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San Luis Obispo groups tackle workforce housing shortage

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo groups tackle workforce housing shortage

San Luis Obispo County has a problem with workforce housing. It doesn’t exist, and nobody wants to build it.

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Avila schoolhouse tasting room changing hands amid Ch 7. filing

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Avila schoolhouse tasting room changing hands amid Ch 7. filing

The Salisbury Vineyards tasting room in a historic old schoolhouse in Avila Valley has closed amid a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, and a new venue will open there in June under the banner of newcomer Biddle Ranch Vineyard.

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Fitch upgrades SLO County general obligation bonds to AAA

By   /  Friday, April 25th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fitch upgrades SLO County general obligation bonds to AAA

Fitch Ratings has upgraded San Luis Obispo County’s general-obligation bonds to AAA, the highest grade it offers, from AA+.

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Paso Robles wine pioneer sets out in pursuit of the $100 bottle

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles wine pioneer sets out in pursuit of the $100 bottle

Henry Dubroff

Paso Robles winemaker Daniel Daou is pursuing the holy grail of California vintners: A cabernet sauvignon or Bordeaux that can reliably fetch $100 a bottle.

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Disease-carrying citrus psyllid found in SLO County

By   /  Tuesday, April 1st, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Disease-carrying citrus psyllid found in SLO County

The Asian citrus psyllid, a tiny pest that spreads a disease fatal to citrus trees, has been discovered in San Luis Obispo County for the first time. The bug was found in an insect trap at a home near Arroyo Grande, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture said on April 1, prompting agricultural Read More →

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Santa Barbara firms team up to buy Avila Beach hotel project

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara firms team up to buy Avila Beach hotel project

The project, which has not yet started to wind its way through what will likely be a lengthy entitlement process, is the second investment by Somera Management and Postcard Properties in south SLO County.

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Belt tightening: Amid drought, food banks face bare cupboards

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Features, Health Care & Life Science, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Belt tightening: Amid drought, food banks face bare cupboards

Erik Talkin, CEO of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Its cooler shelves are down to 75 percent of usual capacity of fresh produce as farmers donate less during the drought. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

Demand is up at the region’s food banks, and supply is down. In the for-profit world, those two factors would mean higher prices, but since food banks give away their products, their cupboards are starting to look a bit bare.