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Philanthropy is a quintessential American value

By   /  Friday, November 10th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Philanthropy is a quintessential American value

By Sabith Khan In the more than six years that I have studied faith-based philanthropy through nonprofit and individual action, I have been amazed at the wide-ranging areas that it reaches. Especially now, with Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath in Texas and Irma wreaking havoc across Florida and the Caribbean, faith-based organizations are increasingly stepping up to Read More →

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Mintz: Marijuana businesses face ethical concerns

By   /  Friday, November 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Mintz: Marijuana businesses face ethical concerns

By Steven Mintz Did Californians make the right decision when 57 percent of the voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized using and growing marijuana for personal use? The so-called Adult Use of Marijuana Act will allow for the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana. As Marissa Nall points out in her Oct. 27 article in Read More →

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It takes a crowbar to pry open doors of opportunity for women

By   /  Friday, October 20th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on It takes a crowbar to pry open doors of opportunity for women

By Marsha Bailey “What keeps you awake at night?” We’ve all been there — unable to shut down our brain and turn off the anxieties that can become the monster lurking under the bed. But today, I don’t want to talk about what keeps me up at night. I want to talk about what gets Read More →

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Puente alternatives cheaper than gas power plant

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente alternatives cheaper than gas power plant

By Carmen Ramirez and Craig Lewis Renewable energy alternatives are technically and economically superior to the proposed gas Puente Power Project in Oxnard. The Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s guest commentary supporting the Puente gas plant in the Sept. 8 issue of the Business Times contained inaccurate and misleading information. It’s true that a recent California Read More →

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Reform tax system with transaction tax

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Reform tax system with transaction tax

By Charlie Sibbald Tax reform is in the air again. As with the weather, it seems like everybody talks about tax reform and nobody does anything about it. Congressional leaders are discussing a big plan, as is the administration, and there is an expectation that this may be the year we finally pass comprehensive tax Read More →

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Only service dogs must be allowed

By   /  Friday, September 22nd, 2017  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Only service dogs must be allowed

By Nancy Sommers Most of us understand the benefits of animals in our lives whether we choose to have them or not. Yet, there is a growing social problem affecting businesses and professionals that deal with the public and this is particularly true in places where pets are generally not allowed. There is no way Read More →

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California’s labor shortage can be fixed

By   /  Friday, September 22nd, 2017  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on California’s labor shortage can be fixed

By Jordan Cunningham California has a huge hole in our skilled labor force. Construction companies scramble to find carpenters, electricians, iron workers and those in other specialized careers that make up the construction workforce. Nearly 70 percent of California contractors said they’re having difficulty filling positions for installation specialists. Roughly 50 percent said it’s difficult Read More →

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