February 22, 2024


Editorial board

| Friday, December 4th, 2015

Executive housing will help Ventura compete for major employers

Editorials, Opinion

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 →

| Friday, November 27th, 2015

You should donate your time as well as money

Editorials, Opinion

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 →

| Friday, November 20th, 2015

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 →

| Friday, November 13th, 2015

California needs reforms to create stable future

Editorials, Opinion

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 →

| Friday, November 6th, 2015

Tri-Counties need better broadband services

Editorials, Opinion

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 →

| Friday, October 30th, 2015

Port grant, trade pact boon for Central Coast

Editorials, Opinion

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 →