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Lack gets nine-plus year sentence, faces additional 11

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Lack gets nine-plus year sentence, faces additional 11

Convicted former contractor, 53-year-old David Lack was slapped nine years and eight months in state prison at his Nov. 6 sentencing, after a jury found him guilty of three counts of grand theft in early August. Lack was also ordered to pay restitution of $300,000 to Mary Belle Snow, $600,508.74 to Rabobank and more than Read More →

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Report: Cal Poly generates $1.4B

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A new report commissioned by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo claims the university has an economic impact of more than $1.4 billion on San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties. That number jumped more than $300 million since Cal Poly last contracted a similar study for it’s 2002 -2003 fiscal year. The 60-page study Read More →

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Cal Poly envisions campus’ next two decades

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The university announced Oct. 23 that it is entering a two-year master planning effort to determine future needs and what projects, from infrastructure to programing, will take priority.

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The business of aid: Direct Relief adapts corporate strategy

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In 2013, Direct Relief provided $346 million in humanitarian aid to 69 counties including the United States. That work accounted for 5,552 shipments of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and medical equipment — a more than 500 shipment increase over 2012’s total.

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Voters approve the bulk of bonds, taxes

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Voters approve the bulk of bonds, taxes

Tri-county voters approved $910 million in school bonds on Nov. 4, with every bond proposal passing in Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties while just one passed in Santa Barbara County.

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UCSB to launch first professional school

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With a curriculum that steers clear of heavy emphasis on typical MBA topics like accounting, the Master’s in Technology Management program will focus on the specific leadership and management skills needed by engineers and tech professionals.

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Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

If continuing research can change the amount of energy we expect our consumer electronics to consume as much as Nakamura’s LEDs have changed the way we think of light bulbs, the university will more than recover Munger’s donation money in patent licensing and added prestige.

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