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Central Coast vintners reflect on a sour year for grape growing

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2011  /  Columns  /  1 Comment

Central Coast winemakers have experienced a perfect storm of late freezes, a cool and damp summer and October rains, leading to a year that may have some vineyards selling their grapes at a loss.

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All in the family: Borgatellos, Boehms honored by United Way

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2011  /  Features, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on All in the family: Borgatellos, Boehms honored by United Way

Two Santa Barbara families will be honored by United Way in October for their contributions to the community.

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Santa Maria family winery lands Stearns Wharf tasting room

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2011  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria family winery lands Stearns Wharf tasting room

Conway Family Wines has an opportunity to dramatically expand its brand with its newly opened tasting room on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara.

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Built recession-proof: PODS franchises are profitable, CEO says

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2011  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Built recession-proof: PODS franchises are profitable, CEO says

The big white storage containers built by PODS Enterprises are sturdy enough to have withstood the crushing economic pressures of the Great Recession.

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Puzder: CKE won’t leave before 2015

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Tri-County Economy  /  3 Comments

Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl’s Jr. parent CKE Restaurants, has for the first time publicly put a hard date on the fast-food firm’s possible move to Texas.

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Aiming high: Hugh O’Brian nonprofit teaches youth leadership

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Features, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Aiming high: Hugh O’Brian nonprofit teaches youth leadership

Actor Hugh O’Brian, who portrayed frontier lawman Wyatt Earp on television in the 1950s, has a youth leadership organized based in Ventura County.

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Channel Islands Harbor developments stall

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2011  /  Features, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Channel Islands Harbor developments stall

The sagging economy kept several planned projects at Channel Islands Harbor on the shelf.

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