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Newman a journalistic legend

By   /  Saturday, October 4th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Newman a journalistic legend

We’ll take a few words to add our voice to many others who are recognizing the achievements of the late Paul Newman, an Academy Award winner with a gift for recognizing social issues.   In 1981, Newman starred in the Sydney  Pollack film “Absence of Malice,” which made  an important contribution to our understanding of Read More →

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Ag Alliance marks new era for farming

By   /  Saturday, October 4th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ag Alliance marks new era for farming

No matter what is happening on Wall Street — or on Main Street for that matter — people still need to eat.   And yet in recent years it sometimes has been hard to tell if agriculture is actually an authorized activity in the Tri-Counties. Water pollution from Los Angeles County has threatened Ventura County’s Read More →

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Edison pays the price for mistakes

By   /  Wednesday, September 24th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Edison pays the price for mistakes

The California Public Utilities Commission has slammed Southern California Edison Co. with a $30 million fine and orders to refund more than $81 million to customers. The record fine was levied at the conclusion of a probe into Edison’s shady practices in winning maximum rewards for customer satisfaction from 1997 through 2003. Those rewards were Read More →

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SLO

By   /  Wednesday, September 24th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on SLO

Business and political leaders in San Luis Obispo have shown a lot of moxie lately in their battle to restore air service to the county’s regional airport. After flying to Dallas in a vain attempt to get American Airlines to restore commuter service to Los Angeles, they remained undaunted. And their efforts were rewarded in Read More →

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L.A. police arrest Camarillo businessman

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on L.A. police arrest Camarillo businessman

A Camarrillo business owner and another man are in custody in connection with the July 28 stabbing death of the businessman’s estranged wife. James Michael Fayed, 45, co-owner of e-Bullion and Goldfinger Bullion & Coin, was arrested Sept. 11 while appearing in federal court in Los Angeles on an indictment for alleged illegal operation of Read More →

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Metrolink must regain trust

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Metrolink must regain trust

The tragic train wreck in Chatsworth that claimed 25 lives is among the worst railroad accidents in California history.   It also raises serious questions about how transportation planners in the tri-county region should proceed as we rethink the balance between roads and mass transit solutions for the 21st century. Some of our left-leaning politicians Read More →

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Lawmakers

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Lawmakers

California lawmakers  ended a stalemate that started July 1 by approving a $145 billion state spending plan for fiscal 2008-09 – only to have the governor veto it 12 hours later.   Even though it was a record 78 days into the state’s new fiscal year, the governor’s move makes sense. This is an abominable Read More →

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