May 28, 2023


Guest Commentary

| Friday, February 19th, 2021

Opinion: Vehicles on the beach don’t pay for Oceano

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By Nick Alter For nearly 40 years the California Department of Parks and Recreation has been operating the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, as permitted by the California Coastal Commission in 1982. As permitted, street-legal vehicles have been allowed to drive up and down a two-mile stretch of beach extending from Grand Avenue in Read More →

| Friday, February 12th, 2021

Opinion: Inside Biden’s plan for education

Higher Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion

By Loredana Carson When Joe Biden announced his plan for education in fall 2020, much of what he proposed was reported with the caveat that it didn’t stand much of a chance, given the assumption that the Republicans would continue to control the Senate. However, with the results of the Georgia runoff election, some of Read More →

| Friday, February 12th, 2021

Opinion: A guide to state programs to stop the spread of COVID in the workplace

Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion

By Kim L. Hunter It’s difficult to try to understand how much the world has changed in just one short year. What started off as sheltering in place, attempting to master the art of baking sourdough bread from scratch, soon turned into unprecedented loss in every sense of the word. From loss of life to Read More →

| Friday, February 5th, 2021

Opinion: To fix the region’s housing shortages, look to parking and racism

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By Roy Prince Are we going to make the hard policy choices to create more housing, or will we continue to allow systemic racism, stodgy planning policy, and outdated zoning to kill sorely needed housing options for our communities? What are the root causes of housing and homelessness in our community, and more importantly, what Read More →

| Friday, January 29th, 2021

Opinion: Revolution in crowdfunding brings private investments to the masses

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By Mike Panesis The unfortunate events in our nation’s capital in early January had me thinking a lot about revolutions. Whether successful or not, they seem to come upon us suddenly, when in fact they have fomented for years. We see this phenomenon not just in government and society. In the groundbreaking book “The Structure Read More →

| Friday, January 29th, 2021

Opinion: The seller’s three-part formula

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By Josh Damigo Whether it’s closing a multi-million-dollar deal, asking, “Do you want fries with that?” or actually getting your partner to agree to watch the show you want to on Netflix, the “art of the sale” is all around us. We should, then, take the time to figure out where our weaknesses lie, because Read More →

| Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Opinion: Prop 19 will raise property taxes for more than just the rich

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By John Ambrecht New state rules that go into effect Feb. 16 could substantially increase property taxes for children or grandchildren who inherit family property. To protect your family’s assets, it’s important to take immediate action, by reaching out to a financial planner or attorney. The change is due to Proposition 19, approved by California Read More →