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Settlement reasonable amid political pressure

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Maybe there’s not a major Supreme Court decision lurking in every case that’s in the headlines. That’s our takeaway from the court’s order to litigants in Zubick vs. Burwell, a case involving nonprofits seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to provide coverage for contraception. Among those seeking relief was Thomas Aquinas College Read More →

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New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

Daniel S. Fabiano

By Daniel S. Fabiano Until now, private businesses were banned from soliciting the public for equity investments. At the same time, individual investors were barred from trying their hand at investing in private businesses unless they were accredited investors (making $200,000 per year or possessing $1 million in personal assets) or had a relationship with Read More →

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One year later, Plains still dragging feet over oil spill

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Workers donned protective gear to clean up the Refugio oil spill.

Nearly a year after a Plains All American pipeline broke, spilling an estimated 123,270 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean and disrupting tourism along the California Coast, there has been little progress in resolving the underlying issues that led to the region’s biggest environmental disaster in decades. Plains All American has proved adept at Read More →

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Preparing today’s military leaders for tomorrow

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

Mary Anne Rooney

  By Mary Anne Rooney A diverse group of 150 guests gathered at the National Security Forum of the Air War College this past week at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. I was nominated by an alumni of the NSF through my membership in the Oxnard Ambassadors and was honored to be selected Read More →

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Tap the potential of international trade

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

Gerhardt Apfelthaler

By Gerhard Apfelthaler I have been in international business for most of my life. My multiple and often parallel careers as an educator, a university administrator, a diplomat and an entrepreneur have enabled me to look at the same topic from a variety of angles. When I discuss the landscape of global trade with my Read More →

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Anti-Trump surge could change tri-county results

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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Will an anti-Trump backlash affect elections far down the ballot on the Central Coast? Perhaps. Which is why the billionaire developer’s triumph in the Indiana primary, and the abrupt suspension of campaigns by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, has ripple effects down to county and regional elections. For one thing, any Read More →

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Requiring clean water not anti-business

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

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By Owen Bailey There is nothing anti-business about insisting on clean water. Our tri-county region can reasonably be considered the birthplace of our country’s modern environmental movement. After the tragic blowout from offshore oil Platform A in January 1969, the Santa Barbara Channel became the poster child for irresponsible environmental practices and the devastation that Read More →

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