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Master sommelier pours talents into winemaking in Los Olivos

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Anyone who has seen the 2012 movie “Somm” can appreciate how incredibly difficult it is to earn the badge of master sommelier. The documentary follows four candidates among more than 50 studying with near-fanatical devotion for the supremely challenging, three-part exam to become members of the Court of Master Sommeliers. Only six passed. That’s a Read More →

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A fond farewell to the Tri-Counties from Alex Kacik

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  No Comments

I got into journalism because of former Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully. My grandmother, an Italian immigrant, loved sports. She learned how to speak English by reading the newspaper, going to a community college class, and listening to Vin. I’ve always wanted to tell a story like Vinny, and I’ve been fortunate to pursue that goal Read More →

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Dubroff: Time for Trump to release tax returns, explain Russian ties

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Two of the smartest journalists I know are Thomas J. Friedman of the New York Times and Fareed Zakaria of CNN. When they reach the same conclusion about Donald Trump, the Russians and his tax returns, I’m pretty confident they’re on to something. That’s why I’ll add this newspaper’s voice to those calling for President Read More →

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Pacific Hospitality Group puts Bacara Resort & Spa up for sale

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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San Luis Obispo’s Hortau just keeps on growing

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Dubroff: Trump’s immigration ban could derail innovation in America

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Henry Dubroff

Innovation happens in the most surprising ways. And history shows that some of America’s greatest innovators are immigrants. Recently, many of these immigrant-entrepreneurs are refugees like Intel’s Andy Grove, whose family left Hungary after the USSR cracked down. Or the kids of refugees — think Steve Jobs, whose dad was from Syria. Most of them Read More →

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Dubroff: Zodiac Aerospace acquisition may be good for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

A deal hatched in France in late January will reshape the future of one of the region’s largest manufacturing enterprises. Zodiac Aerospace’s sprawling Santa Maria operation, which builds fold-down seating for business class for Airbus and Boeing, will get a new owner later this year — at least if regulators approve. Its Paris-based parent company Read More →

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