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Baltimore takes meaningful step back after night of chaos

By   /  Monday, May 4th, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Tragedy and redemption is a theme that runs through American history. A new chapter has just been written in Baltimore, the place that is home to our national anthem, itself a story of survival in the face of war and invasion. The scene of race riots in the civil war and an industrial decline that […]

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State of region report pinpoints dwindling middle class

By   /  Monday, May 4th, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

As any regular reader of the Pacific Coast Business Times knows, there is no shortage of experts and organizations churning out reports and studies and economic forecasts for our region. Why, then, did the Ventura County Civic Alliance decide to add to this plenitude by turning its State of the Region Report from an every-five-years […]

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Why opportunity matters

By   /  Monday, May 4th, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Adam Hill I recently had the privilege of honoring MindBody at the opening of their campus in San Luis Obispo.  As I gazed out at a sea of people — most in commemorative T-shirts identifying them as employees — my throat swelled with excitement. Why was I overcome in that moment, and why have […]

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A message for Mother’s Day

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2015  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  No Comments

By Lisa Spiwak All of us mothers fiercely love our children. We would do anything to help them. Unfortunately many of our American mothers have chosen ways to help their children that may be counterproductive. This is a fairly recent phenomenon in our history termed, “the helicopter mom syndrome.” Helicopter moms are so named because, […]

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Dubroff: Rick Caruso gets his moment and Miramar gets the green light

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  No Comments

It’s worth noting that Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Business Times, written slightly more than 15 years ago, featured a story about the first plans for reconstructing the Miramar.

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Op/ed: Is China’s growth chimeral?

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

While a boon for export industries, a weaker yuan is further adding to default risks.

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Editorial: CPUC has its hands full with Comcast decision

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Making sure that Comcast is an engaged corporate citizen — especially when it comes to providing broadband to underserved areas — might be one way for the CPUC to put its stamp on the merger without wreaking havoc on the region’s competitiveness.

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