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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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Opinion: Five ways your business can win the war for talent

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Five ways your business can win the war for talent

By Greg Bland With the U.S. economy continuing to grow, businesses are beginning to scale their operations back to pre-pandemic levels. Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties all added jobs from June to July. As the Pacific Coast Business Times recently reported, Ventura County led the way with 2,500 new jobs in the Read More →

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Opinion: ‘Use it or lose it’ policy wastes our natural resources

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  Education, Energy, Government, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: ‘Use it or lose it’ policy wastes our natural resources

By James Salzman The Bureau of Land Management auction in February 2016 for oil and gas drilling rights near Arches National Park was unremarkable. The high bidder, Tempest Exploration Co. LLC, paid $2,500 for the 1,120-acre lease by credit card and began paying annual rental fees. What soon did prove remarkable, though, was the revelation Read More →

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Opinion: Oxnard was central to Chicano movement

By   /  Friday, September 10th, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Oxnard was central to Chicano movement

By Frank P. Barajas This column is an excerpt from the book “Mexican Americans with Moxie: A Transgenerational History of El Movimiento Chicano in Ventura County, California, 1945-1975,” by Frank P. Barajas. From the United Farm Workers Boycott Office in Delano, California, Jessica Govea, 24, examined a clipping of a full-page advertisement in the Ventura Read More →

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