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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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Coastal housing advocate Lynn Jacobs left a legacy

By   /  Friday, July 15th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Coastal housing advocate Lynn Jacobs left a legacy

First it was providing housing for farmworkers. Later is was building homes for working families up and down the Central Coast. Later still, it was serving in former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet and pushing through a landmark deal to create billions of dollars in home financing. Developing affordable housing remains the No. 1 issue confronting Read More →

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Tri-county firefighters deserve our support

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-county firefighters deserve our support

Southern California’s persistent drought is making life tougher and tougher for the region’s firefighters. And the worst may be ahead of us. As Staff Writer Marissa Nall reports in this week’s edition of the Business Times, the Sherpa fire took a large bite out of agricultural production in Refugio Canyon and surrounding areas. Meanwhile, fire Read More →

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Transportation future up to Ventura County voters

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Transportation future up to Ventura County voters

Ventura County has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take control of its future. Going before voters in November is a Transportation Investment and Expenditure Plan that would for the first time give Ventura County a dedicated sales tax revenue stream for transportation upgrades and environmental improvements. The plan, crafted by the Ventura County Transportation Commission, was Read More →

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