Menu
/REGISTER
Montecito
Nixon Peabody
Chase
Bank of America
Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Columns  -  Page 195
Latest

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 →

Read More →
Latest

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 →

Read More →
Latest

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 →

Read More →
Latest

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 →

Read More →
Latest

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 →

Read More →
Latest

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 →

Read More →
Latest

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 →

Read More →