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Puente alternatives cheaper than gas power plant

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente alternatives cheaper than gas power plant

By Carmen Ramirez and Craig Lewis Renewable energy alternatives are technically and economically superior to the proposed gas Puente Power Project in Oxnard. The Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s guest commentary supporting the Puente gas plant in the Sept. 8 issue of the Business Times contained inaccurate and misleading information. It’s true that a recent California Read More →

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Reform tax system with transaction tax

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Reform tax system with transaction tax

By Charlie Sibbald Tax reform is in the air again. As with the weather, it seems like everybody talks about tax reform and nobody does anything about it. Congressional leaders are discussing a big plan, as is the administration, and there is an expectation that this may be the year we finally pass comprehensive tax Read More →

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Our view: Newhall Ranch settlement a blueprint for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Our view: Newhall Ranch settlement a blueprint for Central Coast

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Only service dogs must be allowed

By   /  Friday, September 22nd, 2017  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Only service dogs must be allowed

By Nancy Sommers Most of us understand the benefits of animals in our lives whether we choose to have them or not. Yet, there is a growing social problem affecting businesses and professionals that deal with the public and this is particularly true in places where pets are generally not allowed. There is no way Read More →

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Our view: Santa Barbara investment policy a costly maneuver

By   /  Friday, September 22nd, 2017  /  Banking Industry, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Santa Barbara investment policy a costly maneuver

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California’s labor shortage can be fixed

By   /  Friday, September 22nd, 2017  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on California’s labor shortage can be fixed

By Jordan Cunningham California has a huge hole in our skilled labor force. Construction companies scramble to find carpenters, electricians, iron workers and those in other specialized careers that make up the construction workforce. Nearly 70 percent of California contractors said they’re having difficulty filling positions for installation specialists. Roughly 50 percent said it’s difficult Read More →

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Help is available for small business owners

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Help is available for small business owners

By Brian Gabler and Bruce Stenslie More than 23,000 businesses operate in Ventura County — three quarters of which have 10 employees or less. There are another 20,000 to 30,000 sole proprietors. Anyone who runs his or her own business knows that it can be a daunting task. Business owners often do very well at Read More →

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