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Charges, lawsuits Plains’ Refugio oil spill legacy

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Charges, lawsuits Plains’ Refugio oil spill legacy

One year later, the Refugio oil spill remains in the headlines amid rising costs and the first of what could be a series of criminal misconduct charges. Plains All American now faces a 46-count indictment at the state level for a May 2015 incident that spilled 21,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The Read More →

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Settlement reasonable amid political pressure

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Settlement reasonable amid political pressure

Maybe there’s not a major Supreme Court decision lurking in every case that’s in the headlines. That’s our takeaway from the court’s order to litigants in Zubick vs. Burwell, a case involving nonprofits seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to provide coverage for contraception. Among those seeking relief was Thomas Aquinas College Read More →

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One year later, Plains still dragging feet over oil spill

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on One year later, Plains still dragging feet over oil spill

Nearly a year after a Plains All American pipeline broke, spilling an estimated 123,270 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean and disrupting tourism along the California Coast, there has been little progress in resolving the underlying issues that led to the region’s biggest environmental disaster in decades. Plains All American has proved adept at Read More →

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Anti-Trump surge could change tri-county results

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Will an anti-Trump backlash affect elections far down the ballot on the Central Coast? Perhaps. Which is why the billionaire developer’s triumph in the Indiana primary, and the abrupt suspension of campaigns by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, has ripple effects down to county and regional elections. For one thing, any Read More →

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Impact of Diablo Canyon closure needs studying

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Impact of Diablo Canyon closure needs studying

We didn’t pull any punches when we wrote about California’s war on business in the April 22 edition of the Business Times. For a classic example of the kind of thinking that’s just wrong about California’s path forward, it’s worth looking at opposition to SB 968. Introduced by Sen. Bill Monning, a Democrat from Santa Read More →

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Rush developed CSUCI into source of pride

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Rush developed CSUCI into source of pride

Call him the Socrates of Camarillo. That’s the clever phrase used by Sage Publications CEO Blaze Simqu in tribute to outgoing CSU Channel Islands President Richard Rush. And while the line got a big laugh from the 900 people who attended Rush’s retirement dinner in Simi Valley on April 9, it is more than a Read More →

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New adviser rules may bolster retirement plans

By   /  Friday, April 8th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New adviser rules may bolster retirement plans

New rules for financial planners advising retirement plans and Health Savings Accounts could have an unexpected benefit for small businesses. The rules, from the U.S. Department of Labor, place new “fiduciary” responsibilities on financial advisers and consultants. They must pick the most economical plans – without regard to their own compensation — when advising clients. Read More →

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