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Carbon tax right policy for Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Energy, Op/Eds, Opinion, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Carbon tax right policy for Tri-Counties

By Mike McEachen As a frequent visitor to Refugio Beach, I was saddened by the oil that spewed out of the underground pipeline operated by Plains All American Pipeline and fouled our beach and coastline. My family and friends had to cancel our annual Memorial Weekend Refugio Beach campout that we made reservations for six Read More →

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Investors can decide not to put money into companies that damage environment

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Energy, Op/Eds, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Investors can decide not to put money into companies that damage environment

By Brad Stark and Kieran Osborne The pipeline breakage near Refugio State Beach is not only devastating to our environment and harmful to life on the Central Coast, but it also brings attention to how the oil industry is supported with investment dollars. The public relations battle with fossil fuels has been heating up for Read More →

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Moving toward privatizing our courts in California

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Law, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Moving toward privatizing our courts in California

By Lisa Spiwak California courts have been devastated by deep budget cuts.  In California, over 50 courthouses have been shut down and over 250 courtrooms are now closed. Fewer courtrooms and fewer judges mean that it takes longer to get into court and that could be highly relevant to any business seeking legal redress from Read More →

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Big spending on big ideas brings big payoff

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Big spending on big ideas brings big payoff

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STEM investment, new engineering school at CSU Channel Islands priority

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on STEM investment, new engineering school at CSU Channel Islands priority

By Jacqui Irwin Ventura County is home to some of the most exciting and cutting edge companies in the world. Nationally recognized corporations and entrepreneurial high-technology companies like Amgen, Haas Automation, SemTech, and Teledyne Technologies all have a footprint in Ventura County.  Additionally, Ventura County was recently designated as one of the state’s four innovation Read More →

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Virtual currency is finding global niches

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2015  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Virtual currency is finding global niches

By Lisa Spiwak This month, there has been a major event in the world of American finance. On May 7, itBit became America’s first national regulatory-compliant Bitcoin exchange. This is a very big deal because it paves the way for customers to now feel more comfortable with virtual currency, which appears to be one of Read More →

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State of region report pinpoints dwindling middle class

By   /  Monday, May 4th, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on State of region report pinpoints dwindling middle class

As any regular reader of the Pacific Coast Business Times knows, there is no shortage of experts and organizations churning out reports and studies and economic forecasts for our region. Why, then, did the Ventura County Civic Alliance decide to add to this plenitude by turning its State of the Region Report from an every-five-years Read More →

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