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Patrick Kulp


| Friday, September 20th, 2013

Region’s restaurants brace for new tip tax

Restaurants, Technology, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy

Restaurants across the region are preparing to take a hit from a new Internal Revenue Service policy that will all but end mandatory tipping for large groups of diners. The changes to taxing practices, which will go into effect in January of next year, will require any mandatory charges such as customary large-party tips at Read More →

| Friday, September 13th, 2013

CLU aims to bridge gap between military veterans and job market

Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

After a career of facing issues of life or death every day, veterans often encounter an entirely different type of challenge when they return home to find that the skills they gained in the military are not easily marketable to the civilian business world. In Ventura County, which is home to a larger population of Read More →

| Friday, August 30th, 2013

Leading the leaders: Institutions step up with new nonprofit management offerings

Features, Nonprofits

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| Friday, August 23rd, 2013

SB County last in regional pension performance

Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

Thanks to rising U.S. and foreign stock markets, major public pension plans in the Tri-Counties exceeded expected investment return rates for the last fiscal year. But Santa Barbara County’s performance lagged far behind its peers. Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association and San Luis Obispo County Pension and Trust saw net returns of 12.8 and 12.9 Read More →

| Friday, August 16th, 2013

Hospitals contest surgery safety rankings

Central Coast, Health Care & Life Science, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

Surgery safety ratings at tri-county hospitals ranged from the highest possible rank to second-to-lowest in a recent nationwide assessment released by Consumer Reports magazine, but many hospital officials dispute whether the methods used by the report accurately depict surgical quality. Released earlier this month, the report aims to provide a generalized standard of surgical safety Read More →

| Friday, August 9th, 2013

A slick solution: CLU professor creates electrostatic notes

Features, Small Business

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| Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Region’s wind future up in air as Acciona exits

Green Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

A Spanish firm is giving up on plans to build the first and only major wind energy project in the region, casting doubt on whether turbines will ever twirl over the Tri-Counties. In July, Acciona Energy North America said it is abandoning plans to build a 3,000-acre wind farm near Lompoc. The Spanish renewable energy Read More →