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

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Amgen’s smart moves keep it poised to grow

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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Dubroff: Trump’s immigration ban could derail innovation in America

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Trump’s immigration ban could derail innovation in America

Henry Dubroff

Innovation happens in the most surprising ways. And history shows that some of America’s greatest innovators are immigrants. Recently, many of these immigrant-entrepreneurs are refugees like Intel’s Andy Grove, whose family left Hungary after the USSR cracked down. Or the kids of refugees — think Steve Jobs, whose dad was from Syria. Most of them Read More →

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Our view: Tariff on goods from Mexico would hurt avocado growers

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Tariff on goods from Mexico would hurt avocado growers

The avocado was relegated to the ranks of niche agricultural products until some clever growers from Ventura County figured out how to grow, harvest and ship them into U.S. markets year round. By outsourcing operations to Mexico and Latin America, Calavo, Mission Produce and others extended the four-month growing season in California to 12 months Read More →

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Dubroff: Zodiac Aerospace acquisition may be good for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Zodiac Aerospace acquisition may be good for Central Coast

Henry Dubroff

A deal hatched in France in late January will reshape the future of one of the region’s largest manufacturing enterprises. Zodiac Aerospace’s sprawling Santa Maria operation, which builds fold-down seating for business class for Airbus and Boeing, will get a new owner later this year — at least if regulators approve. Its Paris-based parent company Read More →

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Ventura County water agencies flooded with regulations

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Ventura County water agencies flooded with regulations

Henry Dubroff

Recharging West Ventura County’s depleted groundwater supplies is not as simple as collecting the deluge of rainwater flowing through the Santa Clara River. New federal restrictions designed to protect the endangered steelhead trout are making it much harder for agencies like United Water Conservation District to divert the river’s flow for cities and farmers. “This Read More →

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Our view: Chumash deserve chance to develop Camp 4 land

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Chumash deserve chance to develop Camp 4 land

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians took a big step toward self-sufficiency on Jan. 23 when the Bureau of Indian Affairs placed a prime Santa Ynez Valley property into a trust that clears the way for housing, vineyards and open space development. Technically known as Camp 4, the 1,390-acre property is scheduled for 143 Read More →

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California, U.S. must stop dreaming and face fiscal reality

By   /  Friday, January 20th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Columns, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

Maybe it’s time to get real. The idealized view of America that brought about the populist revolution in the November election is not going to come back. Going back to 1970s or 1980s work rules would mean shackling millions of workers to jobs that offered little mobility, bare-bones pensions without inflation protection and uncertain prospects Read More →

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