Business News Roundup

'Below Market' Condos to Go to City Council

Plans for a three-story complex of 45 condos on East Montecito Street selling marginally below market was approved by the Santa Barbara Planning Commission last week by a vote of 6-1 and will be reviewed by the Santa Barbara City Council next week. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Nano-Meeter: Green Technologies

UCSB's Center for Nanotechnology in Society and the California NanoSystems Institute invite the community to attend a casual public forum called Nano-Meeter to discuss the use and implications of green nanotechnologies. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

No More Skycap Service at Santa Barbara Airport

On the Beat: Pinch-penny airlines force Mike Adriansen, with his familiar face and helping hands, out of business. Gaviota land saved. Read story.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fuel Price Spike Stings Area Fisherman

And weakened dollar and competition from anglers overseas aren't helping. Read story.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Old Films, New Chef at Restaurant Marcella

Dinner and a movie has been one of the standby dates probably since Edison, but Restaurant Marcella at Fess Parker's Wine County Inn (2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, 688-7788) has decided to provide you with both in one fell swoop, if a lovely outdoor patio is a swoop. Read story.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Taxi Timebomb

Despite the hard work of taxicab drivers to keep the city safe at night and moving during the day, they're complaining that they're being treated as second-class citizens by City Hall, which has approved unprecedented numbers of taxi companies and cabs in recent years yet done little to accommodate the growth. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

ExpressJet Shutting Down

Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego, Sacramento to end September 2. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Last Call for Mel's Lounge

The rent doubled on Mel's Lounge, the bar and pool hall that the fashionable Paseo Nuevo mall had to build around. Read story.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Diving for Delicacies and Dollars

For California's abalone divers, it was the best of times, fueled by a resource with seemingly no end. A community of pals and partners, the divers had the sea to themselves and all the abs they could grab. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Families Protest Outside Cottage Hospital

Say mothers should be allowed "natural childbirth" regardless of previous C-sections. Read story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blue and Gold Bikes

Gaucho-themed cycles promotes school pride, alternative transportation. Read story.

Monday, June 23, 2008

U.S. EPA Holds Greka Responsible for Cleanup of Toxic PCBs

Oil company begins area assessment under EPA direction. Read story.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Electricians Sue Granada Theater Construction Contractors

Lawsuit alleges that workers did not receive overtime pay or rest breaks. Read story.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Capps Lauds New Direction Budget

Democratic plan purports to rebuild surplus while cutting middle-class taxes. Read story.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Shootout at Miramar Corral

After threatening to become the third successive Miramar Hotel owner to pull out of the project to restore the classic Montecito hotel, Rick Caruso has renewed his commitment following a teleconference with county staff on June 2. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2008
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