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Life is precious takeaway from terror attack in Nice

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Life is precious takeaway from terror attack in Nice

Henry Dubroff

Westlake Village financial planner John C. Lindsey had just arrived in Nice for a family vacation when his ordeal began. After an “awesome Bastille Day fireworks show,” the July 14 terror attack started with a crowd running toward him and his son-in-law as he enjoyed a celebratory cigar. They immediately “ducked back into their hotel,” Read More →

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Coastal housing advocate Lynn Jacobs left a legacy

By   /  Friday, July 15th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Coastal housing advocate Lynn Jacobs left a legacy

First it was providing housing for farmworkers. Later is was building homes for working families up and down the Central Coast. Later still, it was serving in former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet and pushing through a landmark deal to create billions of dollars in home financing. Developing affordable housing remains the No. 1 issue confronting Read More →

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Tri-county firefighters deserve our support

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-county firefighters deserve our support

Southern California’s persistent drought is making life tougher and tougher for the region’s firefighters. And the worst may be ahead of us. As Staff Writer Marissa Nall reports in this week’s edition of the Business Times, the Sherpa fire took a large bite out of agricultural production in Refugio Canyon and surrounding areas. Meanwhile, fire Read More →

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Transportation future up to Ventura County voters

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Transportation future up to Ventura County voters

Ventura County has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take control of its future. Going before voters in November is a Transportation Investment and Expenditure Plan that would for the first time give Ventura County a dedicated sales tax revenue stream for transportation upgrades and environmental improvements. The plan, crafted by the Ventura County Transportation Commission, was Read More →

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Strawberry crop might not always remain No. 1

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Strawberry crop might not always remain No. 1

It’s going to take a lot to dethrone the strawberry as the region’s top crop. But there are plenty of signs that the juicy red fruit that’s a year round sensation may not last forever at the top of the agribusiness pile. The retirement of the Dullam family, reported earlier in the Business Times, and Read More →

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Mass shootings taking terrible toll in America

By   /  Friday, June 17th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Mass shootings taking terrible toll in America

Henry Dubroff

Two years ago it was Isla Vista. This year it is San Bernardino and Orlando. Mass shootings have become a way of life in America — and that is a tragedy. This year’s shootings have a particularly troubling twist: the targeting of LGBTQ victims in a nightclub by a young American-born Muslim who apparently was Read More →

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Fraud charges cap sad demise of Melchiori

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2016  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion, Real Estate, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Fraud charges cap sad demise of Melchiori

It was an iconic company among general contractors and its rise marked a pivot point in Santa Barbara’s emergence as a hub for tourism and technology in the 1990s. Ugo Melchiori, an immigrant from Northern Italy, turned skills as a craftsman into a business that, beginning in the late 1980s, was nearly as powerful as Read More →

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