Business News Roundup

City Generates Revenue, Despite Negative Economic Forecasts

Bed tax, sales tax revenues up slightly - though not necessarily enough. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New Rent Plan for Maritime Museum?

Financially shaky waterfront fixture is draining City Hall, critics say. Read story.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Presidential Candidates' Reps Talk Green at ECO:nomics

Energy policy wonks for Obama, Clinton, and McCain share their visions at Bacara conference. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Activists Infiltrate ECO:nomics, Briefly

Rainforest Action Network sneaks into conference, confronts Archer Daniels Midland exec. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

ECO:nomics Begins at Bacara

Multinational execs consider the business of going green in landmark conference. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Carbon Sciences Technology to Reduce Worldwide CO2

The Santa Barbara company claims it has found way render the greenhouse gas harmless. Read story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

News-Press Settles Suit

Two former newsroom employees alleged the paper shortchanged them on overtime pay and on meal and rest periods. Read story.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

News-Press, Union Negotiations Crawling Along

Twenty months after turmoil at her paper reached a boiling point with the departure of several top newsroom staff, Santa Barbara News-Press owner Wendy McCaw continues to sit not far from the center of attention in town. Read story.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Phone Tax

The City of Santa Barbara is now scrambling to revamp its phone utility tax to avoid potential lawsuits. Read story.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blue Whale Death Investigators Point Finger

Natural History Museum necropsies slide show proves ship-strike injuries; scientists laud shippers for slowing to save Blue Whales. Read story.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Teamsters, News-Press Trade Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Union claims raises were denied; News-Press alleges interference with delivery Read story.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Goleta's Shelby Trust Moves Toward Re-zone, Development

The City of Goleta took a giant step toward converting its remaining agricultural lands into urban use, starting with the Shelby Trust's 14-acre parcel on the city's edge. Read story.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Santa Barbara Readers Take On the World Economy

What is globalization, anyway? Its enthusiastic proponents offer an impressive list of benefits: cheaper goods, greater individual mobility, and fewer countries in poverty, to name only three. Read story.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Unclear Results of UCSB Anti-Military Rally

Protestors claim day two of conference cancelled; UCSB disagrees. Read story.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Light Brown Apple Moth Returns to SB County

The light brown apple moth, thought to be eradicated from Santa Barbara County, has returned to Carpinteria. Read story.

Thursday, February 14, 2008
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