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Opinion: It takes guts to be a woman in politics

By   /  Friday, April 9th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Lois Phillipsand Anita Perez Ferguson Twelve women with different backgrounds and areas of expertise are advancing into top leadership roles in President Joe Biden’s Cabinet. Eight are women of color. As advisors to the president, they will be the first women ever to serve in key posts, including Treasury, Defense, and Veterans’ Affairs, all Read More →

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Opinion: Pandemic’s effect on the workforce hasn’t been equal

By   /  Thursday, April 8th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

By Midge Campbell-Thomas According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in December 2019 there were 109,000 more women working than men, occupying 50.04% of positions. However, once the pandemic evolved, thousands of women left the workforce to accommodate responsibilities brought on by stay-at-home orders, which left them as full-time caregivers According to the January Read More →

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Opinion: Tips for making it through the rest of the Zoom era

By   /  Friday, April 2nd, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Gerhard Apfelthaler After a full year of taking meetings, interviewing candidates, attending conferences, teaching classes or attending seminars via Zoom or similar online platforms, we all know: Zoom fatigue is real, and it is awful. While we are all thankful for videoconferencing technology, most of us have experienced that a regular eight-hour day on Read More →

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Opinion: Don’t tax California’s family businesses to death

By   /  Friday, April 2nd, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Ken Monroe In recent months, there’s been a lot of attention paid to some high-profile California businesses that have decided to move some or all of their operations to lower-cost states. Oracle, the second largest software maker in the world, is moving its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise—whose Read More →

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Dubroff: The seven layers of e-commerce hell

By   /  Tuesday, March 30th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

1. Supplier stiletto: The descent begins with an innocuous email from a supplier indicating your account has been sold and a new vendor will require a switch of e-commerce processing. Before you finish your polite reply, your blood begins to drip on to the floor.  2. Authorize auto-da-fe: You set up a new account with the Read More →

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Opinion: Don’t throw away Ventura County taxpayer dollars at Toland Road Landfill

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By David GrauVentura County Taxpayers Association The Ventura Regional Sanitation District is an enterprise public agency that provides landfill services for solid waste, water and wastewater services within Ventura County. Operating revenue is generated by various contracts with public agencies. VRSD is governed by a board of directors that include city council members from Camarillo, Read More →

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Opinion: Starting SLO on the road to recovery

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dawn Ortiz-Legg In late November of 2020, I was honored to be appointed as the 3rd District Supervisor for the county of San Luis Obispo by Gov. Gavin Newsom. As I have called this district home for more than two decades, my constituents’ concerns are my number one priority. From the onset of taking Read More →

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