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Editorial: Torture report takes important step forward

By   /  Friday, December 12th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

With more than a decade to reflect on what the wrongful detentions, wasted millions and lies told by the government to justify secret spending, at least now the American people have some idea of what the government did or didn’t do in the name of national security.

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Editorial: Williams bill a small step in sorting out Isla Vista

By   /  Friday, December 5th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Isla Vista, as Williams points out, is a one-square-mile area with 20,000 residents and the most heavily urbanized area within California that is not part of a city.

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Editorial: Immigration reform misses the mark

By   /  Friday, November 28th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

The curious thing about the immigration reform initiatives launched by President Barack Obama this November is that they pretty much echo the steps California already has taken to acknowledge the role that illegal immigrants play in our economy.

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Editorial: Ventura County schools unwrap academy effort

By   /  Friday, November 28th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

We hope that other districts up and down the Central Coast pay attention to what works — and what doesn’t work — as the Career Pathways program in Oxnard gets under way. It should hold important lessons for creating a 21st-century economy across our region.

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Editorial: Justice for Alvaro

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Alvaro Medrano, Sr. who, with owner Ken Riding, managed the La Vista Vineyard in Paso Robles, was confronted, beaten and killed by off-duty correctional officers on the streets of San Miguel on Sept. 7.

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Editorial: Tuition hike won’t end calls for reform at UC

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

A not-so-stealthy issue in the debate over the University of California’s proposed tuition hikes is the growing economic gap between the system’s 10 campuses and the communities they serve.

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Editorial: Our winners and losers from a landmark vote

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Since, as somebody once said, elections have consequences, we’ll spend the next few paragraphs trying to identify some of the obvious and not-so-obvious winners and losers.

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