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Courts say electronic records are on the docket

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Courts say electronic records are on the docket

Coming soon to a courthouse near you: Electronic document filing, judges swiping through case files on touch pads and digital public access to court records.

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Editorial: Cuyama solar array reignites region’s energy prospects

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Cuyama solar array reignites region’s energy prospects

Santa Barbara County’s ability to embrace a large-scale energy project of any kind got a major test on July 22, when its planning commission heard testimony about the proposed 40-megawatt Cuyama Solar Project. Developed by First Solar, which previously owned the 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm project in San Luis Obispo County, this project would modestly Read More →

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Editorial: Measure M sets stage for urgent pension reform in SB County

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Measure M, if it passes, is a good first step toward re-prioritizing Santa Barbara County’s budget.

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City National hires set stage for South Coast expansion

By   /  Tuesday, May 20th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on City National hires set stage for South Coast expansion

City National Bank has hired a team of prominent South Coast private bankers as it gets ready to launch an expansion into Santa Barbara County. The Los Angeles-based bank, one of the largest based in California, said Tuesday that it has hired Leo Hamill, Susan Rogers, Annamarie Cole, Amber Ortiz and Roy Martinez. All are Read More →

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CenCal-USC dispute highlights Medi-Cal pricing issues

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Law, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on CenCal-USC dispute highlights Medi-Cal pricing issues

A USC hospital is demanding $2 million for a surgery performed on a Medi-Cal patient from Santa Barbara County, more than 25 times as much as Santa Barbara County officials believe the procedure should have cost.

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Rupert: IT and finance lead Santa Barbara County growth

By   /  Monday, May 12th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Rupert: IT and finance lead Santa Barbara County growth

Led by “off the charts” growth in the information technology, banking and finance sectors, Santa Barbara County is outpacing California when it comes to economic growth.

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Updated: Chumash Casino yanks Clippers deal over Sterling scandal

By   /  Monday, April 28th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Updated: Chumash Casino yanks Clippers deal over Sterling scandal

“We absolutely agree and support NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision today,” Vincent Armenta, tribal chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, said in a statement on Tuesday.

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