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No more delays in widening Highway 101

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on No more delays in widening Highway 101

There they go again. The no-growth crowd is crowing about a newly-released environmental impact report that shows a handful of intersections on Highway 101 will experience slowdowns after the highway is widened between Carpinteria and Montecito. But to anybody who’s been following the buzzing of political gadflies around the estimated $428 million project, the complaints Read More →

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Navigating the land of Trump-portunities

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Navigating the land of Trump-portunities

By Mike Panesis Donald Trump is not my president. He is my country’s president, so we need to prepare for the next four years with him in charge. Most true entrepreneurs are constantly evaluating startup opportunities, especially during times of great change. President-elect Trump has issued an action plan for his first 100 days in Read More →

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Harvesting your gains and staying on target

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Harvesting your gains and staying on target

By John Corby One of the most important decisions confronting an investor is how much to allocate between the major asset classes: stocks, bonds, alternatives (which can include real estate and commodities) and cash. Certain asset classes have inherently higher levels of risk, so how much to assign to each will depend on the tolerance Read More →

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PG&E pact will mitigate Diablo Canyon closure

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on PG&E pact will mitigate Diablo Canyon closure

San Luis Obispo County got an early Christmas present of sorts on Nov. 28. That’s when PG&E agreed to set up a $75 million fund plus an estimated $50 million to $70 million in additional payments to mitigate the impact of the closing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by 2025. The agreement includes funds Read More →

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Proposed rules have consequences for wealth transfers

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Proposed rules have consequences for wealth transfers

By John Ambrecht The IRS is changing estate and gift tax rules, possibly as soon as this month. If you currently have or think you will eventually have a total net estate worth more than $5.5 million for an individual or $10.9 million for a married couple, your taxes to transfer any business interests or Read More →

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SOAR contributes to Ventura County economy

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on SOAR contributes to Ventura County economy

By Linda Parks The recent Pacific Coast Business Times article by Alex Kacik recapping Ventura County voters’ approval of SOAR, “SOAR Passage Will Stifle Economy,” presented a narrow and one-sided perspective of SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources). However, readers of the article know there is more to the picture. Certainly voters, who have Read More →

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New vision needed for Ventura County

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New vision needed for Ventura County

You might call it the Ventura County conundrum. By many measures, Ventura County has recovered nicely from the recession with relatively low unemployment at 5.3 percent, steady job growth and a nascent boom in the travel and leisure sector. But a deeper dive shows some disturbing trends. Jobs have not recovered to their pre-recession peak, Read More →

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