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Our view: It’s time to reopen but it must be done carefully

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Our view: It’s time to reopen but it must be done carefully

The decision of how fast to reopen the regional economy presents difficult choices for elected officials. Nowhere is it more complex than in Ventura County, where management of COVID-19 incidents has been commendable and, so far, the first steps toward opening have been reasonably well executed. Moreover, Ventura County’s economy, which has labored to find Read More →

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Our view: Ventura County is ready to reopen

By   /  Tuesday, May 19th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

The decision of how fast to reopen the regional economy presents difficult choices for our elected officials. No where is it more complex than in Ventura County, where management of COVID-19 incidents has been commendable and so far the first steps toward opening have been reasonably well executed. Moreover, Ventura County’s economy, which has labored Read More →

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Our view: Lompoc prison COVID-19 outbreak should be investigated

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Lompoc prison COVID-19 outbreak should be investigated

The outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the federal penitentiary in Lompoc is giving the region’s otherwise stellar record for flattening the curve a black eye. A recent letter from legislators and Santa Barbara County supervisors asking the state to carve out the Lompoc prison COVID-19 cases from the rest of the region for purposes of Read More →

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Our view: Unemployment insurance fund needs to be fixed

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Law, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Our view: Unemployment insurance fund needs to be fixed

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Our view: SLO County reopening would yield lessons

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: SLO County reopening would yield lessons

With public officials and some health departments beginning to pivot toward re-opening the Tri-Counties for business, there is a single message that stands out — one size fits all won’t work for California. The state is too big, with too much geography and too much diversity of population density to respond to a single approach. Read More →

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Our view: COVID-19 preventative measures have delivered results

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: COVID-19 preventative measures have delivered results

This is what flattening the curve looks like. Across the Tri-Counties, new coronavirus cases are beginning to level off — with the exception of the Lompoc area, where a federal correctional center has emerged as a rare hot spot. Case counts and deaths per 100,000 population are low compared to other parts of the country Read More →

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Our view: Progress with numbers but hard road ahead

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Progress with numbers but hard road ahead

The Central Coast is proving — along with much of California — that social distancing and restricted activity can bend the curve of the coronavirus pandemic. But the battle is far from over and there are troubling signs that the disease will double back with a vengeance once the rules are relaxed. At press time, Read More →

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