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Power play: UCSB seeks green solutions

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Power play: UCSB seeks green solutions

You don’t always know an energy product when you see it. With those and a few other well-chosen words, University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Engineering Dean Matt Tirrell kicked off one of the most promising technology events on campus in the past decade. That event was the May 20 Santa Barbara Summit of Read More →

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Santa Barbara company finds opportunity after smoke clears

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara company finds opportunity after smoke clears

At least one Santa Barbara business may get a boost in the wake of the Jesusita Fire’s destruction. Robert Irvine, construction project manager with Santa Barbara-based project consulting firm Process PCS, said home renovation and property redevelopment promises to be one of the bright spots in a year marred by economic turmoil and plummeting home Read More →

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Jesusita tests region

By   /  Sunday, May 17th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Jesusita tests region

Santa Barbara is the kind of place that in normal times wraps visitors in a warm, soft, fuzzy cocoon. Even on the hottest days of summer, there’s a coolness in the air that cuts through the sunshine. But the cocoon that wrapped its arms around the city for 96 hours starting May 5 was not Read More →

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Veterans to soon get new home in Saticoy after 16-year wait

By   /  Sunday, May 17th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Veterans to soon get new home in Saticoy after 16-year wait

After 16 years of planning, negotiations and compromise, Ventura County will get the veterans’ home it has been waiting for. At 60 beds, the $26.5 million Saticoy facility is much smaller than originally envisioned, but construction is on track and the site is supposed to open late this summer, said a representative from the California Read More →

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Oxnard staff pays big price in meltdown

By   /  Sunday, May 10th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Oxnard staff pays big price in meltdown

Haas Automation’s 400 laid-off workers are a testament to a financial laboratory experiment gone terribly wrong. Until last fall, the Oxnard-based machine tool company was coping with the recession, pursuing a strategy of diversifying its customer base and building relationships with foreign companies who were opening up plants in the U.S. But as Emily Rancer Read More →

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Apple Store opening could prop up Santa Barbara

By   /  Sunday, May 10th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Apple Store opening could prop up Santa Barbara

Finally. The highly anticipated Apple Store on Santa Barbara’s State Street will be unveiled at 10 a.m. on May 9, the company announced. [Editor’s Note: After press time, Apple changed its plans. Read the related story here.] [Editor’s Note: After press time, Apple changed its plans. Read the related story here.] Apple has remained mum Read More →

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Employers should weigh options before resorting to staff layoffs

By   /  Sunday, May 10th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Employers should weigh options before resorting to staff layoffs

An economic downturn means people lose jobs. And those jobs don’t magically disappear: Businesses have to decide whom to cut and whom to keep, and they expose themselves to lawsuits in the process. Downsizing requires discrimination of some sort, but to avoid legal liability, businesses have to make sure their process stays within the law, Read More →

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