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Decas: Port keeps goods flowing during pandemic

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

By Kristin Decas There is no doubt, we are in uncharted waters. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many of our families and friends in the United States and globally. The Port of Hueneme appreciates the leadership of local agencies and government partners’ leadership who are tirelessly working to reduce the health impacts of the coronavirus Read More →

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Garufis: Loans available to help businesses survive

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Small Business  /  No Comments

By Janet Garufis We have all witnessed first-hand the serious and immediate impacts of the pandemic on local small businesses, our friends, neighbors and ourselves. Many workers have been furloughed or are now unemployed as non-essential businesses close and others learn to operate under restrictions that provide safe social distancing. At Montecito Bank & Trust, Read More →

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Gerhardt and Wilson: Everyone must fight COVID-19

By   /  Monday, March 30th, 2020  /  Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, South Coast, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

By Drs. Nels Gerhardt and Brett Wilson We are emergency physicians at Cottage Health. We live and work in this community, so we are also your neighbors, friends, and the local doctors who may diagnose your child’s ear infection at 3 a.m., or fix your broken wrist. These are trying times and nowhere is the Read More →

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Scolaro: Coronavirus forces leaders to get creative

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

By Sierra Scolaro When I founded Wayve with a mission to provide the world with easy access to clean water, there was no way I could predict what lay ahead. Some days you feel on top of it all, when the pieces fall into place and the path to success is a freshly-paved road lined Read More →

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Mintz: Personal responsibility and the coronavirus

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  No Comments

By Steven Mintz As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the death toll mounts, we should use our experiences so far to evaluate our personal responsibilities to each other and whether the government has met its burden in handling the crisis. Why does this matter? Our society depends on communal efforts to Read More →

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Garufis: Reflections on leadership

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

By Janet Garufis This week, Pacific Coast Business Times is celebrating 20 years in business. When most newspapers are facing existential moments, the PCBT thrives, bringing the business community essential news and reporting for the Central Coast. Congratulations to Henry and Linda and the team on your success. And on March 17, Montecito Bank & Read More →

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Witman: Accurate coronavirus information needed

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  No Comments

By Paul Witman It is said that information’s most fundamental purpose is to enable people to make informed decisions. And with what was officially labeled a pandemic on March 11, getting the right information about the coronavirus and COVID-19 is critical. It is not helpful if the information is not of good quality, or if Read More →

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