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Armstrong lands construction contract for Children’s Museum

By   /  Friday, January 17th, 2014  /  Columns, Real Estate, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Armstrong lands construction contract for Children’s Museum

Construction on a 17,000-square-foot Children’s Museum in Santa Barbara kicks off this summer. Area general contractor Armstrong Associates has been tapped to build the new museum at 125 State St., adjacent to the train station.

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The region returns as a battlefield for hotly contested political races

By   /  Friday, January 17th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on The region returns as a battlefield for hotly contested political races

Henry Dubroff

The intersection between business and politics continues to be one of the more fascinating locations on the planet. And so it is in the Tri-Counties, where business, jobs and the economy are going to play a role in three political races worth watching this year.

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Dry farming in Paso Robles: vintners’ tough love for the vines

By   /  Friday, January 17th, 2014  /  Columns, Top Stories, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Dry farming in Paso Robles: vintners’ tough love for the vines

With so much attention focused lately on water issues in Paso Robles, I was curious about the vintners who direct a kind of tough love to their vines known as dry farming.

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Sohn is bullish on U.S. and region’s prospects for the New Year

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Sohn is bullish on U.S. and region’s prospects for the New Year

Henry Dubroff

For 2014, emerging markets, once the darling of economists, will take a back seat to industrialized nations. And the U.S. will be at the head of the pack — at least temporarily — with Southern California turning in a surprisingly strong performance.

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Cohen, Cohen and Begun’s move to JDTP could spark growth

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Columns, Law  /  Comments Off on Cohen, Cohen and Begun’s move to JDTP could spark growth

Three of Ventura County’s best-known development attorneys have found a new home and are looking to expand up the coast.

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Investors plan to boost apartment portfolios despite GSE cutback

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Investors plan to boost apartment portfolios despite GSE cutback

Even as the Obama administration reins in the massive government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, tri-county real estate investors say the shift will likely have a nominal effect on the region’s robust apartment investment market.

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Sonos snags 100K square feet in Santa Barbara’s downtown

By   /  Friday, January 3rd, 2014  /  Columns, Real Estate, Technology  /  Comments Off on Sonos snags 100K square feet in Santa Barbara’s downtown

The company signed leases collectively valued at more than $21 million in 2013, according to Hayes Commercial Group, and is now downtown Santa Barbara’s largest private-sector tenant.

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