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Editorial: Region steps up to support veterans

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Region steps up to support veterans

Help for veterans is an emerging theme in the Tri-Counties, and that’s a very good thing. Studies suggest the number of veterans, including those who have seen active duty in combat areas, is going to grow substantially over the next decade. And with college debt burdens growing, many young people are turning to military service Read More →

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Editorial: Area legislators step up after Isla Vista tragedy

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

The Isla Vista rampage happened four months ago, but legislators from the Central Coast have not let the issue fade away. On Sept. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two new laws that, when they take effect early next year, will strengthen public protection from violent episodes like the Elliot Rodger killing spree that claimed seven Read More →

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Editorial: Santa Barbara County voters should reject Measure P

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

We believe that climate change is a serious threat to the global economy and that human activity is a significant contributor to global warming. We believe that significant policy changes about how we obtain and use energy will be required to reduce the human impact on climate change. But we also believe that market-based solutions Read More →

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Letter: SCE should listen to Moorpark residents’ concerns in nursery dispute

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: SCE should listen to Moorpark residents’ concerns in nursery dispute

Dear Editor: Kudos to Elijah Brumback for his Sept. 19 article on the Moorpark nursery being evicted by Southern California Edison, after operating on SCE land for 28 years. It’s the first report to solicit any type of response from SCE. When Edison spokesman Rudy Gonzalez said, “no not really,” in addressing whether SCE has Read More →

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Editorial: Why Calpers kicked the hedgies to the curb

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

When the California Public Employees Retirement System, the nation’s biggest pension plan by assets, said it would divest its $4 billion in hedge-fund holdings, the decision sent shock waves through Wall Street.

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Editorial: Santa Barbara County takes big green step with Cuyama solar approval

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

While Santa Barbara businesses are engaged in a heated debate over Measure P, the proposal that could ban most oil and gas production in the county, the Board of Supervisors has gaveled through one of the largest energy projects in recent years for the county. Shortly before deadline, a 40-megawatt solar array was unanimously passed Read More →

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Editorial: Happy birthday, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Happy birthday, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks

We’d be remiss if we did not take the opportunity to make note of the 50th anniversaries of two important communities in our region. Camarillo and Thousand Oaks both mark their golden anniversaries in 2014 and, all fanfare aside, it is noteworthy that both have made significant economic impacts on our region. Thousand Oaks presents Read More →

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