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Opinion: ‘Use it or lose it’ policy wastes our natural resources

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  Energy, Government, Higher Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: ‘Use it or lose it’ policy wastes our natural resources

By James Salzman The Bureau of Land Management auction in February 2016 for oil and gas drilling rights near Arches National Park was unremarkable. The high bidder, Tempest Exploration Co. LLC, paid $2,500 for the 1,120-acre lease by credit card and began paying annual rental fees. What soon did prove remarkable, though, was the revelation Read More →

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Our View: Ventura is on the right track when it comes to housing

By   /  Friday, September 10th, 2021  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Our View: Ventura is on the right track when it comes to housing

For the first time in decades, there is a bit of a building boom going on in Ventura, and construction appears to be happening where it is urgently needed: in housing for the city’s current and future workforce. As Staff Writer Brooke Holland wrote in the Sept. 3 edition of the Business Times, the burst Read More →

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Opinion: Oxnard was central to Chicano movement

By   /  Friday, September 10th, 2021  /  Higher Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Oxnard was central to Chicano movement

By Frank P. Barajas This column is an excerpt from the book “Mexican Americans with Moxie: A Transgenerational History of El Movimiento Chicano in Ventura County, California, 1945-1975,” by Frank P. Barajas. From the United Farm Workers Boycott Office in Delano, California, Jessica Govea, 24, examined a clipping of a full-page advertisement in the Ventura Read More →

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Opinion: Your workers want a sense of purpose

By   /  Friday, September 10th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Your workers want a sense of purpose

By Christie Garcia If staff can work from anywhere in the world, why would they work for you? Once they do, what motivates them to perform their best? And perhaps most importantly, what would make them stay? In the last year we’ve watched a dramatic shift in employee satisfaction and seen that people are no Read More →

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Our View: Heidi Harmon changed the game as mayor of SLO

By   /  Friday, September 3rd, 2021  /  Editorials, Government, Higher Education, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Our View: Heidi Harmon changed the game as mayor of SLO

When Heidi Harmon narrowly won election as mayor of San Luis Obispo back in 2016, she vowed to shake up the status quo. And that’s what the former Bernie Sanders convention delegate did when she won by a handful of votes. During the next five years, she pressed the no-growth crowd for more housing, including Read More →

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Opinion: Pandemic accelerated already rapid rise of the fluid workforce

By   /  Friday, September 3rd, 2021  /  Higher Education, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Pandemic accelerated already rapid rise of the fluid workforce

By Vlad Vaiman Talent management (TM) has been a key priority for CEOs throughout the world for nearly two decades. Aging populations, shrinking talent pools, expanding skill gaps, shifting workforce mobility, and other critical considerations all contribute to TM remaining a top priority for both large and small organizations. However, it is difficult to have Read More →

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Opinion: Time to get serious about infrastructure

By   /  Friday, September 3rd, 2021  /  Government, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Time to get serious about infrastructure

By Miranda Patton As California emerges from 18 months of COVID-19-altered life, commuters, vacationers, and freight operators are once again utilizing our highways, streets, and public transit systems. However, as mobility resumes to pre-pandemic levels, the subpar condition of our state’s infrastructure demands that it is time to commit to priority investment in local and Read More →