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Budget troubles spur pessimism

By   /  Sunday, December 7th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Budget troubles spur pessimism

Amid all the talk about bailouts and megabucks deals for automakers, there’s been precious little talk about the small-business owners who create most of America’s jobs. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is to be congratulated for convening a small business summit that presented a host of suggestions for improving access to bidding on state projects and for Read More →


A special editor's note on the Miramar project

By   /  Sunday, December 7th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on A special editor's note on the Miramar project

Julia Louis Dreyfus, aka Elaine from the Seinfeld show, is about to take her long-running protest act before the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Dreyfus and a few neighbors have become the hecklers in the audience at one of the most interesting dramas to unfold on the South Coast in recent years. That is Read More →


Put transportation atop tri-county priority list

By   /  Wednesday, November 26th, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Put transportation atop tri-county priority list

Government leaders across the Tri-Counties should be prepared to take President-elect Barack Obama up on his offer to spend federal dollars to fast track transportation improvements. From the eastern edge of Ventura County to Paso Robles, the Highway 101 corridor is in serious need of upgrades. Chief among these is the stretch between Santa Barbara Read More →


Alum reflects on Westmont

By   /  Sunday, November 23rd, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Alum reflects on Westmont

As diverse as Los Angeles is, there is one thing all good Angelinos do. We wait. We wait in our cars, stuck in traffic on the 10, the 110 and the 405. We wait in line to get into a club, a bar, a concert venue. We wait for a table at one of our Read More →


Fire reveals South Coast

By   /  Saturday, November 22nd, 2008  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Fire reveals South Coast

Until the no-growth radicals took over its politics, the South Coast operated under a single rule – the community took care of its own. More than a decade ago, the no-growthers suspended the South Coast rule, with the resulting exodus of thousands of middle- and working-class families to Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Maria. Fortunately, when Read More →


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 →


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 →