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Letter to the editor: Stop asking Trump to release tax returns

By   /  Friday, March 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Stop asking Trump to release tax returns

Dear Editor: When I read your commentary, “Time for Trump to release tax returns, explain Russian ties” (Feb. 17 issue), I couldn’t believe my eyes. The editor of a business-oriented periodical spouting left-wing conspiracy theories and repeating fake news. Let me start by sharing my opinion that President Trump is a friend of the workingman Read More →

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Letter to the editor: Independent bookstores not ready to fold

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Independent bookstores not ready to fold

The Granada story proves that running a bookstore is not easy, but indie stores have survived and even prospered over the past several years.

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Letter to the editor: Quenching Montecito’s thirst

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Quenching Montecito’s thirst

It is imperative to bring in additional sources of water — through seawater desalination, additional supplementary purchases, or some other source — to Montecito for the 2016-2017 water year.

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Letters to the editor: Oxnard Metrolink collision

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letters to the editor: Oxnard Metrolink collision

With California traffic congestion becoming more and more of a problem, the train is going to be a vital mode of transportation and the infrastructure of public train transportation must be improved.

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Letter: Why the Santa Barbara chamber opposes Measure P

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment to respond to the letter you recently published from Jim Taylor regarding the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce and its stance on Measure P. Taylor is not now, nor has he or his company ever been, a member of the chamber. Our 1,000 members all pay Read More →

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Letter: A construction firm owner’s perspective on Measure P

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: A construction firm owner’s perspective on Measure P

Dear Editor: Construction is a cyclical industry. As the owner of a construction company in Santa Barbara County, I have focused on trying to dampen these high and low swings. By not having to lay off any employees since the 2008 economic downturn, it seems fair to say that we have been reasonably successful. For Read More →

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Letter: The chamber doesn’t represent us

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: The chamber doesn’t represent us

Dear Editor: I was one of 50 South Coast business owners and founders who sent a letter to the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce asking it to endorse Measure P, the Healthy Air & Water Initiative to ban fracking and other extreme oil extraction in Santa Barbara County. This was an impressive and diverse Read More →

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