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Op/ed: Pension investments are fundamentally sound

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Pension investments are fundamentally sound

Pensions are a vital part of compensation and serve as an asset to local governments.

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Crazy proposals in other states leave California as the saner option

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Crazy proposals in other states leave California as the saner option

Henry Dubroff

While jobs, minimum-wage hikes and the future of work are making headlines, something else is happening on the ground in the Tri-Counties.

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Op/ed: Ventura County pension proposal is about retirement plan fairness

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

The big fact that public employee unions don’t mention when they tout the safety of pensions is that when the pension fund loses money, you — the taxpayers — have to make up the difference.

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Op/ed: A gradual transition to empty nest makes the cord-cutting bearable

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: A gradual transition to empty nest makes the cord-cutting bearable

I was afraid our perfect world would be torn asunder by every little female spat in the house. I wanted no conflict. I pined for the harmony of the true Wonder Years.

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Op/ed: What buyers and sellers need to know to make a deal happen this year

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: What buyers and sellers need to know to make a deal happen this year

The new normal for deals is an elongated time to commit, both for buyers and sellers. Consequently, several impediments follow.

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Op/ed: Ventura County pension proposal is costly and unnecessary

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

An initiative currently being circulated in Ventura County for the November ballot seeking to close the pension system to newly hired county employees as a way of saving money is both simplistic and wrong.

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Op/ed: Central Coast leads the way with solar energy, green tech jobs

By   /  Friday, February 7th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Central Coast leads the way with solar energy, green tech jobs

Anyone who thinks the clean energy economy isn’t working clearly needs to visit the Central Coast.

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