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Trans Pacific Partnership will benefit Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Latest news, Law, Opinion, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The Obama Administration racked up one of the biggest wins in decades for global trade when it won approval in the Senate to move forward with the Trans Pacific Partnership. The partnership will open the doors for trade and development with a dozen Asian nations. China is not included but passage of TPP, which is […]

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Central Coast economy depends on politicians, Plains making it right

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

Workers donned protective gear to clean up the Refugio oil spill.

When it comes to oil and politics, the conventional wisdom has been that Central Coast politicians can’t overplay their hands in expressing outrage over environmental issues. That conventional wisdom is about to get a major test. Already a parade of elected officials has toured the damage wrought by the May 19 oil spill that made […]

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Politicians, officials should take measured approach after oil spill

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

Workers donned protective gear to clean up the Refugio oil spill.

While the cleanup of the Refugio oil spill is progressing, albeit slowly, the politics of petroleum extraction have overtaken events on the ground. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Das Williams have called for new rules for oil pipeline safety. In Ventura County, Supervisors Steve Bennett and Linda Parks have questioned the future of oil production […]

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Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

A California Highway Patrol officer warns volunteers who showed up May 20 to clean up oil near Refugio State Beach from a 21,000-gallon pipeline spill to leave the area because it was too hazardous.Photo by Debra Giles

It’s a case of business as usual for Plains All American Pipeline, which owns the pipe that ruptured near Goleta on May 19 and spilled an estimated 101,000 gallons of oil. About 21,000 gallons of oil flowed through a storm culvert under Highway 101 into the ocean, blackening area beaches and creating a 10-square-mile oil […]

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UCSB alone can’t fix Isla Vista safety woes

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2015  /  Editorials, Latest news  /  Comments Off on UCSB alone can’t fix Isla Vista safety woes

Just about a year ago, Elliott Rodger went on a violent rampage, killing six people and himself in Isla Vista. Memories of that tragic Memorial Day weekend flooded back into the headlines on May 12 as reports surfaced of another shooting, this time two suspects shot and severely injured two students in another grisly incident […]

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Editorial: CPUC has its hands full with Comcast decision

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: CPUC has its hands full with Comcast decision

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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Editorial: As the newspaper world turns

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: As the newspaper world turns

Shifting ownership and regional printing operations are part of a major realignment going on in the daily newspaper business.

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