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A fond farewell to the Tri-Counties from Alex Kacik

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on A fond farewell to the Tri-Counties from Alex Kacik

I got into journalism because of former Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully. My grandmother, an Italian immigrant, loved sports. She learned how to speak English by reading the newspaper, going to a community college class, and listening to Vin. I’ve always wanted to tell a story like Vinny, and I’ve been fortunate to pursue that goal Read More →

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Dubroff: Time for Trump to release tax returns, explain Russian ties

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Time for Trump to release tax returns, explain Russian ties

Henry Dubroff

Two of the smartest journalists I know are Thomas J. Friedman of the New York Times and Fareed Zakaria of CNN. When they reach the same conclusion about Donald Trump, the Russians and his tax returns, I’m pretty confident they’re on to something. That’s why I’ll add this newspaper’s voice to those calling for President Read More →

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Dubroff: Zodiac Aerospace acquisition may be good for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Zodiac Aerospace acquisition may be good for Central Coast

Henry Dubroff

A deal hatched in France in late January will reshape the future of one of the region’s largest manufacturing enterprises. Zodiac Aerospace’s sprawling Santa Maria operation, which builds fold-down seating for business class for Airbus and Boeing, will get a new owner later this year — at least if regulators approve. Its Paris-based parent company Read More →

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Dubroff: 2017 editorial calendar for PCBT shaping up nicely

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: 2017 editorial calendar for PCBT shaping up nicely

Henry Dubroff

With a new year just getting under way, I thought I would exercise my editor’s privilege and introduce some of our new editorial calendar concepts for 2017. After a fine start in 2016, we’re bringing back the Central Coast Innovation Awards with its “Startup Village” of university and community entrepreneurs. We’re also streamlining our categories Read More →

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Dubroff: Merger writes next chapter for Central Coast banking

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Merger writes next chapter for Central Coast banking

Henry Dubroff

The $405 million sale of Heritage Oaks Bancorp to Pacific Premier Bancorp caught many experts by surprise. It is a transformative deal for the Irvine-based buyer, which will grow from $3.8 billion to $6 billion in assets when it closes next year. Pacific Premier will extend its franchise, leapfrogging past Los Angeles and heading deep Read More →

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Dubroff: Central Coast will have one of its own on Trump’s Cabinet

By   /  Thursday, December 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Restaurants  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

President-elect Donald Trump’s appointee for secretary of labor, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, will have more influence on national policy than any Central Coast business leader in decades. The implications for California are significant. Puzder is a 66-year-old attorney and former general counsel of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.’s parent company. He rebuilt the CKE brands Read More →

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Dubroff: California’s legalization of marijuana could go up in smoke

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Latest news  /  2 Comments

Henry Dubroff

In light of the recent election, it’s worth noting that Colorado sales from recreational marijuana soared to $1 billion in fiscal 2015 and the state’s haul of tax revenue has risen to $135 million. But the election of Donald Trump and his selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions as the attorney general-designate have rattled that state’s Read More →

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