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Dubroff: Trump administration will reshape Mexican-American relations

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

Amid talk about a Trump administration crack down on illegal immigrants and spending billions to build a wall across the southern border, Roberto Rodriguez sees a chance of the biggest reset in Mexican-American relations in 30 years. Rodriguez knows a thing or two about that relationship. A 40-year veteran of Mexico’s foreign service, he began Read More →

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Real estate market tight on the Central Coast

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Real estate market tight on the Central Coast

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Judge’s block of federal overtime exemption rule great for California employers

By   /  Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Judge’s block of federal overtime exemption rule great for California employers

Henry Dubroff

It’s a rare event when a federal rule sets a higher pay standard than worker-friendly California. That’s part of the reason why I wondered whether a Department of Labor mandate to sharply raise the level for overtime exemption to $47,476 a year on Dec. 1 amounted to a war on small businesses. On Nov. 22, Read More →

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Cambria Winery empowers women through grants

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Cambria Winery empowers women through grants

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Tri-Counties lacking enough ‘middle housing’

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties lacking enough ‘middle housing’

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Presidential election creates Central Coast winners and losers

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Presidential election creates Central Coast winners and losers

Henry Dubroff

After euphoria comes reality. The stock market rally that accompanied the election of Donald J. Trump as the nation’s 45th president has flattened out amid the reality that governing is complex and so is the economy. With Trump’s election, the slow growth predictability of the Obama years has been replaced with something new. But aside Read More →

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Building more affordable housing difficult for tri-county developers

By   /  Friday, November 11th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Building more affordable housing difficult for tri-county developers

Building affordable housing can be anything but affordable for developers. Developers often need some sort of subsidy for affordable projects to pencil out, given the fact that they will receive below-market rents. Yet, the arena for federal income tax credits is becoming increasingly competitive. Projects are rated on a point system for the Low-Income Housing Read More →

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