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Tourney without Tiger

By   /  Wednesday, September 24th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Tourney without Tiger

One of the richest sporting events in the Tri-Counties is scheduled to start Dec. 15 in Thousand Oaks, but its key figure will be on the sidelines. Although he won’t play this year because of an injury, Tiger Woods announced the 16-player Chevron World Challenge on Sept. 29. The field of players includes Vijay Singh, Read More →

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The politics of rail

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on The politics of rail

Efforts to boost commuter rail service between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties could face a steeper climb amid a renewed political focus on railway safety. In the wake of a collision between a Ventura County-bound commuter train and freight train, which killed 25 and injured 135 passengers, U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, both Read More →

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60 and still counting

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on 60 and still counting

A lot has changed at Santa Barbara-based accounting firm Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf since it was founded 60 years ago, but the company’s underlying mission to demonstrate compassion for its employees, clients and community has endured the decades. “It’s not the stereotype everyone has about the typical accountant with the green visor, adding up numbers,” Read More →

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Paso Robles rises

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles rises

It took a decade, but San Luis Obispo County has become the undisputed leader in Tri-County wine grape production. It has widely overtaken Santa Barbara County, which experienced a formidable vine boom of its own. The story of how San Luis Obispo County – and the Paso Robles area in particular – ascended to grape Read More →

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Oil drilling backed – Santa Barbara Co. letter is symbolic reversal

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Oil drilling backed – Santa Barbara Co. letter is symbolic reversal

Business officials expressed support for a symbolic gesture calling on Gov. Arnold Schwarznegger to lift a decades-old moratorium on trying to get more fuel from he Santa Barbara Channel. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted Aug. 26 in favor of sending a letter to the governor requesting him to support President Bush’s call Read More →

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Talking Towbes

By   /  Thursday, August 21st, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Talking Towbes

“If I am going to be remembered for anything, it will hopefully be what I did for the community in terms of serving nonprofits,” said Michael Towbes in a recent interview with the Business Times. But as a true renaissance man, it is doubtful Towbes will be remembered just for that. For nearly 50 years, Read More →

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Microtown opens

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Microtown opens

Upon its completion, the $300 million Poly Canyon Village residential complex at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, will offer students nearly 2,700 new beds in a setting that boasts the complete amenities of a full-service resort community, including corner store, post office, dry-cleaning services, food vendors, swimming pool and spectacular views. “We hope Read More →

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