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Businesses get answers, guidance on reopening

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2020  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Businesses get answers, guidance on reopening

If you’re confused about how to reopen, you’re not alone. On June 2, Santa Barbara County community leaders led a webinar to help clear up confusion about reopening and answer questions business owners had. Approximately 350 people registered for the webinar, and when it started there were about 100 attendees. The event was an example Read More →

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Tri-county supervisor races shaping up

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2019  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county supervisor races shaping up

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Sientra CFO resigns, new CFO named

By   /  Thursday, October 27th, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Sientra CFO resigns, new CFO named

Embattled-breast implant manufacturer Sientra said in a news release Oct. 27 that Chief Financial Officer Matthew Pigeon stepped down from his position “to pursue other opportunities.” Patrick Williams, who most recently served as CFO of Pleasanton-based ZELTIQ Aesthetics from November 2012 until this past April, will fill Pigeon’s roll as CFO at Sientra. Williams also Read More →

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Brown vetoes bill to cap abandoned oil wells along coast

By   /  Thursday, October 6th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Brown vetoes bill to cap abandoned oil wells along coast

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would’ve capped abandoned oil wells along the California Coast. SB 900, authored by Santa Barbara Democrat Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, would’ve required the analysis of some 220 abandoned wells along the coast and capped the biggest leakers. This bill would’ve transferred $500,000 from the General Fund to the Land Read More →

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Brown signs bill to cap idle oil, gas wells

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Brown signs bill to cap idle oil, gas wells

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sept. 9 that aims to cap more idle oil and gas wells. Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, authored AB 2729, which ensures that funding is available to cap idle wells and creates disincentives for operators to maintain large numbers of idle wells. The bill also broadens the definition Read More →

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Legislature holds bill that would help elder financial abuse victims

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Legislature holds bill that would help elder financial abuse victims

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Assembly resolution calls for national tax on fossil fuels

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Assembly resolution calls for national tax on fossil fuels

A California Assembly resolution calling for a national tax on fossil fuels is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, AJR 43, calls on Congress to institute a federal tax on carbon-based fossil fuels in order to reduce fossil fuel usage and stave off the effects of climate change. Assembly member Das Read More →

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