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Postal Service weighs cuts in Oxnard

By   /  Friday, January 7th, 2011  /  Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Postal Service weighs cuts in Oxnard

The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing its processing and distribution facility in Oxnard and moving the work to its Goleta facility, a move that would save about $1.8 million and cost the region 79 jobs. The Postal Service has scheduled a public meeting for Jan. 20 in Oxnard to review the proposal. At that Read More →

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The verdict on courthouse project: Construction boom across region

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Columns, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on The verdict on courthouse project: Construction boom across region

Santa Barbara’s proposed $152 million criminal courthouse project is expected to create 3,500 direct and indirect jobs in the area over a five-year period, representing a major economic boost to the region’s sagging construction industry. Local builders say the project will likely be handed to a larger, out-of-town general contractor who can handle the scope Read More →

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Breaking news: Santa Barbara snags $152M courthouse

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2010  /  Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Breaking news: Santa Barbara snags $152M courthouse

The California Judicial Branch has zoomed in on a downtown Santa Barbara location where it plans to build a $152  million criminal courthouse, a massive project that would create an estimated 3,500 direct and indirect jobs in the area as the South County’s criminal and traffic court operations are consolidated under one roof. The state court Read More →

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Editorial: Key ingredients missing in tax-cut deal

By   /  Monday, December 13th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Key ingredients missing in tax-cut deal

The Dec. 6 deal that extends unemployment benefits and the Bush-era tax breaks erases a lot of uncertainty.

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Jobless data may portend broad recovery

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Jobless data may portend broad recovery

The tri-county region is showing signs of digging itself out of a deep hole.

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