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Ventura tax measure key to revitalizing the city

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

This November is shaping up to be a pivotal election year — especially when it comes to the future of Ventura County. Already on the ballot are a countywide measure to provide transportation improvements on the Highway 101 corridor and far beyond. And there will be dueling ballot measures to chart the future of SOAR, Read More →

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Brown should not sign farmworker overtime bill

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Brown should not sign farmworker overtime bill

Henry Dubroff

With the farmworker overtime pay bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, we’re writing to warn that many of the quick fixes to contemporary problems are not what they appear to be. In a year where Bernie Sanders ignited the Democratic Party with his appeal to the issue of social injustice, the impulse to seize Read More →

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Computer interface should be intuitive

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Computer interface should be intuitive

Businesses large and small invest hefty amounts in software designed to improve operations and attract and keep in touch with customers. Sometimes, these projects are a success. Others are deemed failures, resulting in costly software abandonment. While there are a variety of factors that can differentiate between success and failure, one important consideration is the Read More →

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How government can help small businesses

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Burt Williamson The small business issues that Henry Dubroff addressed his column in the July 8-14, 2016 issue of the Pacific Coast Business Times — regulation overhaul, flexibility in the minimum wage, and the ability to tap retirement assets for a small business — would be welcome changes. What follows is an elaboration on Read More →

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Change company culture to stay on top

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Change company culture to stay on top

By Peter Matthies Leaders who aren’t able to build a purpose-driven culture risk falling behind. Speak to any large organization — from BMW to Intel to Thomson Reuters — and you find their talent management and acquisition teams working overtime. According to research, businesses are facing a severe talent shortage in the years to come. Read More →

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Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Scary fires fact of life in the Tri-Counties

The fires raging up and down the Central Coast remind us of the vulnerability we all face and the historical importance of the environment we pay taxes to protect. The Chimney Fire that briefly threatened the Hearst Castle and the Rey Fire, which appeared to envelope the Santa Ynez Valley in smoke and flame when Read More →

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Grit still best predictor of success

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Grit still best predictor of success

By Renee Rock One good old-fashioned job skill is still the key to success. As the middle child in a large 1950s-era family, I had to work hard to earn the attention of my hardworking blue-collar father. Like many in single-income families, my father worked long hours, often putting in overtime to make ends meet. Read More →

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