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Archive for 2015

Court holds that insurer has duty to defend in Rev 973 case

By Brian Paget

Paladin Law Group and one its clients had a victory recently: the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California held that Wilshire Insurance Company has a duty to defend its insured in a lawsuit entitled, Rev ...

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Bona Fide Prospective Tenants – An Expanded Reading of CERCLA’s Brownfields Amendments

By Bret Stone

CERCLA[1] has long been the tool of choice for federal regulators to use as a means of forcing cleanup of contaminated properties and is rightly feared by commercial property owners due to the strict, j...

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Bike Coalition Shifting into High Gear

By Nick Welsh, Santa Barbara Independent

Just as the city has launched a major new bicycle planning initiative, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition has sought to solidify its immediate future and long-term financial viability by purchasing the ...

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California’s Reaction to the Drought — Statewide Groundwater Management and $7.5 Billion in Water Funding

By Kirk Tracy

In the midst of a multi-year drought,[1] California recently passed two major pieces of legislation which are aimed at having significant impacts to water management statewide.  O...

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Carrillo Holdings’ selling spree – $12.2M Santa Barbara property caps off year of deals

By Elijah Brumback, Pacific Coast Business Times

Thanks to a four-year renovation, new tenants and a Starbucks coffee anchor, owners of a downtown Santa Barbara property were able to flip the Carrillo Street asset for $12.2 million.

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