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Our View: Ventura County’s interim CEO has a big job ahead

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion, Regions, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our View: Ventura County’s interim CEO has a big job ahead

After two weeks of upheaval and confusion, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors has taken some welcome steps toward new leadership after the abrupt departure of longtime CEO Mike Powers. The first step was the release of information about the circumstances of Powers’ departure. Although it did not release a report into a sexual harassment Read More →

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Our View: County of Ventura owes public an explanation on CEO’s departure

By   /  Friday, March 18th, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion, Regions, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our View: County of Ventura owes public an explanation on CEO’s departure

When Ventura County CEO Mike Powers announced his retirement on March 10, the decision came as a complete surprise to the community. Had Powers himself not put out the word that he was retiring “to spend more time with his family,” it is not clear when the public would have known that one of the Read More →

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Opinion: Two NICUs in San Luis Obispo would be one too many

By   /  Friday, March 18th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Regions, San Luis Obispo County  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Two NICUs in San Luis Obispo would be one too many

By Dr. Steve Van Scoy, Dr. Brad Knox and Dr. Nihal Naccasha Health care is an important concern for all citizens, and we must demand both the highest and safest level of quality care. Fortunately, Tenet Health Central Coast — consisting of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Read More →

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Opinion: A winding road to self-driving cars

By   /  Monday, March 14th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A winding road to self-driving cars

By Paul Witman, Jim Prior and Scott Mackelprang Many of us will reach an age or condition when we can no longer drive. It would be wonderful if we can get technology to do the driving for us so we can still have the same freedom. But such vehicles aren’t here yet. And current versions Read More →

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Our View: War abroad sheds new light on energy and infrastructure at home

By   /  Friday, March 11th, 2022  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our View: War abroad sheds new light on energy and infrastructure at home

As a journalism organization it is hard to witness the destruction of cities in Ukraine and the Russian government’s despicable action to threaten jail terms for any publication that uses “war” or “invasion” to describe what’s going on. The war in Ukraine has hit home in California, which, it turns out, is one of the Read More →

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Opinion: How to respond calmly as an investor to chaos and fear

By   /  Sunday, March 6th, 2022  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Opinion: How to respond calmly as an investor to chaos and fear

By Arthur Swalley Last Wednesday, Feb. 23, I wrote the following in a news release: “A Russian invasion of Ukraine appears more likely with each passing day, especially now that the Olympics have ended. U.S. intelligence has 24/7 surveillance of Russian troop movements and communications. Because Putin knows this, he is making no effort to Read More →

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Our View: Rebuilding the region’s manufacturing base

By   /  Friday, March 4th, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Regions, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our View: Rebuilding the region’s manufacturing base

After a recent Zoom session on manufacturing hosted by the Economic Development Collaborative, the Ventura County Workforce Investment Board and others, it is clear that things are stirring in this important sector of the economy. For much of the 21st century, the tri-county region ignored manufacturing as it went into a decline. That’s partly because, Read More →