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Why Arnold should give small business a big break

By   /  Saturday, November 22nd, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Why Arnold should give small business a big break

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t do anything small. Even when it comes to small business. The state’s first-ever conference on entrepreneurship on Nov. 18 brought together a few top owner-operators, some leading advocates and key public officials who provide assistance to the small business sector. There was an ambitious agenda, a swirl of caucuses and stirring Read More →

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Trio join Santa Barbara County bench

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Trio join Santa Barbara County bench

Three new judges are taking the bench in Santa Barbara County. Two of them – Kay Kuns, who was appointed, and Jed Beebe, who was elected – will take seats in the North County division in Santa Maria. Appointee Jean Dandona will come aboard in Santa Barbara. In interviews, all three said they would strive Read More →

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Westlake Park Place leases 100,000 s.f. in nine months

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Westlake Park Place leases 100,000 s.f. in nine months

A new 238,945-square-foot Class A office campus in Westlake Park Place has leased space to both national and regional banking, insurance. financial and technology services firms. Denver-based real estate private equity firm Amstar Group and Newport Beach-based Steadfast Companies said the groups’ Westlake Park Place development has signed approximately 100,000 square feet of leases during Read More →

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Let me see if I understand this correctly. If you totally pigged out on the sub-prime mortgage scam, bought an oversized house, took a ton of cash out and then failed to make the payments, it is now the official policy of the U.S. Treasury and the FDIC that you deserve a bailout. If you Read More →

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Circuit City plans to put down Firedog

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Circuit City plans to put down Firedog

Circuit City’s tough times are an opportunity for tech-support firms in the Tri-Counties. The computer and consumer electronics retailer on Nov. 3 said it will close three stores in the Tri-Counties as part of a shuttering of 155 locations, or about 20 percent of its U.S. stores. Locations in Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara and Santa Read More →

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New State Street Apple site gets stripped to the very core

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on New State Street Apple site gets stripped to the very core

Computer giant Apple is taking its remodel of a new downtown Santa Barbara location seriously. For the past several weeks, it has been gutting the former Pier 1 Imports at 928 State St., which closed earlier this year. Contractor Terry Stobie of Urban Pacific Demolition said his team is currently demolishing the interior of the Read More →

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Lessons learned from a marathon campaign season

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Lessons learned from a marathon campaign season

First, a confession. I have spent the past weeks totally obsessed with all things political. Polls, punditry, television, radio and yes, even an occasional peek at “The Daily Show” and “Saturday Night Live” have been the touchstones of my existence. And now that the election is over, it’s almost time to get back to my Read More →

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