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No more delays in widening Highway 101

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on No more delays in widening Highway 101

There they go again. The no-growth crowd is crowing about a newly-released environmental impact report that shows a handful of intersections on Highway 101 will experience slowdowns after the highway is widened between Carpinteria and Montecito. But to anybody who’s been following the buzzing of political gadflies around the estimated $428 million project, the complaints Read More →

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PG&E pact will mitigate Diablo Canyon closure

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on PG&E pact will mitigate Diablo Canyon closure

San Luis Obispo County got an early Christmas present of sorts on Nov. 28. That’s when PG&E agreed to set up a $75 million fund plus an estimated $50 million to $70 million in additional payments to mitigate the impact of the closing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by 2025. The agreement includes funds Read More →

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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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