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Opinion: How to navigate a return to the workforce

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: How to navigate a return to the workforce

By Nicki Parr It was a welcome development when LinkedIn recently announced that “Career Break” would now be a standard option in the “Experience” section of a user’s profile. Given that at least half of us will need to take a career break at some point in our working lives — whether to provide care Read More →

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Opinion: Look to the arts for the next generation of leaders

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Look to the arts for the next generation of leaders

By Ritch Eich A constant in the world of business and politics is the need for leaders who inspire, spark creativity, build trust, and innovate. And yet, in America today, we find ourselves in a leadership drought. Practically everywhere we turn our eyes, we see failure, as establishment leaders prove themselves wholly incapable of addressing Read More →

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Opinion: Take steps to minimize the financial fallout of a divorce

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Take steps to minimize the financial fallout of a divorce

By Kimberly Malesky A divorce doesn’t have to be contentious, and most couples don’t have to go to court to settle. There is more than one way to navigate the process, and the easiest — and least expensive — is the “kitchen table divorce,” where couples work through the divorce themselves, or they can choose Read More →

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Opinion: California needs a digital trade deal

By   /  Saturday, July 23rd, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: California needs a digital trade deal

By Jennifer Barrera and Myron Brilliant It’s no secret that technology is the backbone of California’s economy. In fact, despite the roadblocks posed by the pandemic, the tech sector helped propel California to a $15 billion tax surplus for the 2021-22 fiscal year and a projected $31 billion surplus next year. However, the role of Read More →

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Opinion: Supreme Court’s EPA case a step back for all of humanity

By   /  Tuesday, July 5th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Supreme Court’s EPA case a step back for all of humanity

By Sigrid Wright Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an extremely controversial ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. Siding with coal-mining companies, the majority of justices swiftly dismantled the EPA’s charge of capping one of the most destructive causes of climate change. The ruling Read More →

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Opinion: Let’s work together to save outdoor dining in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Regions, Restaurants, Santa Barbara County  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Let’s work together to save outdoor dining in Santa Barbara

By Richard Yates and Tina Takaya  In the years leading up to the pandemic, we all began noticing the ever-increasing number of empty storefronts on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, the high rents, homelessness, and a struggling retail economy brought on by online shopping. Adding to this, the creative re-branding of the Funk Zone Read More →

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Opinion: When forming a business partnership, give thought to its potential end

By   /  Friday, June 17th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: When forming a business partnership, give thought to its potential end

By Kathleen J. Smith Business partners, seeking to make their fortunes, form their limited liability companies at a moment when they expect to work together indefinitely, with goodwill between them and nothing but cooperation as their modus operandi. At this time in a business partnership, the idea of distrusting their business partner and needing to Read More →