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Adamski death marks end of an era for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Adamski death marks end of an era for Central Coast

They were two entrepreneurs who defined the corporate culture in the Central Coast’s dot-com era. Michael Klein was the swashbuckling deal maker who knew how to finance things, built tech firms and loved to make deals with big players like Yahoo. His investment in bankrupt auto parts maker Dura Automotive gave him a national profile. Read More →

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Revenue sharing deal helps city of Port Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Revenue sharing deal helps city of Port Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District

After more than two years of rancor, the city of Port Hueneme and the Oxnard Harbor District have put their legal squabbles to rest — a move that should be more than temporary. In a widely heralded move, Harbor District President Jess Herrera and Hueneme Mayor Sylvia Munoz Schnopp announced a settlement of a long-running Read More →

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Trans-Pacific Partnership good for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Trans-Pacific Partnership good for Central Coast

The Obama Administration has achieved an important milestone in getting a general agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP involves roughly 40 percent of the global economy and includes most of Asia except China. It lowers tariffs, reduces informal barriers that get in the way of U.S. exports of services and adds new protections for Read More →

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Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

Just a year ago, Dynergy, a Texas-based energy firm, shut down the aging power plant that’s loomed over the city of Morro Bay for decades, idling the three 450-foot-tall smokestacks that are part of the city’s skyline. Now Trident Winds, a British company, has proposed something new in the field of power production: a floating Read More →

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Volkswagen scandal may be end for diesel

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Volkswagen scandal may be end for diesel

Clean diesel, like clean coal, might just be headed for the scrap heap of environmental history. Volkswagen’s stunning revelation that it cheated air pollution control rules in order to get better performance and better mileage from 11 million vehicles has sent its stock price plunging. It faces perhaps as much as $37,000 per vehicle or Read More →

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Ventura County Community Foundation will emerge from restructuring stronger

By   /  Friday, September 18th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County Community Foundation will emerge from restructuring stronger

Ventura County Community Foundation, a flagship organization for philanthropy in the region, has cut staff, commenced a major audit and reduced some of its landmark programs. It owns a building that serves as a hub for nonprofit activity in the region. But that probably can’t be sustained without some increase in the deeply discounted rents Read More →

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Tribune to LA Times: Bye-bye Beutner

By   /  Friday, September 11th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tribune to LA Times: Bye-bye Beutner

When SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made a celebratory return to Los Angeles last spring, Los Angeles Times Publisher Austin Beutner was in fine form as he hosted a small gathering at the Disney concert hall. The former investment banker described his vision for a new and more aggressive Los Angeles Times, still the region’s dominant Read More →

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