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Editorial: VCHCA earns high-profile grant to study disease

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

While diabetes, cancer and heart disease grab the headlines and the lion’s share of grant funding, other major illnesses can fall off the map.

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Editorial: Thanks, but we’ll stay in California

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Oh no, not L.A. Reports that a proposed initiative to split California into six states might make the ballot in 2016 has our blood boiling. That’s because the author of the cockamamie scheme, Bay Area venture capitalist Tim Draper, insists on lumping Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties together with Los Angeles County […]

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Editorial: Influx of minors pushes immigration reform to top of agenda

By   /  Friday, July 11th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Housing undocumented children can not be a long-term mission for Naval Base Ventura County, which has national-defense priorities to focus on.

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Editorial: Rethinking agreement between port and city makes sense

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Given the millions of dollars the port has spent to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, the potential for increased competition from ports on the East Coast and Gulf Coast via a widened Panama Canal and the changes that technology have wrought, it’s smart for the Oxnard Harbor District and the Port of Hueneme to figure out if there is a better way forward.

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Editorial: Wine-tasting law would provide early taste of entrepreneurship for students

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Working its way through the state legislature is a bill that would open the taps just a bit to allow under-aged viticulture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and other California campuses to sample a small amount of wine or craft beer that they’re producing for a class. The bill, officially known as AB […]

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Editorial: $37.2M tagged for critical jobs training at region’s colleges

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off

While its higher-education system remains far short of optimal funding, California’s improved budget prospects are creating niche opportunities aimed at vocational and technical training. A trio of projects, two from Ventura County and one from San  Luis Obispo, are among the 39 winning proposals for a one-time $250 million competitive grant program offered through the […]

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Editorial: Cantor defeat ripples through regional politics

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off

A shock wave. That’s the way area political experts described the stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican whose hopes to become the next Speaker were washed out to sea on June 10 in a primary loss to David Brat, a professor at Randolph-Macon College. For the region, Cantor’s loss will […]

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