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Bacara resort owner could learn from Parker, Levy

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Bacara resort owner could learn from Parker, Levy

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Fred Kavli

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Fred Kavli

It is one of the quirks of the Internet age that R-rated videos running on YouTube garner millions of hits while just a handful of dedicated science junkies logged on to the Web to catch the creation of the Nobel Prizes for the 21st century. Put me down in the second category. Which is why Read More →

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Carpinteria conundrum: Will space limits stop business it doesn

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Carpinteria conundrum: Will space limits stop business it doesn

The proposed ordinance that would limit the square footage of big-box retailers in Carpinteria by allowing a building maximum of 30,000 square feet may be causing a great debate, but as far as commercial real estate goes, regional agents probably aren’t losing any sleep. Currently, a temporary moratorium is in place on the bigger boxes Read More →

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For business owners, future may be stone-washed

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on For business owners, future may be stone-washed

Consider, if you will, the following recent news items: Saudi Arabia, leader of a resurgent OPEC, twice has rebuked President Bush’s plea for more output to cut oil prices. A surge in inflation amid slow growth has flummoxed central bankers and stock market investors. Paul Volker, the former Federal Reserve chairman and inflation slayer, has Read More →

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How Obama can connect with the real swing voters

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on How Obama can connect with the real swing voters

Dear Senator Obama: I have been interested in yourcandidacy for a number of months, and not just as a journalist who thinks we’vegone about as far as we can go with politics as usual in Washington, D.C. As a small-business owner, I’ve sometimes been intrigued by the tone of your campaign and its promise of Read More →

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Vacancies grow in Santa Maria commercial real estate sector

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Vacancies grow in Santa Maria commercial real estate sector

San Luis Obispo-based Stafford-McCarty Commercial Real Estate recently released a sobering account of the impact that the struggling economy has had on Santa Maria. As the first to feel the blow of subprime loans, the residential market has been carrying the weight behind the general real estate downturn, but in Santa Maria, vacancy rates have Read More →

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Gorell enters 37th District race two years early

By   /  Thursday, April 17th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Gorell enters 37th District race two years early

Oxnard attorney Jeff Gorell learned his lesson in 2004. That year, the Camarillo attorney ran for a 37th Assembly District, losing the GOP primary in an area so reliably Republican the race for the nomination constitutes the contest. Gorell jumped in the fray in January 2003, only to find that opponent Audra Strickland whizzing along Read More →

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