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Mayors deserve a say in Diablo Canyon closure

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Mayors deserve a say in Diablo Canyon closure

Cities that form the heart of the San Luis Obispo County economy should not become collateral damage as PG&E works out a plan to shutter the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant. On Sept. 15, the mayors of San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles and Pismo Beach took what they called an “unprecedented Read More →

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Geringer had a lock on hardware devices

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Geringer had a lock on hardware devices

When the Business Times handed out its Family Business Awards in 2012, we recognized Art Geringer, an entrepreneur who was happily showing up at the office every day at age 89. Geringer was a pioneer in building safety who devised a fail-safe lock that allows people to exit high rise buildings in case of an Read More →

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Ventura tax measure key to revitalizing the city

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

This November is shaping up to be a pivotal election year — especially when it comes to the future of Ventura County. Already on the ballot are a countywide measure to provide transportation improvements on the Highway 101 corridor and far beyond. And there will be dueling ballot measures to chart the future of SOAR, Read More →

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Brown should not sign farmworker overtime bill

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Brown should not sign farmworker overtime bill

Henry Dubroff

With the farmworker overtime pay bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, we’re writing to warn that many of the quick fixes to contemporary problems are not what they appear to be. In a year where Bernie Sanders ignited the Democratic Party with his appeal to the issue of social injustice, the impulse to seize Read More →

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Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties

The fires raging up and down the Central Coast remind us of the vulnerability we all face and the historical importance of the environment we pay taxes to protect. The Chimney Fire that briefly threatened the Hearst Castle and the Rey Fire, which appeared to envelope the Santa Ynez Valley in smoke and flame when Read More →

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Area code overlay better than breaking up the 805

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Area code overlay better than breaking up the 805

With the California Public Utilities Commission ready to hold hearings on the future of the 805 area code, the easy call for this newspaper is to urge the CPUC to adopt a so-called “overlay” solution. With an overlay, the existing area code remains intact and a new set of three numbers introduces a new area Read More →

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Skies won’t be friendly in Santa Maria anymore

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Skies won’t be friendly in Santa Maria anymore

Santa Maria’s relationship with United Airlines was set up for a breakup a year ago when the Chicago-based carrier stopped flying to Los Angeles and shifted its connecting flights to San Francisco. The final blow came Aug. 1 when United announced a suspension of the SFO flights this fall. The Santa Maria-San Francisco service was Read More →

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