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CDC fails Chipotle by not finding outbreak source

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Customers dine outside at a Chipotle Mexican Grill.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded its investigation into two E. coli outbreaks that sickened at least 60 Chipotle Mexican Grill customers in 14 states but said it was unable to determine the source of contamination. The CDC said it was probably a common meal item or ingredient. That conclusion is Read More →

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North Santa Barbara County great location for spinout tech

By   /  Friday, January 29th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Traffic backs up daily on Highway 101 through Montecito.

  The Third District Supervisor race in Santa Barbara County caught our eye recently when the topic of finding new homes for UC Santa Barbara spinout technology companies came up. Bruce Porter, a West Point alum and stockbroker, has suggested a more comprehensive effort to link UCSB technology startups to communities in north Santa Barbara Read More →

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UI fund deficit requires multipronged approach

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

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While California’s political class is salivating over the thought of tax windfalls and a spending spree, the state’s employers are coughing up $1.7 billion in payroll taxes this month to put a small patch over the state’s insolvent unemployment fund. That enormous haul was enough to close just a fraction of the $8 billion the Read More →

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Baxalta’s fast exit shows need for corporate tax fix

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Baxalta, we hardly knew ya. Just six months after it was spun off from parent Baxter International, Baxalta, a major employer in East Ventura County, is to be sold to Shire, an Irish firm. The future of some 1,200 employees in Westlake Village and the Newbury Park area of Thousand Oaks is now uncertain, as Read More →

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Norovirus at Chipotle in Simi Valley troubling

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2016  /  Banking Industry, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Restaurants  /  No Comments

Customers dine outside at a Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Chipotle is an iconic consumer brand that until recently stood for hip, healthy and high-quality fast food for a high-tech generation. But lately, the Denver-based restaurant chain has been devastated by health-related problems, including a series of E. coli incidents. The once favored spot for a new generation is looking about as relevant as a Read More →

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Ventura County firefighters do great job with Solimar Fire

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County firefighters do great job with Solimar Fire

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Ventura County firefighters are a dedicated bunch. Once again, they made their point, proving over Christmas weekend that their ability to fight fires and protect private property are unmatched on the Central Coast. The so-called Solimar Fire broke out early in the morning of Dec. 26 and quickly jumped Highway 101, threatening beachside enclaves. The Read More →

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Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

725 dwellings are under construction at Trilogy Enclave at Rice Ranch in Orcutt.

The climate change accords signed in Paris this month have been a vindication of Gov. Jerry Brown’s view of a less carbon intensive economy. That is no small accomplishment, which vindicates San Luis Obispo County’s decision to embrace “Big Solar” and efforts in Ventura County to combine industrial-scale solar with waste recycling to reduce carbon Read More →

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