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Low gas prices great for tri-county consumers but not all businesses

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Low gas prices great for tri-county consumers but not all businesses

Market disruptions have consequences. And the downward spiral in oil prices looks like the sort of disruption that could have far-ranging consequences. For one thing, we may be at the dawn of a decade where baby-boom era memories of gasoline lines fade and global demand for petroleum products is suppressed as China’s appetite for commodities Read More →

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Drought forces Pismo Beach to issue building moratorium

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Drought forces Pismo Beach to issue building moratorium

  The city of Pismo Beach recently issued a tiered building moratorium aimed to conserve water during the state’s historic drought. The first tier is effective immediately — the city will not issue new building permits. Planning and building permits already in the pipeline will move forward and new planning applications will be accepted. But Read More →

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Parents refile lawsuit over IV rampage deaths

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Parents refile lawsuit over IV rampage deaths

  The parents of slain UC Santa Barbara students refiled a lawsuit against Isla Vista apartment property managers alleging they were legally obligated to do more to prevent the shooting that left six dead on May 23, 2014. A federal court dismissed the suit, which previously included the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department as well Read More →

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Tri-county accounting graduates in demand

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Education, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Tri-county accounting graduates in demand

Universities aren’t always great at adapting to the workforce needs of today and tomorrow. Journalism schools across the land, for example, still churn out thousands of graduates every year —  bright-eyed, but unable to find jobs, and soon forced to move back in with mom and start freelancing. But at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Read More →

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SLO developers plan hotel, public plaza for downtown

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on SLO developers plan hotel, public plaza for downtown

Developers are looking to reinvigorate downtown San Luis Obispo by building an 80-room hotel and a public plaza in the heart of the city. Nick Tompkins of SLO-based NKT Commercial is teaming up with Santa Barbara-based hospitality company StonePark Capital to build a 75-foot tall development that includes a hotel, residential units, office space, retail Read More →

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Dubroff: Tri-Counties on the front lines of clean energy innovation

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Tri-Counties on the front lines of clean energy innovation

  The region has a lot at stake in the climate talks in Paris. That’s my takeaway as more than 190 nations gather in the French capital to ponder the future of the carbon-based economy. Bending the curve on carbon emissions has attracted a big global constituency – engaging the Pope, multinational companies, communist regimes Read More →

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Vitamin Angels focuses on pregnant women, nursing moms

By   /  Friday, November 27th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Vitamin Angels focuses on pregnant women, nursing moms

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