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Bills to help veterans get jobs should become law

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Bills to help veterans get jobs should become law

As Labor Day nears, California’s legislature is considering bills to help veterans returning home from active duty rejoin the workforce. California is home to a growing population of more than 1.8 million veterans. With overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down and more troops headed home, the number of veterans seeking jobs in California Read More →

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Can commercialism, professionalism co-exist in accounting profession?

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Can commercialism, professionalism co-exist in accounting profession?

What we see today in the accounting profession is troubling. Increased commercial activities threatens the independence cornerstone of the profession that underlies its public interest obligation. Audit firms are pushing the envelope in their involvement with non-audit services that makes it appear as though they might compromise their independence on the audit because of these Read More →

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SB real estate firm goes on $74M deal-making spree

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2015  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on SB real estate firm goes on $74M deal-making spree

The Paskin Group, a Santa Barbara-based real estate outfit, announced recently that it closed its fourth deal in 12 months, acquiring a total of $74 million in assets during the period. Paskin’s portfolio, which consists of both commercial and multifamily residential properties, has expanded to 1.5 million square feet as a result of the deals. Read More →

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‘Making things right’ after Refugio oil spill more than lip service

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Energy, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on ‘Making things right’ after Refugio oil spill more than lip service

Plains All American Pipeline, the Houston-based company responsible for the oil spill near Refugio Beach on May 19, should stop the bullshit. Plains’ aversion to providing honest answers about the spill was on full display June 26 at a joint oversight hearing by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Select Committee on the Read More →

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Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

It’s a case of business as usual for Plains All American Pipeline, which owns the pipe that ruptured near Goleta on May 19 and spilled an estimated 101,000 gallons of oil. About 21,000 gallons of oil flowed through a storm culvert under Highway 101 into the ocean, blackening area beaches and creating a 10-square-mile oil Read More →

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