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Our view: McCarthy needs to face reality of a Biden victory

By   /  Monday, November 23rd, 2020  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Thinking about the 2020 election, it strikes us how rare it would be if consecutive speakers of the House were from California. But with the Democratic majority in Congress narrowing and the GOP with some momentum headed into 2022, there is the possibility that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, would be first in line if Read More →

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Don’t forget your neighbors in need

By   /  Monday, November 23rd, 2020  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Bruce DeBoskey The holidays are around the corner and, for tens of millions of our neighbors across the U.S., this will be a time of scarcity, insecurity, worry and, in the richest nation on earth, hunger. Consider these facts: • Prior to COVID-19, 37 million people in the U.S. struggled with hunger. Feeding America, Read More →

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How to do more than survive in a pandemic and recession

By   /  Monday, November 23rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Michael Mierau Even if all you had to worry about were the quality of your company’s products or services and continued growth of its customer base, running a business would be challenging enough. No one can precisely predict what factors can impact the economy. Sometimes, they seem to come out of nowhere, as with Read More →

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Karl Storz Imaging marks 30th anniversary in Goleta

By   /  Tuesday, November 17th, 2020  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Happy 30th anniversary to Karl Storz Imaging of Goleta, which got its start on Nov. 12, 1990 when Karl Storz SE & Co. of Germany purchased a startup called Medical Concepts. Today, the company remains a unit of Karl Storz and employs around 400 on the Central Coast, where it produces endoscopes for use in Read More →

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California has a lot to lose if Supreme Court kills Obamacare

By   /  Monday, November 16th, 2020  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Angela Hart California Healthline SACRAMENTO — Of any state, California has the most to lose if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act. Health care coverage for millions of people is at stake, as are billions in federal dollars. Yet Democratic California leaders don’t have a plan to preserve the broad range Read More →

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Our view: CSU Channel Islands needs continuity, diversity

By   /  Monday, November 9th, 2020  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

The sudden departure of CSU Channel Islands President Erika Beck came as a surprise to key stakeholders, but it also creates an unusual set of opportunities. Beck will decamp in January to take the helm of CSU Northridge, a 40,000-student campus in need of strong leadership. Northridge is five times larger than Channel Islands. It Read More →

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If you think you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re wrong

By   /  Monday, November 9th, 2020  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Greg Steiner Whenever I took on a new role, I started out by sharing “ground rules” with my new team. This was a set of guidelines on how we were going to operate. One such rule was that each staff member’s opinions and recommendations were not limited to their specific role or functional area. Read More →

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