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Our View: Powell nomination a good sign; ‘Right to repair’ scores a win

By   /  Wednesday, November 24th, 2021  /  Editorials, Government, Latest news, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Our View: Powell nomination a good sign; ‘Right to repair’ scores a win

In nominating Jerome Powell for a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve, the Biden Administration has taken a step toward preserving the independence of the world’s most important central bank. Powell will likely steer a steady course and not give in to the worst policy inclinations of progressives nor to the hard money Read More →

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Our view: Region’s downtowns must look beyond dining

By   /  Friday, November 19th, 2021  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Region’s downtowns must look beyond dining

Downtowns have fought their way back from the pandemic with a combination of street closings and restaurant revitalization. But as Santa Barbara gets ready to inaugurate a new mayor and Santa Barbara and Ventura both take steps toward making car-free downtown streets more permanent, it is worth taking into account something else that’s happening across Read More →

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Our View: Everyone will benefit when UCSB builds more housing

By   /  Friday, November 12th, 2021  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: Everyone will benefit when UCSB builds more housing

UC Santa Barbara is caught between a housing mandate and the controversial ideas of a billionaire donor. In a pair of moves that have provided plenty of fodder for headlines but little progress, Goleta announced plans to sue UC Santa Barbara, saying it has not fulfilled its pledge to provide housing for thousands of students Read More →

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Our View: New mayor could herald changes in Santa Barbara

By   /  Thursday, November 4th, 2021  /  Editorials, Government, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Our View: New mayor could herald changes in Santa Barbara

With preliminary results from the Nov. 2 election available as this issue of the Business Times went to press, former City Council member and retired restaurant owner Randy Rowse appeared headed for victory in the closely watched Santa Barbara mayor’s race. The early results had Rowse with 40.4% of the vote, ahead of James Joyce’s Read More →

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Our View: Honoring the region’s best this Philanthropy Day

By   /  Friday, October 29th, 2021  /  Editorials, Latest news, Nonprofits, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: Honoring the region’s best this Philanthropy Day

With the season for giving upon us, we take pride in recognizing the honorees at the National Philanthropy Day Awards across the region. On Nov. 16, the Museum of Ventura County in downtown Ventura will host the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura awards at an in-person program beginning at 4 p.m. On Nov. 18, Read More →

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Our View: State housing mandates finally have some teeth

By   /  Friday, October 22nd, 2021  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: State housing mandates finally have some teeth

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Our View: Alisal Fire a reminder of need for insurance reforms

By   /  Friday, October 15th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Government, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: Alisal Fire a reminder of need for insurance reforms

The Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County is big and nasty, and it has proven to be hard to contain. As the Business Times went to press on Oct. 13, it had consumed 15,000 acres and Highway 101 was shut northwest of Goleta. (The highway reopened Oct. 15.) So far, the Alisal Fire has lacked Read More →

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