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Vintners decry proposed changes to Santa Barbara County winery ordinance

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Vintners decry proposed changes to Santa Barbara County winery ordinance

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Dubroff: Litigation, criminal probe could put squeeze on oil pipeline operator

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Law, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Litigation, criminal probe could put squeeze on oil pipeline operator

When Barry Cappello litigates, people listen. Which is why his June 23 lawsuit seeking class action status and unspecified damages against Plains All American Pipeline may prove to be a turning point in the sorry history of the Refugio oil spill. “It was a disaster waiting to happen again and again,” is the way Cappello Read More →

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Drought will make water pricey, stymie development

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Drought will make water pricey, stymie development

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Refugio oil spill pinches tri-county small businesses

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Refugio oil spill pinches tri-county small businesses

Jamie Diamond is thrilled that the region’s fishing ban has been lifted but her sportfishing business is still reeling from the Refugio oil spill. Diamond has owned and operated Santa Barbara-based Stardust Sportfishing with her husband Jason for the past 20 years. They take private charters and open parties of tourists and local regulars fishing Read More →

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UC sells ag land in Ventura to South Coast homebuilder, proceeds could help fund new research center

By   /  Thursday, July 2nd, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UC sells ag land in Ventura to South Coast homebuilder, proceeds could help fund new research center

The roughly 36-acre parcel located at the southeast corner of Saticoy Avenue and Telegraph road was sold to Williams Homes — the top bidder for the land — and comes with entitlements to build a new residential neighborhood.

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Refugio oil spill cleanup costs near $100 million

By   /  Saturday, June 27th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Refugio oil spill cleanup costs near $100 million

Patrick Hodgins, director of safety and security for Plains All American Pipeline, answers questions about the Refugio oil spill at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors hearing room Friday. (Alex Kacik)

  Plains All American Pipeline estimates that the cleanup of the oil spill near Refugio Beach has cost $96 million thus far, but the economic and environmental consequences may be more difficult to quantify. The Assembly Natural Resources Committee and Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill held a joint oversight hearing at the Read More →

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Appfolio has successful IPO; stock closes Monday at $13.70

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Appfolio has successful IPO; stock closes Monday at $13.70

Goleta-based Appfolio, which makes property management software for small- to medium-sized real estate managers, held its initial public offering Friday and the stock ended that day up 17.3 percent at $14.08. Appfolio stock dropped slightly on Monday, closing down 2.70 percent at $13.70. Appfolio offered 6.2 million shares of Class A common stock for $12 Read More →

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