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Edison turns to UCSB for advice on lines

By   /  Sunday, May 3rd, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Edison turns to UCSB for advice on lines

Overhead power distribution lines are better for the environment than their underground counterparts. That’s the general conclusion reached by a group of environmental science and management graduate students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Southern California Edison. The project and its conclusions are important because SCE is predicted to expand fast. The company Read More →

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Property woes signal sluggish recovery ahead

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Property woes signal sluggish recovery ahead

Judging from the looks on the faces of the commercial real estate brokers and leasing agents I know, those little green shoots that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke mentioned a few weeks ago might just as well have been “little green men.” A dearth of deals in the property sector is an indication that although Read More →

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Despite tough times, Moorpark

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Despite tough times, Moorpark

Moorpark’s 306,000-square-foot Patriot Commerce Center, the sixth-largest business park in the Tri-Counties, finally celebrated its grand opening April 23. In addition to the 100 local business executives and commercial real estate brokers who were expected to attend, Moorpark Mayor Janice Parvin, City Manager Steve Kueny and officials from the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce were scheduled Read More →

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Breaking down Tri-Counties

By   /  Sunday, April 19th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Breaking down Tri-Counties

If you are going to stir up a bit of controversy, you’re going to get some heat. That’s why I was flattered when Susan Opava, dean of research and graduate programs at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, called me out on a recent column that criticized the university for not doing enough to Read More →

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Habitat for Humanity reaches halfway point in fundraising

By   /  Sunday, April 19th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Habitat for Humanity reaches halfway point in fundraising

A little more than a year after embarking on an ambitious community-wide effort to raise $3.5 million, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County has hit the halfway mark. Executive Director Joyce McCullough said about $1.8 million has been donated to Habitat’s campaign to build four new homes on the city’s lower west side. Read More →

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JMike living in a galaxy far, far away

By   /  Sunday, April 12th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on JMike living in a galaxy far, far away

Ordinarily the tale of a 29-year-old running as a longshot candidate for mayor of the sixth largest city in the Tri-Counties would merit a passing mention on the newsmaker page. But the city happens to be Santa Barbara. And Justin, J, J Michael, JMike or, more formally, Justin Michael (Slatkin) is not your run-of-the-mill 20-something. Read More →

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Region

By   /  Sunday, April 12th, 2009  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Region

Pacifica Commercial Realty’s recently released first quarter report found that the technology sector has been generating enough new ventures to account for the majority of the quarter’s leases. More than 60,000 square feet of office space in Goleta was leased during the first quarter, which Pacifica Executive Vice President Mark Mattingly said is entirely attributable Read More →

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