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Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

It’s a case of business as usual for Plains All American Pipeline, which owns the pipe that ruptured near Goleta on May 19 and spilled an estimated 101,000 gallons of oil. About 21,000 gallons of oil flowed through a storm culvert under Highway 101 into the ocean, blackening area beaches and creating a 10-square-mile oil Read More →

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Fines, cleanup costs climbing for owner of oil pipe that leaked

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Fines, cleanup costs climbing for owner of oil pipe that leaked

The pipeline leak that released more than 21,000 gallons of oil into the ocean and soiled 9 miles of Santa Barbara coastline on May 19 will likely result in a $200,000 fine from federal regulators and potentially millions of dollars in cleanup costs and environmental penalties for the pipeline’s operator, Houston-based Plains Pipeline. An investigation Read More →

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Third Window Brewing taking shape at new SB development

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Third Window Brewing taking shape at new SB development

Kris Parker, grandson of the late Fess Parker, is working to open Santa Barbara’s newest brewery operation. With the help of a few friends, family members and business partners, Parker is bringing Third Window Brewing to the new commercial development known as The Mill at the corner of Laguna and Haley streets. He’ll be joined Read More →

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Boxer, Feinstein, Markey demand answers over SB County oil spill

By   /  Thursday, May 28th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Boxer, Feinstein, Markey demand answers over SB County oil spill

U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, and Edward J. Markey, D-MA, on May 28 sent a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration calling for more information about the rupture of a pipeline The senators wrote, “Following one of the most devastating oil spills in California history, we need answers about Read More →

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Deckers posts record Q4 revenue, beats Wall Street expectations

By   /  Thursday, May 28th, 2015  /  Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Deckers posts record Q4 revenue, beats Wall Street expectations

Goleta-based footwear and apparel company Deckers managed to smash Wall Street expectations in its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter earnings. The company recorded a $1.4 million profit for the quarter after posting a loss in the same period last year. Deckers also had record revenue of $340.6 million for the quarter, an increase of 15.6 percent Read More →

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Oil pipeline owners may face more than fines for Santa Barbara County spill

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Oil pipeline owners may face more than fines for Santa Barbara County spill

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Friday said her office is actively working with the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office and state and federal agencies to investigate the incident.

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Milo takes home top honors at UCSB’s New Venture Competition

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Milo takes home top honors at UCSB’s New Venture Competition

Six teams emerged from an initial 40 to vie for a pool of $41,500 in cash prizes at the competition, which has been around for 16 years and has produced companies like BioIQ, Phone Halo, Sirigen and Inogen.

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