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Bill would require equal pay for ‘substantially similar’ work

By   /  Friday, September 11th, 2015  /  Columns, Law  /  Comments Off on Bill would require equal pay for ‘substantially similar’ work

What was once a taboo question in the workplace may become a more explicit employee’s right. “How much does my co-worker make?” Even though workers are allowed to ask such a question under the protection of the National Labor Relations Act enacted in 1935, employees were often told — either overtly or implicitly — to Read More →

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Dubroff: West Ventura County needs to attract more capital

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Columns, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: West Ventura County needs to attract more capital

The announcement that Richard Rush was going to retire next spring after a decade at the helm of CSU Channel Islands took a number of folks by surprise. And as Business Times writer Tony Biasotti pointed out in his article on the resignation in our Aug. 28 edition, his departure leaves a vision for the Read More →

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UCSB No. 8 on ‘Best U.S. Colleges for Business Majors’ list

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on UCSB No. 8 on ‘Best U.S. Colleges for Business Majors’ list

UC Santa Barbara has a familiarity with Top 10 lists that rivals David Letterman’s. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks UCSB’s engineering and materials programs in the top 10 and this year ranked UCSB overall as No. 10 among public universities in the U.S. But the top-10 ranking that came out a few weeks Read More →

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Santa Barbara office building for lease until $2M renovation starts

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara office building for lease until $2M renovation starts

Radius Commercial Real Estate Group recently listed two industrial/office buildings totaling 27,200 square feet at 749 and 759 Ward Drive in Santa Barbara. One 17,200-square-foot building is available for a 58 cent-per-square-foot lease until October 2016 when the owner will begin a $2 million-plus renovation. Both buildings will be ready in early 2017, according to Read More →

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Straight talk from China would calm stock market turbulence

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Straight talk from China would calm stock market turbulence

What a difference a week makes. A mid-August meltdown in the Chinese stock market suddenly went global, putting major U.S. averages in meltdown mode. Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Bill Dudley put it bluntly on Aug. 26, suggesting at a news conference that the case for raising interest rates in September is now Read More →

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Buellton hotel project secures funding to begin construction

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2015  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Buellton hotel project secures funding to begin construction

A Buellton hotel project recently secured $14 million to start construction. The Los Angeles-based real estate investment company Lowe Enterprises Investors gave a $13.99 million construction loan to Ocean Park Hotels, a hotel construction company in Monterey, to fund building a Hampton Inn and Suites at 600 McMurray Road. The three-story, 99-unit property that will Read More →

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20 nonprofits selected for Fast Pitch SB training program

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2015  /  Columns, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on 20 nonprofits selected for Fast Pitch SB training program

Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara has announced the group of 20 nonprofits selected to participate in Fast Pitch SB, a communications-training program dubbed by Bill Gates as “a clever way to connect early-stage nonprofits and social entrepreneurs with potential funders.” Organizations that inspire social good will be awarded $45,000 at the final event Oct. 15 Read More →

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