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Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitality

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitality

It’s time for communities across the tri-county region to cast off their legacy of squabbling over sales tax revenue and work together on a robust model for economic vitality. That was our takeaway after traveling to Colorado’s Front Range cities of Boulder and Denver with business and community leaders from the San Luis Obispo Chamber Read More →

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Align employees with your company culture

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Align employees with your company culture

By Sumantra Sengupta Over the years, I have had the pleasure of serving a range of organizations from cool startups to the Fortune 100 global giants. Very little of what I learned in business school prepared me for the various mental machinations that I had to perform to align and succeed in these different environments. Read More →

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Our view: Carrizo Plains monument not right for development

By   /  Friday, August 11th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Carrizo Plains monument not right for development

Now that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has begun removing some of the 21 land-based national monuments from consideration for energy or other commercial development, he should add the Carrizo Plains National Monument to his list of protected sites. In recent days, Zinke has indicated that the Upper Missouri River Breaks in Montana, Moon National Monument Read More →

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How pirate tactics built an entrepreneurial ecosystem

By   /  Friday, August 4th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on How pirate tactics built an entrepreneurial ecosystem

By Reneé Rock “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” When Steve Jobs uttered this phrase, he was speaking to the Mac team, which had become a kind of splinter group with its own identity within Apple. Jobs knew what he was up against at fast-growing Apple and intuitively understood that Read More →

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Our view: Housing shortage spurs exodus to other states

By   /  Friday, August 4th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Housing shortage spurs exodus to other states

While California’s housing crisis has begun to trigger a backlash, with some cities hunkering down behind NIMBY walls, the dire shortage of homes is having big impacts on other states. In Colorado, an influx of young, upwardly mobile professionals is fueling a boom in apartment building, driving rents higher and triggering an affordable housing crisis. Read More →

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Clean and safe downtowns require coordinated effort

By   /  Friday, July 28th, 2017  /  Latest news, Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Clean and safe downtowns require coordinated effort

Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent piece in the July 21 issue of the Business Times. Santa Barbara and Ventura have much in common, and I enjoy reading your thoughts on our intertwined economies. When I was mayor of Ventura, one of my main goals was to establish the Downtown Ventura Partners, a property-based Read More →

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Time for the Fed to get out of the way

By   /  Friday, July 28th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Time for the Fed to get out of the way

By Gerry Frigon A recent article by Anthony Mirhaydari, published in The Fiscal Times,  wonders if the Federal Reserve is about to begin a “war on the rich.” Mirhaydari cites Merrill Lynch Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett, who appears to suggest that such is the case in his call for a “big top” in stocks Read More →

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