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Mayors deserve a say in Diablo Canyon closure

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant sits on prime coastal property near Avila Beach.

Cities that form the heart of the San Luis Obispo County economy should not become collateral damage as PG&E works out a plan to shutter the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant. On Sept. 15, the mayors of San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles and Pismo Beach took what they called an “unprecedented Read More →

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Dubroff: Can corporate giants ever be held accountable for misdeeds

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

The biggest economic question of our time might not be how to deal with inequality, after all. It may be how to deal with corporate giants — and their top execs — when they misbehave. The latest company to come under fire is Wells Fargo, the banking company that is ranked No. 1 or No. Read More →

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Geringer had a lock on hardware devices

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Geringer

When the Business Times handed out its Family Business Awards in 2012, we recognized Art Geringer, an entrepreneur who was happily showing up at the office every day at age 89. Geringer was a pioneer in building safety who devised a fail-safe lock that allows people to exit high rise buildings in case of an Read More →

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Dubroff: Brown’s bid to fight climate change will be his legacy

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Gov. Jerry Brown has doubled down on his bet that climate change is the biggest issue facing California for the long run. That’s the message from a just-ended legislative session that extended the state’s greenhouse gas emission rules to include a reduction that’s 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The state already is on Read More →

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O’Brian’s passion for community service inspired thousands

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

When the Business Times had a chance to speak with legendary actor Hugh O’Brian, we jumped at the chance. The opportunity came about five years ago as the “Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership” program, a national nonprofit, was beginning to raise its profile in the region. One of those hidden gems of East Ventura County, the Read More →

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Ventura tax measure key to revitalizing the city

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Downtown Ventura.

This November is shaping up to be a pivotal election year — especially when it comes to the future of Ventura County. Already on the ballot are a countywide measure to provide transportation improvements on the Highway 101 corridor and far beyond. And there will be dueling ballot measures to chart the future of SOAR, Read More →

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Fiscal reform needed as pension time bomb ticks away

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Henry WEB color

America’s summer of fiscal discontent is coming to a close on a downbeat note. The California legislature is preparing to wind up its session having stirred up a lot of controversy but done almost nothing to address the state’s ongoing pension crisis. The burgeoning shortfall now adds up to $139 billion in the CalPERS fund Read More →

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