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Niven family’s wines showcase potential of cool Edna Valley

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Columns, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Niven family’s wines showcase potential of cool Edna Valley

The temperature was just 77 degrees on a July afternoon when I visited Niven Family Wine Estates in Edna Valley, the coolest wine appellation in California, according to a Southern Oregon University study. The family’s 1,000-plus-acre Paragon Vineyard is just four and a half miles inland from Pismo Beach. The cooling ocean breezes make for Read More →

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Big winner in next GOP debate will be Ronald Reagan library

By   /  Friday, August 14th, 2015  /  Columns, East Ventura County, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Big winner in next GOP debate will be Ronald Reagan library

Whatever the political outcome, one certain winner in the Sept. 16 GOP candidates’ debate is going to be the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley. The debate will be the fourth presidential candidate forum to be held at the library, and it almost certainly will deliver a huge television audience. That means Read More →

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Cabrillo Boathouse renovation project awaiting final approval

By   /  Friday, August 14th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cabrillo Boathouse renovation project awaiting final approval

The Santa Barbara Planning Commission will review renovation plans for the Cabrillo Boathouse and Pavilion on Aug. 20. The city-owned historic landmark at 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. has hosted many community programs since its 1926 inception, predominantly on its second floor that overlooks East Beach. The city plans to address failing building systems, which include Read More →

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Minimum wage increases could be boon for Ventura County

By   /  Friday, August 14th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage increases could be boon for Ventura County

California’s minimum wage is set to increase to $10 per hour in January but some cities like Los Angeles have preempted the hike with their own, prompting certain businesses to weigh relocation. Neighboring regions, like Ventura County, may reap the benefits. LA recently approved an ordinance that would incrementally raise the minimum wage from $9 Read More →

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Farmers hope El Niño brings more rain, just not too much

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Columns, Latest news, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Farmers hope El Niño brings more rain, just not too much

A strong El Niño is likely to happen for the first time since 1998, and it’s whipping up hysteria throughout California. Central Coast farmers have reason to be skeptical, though, that the rains will actually come. Meteorologists say that a strong El Niño does not mean there will be more rain on the Central Coast, Read More →

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Goleta nonprofit Direct Relief moving forward with building

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Columns, Nonprofits, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Goleta nonprofit Direct Relief moving forward with building

Goleta-based nonprofit Direct Relief is one step closer to building a new 155,000-square-foot facility by the Santa Barbara Airport where it could produce and distribute humanitarian aid, medicine and other vital supplies to impoverished and disaster-stricken communities around the world. The Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review continued the project after its first concept review Read More →

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Dubroff: Washington dysfunction over taxes could cost jobs in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Columns, Health Care, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Washington dysfunction over taxes could cost jobs in Tri-Counties

This is a column about how dysfunction in Washington is handing billions over to Wall Street while threatening thousands of jobs on the Central Coast. Just a year ago, Allergan shut its Goleta breast implant operation after it came under siege from corporate raiders, Activis, a New Jersey-based company that used an acquisition in Ireland Read More →

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