Big companies can afford armies of lawyers to keep government regulators at bay. Just look at the big banks’ response to the financial crisis or the clever-but-stupid way Plains All American used the courts to get around state pipeline regulations, then had a nasty oil spill due to negligence or worse. But rare is the Read More →
Ontraport, a Santa Barbara-based small businesses management and marketing company, made the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work “100 Best Companies for Millennials” list. Ontraport is ranked No. 81 on the list, which looks at what millennials value most when finding a workplace. Respondents to Fortune’s survey said they desire open communication, collaboration, and Read More →
It was a retail icon, a testament to the 1990s rise of State Street in Santa Barbara as a shopping mecca. The very name oozed luxury and aspiration. Saks Fifth Avenue. And soon it will be gone. The property at the corner of State and Carrillo streets in the 1000 block of the center of Read More →
The former Eagle Castle Winery, a Paso Robles wine country landmark overlooking Highway 46 West, has emerged from its version of the Dark Ages with a more modern look and visitor-friendly improvements after sitting vacant for 18 months and being sold while under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the home of Tooth & Nail Winery, Read More →
On June 16, Michael Kidd and his Concerned Citizens for Avila army rallied as hard as they could against a proposed redevelopment of 32 acres in the hills above the Port San Luis Harbor District, but couldn’t stop more than a decade of momentum behind the project. The proposed $20 million development could include up Read More →
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