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Report: Cal Poly generates $1.4B

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Features, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Report: Cal Poly generates $1.4B

A new report commissioned by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo claims the university has an economic impact of more than $1.4 billion on San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties. That number jumped more than $300 million since Cal Poly last contracted a similar study for it’s 2002 -2003 fiscal year. The 60-page study Read More →

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O’Connor recalls barriers women attorneys faced

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on O’Connor recalls barriers women attorneys faced

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, recalled during an appearance at Cal State Channel Islands that in order to land her first job as an attorney after graduating high in her class at Stanford Law School, she offered to work for free and share Read More →

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In shape for an IPO: Mindbody launches wellness program

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Features, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on In shape for an IPO: Mindbody launches wellness program

After years of development, San Luis Obispo-based Mindbody is rolling out a major corporate wellness platform as it marches toward an initial public offering.

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Remembering Myra: Harrison Industries co-founder dies at age 99

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Remembering Myra: Harrison Industries co-founder dies at age 99

When E.J. Harrison turned to hauling trash to earn money for his family in the middle of the Great Depression, he already had a strong partner — his wife Myra.

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Thousands turn up in show of solidarity in Isla Vista

By   /  Sunday, May 25th, 2014  /  Features, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Thousands turn up in show of solidarity in Isla Vista

Thousands of community and family members affected by Friday night’s tragedy in Isla Vista assembled in UC Santa Barbara’s Storke Plaza on Saturday evening to hold a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Elliot Rodger’s victims.

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The boulevard is back: Thousand Oaks retail corridor sees new life

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Features, Real Estate, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The boulevard is back: Thousand Oaks retail corridor sees new life

In the three years since Thousand Oaks approved a development plan for Thousand Oaks Boulevard, a bustling downtown district has taken shape along what was once a drive-by stretch of aging strip malls.

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Costly eye drug drives up region’s Medicare bills

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Features, Health Care, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Costly eye drug drives up region’s Medicare bills

A Santa Barbara eye doctor and a drug that costs $2,000 per dose are at the center of the debate over how to control the spiraling cost of Medicare.

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