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Mayoral Debate Round 2: Campaign Winners and Losers - Angel Wins the Night

Off-year city elections can be desultory affairs, with little fervent debate, a shortage of intriguing characters and low-wattage media coverage all fusing into a low information, low-turnout sleepy conclusion in November.
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Angel Martinez gives the commencement at UCLA Anderson School of Management

Watch Angel Martinez give the commencement at UCLA Anderson School of Management... talking about compassion, empathy, leadership, and what it takes to create success diverse groups. The title is very apt for the current state of Santa Barbara political leadership: "What gets you here won't get you there."

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Former Deckers CEO Angel Martinez Enters Santa Barbara Mayor’s Race

Former Deckers Brands CEO Angel Martinez announced this week that he is joining the Santa Barbara mayor’s race.

Martinez was CEO of Deckers from 2005 until his resignation in May 2016, and remains chairman of the board of directors.

He also serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and AHA!

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Angel Martinez interviewed by CNBC

Another terrific interview from CNBC with Angel Martinez while CEO of Deckers Outdoor Corporation. Angel shares insights on the Deckers brand and we begin to get a sense of his leadership skills and the positive results. Deckers is one of the regions' largest employers and perennially voted as one of the best places to work. How will Santa Barbara benefit from Angel's unique leadership experience?

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Westside Community Development Corporation is committed to facilitating investment in partnerships with our community to improve the quality of life for children, youth, families and seniors on Ventura’s Westside.