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Opinion: California’s road to decarbonization

By   /  Friday, May 7th, 2021  /  Education, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

By David Lea, Kyle Meng, Olivier Deschenes, Ranjit Deshmukh and Paige Weber The world is jointly confronting two pressing issues: climate change and rising inequality. These problems are also intricately linked. The imperative to address climate change is overlaid on a world that is deeply unequal, which is likely to worsen under climate change. Yet, Read More →

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Opinion: What a difference a year makes for Cal Poly’s AngelCon

By   /  Friday, May 7th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Startups, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

By Judy Mahan This Friday, the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Small Business Development Center COVID Task Force congregates via Zoom for our now-monthly meeting — what a difference a year makes. Last year, at this time, the COVID Task Force met weekly, with multiple triage meetings throughout the week. The goal was Read More →

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Cal Poly to get $5M in federal funds for drone project

By   /  Wednesday, April 28th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will get $5 million in federal funds to form a partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory to study drone technology. U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, was one of three reps who helped direct $10 million to Cal Poly SLO and Cal Poly Pomona in the Consolidated Appropriations Act Read More →

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Business Times Hall of Fame: UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang

By   /  Friday, April 23rd, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, left, South Coast, Special Sections, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Editor’s note: Henry Yang, the chancellor of UC Santa Barbara since 1994, is this year’s entry into the Pacific Coast Business Times tri-county business Hall of Fame. He will be honored in a virtual event on May 20. Register for the event here and check out the entire Hall of Fame special section here. He’s Read More →

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Opinion: Ventura County schools turn their eyes toward career education and training

By   /  Friday, April 23rd, 2021  /  Education, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By César Morales As the state and local economies begin to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the workforce needs of Ventura County businesses will take center stage. Ventura County businesses require well-qualified employees who want to grow their careers in our community and our students need stable, well-paying job opportunities close to home. Ventura County’s Read More →

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UC, CSU campuses plan to require COVID-19 vaccinations in fall

By   /  Thursday, April 22nd, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Education, Latest news, right, Top Stories  /  No Comments

UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Channel Islands and the other 30 public four-year universities in California will require students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they return to campus in the fall, the University of California and California State University systems announced April 22. The requirement will only go Read More →

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Moorpark College interim president gets the job on permanent basis

By   /  Thursday, April 15th, 2021  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The Ventura County Community College District has named Julius Sokenu as the new president of Moorpark College, the largest community college in the tri-county region. “Dr. Sokenu is a visionary leader who supports the college’s approximately 14,000 students and the faculty and staff,” said VCCD Chancellor Greg Gillespie, in an April 15 press release announcing Read More →

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