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Agencies should release oil pipeline information

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Federal regulators should stop dragging their heels and release requested information about the oil pipelines that run through the Tri-Counties immediately. Business Times staff writer Alex Kacik reports in this issue that the Environmental Defense Center has filed a lawsuit against the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, alleging that the agency is refusing Read More →

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Executive housing will help Ventura compete for major employers

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Executive housing will help Ventura compete for major employers

The city of Ventura has taken a big step to secure its future as a business center for the 21st century. After a marathon session, the City Council gave preliminary approval for a plan that will eventually lead to the creation of a 55-unit executive housing development called La Viera, preserving some 200 acres for Read More →

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You should donate your time as well as money

By   /  Friday, November 27th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on You should donate your time as well as money

Philanthropy is about more than just writing checks. That has been the lesson of this year’s giving season — and a timely lesson it is. With the economy on the mend, there are more resources available to nonprofits and more opportunities for disadvantaged residents, creative types, veterans and the homeless to find work and become Read More →

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Sientra, Citrix execs learning hard lessons

By   /  Friday, November 20th, 2015  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on Sientra, Citrix execs learning hard lessons

Two major employers on the Central Coast are learning in real time that technology management does matter. For breast implant maker Sientra, the management of its global logistics chain and global regulatory regime appears to have gotten badly off track. Tiny particles that U.S. regulators deemed not harmful caught the eye of European regulators, who Read More →

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California needs reforms to create stable future

By   /  Friday, November 13th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on California needs reforms to create stable future

Now that California is back, maybe it’s time to think big. That’s the theme of a talk that economist Chris Thornberg has been giving up and down the coast. The founding partner of Beacon Economics gave the latest version of his remarks at the Central Coast Economic Forecast in San Luis Obispo on Nov. 6. Read More →

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Tri-Counties need better broadband services

By   /  Friday, November 6th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties need better broadband services

Big ownership changes are coming to the telecommunications business in the Tri-Counties. Those changes should give local elected officials an opportunity to demand a lot more when it comes to delivering broadband services to much of the region. Today, huge chunks of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are poorly served by telecom Read More →

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Port grant, trade pact boon for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, October 30th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Port grant, trade pact boon for Central Coast

International commerce on the Central Coast got a boost from a pair of announcements last week. On Oct. 26, the Department of Transportation awarded $12.3 million to the Port of Hueneme for upgrades and modernization that includes dredging the harbor to accommodate larger ships. Also in the mix is improved transportation infrastructure, particularly for hauling Read More →

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