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C&D hiring hundreds in Santa Maria

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2011  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on C&D hiring hundreds in Santa Maria

A sea change in the way airlines are thinking about premium travel has propelled explosive growth at C&D Zodiac, a Santa Maria manufacturer that could see employment approach the 1,000-person mark if the rebound in the aviation business remains on track.

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Why developers are building new homes in the region again

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2011  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Why developers are building new homes in the region again

A few homebuilders are cautiously tiptoeing off the sidelines and putting new single-family inventory on the market.

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Construction heating up at giant Santa Maria greenhouse project

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2011  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Construction heating up at giant Santa Maria greenhouse project

Windset Farms is building a gigantic hothouse in Santa Maria.

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A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

Mafi-Trench Co. is building turboexpanders for the renewable energy sector

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Nonprofit seizes opportunity to turn hassle into new facility

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Columns, Nonprofits, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Nonprofit seizes opportunity to turn hassle into new facility

Question: The city wants to extend a road through your property, right through a corner where several key buildings are located. What do you do? (a) Put up a fight. (b) Sell the city the land, and use the proceeds as seed money to build a new facility on your remaining property. Santa Maria-based VTC Read More →

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Editorial: Jail tax a necessary pain

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Jail tax a necessary pain

In Santa Barbara County, an unusually broad coalition is backing Measure S, a public safety initiative that would at last give the Santa Maria Valley a viable way to lock up criminals. There is no doubt that Measure S has a hefty price tag. It would increase the sales tax by half a cent for Read More →