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Editorial: Task force gets tough on mortgage fraud

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Task force gets tough on mortgage fraud

In creating a mortgage fraud strike force, Attorney General Kamala Harris has taken a big, if belated, step forward in writing the last chapter of California’s housing meltdown. As we have chronicled in these pages during the past two years, the boom and bust in housing in our region and across the Golden State did Read More →

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Editorial: Terminal ushers in new South Coast style

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Terminal ushers in new South Coast style

At a cost of $55 million, the new Santa Barbara Municipal Airport terminal is one of the more expensive public buildings to open in the 21st century. And true to the Pearl Chase heritage of South Coast building, it is a Spanish Colonial Revival structure. But lead architect Fred Sweeney has done something few would Read More →

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Editorial: New generation sets challenge for Congress

By   /  Monday, May 16th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: New generation sets challenge for Congress

With graduation season in full swing, it may be instructive to take a look at how the next generation of civic and business leaders views the current state of play in politics. Suffice it to say, that view is dim. A report from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, a think tank located at the Read More →

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Editorial: Never count out an American comeback

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2011  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Never count out an American comeback

Anyone who’s attempted to run a business of any size during the past decade knows just how difficult the role of entrepreneur can be. In addition to the peculiar difficulties of operating in California, there has been a persistent backdrop of bad news — the dot-bomb fiasco, the housing bubble, the housing collapse, the ongoing Read More →

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Editorial: Coming stealth crisis — rising unemployment costs for you

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Coming stealth crisis — rising unemployment costs for you

If you think, as most of us do, that all that’s needed to fix California’s problems is a deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Republican minority in the Legislature, think again. Beyond the budget, a perennial circus show that crowds the middle ring of state politics, there are myriad problems that plague the Golden Read More →

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Editorial: Oxnard and EDCO — mend it, don’t end it

By   /  Friday, April 22nd, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Oxnard and EDCO — mend it, don’t end it

Oxnard should not walk away from economic developmentas a civic goal.

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Editorial: Funding higher education

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Funding higher education

UC Chancellor Mark Yudof, CSU System PresidentCharlie Reed and Community College chief Jack Scottare speaking with one voice on this year’s budget. An all-cuts budget would take a huge bite from highereducation in addition to the $500 million in cuts each systemhas been asked to absorb for 2011-12. We think that there are ways to Read More →

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