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Opinion: Navigating the ‘gotchas’ in California employment law

By   /  Friday, October 15th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Navigating the ‘gotchas’ in California employment law

By Jonathan Fraser Light Employers may have noticed that California employment law is incredibly burdensome, incredibly detailed, and filled with “gotchas.” The actual statutes are only part of the problem; the courts sometimes interpret those laws in ways that make little sense. Here are a few of those “gotchas” that may leave you scratching your Read More →

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Opinion: Celebrating the tri-county region’s Latino business community

By   /  Friday, October 15th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Celebrating the tri-county region’s Latino business community

By Kristina Alameda Although Hispanic Heritage Month is winding down, it gave us a unified opportunity to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Hispanic-Latino community and recognize our collective path forward to drive social and economic progress in the Tri-Counties. This year in particular, we recognize the resilience of small business owners impacted by Read More →

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Opinion: How to make media interviews work for you

By   /  Friday, October 8th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Opinion: How to make media interviews work for you

By Lois Phillips and Anita Perez Ferguson To sell your services or product or promote your charity or your candidacy, you want to get the word out to thousands of people, rather than just a few at a time. Local editors, podcasters, and talk show hosts are always looking for interesting guests who know what Read More →

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Opinion: Santa Barbara County’s redistricting hinges on your participation

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2021  /  Government, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Santa Barbara County’s redistricting hinges on your participation

By Glenn Morris and Megan Turley The right to vote is one of our most foundational rights as Americans — we have the right to be equally and fairly represented. Santa Barbara County is redistricting, which means that we are assessing current supervisorial district boundaries and redrawing all five districts based on the federal 2020 Read More →

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Opinion: We must prepare for rising seas

By   /  Friday, October 1st, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: We must prepare for rising seas

By Loredana Carson Sea level rise is an issue that looms large on the horizon, but the horizon appears to be way off in the distant future. Many experts give predictions of tidal waters rising 6 to 10 feet along the coast by 2100. Others choose to focus on 2050 and believe 3 feet is Read More →

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Opinion: Led the Fed do its job, and let Powell finish his work leading it

By   /  Friday, October 1st, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Led the Fed do its job, and let Powell finish his work leading it

By Kirk Lesh The question of whether Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s term should be extended has received a lot of attention recently. It seems like The Washington Post, The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal has an article on this topic every week. In a similar vein, it seems someone from the Read More →

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Opinion: ExxonMobil’s oil trucking plan in Santa Barbara County is dirty and dangerous

By   /  Friday, September 24th, 2021  /  Energy, Government, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: ExxonMobil’s oil trucking plan in Santa Barbara County is dirty and dangerous

By Linda Krop On Sept. 29, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission will consider ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart its three platforms offshore from Gaviota and truck its oil along highways 101 (to Santa Maria) and 166 (to Pentland, in Kern County). Last year, the county planning staff recommended against allowing tanker trucks on the windy Read More →

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