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As the world turns, so does the U.S. economy

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on As the world turns, so does the U.S. economy

What in the world is going on? At press time, the New York Stock Exchange was having technical difficulties, United Airlines had just resumed flying after a computer malfunction, Greece was on the precipice of leaving the Eurozone and China’s stock market was in a free fall. That’s a heck of an interruption to what Read More →

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Berkshire Hathaway moves into South Coast real estate

By   /  Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013  /  Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Berkshire Hathaway moves into South Coast real estate

In a sharp turnaround for its legendary CEO’s view of California real estate, Berkshire Hathaway has put its name on the former Prudential California Real Estate operations on the Central Coast. The change became official Oct. 1 when the first Berkshire Hathaway signs were unveiled at a private home in Montecito that carries a $16.9 Read More →

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Building on Buffet’s $2B Topaz Solar Farm heats up

By   /  Friday, May 18th, 2012  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Building on Buffet’s $2B Topaz Solar Farm heats up

First Solar and Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Solar have started major construction on a 550-megawatt photovoltaic solar project on northern San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain. The $2 billion Topaz Solar Farms hopes to be the largest solar-electric plant in the world. The developers said the project will create about 400 construction jobs over the next Read More →

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Buffett plugs into SLO solar farm

By   /  Wednesday, December 7th, 2011  /  Green Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Buffett plugs into SLO solar farm

The 550-megawatt Topaz solar project in northern San Luis  Obispo County got a new owner on Dec. 7 when Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced it was acquiring the project from Arizona-based First Solar. The price was not disclosed, but the project is expected to cost about $2 billion. After a lengthy permitting process, First Solar Read More →

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