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San Luis Obispo Superior Court lands experienced new judge

By   /  Sunday, April 12th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo Superior Court lands experienced new judge

Linda Hurst, the San Luis Obispo attorney recently appointed to the Superior Court bench in San Luis Obispo County, is used to looking at the law from a lot of different angles. The 56-year-old Hurst has been a partner in Hall Hieatt & Connely since 2003 and before that was an associate with Smith, Helenius Read More →

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San Luis Obispo

By   /  Sunday, April 5th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo

The way commercial brokers do business is changing. Drops in demand and sales volume have persuaded more and more industry professionals to use Web sites to list and market their properties, and one tri-county broker appears to be leading the way. The National Association of Realtors featured Jason Hart, owner-broker of Hart Commercial Real Estate Read More →

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Smith

By   /  Sunday, April 5th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Smith

It’s fair to say the late Martin V. “Bud” Smith blazed a trail across Ventura County. Starting with a small hamburger stand at the Los Angeles County line, the entrepreneur-developer left behind a diversified real estate empire and a reputation for being a low-key operator whose handshake was something you could take to the bank. Read More →

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Business and technology leaders honored

By   /  Sunday, April 5th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Business and technology leaders honored

It’s time again for the South Coast Business & Technology Awards Dinner. The dinner is the premier networking event of early summer in Santa Barbara, and all the proceeds fund scholarships for business and technology students at Westmont College, Santa Barbara City College and the University of California, Santa Barbara. With about 65 corporate sponsors Read More →

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Avocado business will see a lot less green in 2009

By   /  Sunday, March 29th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Avocado business will see a lot less green in 2009

If you are in the business of growing avocados, life is just the pits. That’s what top producers and distributors say about this year’s California crop, the third year in a row that Golden State avocado production has failed to live up to fast-growing demand for guacamole and fast-Mex fare. Experts like John Krist, head Read More →

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Engineering firm Huitt-Zollars wins contract for $23M project

By   /  Sunday, March 29th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Engineering firm Huitt-Zollars wins contract for $23M project

The Westlake Village branch of engineering, architecture and construction management company Huitt-Zollars landed a $23 million contract as the prime consultant for the Calabasas freeway bridge widening and interchange project at Lost Hills Road and Highway 101. Under the terms of the contract Huitt-Zollars will create the Planning Approval/Environmental Documentation, as well as prepare the Read More →

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Emerging Paso Robles wineries prove they

By   /  Sunday, March 22nd, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Emerging Paso Robles wineries prove they

Paso Robles is a natural spot for dynamic zinfandels — it features both intense summer heat as well as an evening ocean breeze that cools down the grapes. The unique micro-climate has brought a rush of entrepreneurs to the region in the past decade, each looking to bottle incredible wine in a burgeoning California region. Read More →

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