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Our view: Progress on Highway 101 widening welcome sign

By   /  Friday, March 24th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

In fits and starts, the inevitable widening of Highway 101 from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara is proceeding at a steady pace. The latest sign of progress on the project is the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments’ approval for building HOV lanes in the Linden Avenue to Casitas Pass Road portion of the project. It Read More →

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Workforce trends challenge for tri-county employers

By   /  Friday, March 17th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Vlad Vaiman To formulate and implement a meaningful talent management strategy in an organization, its top leaders need to understand current workforce trends. These include a rapidly aging population, increased workplace diversity, significant skill deficiencies and employees’ changing attitudes. The rapidly aging U.S. population is felt in virtually all occupations. Even though the overall Read More →

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Our view: Ventura creates model for helping homeless

By   /  Friday, March 17th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Amid the turmoil of November’s election results, it was easy to overlook passage of the Measure O sales tax increase for the city of Ventura. The Business Times took some heat for endorsing Measure O, which clearly struck a chord with voters who rejected a countywide transportation tax measure. A transportation tax initiative in San Read More →

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Our view: Allan Hancock College perfect for 4-year degree

By   /  Friday, March 10th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

A bill making its way through the General Assembly holds out the promise of bringing a four-year degree to an area of the Tri-Counties often described as the state’s biggest “academic desert.” State Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, a Democrat from Thousand Oaks, has introduced AB 405, a measure that would create a pilot program for a Read More →

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Gene technology raises ethical questions

By   /  Friday, March 10th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Frank Kalman A relatively obscure talk about genes was given at UC Santa Barbara recently by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a researcher and clinical oncologist at Columbia University and author of a Pulitzer Prize winning book, the “Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.” It was, however, on par in terms of gravity with Read More →

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Our view: SLO to Denver flight great for economy

By   /  Friday, March 3rd, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  No Comments

Reports that San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport has landed a coveted daily nonstop flight to Denver came seemingly out of the blue. But, in fact, the announcement was the result of nearly a decade of effort by business and community leaders to give SLO County travelers an option that provides a same day connection Read More →

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Letter to the editor: Stop asking Trump to release tax returns

By   /  Friday, March 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

Dear Editor: When I read your commentary, “Time for Trump to release tax returns, explain Russian ties” (Feb. 17 issue), I couldn’t believe my eyes. The editor of a business-oriented periodical spouting left-wing conspiracy theories and repeating fake news. Let me start by sharing my opinion that President Trump is a friend of the workingman Read More →

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