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New faces on the bench with more in November

By   /  Thursday, June 12th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on New faces on the bench with more in November

The last few weeks brought new faces to the bench in the Tri-Counties, with more to come. In Ventura County, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger filled two vacancies on the Superior Court bench, appointing Kevin DeNoce and David Worley. In the one seat up for election, Jeff Bennett defeated Robert Orellana for a spot on the Ventura Read More →

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1 percent UCSB growth could increase real estate opportunities

By   /  Thursday, June 12th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on 1 percent UCSB growth could increase real estate opportunities

The public has spoken about the University of California, Santa Barbara’s long-range plans to expand the campus to accommodate a 1 percent annual enrollment increase over the coming years, a formula that equates to 250 students per year to reach a total of 25,000 in 2025. The response was “extremely civil” at a June 4 Read More →

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Cal Poly student gets jump on business

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly student gets jump on business

Arvand Sebetian soon will graduate from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obipso, with a civil engineering degree. He can then add “college graduate” to his other title: owner of a successful small business that brings in revenue of about $200,000 a year. For the past five years, Sebetian has run Arvixe, a Web hosting Read More →

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Limoneira Co. works magic with Santa Paula residents

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Limoneira Co. works magic with Santa Paula residents

Like Roswell or Area 51, East Area One has a name that implies mystery, controversy and drama. Fitting for a roughly 500-acre expanse of mostly undeveloped agricultural land that – despite its location off of Ventura County’s beaten path – has been a hot topic of discussion for years … especially now that East Area Read More →

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Let

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2008  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Let

When it comes to the long-delayed Miramar Hotel redevelopment, there have been two realities going on at the same time. For developer Rick Caruso, there is the problem of endless delays and new roadblocks. A Santa Barbara County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for June 10 has been pushed back to July amid talk of neighborhood Read More →

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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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