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Opinion: After 75 years, the best is yet to come for French Hospital in SLO

By   /  Friday, July 16th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: After 75 years, the best is yet to come for French Hospital in SLO

By Alan Iftiniuk After one of the most challenging years the health care industry has ever faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, French Hospital Medical Center has reason to celebrate. The facility has reached a significant milestone: serving the community of San Luis Obispo County for 75 years. In 1946, Edison French, MD, set out Read More →

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Opinion: 4 questions answered about the Supreme Court striking down California’s nonprofit donor disclosure requirements

By   /  Friday, July 9th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: 4 questions answered about the Supreme Court striking down California’s nonprofit donor disclosure requirements

By Dana Brakman Reiser, Brooklyn Law School The Supreme Court tossed out a California law requiring nonprofits to report their major donors to state officials. In a 6-3 ruling, the court said the law, intended to fight fraud, subjected donors to potential harassment and violated their First Amendment rights. Dana Brakman Reiser, a legal scholar Read More →

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Opinion: Poor communication has many financial clients playing darts in the dark

By   /  Friday, July 9th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Poor communication has many financial clients playing darts in the dark

By John Grace Does this sound familiar to you? • 71% of people are worried about the rising costs of healthcare. • 67% worry about rising costs of living. • 66% are afraid market downturns will affect their savings. • Only 1/3 have broached the subject with their advisor. These are the findings of The Read More →

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Opinion: Why investors fell in love with SPACs — and how the bubble burst

By   /  Thursday, July 1st, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Why investors fell in love with SPACs — and how the bubble burst

By Daniele D’Alvia, Queen Mary University of London What do Taylor Swift’s record company and Asian “superapp” Grab have in common? They are both part of Wall Street’s recent deal-making fad: special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). SPACs are shell companies that are floated on the stock market with one purpose: to buy another company. This Read More →

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Opinion: CRT in schools debate generates more heat than light

By   /  Thursday, July 1st, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: CRT in schools debate generates more heat than light

By Steven Mintz The teaching of critical race theory in public schools is a hot topic and raises the question of whether it should be taught in our schools. What is it trying to accomplish? Supporters say it teaches K-12 students about equality and inequities in society. Critics claim it is teaching students that America Read More →

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Opinion: We can equip ourselves with the tools to save our kids

By   /  Thursday, June 24th, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: We can equip ourselves with the tools to save our kids

By Danielle De Smeth Last year the Thacher School in Ojai turned to a team of lawyers at Munger, Tolles & Olson to document what many already knew: The school failed to properly protect its students and alumni — including by failing to follow up in some instances on students’ concerns about or reports of Read More →

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Opinion: Lottery prizes can encourage vaccination, but they can’t replace trust

By   /  Thursday, June 24th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Lottery prizes can encourage vaccination, but they can’t replace trust

By Gary Charness Medical experts and the federal government have stressed the importance of reaching herd immunity, which requires that a high proportion of the population cannot fall prey to COVID-19. While there was a huge initial wave of interest, there are still many people who have not been vaccinated. This has led to the Read More →

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