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Home of the Week: A premier view estate in Santa Barbara

December 2, 2012 |

The knoll-top Santa Barbara compound, created by Frederick Forrest Peabody of Arrow shirts fame, features 360-degree ocean and mountain vistas.

Solana was created by early clothing manufacturer Frederick Forrest Peabody of Arrow shirts fame with the goal of having a premier view estate in Santa Barbara. The knoll-top compound, which has undergone three years of renovation and updating, features 360-degree ocean and mountain vistas.



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After a billion, what next for Facebook?

December 2, 2012 |

Not complacent at a billion users, Facebook is parachuting into markets all over the globe. But overseas growth that once seemed to come so easily is slower now.

MENLO PARK — In just eight years, Facebook signed up more than half the world’s Internet population.



L.A. Times – Business

Rising sports programming costs could have consumers crying foul

December 2, 2012 |

Nearly half of the monthly cable or satellite bill goes to sports channels. Escalating prices are triggering worries that subscribers will start walking away.

The new owners of the Dodgers are expected to get $ 6-billion-plus for the TV rights to their team’s games.



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California hospitals review disaster plans in the wake of Sandy

December 1, 2012 |

Superstorm Sandy has prompted California hospitals to examine supplies, the need for post-disaster crowd control and the importance of recruiting volunteers.

Two nurses examined an earthquake victim writhing in pain inside a yellow triage tent recently on the lawn of Redlands Community Hospital.



L.A. Times – Business

Wahoo’s Fish Taco founder rides a wave of success

December 1, 2012 |

Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, is the face of the surf-inspired taco chain, with 65 restaurants in seven states.

The gig: Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, is the face of the surf-inspired taco chain, with 65 restaurants in seven states. The company started almost 25 years ago in an old Italian restaurant near a stretch of industrial office plazas in Costa Mesa.



L.A. Times – Business

Sharon Stone sells Beverly Crest compound for $6.575 million

December 1, 2012 |

The buyer is producer Lili Zanuck, widow of film producer Richard Zanuck.

Actress Sharon Stone has sold a compound in the Beverly Crest area for $ 6.575 million.



L.A. Times – Business

Cut Medicare and Social Security? What’s the rush?

December 1, 2012 |

Because economic projections for a year or two from now, let alone 20 or 70 years, are useless, it’s best to resist being pressured to act now on ‘entitlements.’

The question that normally comes to mind when someone claims to know the future is why he’s out hustling rubes for pennies with his purported clairvoyance, instead of using it to make a fortune and retiring to the South Seas.



L.A. Times – Business

Santa Monica hospital ousts top execs, most of its board

December 1, 2012 |

Saint John’s Health Center has been losing money in recent years. Its sudden leadership changes dismay a major benefactor, billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.

Saint John’s Health Center abruptly ousted its top two executives and most of its governing board as the Santa Monica hospital tries to grapple with years of losses and increasing competition from bigger rivals.



L.A. Times – Business

FedEx to raise rates in January

November 30, 2012 |

FedEx Corp. says it is raising its shipping rates for ground and home delivery services by an average of 4.9%.



L.A. Times – Business