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Ventura County has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take control of its future. Going before voters in November is a Transportation Investment and Expenditure Plan that would for the first time give Ventura County a dedicated sales tax revenue stream for transportation upgrades and environmental improvements. The plan, crafted by the Ventura County Transportation Commission, was Read More →
Pacific Capital Bancorp’s $500 million rescue by a private equity firm would spread the pain among shareholders, debt holders and the U.S. Treasury. But it also spreads the upside if the bank recovers, and in the meantime it might be the only way to keep the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust name alive in the Read More →