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Breaking news: Music festival company countersues

By   /  Wednesday, January 13th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Breaking news: Music festival company countersues

Twiin Productions, the firm behind the West Beach Music & Arts Festival in Santa Barbara, has fired back in a legal battle of band bookers taking place on the South Coast. In August, Jackie Kane, another concert organizer, sued Twiin. She alleged that she’d been frozen out of her share of the 2008 festival and Read More →

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Breaking news: Deckers on the look-out for new headquarters

By   /  Monday, January 11th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Breaking news: Deckers on the look-out for new headquarters

Goleta-based shoemaker Deckers Outdoor Corp. is looking for new digs in the Santa Barbara area. Deckers — producer of the Ugg boot, the Teva sandal and Simple brand of shoes — said Jan. 11 that it plans to move its corporate headquarters sometime in 2012. Currrently, the company is located on South Fairview Avenue in Read More →

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Insurance merger aids Hub International

By   /  Thursday, January 7th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Insurance merger aids Hub International

The first major deal of 2010 will see two insurance heavyweights combine forces in the Tri-Counties. On Jan. 6, the Central Coast arm of Hub International Insurance acquired Ogilvy-Hill Insurance of Santa Barbara in a transaction that will net Hub millions in additional revenue, an office in Oxnard and 40 more employees. Full terms of Read More →

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Breaking news: Former Santa Barbara mayor Harriet Miller dies

By   /  Wednesday, January 6th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Breaking news: Former Santa Barbara mayor Harriet Miller dies

Former Santa Barbara Mayor Harriet Miller, a driving force behind the restoration of the Granada Theatre, has died. An educator and former executive director of AARP, Miller served on the Santa Barbara City Council beginning in 1987 and was mayor from 1995-2002. Media reports put her age at 90 years old. Feisty but with a Read More →

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Breaking news: Santa Barbara firm sues Chinese government for $2.2B

By   /  Tuesday, January 5th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Breaking news: Santa Barbara firm sues Chinese government for $2.2B

A Santa Barbara-based software maker has sued the Chinese government and seven big computer manufacturers for $2.2 billion for conspiring to steal its code and distribute 56 million copies of a censoring program that contained the allegedly pilfered lines. Cybersitter, a company that makes software used by parents to block children’s access to inappropriate content, Read More →

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Breaking news: PCBC to sell tax-refund loan division

By   /  Thursday, December 24th, 2009  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Breaking news: PCBC to sell tax-refund loan division

Santa Barbara-based Pacific Capital Bancorp announced Dec. 24 that it is selling its controversial tax-refund loan program after federal regulators did not approve the bank to originate any refund-anticipation loans during 2010. Pacific Capital, the parent of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and several other banking brands on the Central Coast, said it has signed Read More →

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Longtime Santa Barbara builder passes away

By   /  Wednesday, December 16th, 2009  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Longtime Santa Barbara builder passes away

Ugo Melchiori, Santa Barbara businessman and founder of Melchiori Construction Co., died Dec. 12. He was 69. Melchiori founded his company in 1988 after entering the construction industry in Santa Barbara in 1959. Now run by other members of the Melchiori family, Melchiori Construction is the largest general contractor in the Tri-Counties with $78.5 million Read More →

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