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Opinion: A winding road to self-driving cars

By   /  Monday, March 14th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A winding road to self-driving cars

By Paul Witman, Jim Prior and Scott Mackelprang Many of us will reach an age or condition when we can no longer drive. It would be wonderful if we can get technology to do the driving for us so we can still have the same freedom. But such vehicles aren’t here yet. And current versions Read More →

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Our View: War abroad sheds new light on energy and infrastructure at home

By   /  Friday, March 11th, 2022  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our View: War abroad sheds new light on energy and infrastructure at home

As a journalism organization it is hard to witness the destruction of cities in Ukraine and the Russian government’s despicable action to threaten jail terms for any publication that uses “war” or “invasion” to describe what’s going on. The war in Ukraine has hit home in California, which, it turns out, is one of the Read More →

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Opinion: How to respond calmly as an investor to chaos and fear

By   /  Sunday, March 6th, 2022  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Opinion: How to respond calmly as an investor to chaos and fear

By Arthur Swalley Last Wednesday, Feb. 23, I wrote the following in a news release: “A Russian invasion of Ukraine appears more likely with each passing day, especially now that the Olympics have ended. U.S. intelligence has 24/7 surveillance of Russian troop movements and communications. Because Putin knows this, he is making no effort to Read More →

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Our View: Rebuilding the region’s manufacturing base

By   /  Friday, March 4th, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Regions, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our View: Rebuilding the region’s manufacturing base

After a recent Zoom session on manufacturing hosted by the Economic Development Collaborative, the Ventura County Workforce Investment Board and others, it is clear that things are stirring in this important sector of the economy. For much of the 21st century, the tri-county region ignored manufacturing as it went into a decline. That’s partly because, Read More →

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Opinion: The Central Coast and the world keep moving into the digital future

By   /  Friday, March 4th, 2022  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: The Central Coast and the world keep moving into the digital future

By Greg Bland As the effects of the coronavirus continue to reshape the Central Coast and the rest of our world, 2022 will see several factors accelerating the shift to a more digital, hybrid future. In the year ahead, there will be a continued focus on digital transformation as the driving force creating value for Read More →

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Our View: A wave of common sense washes over California politics

By   /  Tuesday, March 1st, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: A wave of common sense washes over California politics

The political aftershocks from the recall of three left-leaning San Francisco school board members continue to spread to Sacramento and beyond. One of them is a rising chorus of outrage over an Alameda County Superior Court decision to allow a cap on enrollment at the University of California’s flagship campus in Berkeley. In the San Read More →

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Opinion: When it comes to COVID response, wealth doesn’t always equal health

By   /  Friday, February 25th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: When it comes to COVID response, wealth doesn’t always equal health

By Jan Nederveen Pieterse Differences in COVID-19 public health performance and health outcomes between regions and countries are staggering. A common-sense assumption is that wealth is health and the higher a society’s per capita income, the lower COVID deaths will be, and vice versa. But the data doesn’t bear this out. For example, compare COVID-19 Read More →