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Dubroff: Alternative energy on the Central Coast adds to Capps’ legacy

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Alternative energy on the Central Coast adds to Capps’ legacy

During nearly two decades in Congress representing the Central Coast, Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) has been a relentless advocate for alternative energy. As she prepares to leave the House of Representatives when her term expires – she’s not standing for re-election next year – the change in energy production along the Central Coast is something Read More →

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Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

Just a year ago, Dynergy, a Texas-based energy firm, shut down the aging power plant that’s loomed over the city of Morro Bay for decades, idling the three 450-foot-tall smokestacks that are part of the city’s skyline. Now Trident Winds, a British company, has proposed something new in the field of power production: a floating Read More →

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Heritage Oaks Bank CFO Lonny Robinson resigns

By   /  Thursday, August 20th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Heritage Oaks Bank CFO Lonny Robinson resigns

Heritage Oaks Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lonny Robinson has resigned, holding company Heritage Oaks Bancorp announced Aug. 19. The Paso Robles-based bank hired Robinson in March 2014 to help with the Mission Community Bank merger and groom his successor, Jason Castle, Heritage Oaks Bank CEO and President Simone Lagomarsino said. Robinson Read More →

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Morro Bay gets down to business

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Morro Bay gets down to business

With about 10,000 residents, the small commercial fishing and tourism-driven community is charting a new path for growth and more diversified revenue streams.

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Op/ed: Morro Bay leads the way on sustainable fisheries management

By   /  Monday, June 30th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Morro Bay leads the way on sustainable fisheries management

Henry Dubroff

Morro Bay continues to be one of the up-and-coming places on the Central Coast. It has largely revitalized its tourism industry, in part by producing a series of successful seasonal festivals centered around seafood. But if my sources and research are correct, bigger rewards for the city will come in future years as a unique Read More →

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Without fishermen, region’s harbors and bistros would be poorer

By   /  Saturday, April 19th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Without fishermen, region’s harbors and bistros would be poorer

Henry Dubroff

Fishing is really at the leading edge of the tourism culture. Just ask Ventura Harbor and Morro Bay, which have been trying to rebuild their tourism cred in part by reinvigorating their commercial fishing appeals and playing up their local seafood.

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Heritage Oaks to cut 60 jobs as Mission Community deal closes

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Heritage Oaks to cut 60 jobs as Mission Community deal closes

With its $56 million acquisition of Mission Community Bancorp, Heritage Oaks will shutter branches along the Central Coast in coming months and lay off about 60 employees in several phases.

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