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Obama’s Asian trade strategy could keep China in check

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Obama’s Asian trade strategy could keep China in check

Striding confidently across the tarmac at the Palm Springs International Airport on Feb. 16, President Barack Obama was leaving what has become his favorite winter getaway spot with a bit of swagger. He had just come from a press conference where he argued that he, not the GOP-controlled Senate, held the constitutional high ground in Read More →

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Scalia’s death will impact cases of regional concern

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Scalia’s death will impact cases of regional concern

The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over President’s Day weekend will likely alter the trajectory of any number of cases before the court. Two of them are particularly relevant to the Tri-Counties. In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the justices appeared to be closely divided on the question of whether to uphold Read More →

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Central banks losing ability to steer global economies

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Central banks losing ability to steer global economies

Upheaval in the global markets in recent months may be signaling that the era of the all-powerful central bank may be coming to an end. Evidence is mounting that central bank moves are having less and less of the desired impact on regional economies. For Exhibit A we turn to the People’s Bank of China, Read More →

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SOAR revisions needed for agribusiness to grow

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on SOAR revisions needed for agribusiness to grow

SOAR, short for Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, has had a big impact on land use in Ventura County. Up for renewal after two decades, a revised SOAR should go before voters this fall. Among other things, SOAR needs revisions that carve out exceptions for food processing facilities. It needs to recognize the growing Read More →

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San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration

You might say that the modern history of Ventura County began 150 years ago with the founding of the City of San Buenaventura. In April of 1866, Ventura was an emerging commercial center built around the mission. Cattle ranching was the biggest industry and the discovery of the prolific Ventura Avenue oil field was still Read More →

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Dubroff: Coastal Commission should tackle housing shortage

By   /  Friday, January 29th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

It is perhaps appropriate that an effort to unseat Charles Lester, executive director of the California Coastal Commission, might just come to a head in Morro Bay on Feb. 10. That’s the date when the commission is set to hold a public meeting over so-called “performance issues” that have led, apparently, to an effort by Read More →

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Here’s how to navigate stock market meltdown

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Here’s how to navigate stock market meltdown

Henry Dubroff

Markets are quirky things. They sail along for a while and then wham, turbulence arrives. Twice in the past six months we’ve seen two market meltdowns — the latest put the U.S. indices deep into correction territory. My own takeaway is that we are not in the middle of a full-blown financial crisis; there’s been Read More →

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