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Opinion: Your brand is your face to the world

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Erika Schlomer-Fischer If there is one lesson to be learned during this challenging time, it is to embrace core values and meaning in our lives. We have been forced to reassess and reprioritize. In the business world, we have the opportunity to reconsider value creation and meaning for our customers. It is a good Read More →

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Opinion: Ventura County supervisors are taking our energy jobs

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Kelly Stater Throughout the fall, a broad coalition of union members, business leaders, energy workers, contractors, mineral owners, and other community partners spoke out against an unprecedented plan to politicize zoning decisions in Ventura County through the county’s so-called “update” process to its General Plan. Despite this broad opposition, the Board of Supervisors moved Read More →

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Opinion: How to profit safely as a landlord to cannabis companies

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Josh Rabinowitz and Jack Ucciferri With dozens of jurisdictions in California having recently approved initiatives to tax and/or regulate cannabis, a wave of commercial real estate owners up and down the state are already in, or about to enter into, negotiations with would-be marijuana-related business (MRB) tenants. Those landlords will be acutely aware that Read More →

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Opinion: A little risk isn’t too risky, and other investing rules for 2021

By   /  Thursday, December 31st, 2020  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Tracie McMillion The year 2020 had more than its fair share of uncertainties—from the market sell-off in March to sporadic periods of market volatility. As we turn the calendar year, it is now time for investors to focus on the road ahead. Here are five actions investors should consider in 2021: 1. Hold the Read More →

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Opinion: Lessons from Peloton for the home workplace

By   /  Thursday, December 31st, 2020  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Kyle McIntosh After 23 years working for corporations, I transitioned to teaching full time at California Lutheran University in August. Knowing that classes would be virtual for the fall, I attended seminars to learn the best practices for learning in this format. While these classes were useful, many of the top techniques that I Read More →

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Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By Amy Steinfeld and Jack Ucciferri Ventura County was among nearly three dozen California jurisdictions to amend its cannabis policies as a result of last month’s voter initiatives. Ventura residents approved Measure O, which will open up portions of the county to commercial cannabis businesses, including cultivation, processing and distribution. At this time, no retail Read More →

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Opinion: State must find a way to protect both our health and our small businesses

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: State must find a way to protect both our health and our small businesses

On Dec. 5, I woke up to the news that almost the entire state of California was once again shutting down a significant portion of the alcohol industry—indefinitely.

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