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Editorial: Weighing the benefits of an oil boom

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Weighing the benefits of an oil boom

On one side of the argument is jobs and America’s manufacturing resurgence. On the other is fracking and its environmental impact.

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Editorial: Retroactive tax payments would punish job creators

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Retroactive tax payments would punish job creators

The Franchise Tax Board’s decision to retroactively tax small-business owners who sold their companies smacks of a bureaucratic over-reach.

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Editorial: Immigration reform could open paths to entrepreneurship

By   /  Friday, February 1st, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Immigration reform could open paths to entrepreneurship

California’s access to the Pacific Rim, its universities, its base of tech companies and its access to venture capital are huge pluses when it comes to recruiting and retaining foreign-born entrepreneurs.

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Editorial: Bank reform needed to increase small-business access to financing

By   /  Friday, February 1st, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Bank reform needed to increase small-business access to financing

They don’t need to be shut out of the financial system by rules that make it too difficult for banks to take relatively small risks on customers who have sound plans but no credit history or extremely limited access to personal capital.

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Editorial: Deckers chief sets high bar for corporate giving

By   /  Friday, January 25th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Deckers chief sets high bar for corporate giving

Martinez has enhanced the company’s reputation as a company that promotes sustainable business practices in the design and packaging of its products.

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Editorial: Brown leaves key elements off table in university debate

By   /  Friday, January 18th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Brown leaves key elements off table in university debate

For a few days during the past week, higher education reform has moved to the top of the agenda for Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Editorial: Caltrans should consider Plan B for Montecito 101

By   /  Friday, January 11th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Caltrans should consider Plan B for Montecito 101

With Highway 101 widening plans for the South Coast moving forward at a steady pace, a group of area residents has begun pressing an alternative for a stretch through Montecito. Called Common Sense 101, the group makes persuasive arguments for area officials to ask Caltrans to carefully review its plan to undertake a radical remaking Read More →

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