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Geringer had a lock on hardware devices

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Geringer had a lock on hardware devices

When the Business Times handed out its Family Business Awards in 2012, we recognized Art Geringer, an entrepreneur who was happily showing up at the office every day at age 89. Geringer was a pioneer in building safety who devised a fail-safe lock that allows people to exit high rise buildings in case of an Read More →

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Dubroff: Brown’s bid to fight climate change will be his legacy

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Brown’s bid to fight climate change will be his legacy

Henry Dubroff

Gov. Jerry Brown has doubled down on his bet that climate change is the biggest issue facing California for the long run. That’s the message from a just-ended legislative session that extended the state’s greenhouse gas emission rules to include a reduction that’s 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The state already is on Read More →

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O’Brian’s passion for community service inspired thousands

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on O’Brian’s passion for community service inspired thousands

Henry Dubroff

When the Business Times had a chance to speak with legendary actor Hugh O’Brian, we jumped at the chance. The opportunity came about five years ago as the “Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership” program, a national nonprofit, was beginning to raise its profile in the region. One of those hidden gems of East Ventura County, the Read More →

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Ventura tax measure key to revitalizing the city

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

This November is shaping up to be a pivotal election year — especially when it comes to the future of Ventura County. Already on the ballot are a countywide measure to provide transportation improvements on the Highway 101 corridor and far beyond. And there will be dueling ballot measures to chart the future of SOAR, Read More →

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Fiscal reform needed as pension time bomb ticks away

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fiscal reform needed as pension time bomb ticks away

America’s summer of fiscal discontent is coming to a close on a downbeat note. The California legislature is preparing to wind up its session having stirred up a lot of controversy but done almost nothing to address the state’s ongoing pension crisis. The burgeoning shortfall now adds up to $139 billion in the CalPERS fund Read More →

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Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties

The fires raging up and down the Central Coast remind us of the vulnerability we all face and the historical importance of the environment we pay taxes to protect. The Chimney Fire that briefly threatened the Hearst Castle and the Rey Fire, which appeared to envelope the Santa Ynez Valley in smoke and flame when Read More →

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Farmworker overtime bill rotten for growers in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Farmworker overtime bill rotten for growers in Tri-Counties

Henry Dubroff

If you want more evidence for my theory that small businesses are simply being thrown under the bus in the current political season, just look at the farmworker overtime bill that nearly passed the General Assembly on Aug. 23. The proposed rules, which were pulled from a final vote on Aug. 25, would mandate higher Read More →

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