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Dubroff: Raising minimum wage to $15 per hour will hurt businesses

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Raising minimum wage to $15 per hour will hurt businesses

Henry Dubroff

Having pushed through one of the largest tax increases in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown has now put his stamp on a minimum wage hike that will likely take away as much opportunity as it provides. A pragmatist and fiscal prude, Brown jumped into the minimum wage debate and wrung from union advocates concessions that Read More →

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Forcing workers to save may be key to retirement

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Forcing workers to save may be key to retirement

Taxes and savings are much in the news these days. Baby boomers aren’t saving enough for retirement. Millennials will need $2 million portfolios in order to achieve a decent level of retirement income. Federal income taxes are too high – and don’t get us started about California. Old-fashioned pensions are largely gone from the private Read More →

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Bigger global effort needed to thwart ISIS terrorism

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Bigger global effort needed to thwart ISIS terrorism

Henry Dubroff

What a difference a year makes in the fight against terrorism. Fifteen months ago, the world witnessed an assault on freedom of the press when terrorists allied with ISIS attacked and murdered journalists from Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine. As millions of people mourned the 11 victims, some wondered if the magazine itself had Read More →

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Tacky chamber move sets a bad example

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

When we launched the Pacific Coast Business Times 16 years ago, one of our core values was to respect existing business organizations. That’s why we went the extra step and joined chambers of commerce from the Conejo Valley to San Luis Obispo. We continue to support our chambers and last year we became a media Read More →

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State of the City: Santa Barbara in great fiscal shape

By   /  Thursday, March 24th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on State of the City: Santa Barbara in great fiscal shape

Santa Barbara is in its best fiscal shape since the Great Recession but faces some hurdles in the short-term, top officials said at the annual State of the City breakfast March 24 at the Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. City Manager Paul Casey said the city has full-funded general reserves – or 25 percent of one Read More →

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Dubroff: Santa Barbara takes a regional view of innovation culture

By   /  Friday, March 18th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Santa Barbara takes a regional view of innovation culture

Henry Dubroff

In a sign that the current wave of tech entrepreneurship might just be sustainable,  cities across the Tri-Counties are beginning to embrace the startup culture. San Luis Obispo is thinking about housing a much bigger tech savvy workforce, working closely with Cal Poly and capitalizing on the success of MindBody. Ventura is looking beyond the Read More →

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Volunteerism ‘shapes community we share’

By   /  Friday, March 18th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Volunteerism ‘shapes community we share’

Henry Dubroff

In business, we measure success by revenue growth, rising profits, share prices and transactions closed. But in communities across the Tri-Counties, successful leadership is often defined by measures less tangible. That point was brought home on March 9 when we stopped by the Santa Barbara Foundation’s 73rd annual Man and Woman of the Year luncheon. Read More →

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