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Grassini opens new window to Bordeaux wines of Happy Canyon

By   /  Friday, June 15th, 2012  /  Columns, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Grassini opens new window to Bordeaux wines of Happy Canyon

Grassini opened a tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara over the Memorial Day weekend.

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County: Wage rules apply to hotel rebate

By   /  Friday, May 11th, 2012  /  Law & Goverment, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism  /  2 Comments

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Editorial: Oil could bring much-needed jobs to North Santa Barbara County

By   /  Friday, May 11th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Oil could bring much-needed jobs to North Santa Barbara County

The UC Santa Barbara forecast in Santa Maria  recently raised a provocative idea for speeding jobs and growth in the Central Coast: What if the North County opened the doors to more onshore oil-and-gas exploration and development? Many experts believe that discoverable reserves are plentiful throughout the Tri-Counties. But getting permits is practically impossible at Read More →

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Santa Barbara County hoteliers hash out new ways to get year-round tourists

By   /  Friday, March 23rd, 2012  /  Columns, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County hoteliers hash out new ways to get year-round tourists

Visitors’ organizations are getting creative to attract visitors during the slower months.

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Editorial: Hotel tax break puts politics ahead of policy

By   /  Friday, March 9th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Hotel tax break puts politics ahead of policy

The proposed decade-long bed-tax rebate is loaded with unintended consequences.

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Editorial: Pension tsunami ready to hit local governments

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Pension tsunami ready to hit local governments

California’s ailing benefits system rests on three tottering pillars — the State Fund for worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance and public pensions.

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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.