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Port of Hueneme is a beacon for the future

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Port of Hueneme is a beacon for the future

In the rough and tumble world of elections and market meltdowns, it’s easy to overlook one of the region’s most important commercial assets. That would be the Port of Hueneme. Once a poor sister to the adjacent Naval Base Ventura County operations, the port remains an important hub for international commerce right on our doorstep. Read More →

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Can a woman save California?

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Can a woman save California?

 In an era of fundamental change in politics, we’d like to see California shatter the glass ceiling by electing a woman governor. That would require women candidates from both parties and voters seem to want Democratic U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein and former e-Bay Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman, a Republican, to face off in 2010. Read More →

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Congresswoman on the rise

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Congresswoman on the rise

The 2008 election marks an acceleration  in the political trajectory of Capps. The Democratic congresswoman from Santa Barbara endorsed Obama, and she did the right thing for an unpopular bailout bill – twice and her by voting for area candidates and ballot measures loomed large. Capps has deep roots in the South Coast environmental movement Read More →

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Election put transport back on front burner

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Election put transport back on front burner

Ventura County has put an end to the Flynn era, elected business-friendly candidates in Thousand Oaks, Port Hueneme and elsewhere and even passed some much needed tax measures to fund future growth.   Santa Barbara County has passed an essential transportation measure, Measure A and in Santa Maria one of the most effective mayors in Read More →

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It

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on It

California law – Elections Code Section 14001 – requires employers to allow their workers time to vote every Election Day. The law also requires employers to post notices and provide up to two hours of paid time for workers to vote. But we think there’s a bigger reason for encouraging all of our readers to Read More →

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Transportation looms large in ballot issues

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Transportation looms large in ballot issues

Two of the most important items are Measure A in Santa Barbara County and Measure V in Oxnard. We want to remind our readers why we support Measure A and oppose Measure V. Arguments against Measure A focus on cost, but the argument for it faces commuters on Highway 101 twice a day, five days Read More →

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Region leads the way in

By   /  Thursday, October 23rd, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Region leads the way in

Amid the doom and gloom of the current economic picture, a glimmer of hope can be found for the future of the tri-county region, particularly its gift for developing niche operations at the cutting edge of technology. Those niches are sometimes hard to find and they don’t always get the public attention they deserve. But Read More →

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