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Dubroff: Region’s road warriors weary of business in the slow lane

By   /  Friday, November 6th, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Region’s road warriors weary of business in the slow lane

  When mudslides shut Interstate Highway 5 through the Grapevine in mid-October, the effect on the Central Coast was immediate and severe. Thousands of cars and trucks had little choice but to travel via Highway 101 and they clogged the route from Ventura to Santa Barbara — a trip that takes 30 minutes in light Read More →

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Dubroff: Obama administration’s anti-trust efforts failing in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, October 30th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Obama administration’s anti-trust efforts failing in Tri-Counties

Monopoly is a fun game — as long as you’re the winner. And so it is in the actual game of business, where monopoly has become the all-too-frequent outcome of mergers and acquisitions. It happened just a few months ago in the grocery business. Office supplies and pharmacies could be next. The grocery saga is Read More →

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Clark mansion’s future hinges on IRS resolving owed taxes

By   /  Friday, October 30th, 2015  /  Columns, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Clark mansion’s future hinges on IRS resolving owed taxes

  Hugette Clark’s generosity cost her. Clark was the daughter of the copper mogul William Andrews Clark, who earned his fortune through mining, railroads and banking. The heiress died in 2011 at 104 years old. Clark gave millions of her inherited wealth to her friends but she gave so much so fast that her attorneys Read More →

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Dubroff: Education revolution necessary for students to compete

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2015  /  Columns, Education  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Education revolution necessary for students to compete

Lynda Weinman is on a mission to put some STEAM into STEM. Along the way, she’d like to overhaul the way we think about education. In an impassioned talk to 300 community leaders at a Girls Inc. lunch on Oct. 15, Weinman, the founder of Lynda.com, said she wasn’t buying into what she called the Read More →

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Shopping centers changing hands across Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Shopping centers changing hands across Tri-Counties

The Woodlands Plaza in Simi Valley was sold for nearly $16 million, continuing a string of recent shopping center transactions and renovations in the Tri-Counties. Local private real estate investors DP Grand Simi purchased the 61,373-square foot shopping center at 530 E. Los Angeles Ave. from another private investment group, B/C Sinaloa Plaza. The $15.9-million Read More →

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Ryland Group’s Westlake office to close in 2016 due to merger

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Columns, East Ventura County, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Ryland Group’s Westlake office to close in 2016 due to merger

  The Ryland Group office in Westlake Village will close in 2016 following the company’s merger with Standard Pacific Homes. Homebuilders Ryland and Irvine-based Standard Pacific recently completed a $5.2-billion merger to create CalAtlantic Group, the nation’s fourth largest residential home developer. Larry Nicholson, former CEO of Ryland, will serve as CEO of the new Read More →

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Name change game-changer for Paso winery with NFL ties

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Name change game-changer for Paso winery with NFL ties

It’s a long way from the roaring crowds, frenetic pace and adrenaline rush of a Sunday afternoon in pro football to the quiet and deliberate routine of a Paso Robles vintner. Terry Hoage, an All-American at the University of Georgia, who played for 13 seasons as a safety in the NFL and was on the Read More →

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