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New vision needed for Ventura County

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New vision needed for Ventura County

You might call it the Ventura County conundrum. By many measures, Ventura County has recovered nicely from the recession with relatively low unemployment at 5.3 percent, steady job growth and a nascent boom in the travel and leisure sector. But a deeper dive shows some disturbing trends. Jobs have not recovered to their pre-recession peak, Read More →

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Widening Highway 101 will reduce traffic woes

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Widening Highway 101 will reduce traffic woes

Construction on Highway 101 from Casitas Pass Road to Cabrillo Boulevard through Montecito is causing havoc for commuters trying to navigate from Ventura into Santa Barbara. The project will continue into 2020 as Caltrans-funded upgrades to the 101 are incorporated into widening for high occupancy vehicle lanes through a transportation corridor that’s absolutely crucial to Read More →

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Small business backlash fueled Trump’s victory

By   /  Friday, November 11th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Small business backlash fueled Trump’s victory

When the Business Times asked Labor Secretary Tom Perez last spring if the Obamacare mandates, new overtime rules and other new regulations amounted to a war on small business, he dismissed us with a wave of the hand. “Predictions of disaster amount to exactly that,” he said. On Nov. 8 the disaster arrived. And it Read More →

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Our democracy needs you to vote on Nov. 8

By   /  Friday, November 4th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our democracy needs you to vote on Nov. 8

Forget all the talk about rigged elections. Dismiss idle chatter that votes don’t matter. Do not be discouraged by all the negative ads. America was founded on the principle that individual citizens should choose their leaders and the purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to state clearly that our nation should not be subject Read More →

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Measure AA, Measure F deserve voter support

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Measure AA, Measure F deserve voter support

Ventura County has a lot at stake in the 2016 election. Voters on Nov. 8 will be asked to weigh in on two key issues that will help chart the future of the county and surrounding areas. The first is transportation. With Measure AA, which this newspaper has endorsed, voters are being asked to approve Read More →

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Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2016  /  Editorials, Health Care, Latest news, Law, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices

Proposition 61 goes before California voters in just a few weeks. And as the Business Times reported on Oct. 14, Amgen, the Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant, along with other major drug companies, is spending millions to oppose Proposition 61 and its plan to control drug prices. Proponents promote the David vs. Goliath aspect of their Read More →

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Tri-Counties shedding fossil fuels industries

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties shedding fossil fuels industries

The Tri-Counties is moving away from its legacy of fossil fuels industries. The pace of that move and managing the cost of leaving oil and gas operations behind will say a lot about the region’s future prosperity. The Tri-Counties edged further away from fossil fuels on Oct. 5 when the San Luis Obispo County Planning Read More →

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