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Editorial: Power rides into auto history

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

We’ll take a few words to recognize J.D. “Dave” Power, this year’s Business Times Hall of Fame inductee, for yet another honor. The man who masterminded the ubiquitous brass, black and glass awards is picking up some additional hardware this week in Detroit. That’s because he’s being inducted this year into the Automotive Hall of […]

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Editorial: Cuyama solar array reignites region’s energy prospects

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Santa Barbara County’s ability to embrace a large-scale energy project of any kind got a major test on July 22, when its planning commission heard testimony about the proposed 40-megawatt Cuyama Solar Project. Developed by First Solar, which previously owned the 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm project in San Luis Obispo County, this project would modestly […]

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Editorial: VCHCA earns high-profile grant to study disease

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

While diabetes, cancer and heart disease grab the headlines and the lion’s share of grant funding, other major illnesses can fall off the map.

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Editorial: Thanks, but we’ll stay in California

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Oh no, not L.A. Reports that a proposed initiative to split California into six states might make the ballot in 2016 has our blood boiling. That’s because the author of the cockamamie scheme, Bay Area venture capitalist Tim Draper, insists on lumping Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties together with Los Angeles County […]

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Editorial: Influx of minors pushes immigration reform to top of agenda

By   /  Friday, July 11th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Housing undocumented children can not be a long-term mission for Naval Base Ventura County, which has national-defense priorities to focus on.

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Editorial: Rethinking agreement between port and city makes sense

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Given the millions of dollars the port has spent to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, the potential for increased competition from ports on the East Coast and Gulf Coast via a widened Panama Canal and the changes that technology have wrought, it’s smart for the Oxnard Harbor District and the Port of Hueneme to figure out if there is a better way forward.

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Editorial: Wine-tasting law would provide early taste of entrepreneurship for students

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Working its way through the state legislature is a bill that would open the taps just a bit to allow under-aged viticulture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and other California campuses to sample a small amount of wine or craft beer that they’re producing for a class. The bill, officially known as AB […]

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