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Central banks losing ability to steer global economies

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Central banks losing ability to steer global economies

Upheaval in the global markets in recent months may be signaling that the era of the all-powerful central bank may be coming to an end. Evidence is mounting that central bank moves are having less and less of the desired impact on regional economies. For Exhibit A we turn to the People’s Bank of China, Read More →

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Compass manager sued by Coldwell Banker over ‘secrets’

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Compass manager sued by Coldwell Banker over ‘secrets’

Coldwell Banker is suing a former employee for allegedly stealing the company’s trade secrets. The residential real estate brokerage company is going after John Nisbet, who left Coldwell Banker’s Santa Barbara office to work for the rapidly expanding residential real estate firm Compass. Coldwell Banker is accusing Nisbet of stealing confidential data, including market data, Read More →

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New UC Santa Barbara library worthy of top research university

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Columns, Education, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on New UC Santa Barbara library worthy of top research university

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San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration

You might say that the modern history of Ventura County began 150 years ago with the founding of the City of San Buenaventura. In April of 1866, Ventura was an emerging commercial center built around the mission. Cattle ranching was the biggest industry and the discovery of the prolific Ventura Avenue oil field was still Read More →

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720-unit mixed development near SLO Airport clears hurdle

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on 720-unit mixed development near SLO Airport clears hurdle

The San Luis Obispo Architectural Review Commission gave the nod to a proposed 720-unit mixed-use development near the SLO Airport. The 150-acre Avila Ranch project north of Buckley Road would include a variety of housing types, 15,000 square feet of commercial development, infrastructure improvements, 16 acres of parkland and 55 acres of open space and Read More →

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Sientra promotions, bonuses and pay raise ill-timed

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Dubroff: Coastal Commission should tackle housing shortage

By   /  Friday, January 29th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

It is perhaps appropriate that an effort to unseat Charles Lester, executive director of the California Coastal Commission, might just come to a head in Morro Bay on Feb. 10. That’s the date when the commission is set to hold a public meeting over so-called “performance issues” that have led, apparently, to an effort by Read More →

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