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 →
Our View: Troubling signs in SLO’s fight against COVID; A golden opportunity at Channel Islands Harbor
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Greg Gillespie was newly arrived as president of Ventura Community College, eight years ago, when he took the time to attend one of the first Latino Business Awards presented by Pacific Coast Business Times. He impressed us as deeply engaged in the community and a committed educator, and four years ago he moved to the Read More →
By Ed Seaman More than a third of Californians are living at or near the poverty level. We pay the highest income taxes and the highest gas taxes in the country. The extent of the damage that the state government has done and continues to do to our children, our small business economy, our poor Read More →
Amid all the handwringing about the delta variant and concern about vaccine hesitancy, let’s remember one thing that’s different about the fall of 2021. Our colleges and universities — the economic engines of our innovation culture — are returning to live instruction and taking proactive steps to deal with year two of COVID-19. They have Read More →
By Bruce DeBoskey The charity “grand bargain” in the United States allows nonprofit organizations to perform charitable, religious, educational and scientific duties for the “public good,” often relieving government from performing those same functions. In return for their contribution to the public good, nonprofits are deemed tax-exempt organizations, which means they typically don’t pay income, Read More →
By Ritch Eich It wasn’t until several years after the Vietnam War ended that Vietnam veterans who were exposed to toxic herbicides sprayed in the jungle were granted presumptive disability benefits for illnesses caused by exposure to Agent Orange. According to the Agent Orange Act of 1991, veterans who served anywhere in Vietnam from Jan. Read More →