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How to gain and keep government contracts in a pandemic

By   /  Monday, September 21st, 2020  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Greg Bland While some industries grapple with slowdowns as a response to the pandemic, many government contractors have geared up. Yet what lies ahead for contractors remains uncertain as the health crisis continues to present new challenges. From vital military and intelligence tasks to supporting FEMA’s coordination of the national response to COVID-19, the Read More →

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Opinion: Proposition 15 would raise taxes on our farms and your food

By   /  Monday, September 21st, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Teri Bontrager Agriculture makes up an important part of our state economy and plays a particularly critical role in rural communities across the state. During the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s agricultural community and our ancillary food and beverage processors became designated as essential critical infrastructure to ensure that Californians and those beyond still had the Read More →

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By   /  Monday, September 21st, 2020  /  Nonprofits, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Bruce DeBoskey George Floyd … Breonna Taylor … Daniel Prude … Jacob Blake. The long road to racial justice in this country has been rocky and painful. It started long before these four people became household names and will, tragically, go well beyond their injuries and deaths. In response to these tragedies, many donors—whether Read More →

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Opinion: How to lift while you climb

By   /  Monday, September 14th, 2020  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Frances Moreno I had the privilege recently to join the recent virtual program “Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Voices Being Counted,” a celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment. The event brought together more than 150 women business leaders and featured a panel moderated by Thousand Oaks resident Jane Wells, a CNBC special Read More →

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Public health officials are our COVID commanders

By   /  Saturday, September 5th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Angela Hart As a veteran who served back-to-back tours in Iraq, I initially cringed when commentators compared the COVID-19 crisis to wartime — no bullets, no blood and no one volunteered for this. But after my months of reporting on the pandemic, it has become painfully clear this is like war. People are dying Read More →

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This Labor Day, wear a mask and ease the burden on local hospitals

By   /  Saturday, September 5th, 2020  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Scott Robertson Dignity Health Central Coast want to remind you to stay safe and protected. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises individuals to consider how to minimize exposure and the spread of coronavirus as some communities begin to hold events. The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and Read More →

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Love hurts: Pandemic teaches new ways to evaluate stocks

By   /  Tuesday, September 1st, 2020  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Kyle McIntosh Over the last several years, I fell in love. This is not a love story about my family or our not-so-smart golden doodle. Instead, this is a story about how I fell in love with a stock, and the turmoil I’ve experienced with it during the COVID-19 pandemic. While my relationship with Read More →

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