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Dubroff: Space plane chatter underscores region’s hi-tech, defense connection

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Speculation about a pilotless space plane landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base reminds us of the symbiotic relationship between the Central Coast economy and its military bases.

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Op/ed: Cultivating leadership through the arts

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We need to look to new places to develop our nation’s leaders in government and business.

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Op/ed: Japan’s Nobel win should spur Abe to action

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

If a new generation of researchers like Nakamura were motivated by the almighty yen sign, Japan’s entire economy would benefit.

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Editorial: Moderate voters may shape midterm election

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The year’s vote pits these reliably Democratic workers against environmentalists.

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Editorial: Region steps up to support veterans

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Help for veterans is an emerging theme in the Tri-Counties, and that’s a very good thing. Studies suggest the number of veterans, including those who have seen active duty in combat areas, is going to grow substantially over the next decade. And with college debt burdens growing, many young people are turning to military service […]

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Op/ed: Nonprofits are a powerful economic force in our region

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By Cynder Sinclair The nonprofit sector hires more people, holds more assets, and contributes more to our economy than most people realize. In fact, many don’t even think in terms of the “nonprofit sector.” We think about my church or my daughter’s Girl Scout troop or my mother’s nursing care facility or the local art […]

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Dubroff: 10 things you never knew about the region’s Nobel Prize winners

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You can spot them in a tux at formal dinners or in casual attire on a plane to Denver or LAX. Occasionally you find them on a pre-Christmas shopping expedition to State Street. Sometimes they even give a private chat for an area nonprofit and, you might even exchange emails with one of them. The […]

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