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Letter: Measure P is a step toward a greener future

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

Dear Editor: This letter is in reference to your Sept. 12 editorial, “Santa Barbara County takes big green step with Cuyama solar approval.” The first sentence in the first paragraph has a false and inflammatory statement: “(…) Measure P, the proposal that could ban most oil and gas production in the county (….).” Measure P […]

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Tough talks can help you root out the real problems in your business

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Esther Bleuel We live in a world where conflict is inevitable and unavoidable. It can’t be escaped, and ignoring it can cause great harm and distress. One of the biggest challenges is that most people fear having difficult conversations or “tough talks.” Why? The consequences of a conflict gone wrong may damage or actually […]

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Op/ed: It pays to show gratitude in business relationships

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By Scott Harris “We were very impressed and pleased with the work your team did with the video. The results were truly amazing! We know that it took a huge effort (extra effort) on the parts of many, and we would like to honor the folks who made critical contributions with a small recognition gift. […]

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Editorial: Why Calpers kicked the hedgies to the curb

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When the California Public Employees Retirement System, the nation’s biggest pension plan by assets, said it would divest its $4 billion in hedge-fund holdings, the decision sent shock waves through Wall Street.

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Editorial: Santa Barbara County takes big green step with Cuyama solar approval

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

While Santa Barbara businesses are engaged in a heated debate over Measure P, the proposal that could ban most oil and gas production in the county, the Board of Supervisors has gaveled through one of the largest energy projects in recent years for the county. Shortly before deadline, a 40-megawatt solar array was unanimously passed […]

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Letter: Why the Santa Barbara chamber opposes Measure P

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment to respond to the letter you recently published from Jim Taylor regarding the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce and its stance on Measure P. Taylor is not now, nor has he or his company ever been, a member of the chamber. Our 1,000 members all pay […]

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How California is innovating its way to better economic times

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

If there is one word that marks the current resurgence of California’s economy, it is this: innovation. During a road day on Sept. 9 that took me from the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley to the new Deckers Outdoor Corp. headquarters in Goleta, the I-word was used at least a few dozen times. And […]

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