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Copelands face fine in SLO election dispute

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Copelands face fine in SLO election dispute

San Luis Obispo businessmen James and Thomas Copeland and banker David Booker were the anonymous backers of “No on J,” the campaign to stop rancher Ernie Dalidio from developing 131 acres outside the city, according to a report from state campaign regulators. The three face fines of up to $80,000. The California Fair Political Practices Read More →

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Firms to pay $5.4M for 2003 Piru fire

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Firms to pay $5.4M for 2003 Piru fire

Two Ventura County companies accused of starting the 2003 Piru fire have agreed to pay the U.S. Forest Service $5.4  million to settle a federal civil suit, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Sept. 24. Ventura-based Berry Engineering General Contractors agreed to pay $5   million, and Santa Paula-based Mendez Concrete agreed to pay $447,423. Neither company admitted any Read More →

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SolarWorld announces new schools program

By   /  Thursday, September 30th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on SolarWorld announces new schools program

SolarWorld, a German company with a plant in Camarillo, unveiled a program Sept. 30 that could put solar panels on schools without charging the schools for any of the up-front costs. The move comes a few weeks after the Oxnard Union School District passed over SolarWorld and picked SunPower, a San Jose-based company, to put Read More →

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CSUCI to offer business classes in Santa Barbara

By   /  Tuesday, September 28th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on CSUCI to offer business classes in Santa Barbara

CSU Channel Islands will offer undergraduate classes in business through the Santa Barbara City College Campus, under an agreement that officials from both colleges signed during a Sept. 29 news conference. The program will begin in fall 2011 with up to 30 students, who will take one or two courses per 12-week term at SBCC, Read More →

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Santa Barbara County finds its CEO

By   /  Tuesday, September 28th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County finds its CEO

Santa Barbara County will get its first woman CEO when Chandra Wallar replaces Mike Brown on Nov. 1. Wallar comes from San Diego County, where she has been deputy chief administrative officer and general manager over the Land Use and Environment Group since 1999 — experience that will come in handy in Santa Barbara County, where Read More →

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Level Studios acquired by bigger firm

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Level Studios acquired by bigger firm

Level Studios, the biggest all-digital marketing firm in the Tri-Counties and a major tech employer with 140 people in San Luis Obispo, has been acquired by a New Jersey firm. The acquisition by Princeton, N.J.-based Rosetta will put Level Studios — which works with clients as large as BlackBerry maker Research in Motion and as Read More →

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Highway 101 widening approved

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Highway 101 widening approved

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 21 to approve Caltrans’ widening of Highway 101 from a spot just south of Mussel Shoals to the Santa Barbara County line. Caltrans is also planning to widen the Santa Barbara County side of that stretch of Highway 101. The Ventura County project is scheduled to start Read More →

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