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Allan Hancock College rolls out a new winery on campus

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Allan Hancock College rolls out a new winery on campus

This fall, students at the community college in Santa Maria moved to a new campus winery that has the look and scale of a commercial operation.

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SLO land-use battle continues over update to general plan

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SLO land-use battle continues over update to general plan

Resident Kevin Rice announced recently that he is organizing a committee and seeking contributions to support a referendum election to overturn any future city council vote overruling the Airport Land Use Commission’s charge that the General Plan’s Land Use and Circulation Element doesn’t fit the Airport Land Use Plan.

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Dubroff: Isla Vista study takes a first crack at changing community culture

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Isla Vista study takes a first crack at changing community culture

Nearly six months after the tragic killings that left seven people dead in Isla Vista, UC Santa Barbara has taken the initial, tentative steps toward re-examining how to better integrate the off-campus community into the rest of the South Coast.

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SB County District Attorney takes white-collar crime to task

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SB County District Attorney takes white-collar crime to task

After the 10-year sentence handed down to convicted ponzi-schemer David Prenatt on Oct. 9, and the more recent nine-plus-year sentence reckoned on former contractor David Lack, it’s clear that one county is sending a message that it has more than just a thing against guys named David. While a number of years behind bars might Read More →

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Groundbreaking is step forward for housing in SLO

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Groundbreaking is step forward for housing in SLO

The first shovel full of dirt for Terraza, a project billed as a cutting-edge sustainable housing community in San Luis Obispo, flew at a Nov. 12 groundbreaking.

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Dubroff: Global upheaval may signal rebound for tri-county defense firms

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Global upheaval may signal rebound for tri-county defense firms

Over the decades, it’s been hard for the Tri-Counties to escape the boom-bust cycles of military spending. Fasten your seat belts.

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Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

If continuing research can change the amount of energy we expect our consumer electronics to consume as much as Nakamura’s LEDs have changed the way we think of light bulbs, the university will more than recover Munger’s donation money in patent licensing and added prestige.

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