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Community programs should not be chopped

By   /  Friday, March 31st, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Community programs should not be chopped

By Marsha Bailey If you don’t speak acronym, you may not know what a “CDBG” or a “CDFI” is. You’re even less likely to know how these federal government programs, both of which are on the chopping block, impact you and your community. The Community Development Block Grant Program is a U.S. Department of Housing Read More →

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Workforce trends challenge for tri-county employers

By   /  Friday, March 17th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Workforce trends challenge for tri-county employers

By Vlad Vaiman To formulate and implement a meaningful talent management strategy in an organization, its top leaders need to understand current workforce trends. These include a rapidly aging population, increased workplace diversity, significant skill deficiencies and employees’ changing attitudes. The rapidly aging U.S. population is felt in virtually all occupations. Even though the overall Read More →

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Gene technology raises ethical questions

By   /  Friday, March 10th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Gene technology raises ethical questions

By Frank Kalman A relatively obscure talk about genes was given at UC Santa Barbara recently by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a researcher and clinical oncologist at Columbia University and author of a Pulitzer Prize winning book, the “Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.” It was, however, on par in terms of gravity with Read More →

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Letter to the editor: Stop asking Trump to release tax returns

By   /  Friday, March 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Stop asking Trump to release tax returns

Dear Editor: When I read your commentary, “Time for Trump to release tax returns, explain Russian ties” (Feb. 17 issue), I couldn’t believe my eyes. The editor of a business-oriented periodical spouting left-wing conspiracy theories and repeating fake news. Let me start by sharing my opinion that President Trump is a friend of the workingman Read More →

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Fienup: At last, an end to the ‘New Normal’

By   /  Friday, March 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fienup: At last, an end to the ‘New Normal’

By Matthew Fienup There is one clear lesson from the first 30 days of the Trump economy. The so-called “New Normal,” a belief in the inevitability of poor economic performance following the Great Recession, is now dead. I wish I could also say that a return to robust economic growth is just around the corner Read More →

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Requests for proposals overlook value of face-to-face communication

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Requests for proposals overlook value of face-to-face communication

I’ve been in business for more than 30 years and in that time I’ve hired quite a few people. But in all that time, not once, did I hire a person based strictly on their resume and certainly I’ve never hired anyone without having met them first. In every instance, I felt it was important, Read More →

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Ojai company leads way to reliable, clean energy

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ojai company leads way to reliable, clean energy

By Jan Dietrick The Feb. 10 article in the Pacific Coast Business Times, “Power to the people: SimpliPhi to double production at Ojai battery storage plant,” about how the Ojai company is positioning itself for growth, can be viewed through the lens of current trends in energy policy. Policy-makers in California and Washington, D.C., should Read More →

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