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Dubroff: Next Santa Barbara city manager must continue fiscal focus

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Next Santa Barbara city manager must continue fiscal focus

Henry Dubroff

“Methodical” is a word you might use to describe Jim Armstrong, the Santa Barbara City Manager who announced June 27 that he will be stepping down in September after 13 years on the job. Ironically, that’s not always the word you’d choose to describe Santa Barbara itself. It is, after all, a city with an Read More →

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Op/ed: Morro Bay leads the way on sustainable fisheries management

By   /  Monday, June 30th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Morro Bay leads the way on sustainable fisheries management

Henry Dubroff

Morro Bay continues to be one of the up-and-coming places on the Central Coast. It has largely revitalized its tourism industry, in part by producing a series of successful seasonal festivals centered around seafood. But if my sources and research are correct, bigger rewards for the city will come in future years as a unique Read More →

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Editorial: Wine-tasting law would provide early taste of entrepreneurship for students

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Wine-tasting law would provide early taste of entrepreneurship for students

Working its way through the state legislature is a bill that would open the taps just a bit to allow under-aged viticulture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and other California campuses to sample a small amount of wine or craft beer that they’re producing for a class. The bill, officially known as AB Read More →

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Op/ed: Our work to prevent gun violence is just beginning

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  2 Comments

It has been just over a month since the tragedy in Isla Vista. The news camera crews are gone. The daily media coverage has waned. But we can’t let the urgent sense that more must be done to prevent gun violence leave us.

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For region’s corporate data users, it’s worth watching telecom mergers

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on For region’s corporate data users, it’s worth watching telecom mergers

Henry Dubroff

For region’s corporate data users, it’s worth watching telecom mergers

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Editorial: $37.2M tagged for critical jobs training at region’s colleges

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: $37.2M tagged for critical jobs training at region’s colleges

While its higher-education system remains far short of optimal funding, California’s improved budget prospects are creating niche opportunities aimed at vocational and technical training. A trio of projects, two from Ventura County and one from San  Luis Obispo, are among the 39 winning proposals for a one-time $250 million competitive grant program offered through the Read More →

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Op/ed: The nexus of poverty, education and economic development

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The nexus of poverty, education and economic development

Persistent poverty can only be addressed by building a system that allows for economic mobility.

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