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It’s all smiles and sauvignon in Happy Canyon’s vineyards

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2012  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on It’s all smiles and sauvignon in Happy Canyon’s vineyards

Santa Barbara County’s newest American Viticultural Area is making a name for itself among the wine savvy.

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Watkins: Slow growth ahead

By   /  Tuesday, September 27th, 2011  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

California faces at least two quarters of very slow growth next year, with continued job losses and a decline in home prices that likely will extend to 2013. That was the grim news from California Lutheran University economist Bill Watkins, who spoke to about 300 people at a Sept. 27 forum hosted by Montecito Bank Read More →

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Crossing the bridge: Red Cross ushers in new leadership

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2011  /  Features, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Crossing the bridge: Red Cross ushers in new leadership

The American Red Cross in the Tri-Counties has seen a broad turnover in its leadership in the last 10 months.

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Feds go after oil magnate’s operations

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Feds go after oil magnate’s operations

Randeep Grewal has built up a global energy empire — and left millions of dollars in unpaid debts in his wake.

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Region gets eco-devo money to help exporters

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2011  /  Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Region gets eco-devo money to help exporters

Economic development officials have secured federal funding to help businesses in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties drum up sales overseas.

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SB County, two cities miss pay data deadline

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SB County, two cities miss pay data deadline

California Controller John Chiang unveiled his online database of local government salaries and benefits on Oct. 25, and it was missing two cities and one county in the tri-county region. Guadalupe and Grover Beach were among the 58 California cities that did not turn in salary and benefit data by Oct. 21. The county of Read More →

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A chat with Santa Barbara County’s new CEO

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on A chat with Santa Barbara County’s new CEO

Chandra Wallar wants to engineer a more efficient Santa Barbara County government — one that responds faster to property owners and businesses. And as the new county executive officer, she will get a chance to streamline the county’s sometimes balky bureaucracy when Mike Brown, who has run the show for the past 13 years, retires Read More →

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