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Giving deficit

By   /  Thursday, October 23rd, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Giving deficit

For nonprofits, 2008 has not been a good year. Unfortunately, it’s probably going to get even worse. Heading into the holiday season – the donation primetime – individuals and businesses are shoving their wallets back into their pockets, worried that they may need to put money toward food and living expenses rather than toward charities. Read More →


Sage expands reach with CQ merger

By   /  Saturday, October 18th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Sage expands reach with CQ merger

Following one of the company’s largest acquisitions, Thousand Oaks-based Sage Publications is expanding its national presence in the academic scene. On May 30, the company announced it was buying CQ Press, the book-publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly. More than four months later, executives are still working out the details of how the two companies, Read More →


Survival game

By   /  Saturday, October 4th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Survival game

Over four days, the fall of Washington Mutual and Wachovia knocked out the Tri-Counties


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →