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Ventura tax measure key to revitalizing the city

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

This November is shaping up to be a pivotal election year — especially when it comes to the future of Ventura County. Already on the ballot are a countywide measure to provide transportation improvements on the Highway 101 corridor and far beyond. And there will be dueling ballot measures to chart the future of SOAR, Read More →

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Brown should not sign farmworker overtime bill

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Brown should not sign farmworker overtime bill

Henry Dubroff

With the farmworker overtime pay bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, we’re writing to warn that many of the quick fixes to contemporary problems are not what they appear to be. In a year where Bernie Sanders ignited the Democratic Party with his appeal to the issue of social injustice, the impulse to seize Read More →

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Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties

The fires raging up and down the Central Coast remind us of the vulnerability we all face and the historical importance of the environment we pay taxes to protect. The Chimney Fire that briefly threatened the Hearst Castle and the Rey Fire, which appeared to envelope the Santa Ynez Valley in smoke and flame when Read More →

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Area code overlay better than breaking up the 805

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Area code overlay better than breaking up the 805

With the California Public Utilities Commission ready to hold hearings on the future of the 805 area code, the easy call for this newspaper is to urge the CPUC to adopt a so-called “overlay” solution. With an overlay, the existing area code remains intact and a new set of three numbers introduces a new area Read More →

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Skies won’t be friendly in Santa Maria anymore

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Skies won’t be friendly in Santa Maria anymore

Santa Maria’s relationship with United Airlines was set up for a breakup a year ago when the Chicago-based carrier stopped flying to Los Angeles and shifted its connecting flights to San Francisco. The final blow came Aug. 1 when United announced a suspension of the SFO flights this fall. The Santa Maria-San Francisco service was Read More →

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CSU Channel Islands finds solution to housing shortage

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on CSU Channel Islands finds solution to housing shortage

Our universities are leading the way toward providing private sector solutions to the region’s chronic housing deficit. It will take courage, but civic leaders and elected officials should take note. The latest solution comes from CSU Channel Islands, where a donation of land for housing has enabled private developers to build quickly and nearly complete Read More →

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Life is precious takeaway from terror attack in Nice

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Life is precious takeaway from terror attack in Nice

Henry Dubroff

Westlake Village financial planner John C. Lindsey had just arrived in Nice for a family vacation when his ordeal began. After an “awesome Bastille Day fireworks show,” the July 14 terror attack started with a crowd running toward him and his son-in-law as he enjoyed a celebratory cigar. They immediately “ducked back into their hotel,” Read More →

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