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Lack gets nine-plus year sentence, faces additional 11

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Lack gets nine-plus year sentence, faces additional 11

Convicted former contractor, 53-year-old David Lack was slapped nine years and eight months in state prison at his Nov. 6 sentencing, after a jury found him guilty of three counts of grand theft in early August. Lack was also ordered to pay restitution of $300,000 to Mary Belle Snow, $600,508.74 to Rabobank and more than Read More →

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Groundwater rules and mandatory sick leave in spotlight

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Groundwater rules and mandatory sick leave in spotlight

While the water law will introduce formal management to many basins in the region for the first time, it doesn’t fundamentally change the idea of proprietary groundwater rights. In employment law, starting next summer, California businesses of all sizes will have to give all employees ­— part-time, full-time or even temporary, exempt or non-exempt — at least three days a year of paid sick time.

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Port heads to court in battle with city

By   /  Tuesday, September 30th, 2014  /  Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Port heads to court in battle with city

The Oxnard Harbor District has asked the Ventura County Superior Court to intervene in an increasingly contentious battle over revamping a decades-old revenue agreement with the city of Port Hueneme. The district, which controls the Port of Hueneme, sought relief in court on Sept. 30 on a technical issue related to arbitration. The district has Read More →

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Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

By   /  Tuesday, September 30th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a swath of new gun-control bills introduced in the wake of a mass shooting near UC Santa Barbara.

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Transphorm powers up portfolio with GaN patents

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Law, Technology  /  Comments Off on Transphorm powers up portfolio with GaN patents

Goleta-based Transphorm, an energy-efficiency company spun out of UC Santa Barbara, said it has been granted two patents that it believes could cover as much as 60 percent of its target market in power-conversion electronics.

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Slater makes waves with California water law at Cadiz

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Columns, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Slater makes waves with California water law at Cadiz

William Mulholland was the grand architect of the plan to quench the Southland’s thirst with Colorado River water from the Arizona-California border. Without him, modern Los Angeles wouldn’t exist. If Santa Barbara attorney Scott Slater carries out his long-term vision, he might go down as the second most famous man in the history of Southern California water.

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Measure P puts future of oil drilling at stake

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Green Coast, Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Measure P puts future of oil drilling at stake

Measure P would ban the use of techniques such as hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, and acid stimulation, which aren’t currently in use in the county. But it would also ban practices such as cyclic steaming, which is in use at about one-third of Santa Barbara County’s nearly 1,200 wells.

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