday, September 27th, 2010

Kavli sues former employee of real estate firm


International science icon and real estate mogul Fred Kavli is suing a much smaller competitor. In a lawsuit filed in Ventura County Superior Court in late August, Kavli alleges that a former employee of his Oxnard-based real estate firm Sunbelt Enterprises misappropriated trade secrets, breached fiduciary duties and is unfairly competing with him. Defendant David Read More →