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La Entrada project takes toll on other businesses in area

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on La Entrada project takes toll on other businesses in area

The La Entrada mixed-use development on lower State Street is poised to reshape the downtown Santa Barbara retail landscape, but the massive construction project has left some businesses in its dust. The northbound lane reopened on July 1 on the State Street section that bridges downtown and the waterfront, but the relief came too late Read More →

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Dubroff: Central Coast food producers must adapt

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Central Coast food producers must adapt

Henry Dubroff

Agriculture on the Central Coast is in the midst of a rapid transformation. Regulation, drought and the soaring demand for locally produced food are forcing farmers across the region to adapt or shut their doors. The players who survive will likely be more sustainable and much more efficient. Curiously, they will likely reach markets that Read More →

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State budget to fund more UC campus startup incubators

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on State budget to fund more UC campus startup incubators

Startups around the state got a boost with the stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen June 27 when he signed the state’s $171 billion budget. Included was $22 million earmarked for startup incubators at all 10 UC campuses. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, proposed the initiative, which will give $2 million every year for three Read More →

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Channel Islands YMCA touts diversity of staff, volunteers

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Channel Islands YMCA touts diversity of staff, volunteers

  The Young Men’s Christian Association, which began in 1844 as a refuge for predominantly white males, has achieved ethnic and gender diversity on the Central Coast. The Channel Islands YMCA, which has locations in Camarillo, Ventura, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Lompoc and Santa Ynez, is the largest YMCA branch in the nation with an Hispanic Read More →

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Goleta housing developments will reduce regional shortage

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Goleta housing developments will reduce regional shortage

Goleta is poised to help fill the region’s housing void with a series of new projects. There are more than 1,600 units in the pipeline ranging from single-family homes to affordable rentals. The Village at Los Carneros is currently under construction and will feature a mix of condos and single-family spaces totaling 465 units. The Read More →

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Dubroff: Appeal of populism falls short of reality

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Appeal of populism falls short of reality

Henry Dubroff

“You say you want a revolution Well, you know, we all want to change the world” — John Lennon My verdict on the so-called “Brexit” vote is that in a globalized world dominated by central bankers, it is far more profitable to sing about a revolution than to actually foment one. Less than a week Read More →

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Dubroff: Brexit impacts will be felt in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Brexit impacts will be felt in Tri-Counties

Henry Dubroff

Brexit has become a crisis with a long tail and more than a twinge of buyers’ remorse. As Sung Won Sohn of CSU Channel Islands pointed out in comments to the Business Times, the narrow EU exit vote victory was a boost for populism in the U.S. and  elsewhere. It could lead to the disintegration Read More →

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