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Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

By   /  Tuesday, September 30th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a swath of new gun-control bills introduced in the wake of a mass shooting near UC Santa Barbara.

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Officials discuss gun laws proposed in wake of Isla Vista tragedy

By   /  Monday, July 7th, 2014  /  Law, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

In the wake of the May 23 mass murder in Isla Vista, a coalition of public officials has formed to support a set of state and federal gun-control proposals designed to fill “gaps” in the way firearms laws and the mental health system mesh.

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Opposition could gum up energy projects

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Opposition could gum up energy projects

A trio of Central Coast oil projects are winding through the regulatory process in the face of increasingly stiff regional and statewide opposition.

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Editorial: Highway 101 innovation corridor needs public-private partners

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Highway 101 innovation corridor needs public-private partners

The idea of creating a Highway 101 innovation corridor got a jump start on Nov. 21 when a group of entrepreneurs and supporters of entrepreneurship gathered at UC Santa Barbara. The meeting was the result of considerable spadework by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and her staff, who have visited with many of the organizations promoting entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties. Dubbed the “SLO to T.O.” corridor at the meeting, the group included representatives from UCSB, California Lutheran University, Santa Barbara City College and CSU Channel Islands.

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Jackson bill could change California e-commerce rules

By   /  Friday, May 24th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Jackson bill could change California e-commerce rules

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, has introduced a bill that would sharply limit the information that online sellers can gather and keep when customers use a credit card to pay for a transaction. The bill, SB 383, is designed to address the outcome of the California Supreme Court decision earlier this year in Apple Read More →

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Op/ed: All jobs, not just green jobs, are what California should focus on

By   /  Friday, September 7th, 2012  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: All jobs, not just green jobs, are what California should focus on

Thoughts on growing the tri-county economy from State Senate candidate Mike Stoker, R-Buellton.

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Op/ed: Balancing conservation and innovation are key to growing region’s economy

By   /  Friday, September 7th, 2012  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Balancing conservation and innovation are key to growing region’s economy

Thoughts on growing the tri-county economy from State Senate candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara.

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