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Disaster victims can access retirement savings

By   /  Friday, February 23rd, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Disaster victims can access retirement savings

By Christine Roberts The recently-signed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Act”) expands access to 401(k) and other retirement plan savings for those impacted by the California wildfires that occurred late last year in federally-declared disaster areas including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and by flooding, mudflows and debris flows directly related to the wildfires. Read More →

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Fair regulation of short term rentals would help tri-county economy

By   /  Friday, February 2nd, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fair regulation of short term rentals would help tri-county economy

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Game theory gives entrepreneurs an edge

By   /  Friday, February 2nd, 2018  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Game theory gives entrepreneurs an edge

By Joel Balbien Economists use game theory to model interactions among firms, customers, regulators and other market participants where there is strategic behavior by these agents who understand that their actions affect the actions of others. It is assumed that each agent has a best response to the actions of all other players, and that Read More →

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Finding the right fit for customer service

By   /  Friday, January 19th, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Finding the right fit for customer service

By K.T. Connor Customer service is a curious concept and can be quite befuddling. Does it mean excellence? Efficiency? Courtesy? Some time ago I had to sort it out. I was working with the souvenir shop manager of the baseball stadium my client owned. The manager was frustrated with one of her retail clerks. “I Read More →

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CCE can be economic engine for SLO County

By   /  Friday, January 19th, 2018  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on CCE can be economic engine for SLO County

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Buying local just the first step in Thomas fire recovery

By   /  Friday, January 19th, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Buying local just the first step in Thomas fire recovery

By Marsha Bailey The Thomas fire and its aftermath have brought catastrophe to our community. The tragic loss of life, homes, farms and businesses has been captured in heartbreaking images. But what is less visible is the loss of livelihood our friends and neighbors are suffering as businesses close — temporarily or permanently — and Read More →

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A wish list for leadership in 2018

By   /  Friday, January 5th, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on A wish list for leadership in 2018

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