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Supervisor’s defense of SOAR misleading

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Real Estate, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Supervisor’s defense of SOAR misleading

By John Krist In her Dec. 2 commentary criticizing a Pacific Coast Business Times article about the effect of Save Open-space and Agricultural Resources on property values, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks accurately but selectively quotes from Farm Bureau of Ventura County’s Land Use Policy. Her cherry-picking of a single passage from this five-page document Read More →

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Lumps of coal for employers’ holiday stockings

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Lumps of coal for employers’ holiday stockings

By Jonathan Light There is great uncertainty about whether proposed federal wage and hour laws are going to be implemented in 2017, but there are plenty of other things to worry about on the employment law front in California. Regardless of the federal implementation, we won’t see much federal effect in California. Here are just Read More →

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Navigating the land of Trump-portunities

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Navigating the land of Trump-portunities

By Mike Panesis Donald Trump is not my president. He is my country’s president, so we need to prepare for the next four years with him in charge. Most true entrepreneurs are constantly evaluating startup opportunities, especially during times of great change. President-elect Trump has issued an action plan for his first 100 days in Read More →

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Harvesting your gains and staying on target

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Harvesting your gains and staying on target

By John Corby One of the most important decisions confronting an investor is how much to allocate between the major asset classes: stocks, bonds, alternatives (which can include real estate and commodities) and cash. Certain asset classes have inherently higher levels of risk, so how much to assign to each will depend on the tolerance Read More →

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Proposed rules have consequences for wealth transfers

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Proposed rules have consequences for wealth transfers

By John Ambrecht The IRS is changing estate and gift tax rules, possibly as soon as this month. If you currently have or think you will eventually have a total net estate worth more than $5.5 million for an individual or $10.9 million for a married couple, your taxes to transfer any business interests or Read More →

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SOAR contributes to Ventura County economy

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on SOAR contributes to Ventura County economy

By Linda Parks The recent Pacific Coast Business Times article by Alex Kacik recapping Ventura County voters’ approval of SOAR, “SOAR Passage Will Stifle Economy,” presented a narrow and one-sided perspective of SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources). However, readers of the article know there is more to the picture. Certainly voters, who have Read More →

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To succeed, learn what motivates you

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on To succeed, learn what motivates you

By Jim Cathcart People frequently tell me, “I don’t believe in motivation because it doesn’t last.” My smart-aleck response is, “Neither does eating, exercise, breathing, sleep or bathing but they are all still good for you.” Some people compare motivation to education and claim that education lasts and is, therefore, more substantial. The implied criticism Read More →

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