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Dubroff: Future of regional flights up in the air as Frontier drops Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

When the A-319 Airbus jets with animals painted on their tails first landed at Santa Barbara Airport in June 2010, business travelers on the Central Coast breathed a big sigh of relief. Denver-based Frontier Airlines promised a full-sized airplane, plenty of perks for business flyers, DirecTV and dozens of inexpensive daily connections to the East […]

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Op/ed: The leadership of Pope Francis

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By R. Scott Turicchi Much has been made about the style of Pope Francis — specifically that he doesn’t act like a pope. So, what in fact is leadership? In his book, “An Integrative Theory of Leadership,” Martin Chemers defines leadership as “a process of social influence in which one person is able to enlist […]

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Editorial: Santa Barbara County voters should reject Measure P

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

We believe that climate change is a serious threat to the global economy and that human activity is a significant contributor to global warming. We believe that significant policy changes about how we obtain and use energy will be required to reduce the human impact on climate change. But we also believe that market-based solutions […]

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Letter: SCE should listen to Moorpark residents’ concerns in nursery dispute

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Dear Editor: Kudos to Elijah Brumback for his Sept. 19 article on the Moorpark nursery being evicted by Southern California Edison, after operating on SCE land for 28 years. It’s the first report to solicit any type of response from SCE. When Edison spokesman Rudy Gonzalez said, “no not really,” in addressing whether SCE has […]

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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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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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Dubroff: Teague chose family over politics, and Ventura County prospered

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

Well-dressed, tall and affable, Alan Teague was a board chairman right out of central casting. The Limoneira Co. chairman had a politician’s gift for remembering names and faces. He had a welcoming way with strangers that complemented his ambition and drive. He was pretty much the most important person in Republican Party politics in West […]

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