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In honor of a business news leader

By   /  Monday, July 27th, 2009  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on In honor of a business news leader

We’ll take a few words to honor Ray Shaw, a journalist and entrepreneur who died suddenly this month at age 75. Beginning in the late 1980s, Shaw led Charlotte, N.C.-based American City Business Journals, the nation’s foremost owner of weekly financial news publications. As a former Wall Street Journal reporter, Shaw rose through the ranks Read More →

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Perils and promise for an ugly budget deal

By   /  Monday, July 27th, 2009  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Perils and promise for an ugly budget deal

As this newspaper was going to press, the California budget was little more than a thumbnail sketch produced for the media and the credit markets. Nonetheless, the compromise had the required impact — headlines for the press and a dramatic decline in the interest rate on Golden State bonds. Although the heavy lifting on the Read More →

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Coastal Commission needs to get a grip

By   /  Monday, July 20th, 2009  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Coastal Commission needs to get a grip

Once again the California Coastal Commission has proven why the state’s balkanized power structure needs to be reordered and simplified. In the latest instance, the Coastal Commission denied a request by Santa Barbara County, the city of Goleta and a number of organizations to replenish the beach near Goleta pier. In doing so, it overrode Read More →

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California slips as others catch up

By   /  Monday, July 20th, 2009  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on California slips as others catch up

As July heads past the mid-point, California still does not have a budget. This inability to get simple things accomplished underscores how far the Golden State has slipped behind its chief political rival, Texas. The July 11 edition of the Economist elaborates on the California-Texas rivalry, pointing out that among other things, Texas seems to Read More →

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101 traffic upgrade goes before the public

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2009  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on 101 traffic upgrade goes before the public

One of the unintended consequences of the current economic meltdown may be public acceptance for widening Highway 101 through the Montecito area of Santa Barbara County. Caltrans, Santa Barbara city and county, the city of Carpineria and the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments all have lined up in support of the plan to put Read More →

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Chevron cleanup progress

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2009  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Chevron cleanup progress

Early in July, Chevron announced plans to clean up the remaining environmental problems at its former Tank Farm Road facility in San Luis Obispo. Tank Farm Road has emerged as a major economic development corridor for the city of San Luis Obispo and it has attracted millions of dollars in capital investment to an area Read More →

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Unshackle CSUs to move state forward

By   /  Thursday, July 2nd, 2009  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Unshackle CSUs to move state forward

Amid the media swirl over Michael Jackson (see below), California continues to lumber toward its own tragedy — the state budget mess. But the more we look into the budget and its impacts on our region, the more we see opportunities lost and entrepreneurial efforts cast aside. Take, for example, the situation at California Polytechnic Read More →

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