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Opinion: Helping Black business owners rise to the challenge

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Helping Black business owners rise to the challenge

By Redonna Carpenter-Woods 2020 was a challenging year for all. While small businesses nationwide faced unique obstacles brought on by the coronavirus, Black small business owners in particular have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, with one recent study by an economist at UC Santa Cruz showing that half may not survive. Despite these challenges, Read More →

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Opinion: Parkinson’s diagnosis holds lessons for coping with COVID-19

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Parkinson’s diagnosis holds lessons for coping with COVID-19

By Paul D. Witman I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive, slow-moving disease that has no known cure. My father passed away 10 years ago from the same disease, so this diagnosis generated some deep thinking about how I would respond to it. Modern science has identified treatments for many of the symptoms, Read More →

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Opinion: Vehicles on the beach don’t pay for Oceano

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Vehicles on the beach don’t pay for Oceano

By Nick Alter For nearly 40 years the California Department of Parks and Recreation has been operating the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, as permitted by the California Coastal Commission in 1982. As permitted, street-legal vehicles have been allowed to drive up and down a two-mile stretch of beach extending from Grand Avenue in Read More →

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Opinion: Inside Biden’s plan for education

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Inside Biden’s plan for education

By Loredana Carson When Joe Biden announced his plan for education in fall 2020, much of what he proposed was reported with the caveat that it didn’t stand much of a chance, given the assumption that the Republicans would continue to control the Senate. However, with the results of the Georgia runoff election, some of Read More →

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Opinion: A guide to state programs to stop the spread of COVID in the workplace

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A guide to state programs to stop the spread of COVID in the workplace

By Kim L. Hunter It’s difficult to try to understand how much the world has changed in just one short year. What started off as sheltering in place, attempting to master the art of baking sourdough bread from scratch, soon turned into unprecedented loss in every sense of the word. From loss of life to Read More →

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Opinion: To fix the region’s housing shortages, look to parking and racism

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2021  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: To fix the region’s housing shortages, look to parking and racism

By Roy Prince Are we going to make the hard policy choices to create more housing, or will we continue to allow systemic racism, stodgy planning policy, and outdated zoning to kill sorely needed housing options for our communities? What are the root causes of housing and homelessness in our community, and more importantly, what Read More →

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Opinion: Revolution in crowdfunding brings private investments to the masses

By   /  Friday, January 29th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Revolution in crowdfunding brings private investments to the masses

By Mike Panesis The unfortunate events in our nation’s capital in early January had me thinking a lot about revolutions. Whether successful or not, they seem to come upon us suddenly, when in fact they have fomented for years. We see this phenomenon not just in government and society. In the groundbreaking book “The Structure Read More →

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