June 29, 2022

		

Guest Commentary


| Friday, June 24th, 2022

Opinion: Let’s work together to save outdoor dining in Santa Barbara

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By Richard Yates and Tina Takaya  In the years leading up to the pandemic, we all began noticing the ever-increasing number of empty storefronts on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, the high rents, homelessness, and a struggling retail economy brought on by online shopping. Adding to this, the creative re-branding of the Funk Zone Read More →

| Friday, June 17th, 2022

Opinion: When forming a business partnership, give thought to its potential end

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By Kathleen J. Smith Business partners, seeking to make their fortunes, form their limited liability companies at a moment when they expect to work together indefinitely, with goodwill between them and nothing but cooperation as their modus operandi. At this time in a business partnership, the idea of distrusting their business partner and needing to Read More →

| Friday, May 27th, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on Measures A and B in Ventura County

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Dear Editor, There is an active oil well on our Rincon-Vitova Insectaries business property in the Ventura oil field. It was drilled in 1945 on the site of a migrant farm worker camp. The dormitory buildings that we use to grow beneficial insects for biological pest control were built much earlier in 1922. My father Read More →

| Friday, May 27th, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on Measures A & B in Ventura County

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Dear Editor, One year ago, Venturans paid an average of $4.12 per gallon for gas. The average has now exceeded $5.90 and diesel fuel hit $6.49 this week. High fuel costs equal higher costs for food, materials, and commercial goods. Rising prices are one of many concerns about Measures A and B. If they pass, Read More →

| Friday, May 20th, 2022

Opinion: The secrets to a happy family business

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By Keanon Alderson In the United States, approximately 80% to 90% of all firms are either owned or controlled by families. These firms contribute significantly to the economy and are a significant source of employment and innovation. When they are healthy, there are numerous positives, such as increased financial success, longer life of the firm, Read More →

| Friday, May 13th, 2022

Opinion: The rewards and challenges of a truly multicultural workforce

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By Michael O’Brien Browne We on the Central Coast of California are gifted with a rich pool of diverse multicultural and multiethnic talents to drive our businesses, from Latinos to Thais, Middle Easterners to Europeans, Native Americans, Chinese, Indians, Africans, Ukrainians, Armenians, Russians, Philippinos, Pacific Islanders and a vast array of others across all cultures, Read More →

| Friday, May 13th, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on A and B to hold oil companies to modern environmental standards

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Dear Editor, With oil prices high, there is more incentive to ramp up oil drilling, including next to homes and schools. Ventura County residents need to vote “yes” on Measures A and B if they want that development to face environmental review — like every other kind of development — and to meet current laws Read More →