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Dubroff: Central Coast will have one of its own on Trump’s Cabinet

By   /  Thursday, December 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Restaurants  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

President-elect Donald Trump’s appointee for secretary of labor, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, will have more influence on national policy than any Central Coast business leader in decades. The implications for California are significant. Puzder is a 66-year-old attorney and former general counsel of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.’s parent company. He rebuilt the CKE brands Read More →

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PG&E pact will mitigate Diablo Canyon closure

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on PG&E pact will mitigate Diablo Canyon closure

San Luis Obispo County got an early Christmas present of sorts on Nov. 28. That’s when PG&E agreed to set up a $75 million fund plus an estimated $50 million to $70 million in additional payments to mitigate the impact of the closing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by 2025. The agreement includes funds Read More →

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Dubroff: California’s legalization of marijuana could go up in smoke

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Agriculture, Columns, Latest news  /  2 Comments

Henry Dubroff

In light of the recent election, it’s worth noting that Colorado sales from recreational marijuana soared to $1 billion in fiscal 2015 and the state’s haul of tax revenue has risen to $135 million. But the election of Donald Trump and his selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions as the attorney general-designate have rattled that state’s Read More →

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Dubroff: Trump administration will reshape Mexican-American relations

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

Amid talk about a Trump administration crack down on illegal immigrants and spending billions to build a wall across the southern border, Roberto Rodriguez sees a chance of the biggest reset in Mexican-American relations in 30 years. Rodriguez knows a thing or two about that relationship. A 40-year veteran of Mexico’s foreign service, he began Read More →

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New vision needed for Ventura County

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New vision needed for Ventura County

You might call it the Ventura County conundrum. By many measures, Ventura County has recovered nicely from the recession with relatively low unemployment at 5.3 percent, steady job growth and a nascent boom in the travel and leisure sector. But a deeper dive shows some disturbing trends. Jobs have not recovered to their pre-recession peak, Read More →

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Judge’s block of federal overtime exemption rule great for California employers

By   /  Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Judge’s block of federal overtime exemption rule great for California employers

Henry Dubroff

It’s a rare event when a federal rule sets a higher pay standard than worker-friendly California. That’s part of the reason why I wondered whether a Department of Labor mandate to sharply raise the level for overtime exemption to $47,476 a year on Dec. 1 amounted to a war on small businesses. On Nov. 22, Read More →

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Widening Highway 101 will reduce traffic woes

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Widening Highway 101 will reduce traffic woes

Construction on Highway 101 from Casitas Pass Road to Cabrillo Boulevard through Montecito is causing havoc for commuters trying to navigate from Ventura into Santa Barbara. The project will continue into 2020 as Caltrans-funded upgrades to the 101 are incorporated into widening for high occupancy vehicle lanes through a transportation corridor that’s absolutely crucial to Read More →

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