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Editorial: Pacific Capital deal moving along

By   /  Monday, June 28th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Pacific Capital deal moving along

There are signs that the $500 million investment by Ford Financial Fund into Pacific Capital Bancorp is inching forward. An increased offer to bondholders has met, we understand, with positive responses from a large group of investors. The expiration of TARP funding this fall means the U.S. Treasury might be highly motivated to swap its Read More →

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Editorial: Small business is the real key to fixing state

By   /  Monday, June 28th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Small business is the real key to fixing state

A California Forward meeting for Ventura and Santa Barbara business leaders on June 16 provides a useful marker for how far California has come toward real reform — and how far it needs to go. Over the past several years, voters have overhauled the state’s method for drawing districts and, thanks in part to Lt. Read More →

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Robert Caron, investor and attorney, dies at 52

By   /  Friday, June 25th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Robert Caron, investor and attorney, dies at 52

Robert Troy “Bobby” Caron, a Camarillo lawyer and investor who was awaiting trial on fraud charges, died June 17 after fighting brain cancer for seven years. He was 52. At various times in his career, Caron was a personal injury lawyer, a sports agent, a lawyer and adviser to boxer Fernando Vargas, a strawberry investor Read More →

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Editorial: Capps steps up on Gulf oil spill

By   /  Monday, June 21st, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Capps steps up on Gulf oil spill

U.S. Rep. Lois Capps usually is content to capably represent her district and stick to her strengths on issues such as education and health care. But in her response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the Gulf Coast, she’s demonstrated real leadership — and proven to her constituents in the 23rd Congressional District that when Read More →

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Teledyne on another buying spree

By   /  Monday, June 21st, 2010  /  Features  /  Comments Off on Teledyne on another buying spree

Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies is back in acquisition mode. This month, the defense conglomerate made up of dozens of companies has bought two more: Optimum Optical Systems, a Camarillo firm that will complement Teledyne’s infrared imaging systems for unmammned aerial vehicles; and Intelek, a United Kingdom mini-conglomerate that makes electronic systems for satellite communications. Teledyne Read More →

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Broadband stimulus cash lands at Occam

By   /  Monday, June 21st, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Broadband stimulus cash lands at Occam

In one of the biggest stimulus grants to filter down to a tri-county business, Goleta-based Occam Networks will supply equipment for a $101 million project to bring broadband access to rural Western Kansas. Occam will provide networking equipment to Kansas-based Rural Telephone’s Nex-Tech, which will connect 23,000 households and businesses across 4,600 square miles. “In Read More →

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Cal Poly set to launch MBA program; CSUCI to follow

By   /  Monday, June 21st, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly set to launch MBA program; CSUCI to follow

Sharpen your pencils and get out your notebooks, Santa Barbara. Two different MBA programs aimed at working professionals will launch in the city over the next two years. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and CSU Channel Islands are both setting up part-time MBA programs in Santa Barbara, with Cal Poly’s launching first and CSUCI planning Read More →

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