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Our view: Ventura-Santa Barbara rail study a good start

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Words of wisdom attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tsu hold that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Perhaps the journey to improve rail transportation between Santa Barbara and Ventura begins with a single grant. That’s at least the promise of a $50,000 award from the Santa Barbara County Association of Read More →

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Dubroff: Stormy weather, surging stocks plug one county’s fiscal pothole

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

The weather and the election of Donald Trump don’t appear to have much in common. But the rainstorms that struck over President’s Day weekend and the Trump bump in the stock market have had a big impact on the fiscal fortunes of Santa Barbara County. Hopefully, the powers that be will take advantage of a Read More →

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Santa Barbara’s Sandbox incubator debuts with virtual reality forum

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2017  /  Latest news, Technology  /  No Comments

The region’s newest business workspace made its public debut Feb. 23 with the opening of Sandbox, a medium-sized business incubator at 414 Olive  St. in Santa Barbara’s emerging Haley Street corridor. About 85 people attended a forum on “The Business of Virtual Reality” with VR experts and author Shel Israel. Sandbox is the brainchild of Read More →

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Our view: State needs to be smarter about water infrastructure

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

The dam was declared totally safe. The collapse was totally unexpected. This month’s emergency evacuation of 200,000 people below the troubled spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California recalled memories of a disaster right in our backyard. On March 2, 1928, as many as 600 people, many of them residents of Ventura County, died Read More →

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Dubroff: Time for Trump to release tax returns, explain Russian ties

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Two of the smartest journalists I know are Thomas J. Friedman of the New York Times and Fareed Zakaria of CNN. When they reach the same conclusion about Donald Trump, the Russians and his tax returns, I’m pretty confident they’re on to something. That’s why I’ll add this newspaper’s voice to those calling for President Read More →

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Our view: Puzder ground into political hamburger

By   /  Wednesday, February 15th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Just a day before his confirmation hearing, CKE Restaurants and subsidiaries Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s CEO Andy Puzder has withdrawn his nomination for secretary of labor. Puzder, a former Santa Barbara resident who was ideologically in step with President Donald Trump, was rapidly losing support from the left as well as the right. And after Read More →

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Our view: Amgen’s smart moves keep it poised to grow

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

From its perch in Thousand Oaks, Amgen continues to be one of the savvier companies in the biopharma space when it comes to navigating drug policy and drug pricing. It continues to win the battle to keep copycat biosimilars from eroding its core franchises while gaining approval for new drugs – the latest is for Read More →

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