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Our view: Santa Barbara investment policy a costly maneuver

By   /  Friday, September 22nd, 2017  /  Banking Industry, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Santa Barbara investment policy a costly maneuver

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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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Help is available for small business owners

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Help is available for small business owners

By Brian Gabler and Bruce Stenslie More than 23,000 businesses operate in Ventura County — three quarters of which have 10 employees or less. There are another 20,000 to 30,000 sole proprietors. Anyone who runs his or her own business knows that it can be a daunting task. Business owners often do very well at Read More →

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Our view: Dole Food layoffs loom over Ventura County

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Dole Food layoffs loom over Ventura County

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Managers need to develop social capital

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Managers need to develop social capital

By Kapp Johnson You might be well aware of John Donne’s poem “No Man is an Island.” Written in 1674, it was not originally a poem but prose. It speaks profoundly of what we might call social capital today. The poem speaks beyond networking to a depth of relationships that are more than instrumental. In Read More →

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Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By David Grau NRG Energy is proposing to build a new power plant at its existing Mandalay Generating Station on Harbor Boulevard at the beach. The plan, called the Puente Power Project, calls for the new plant to replace two existing facilities that are required by state law to discontinue by 2020. This proposal will Read More →

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Involve your children in philanthropy

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Involve your children in philanthropy

By Mike Feldman Over the next few decades, an estimated $30 trillion is expected to pass from baby boomers to their heirs in the biggest wealth transfer in history. Unfortunately, most family wealth is earned and lost within three generations. Engaging the younger generations in philanthropic efforts is one way to prepare them for future Read More →

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