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Ventura County firefighters do great job with Solimar Fire

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County firefighters do great job with Solimar Fire

Ventura County firefighters are a dedicated bunch. Once again, they made their point, proving over Christmas weekend that their ability to fight fires and protect private property are unmatched on the Central Coast. The so-called Solimar Fire broke out early in the morning of Dec. 26 and quickly jumped Highway 101, threatening beachside enclaves. The Read More →

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Workplace stress: use it or lose it

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Workplace stress: use it or lose it

Workplace stress is a very individual phenomenon. It can kill through hypertension and mismanaged emotions. On the other hand, it can be a very valuable tool for leaders at every level to use to motivate their folks. Let’s take a look at the phenomenon of stress. Unmanaged stress is likely the single most important and Read More →

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Be honest and realize that it’s OK to say no to your business — really

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Be honest and realize that it’s OK to say no to your business — really

By Ray Bowman I am often asked, “What does it take to grow a thriving business?” However, some of the more critical questions people should be asking — and often don’t — are, “How do I decide whether or not to grow or start a business?” and “Should I even start one in the first Read More →

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Serve country by launching startup

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Serve country by launching startup

By Michael Panesis Launching a startup in this country is an act of patriotism. I am certain of this, more so every day. That confidence starts with who I am. I am the grandchild of immigrants. That self-identification comes naturally because my parents and grandparents issued constant reminders throughout my childhood. My bedtime stories were Read More →

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Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

The climate change accords signed in Paris this month have been a vindication of Gov. Jerry Brown’s view of a less carbon intensive economy. That is no small accomplishment, which vindicates San Luis Obispo County’s decision to embrace “Big Solar” and efforts in Ventura County to combine industrial-scale solar with waste recycling to reduce carbon Read More →

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Agencies should release oil pipeline information

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Federal regulators should stop dragging their heels and release requested information about the oil pipelines that run through the Tri-Counties immediately. Business Times staff writer Alex Kacik reports in this issue that the Environmental Defense Center has filed a lawsuit against the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, alleging that the agency is refusing Read More →

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Corporate tax inversions unethical

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Corporate tax inversions unethical

You say you have a U.S. corporation and want to reduce corporate income taxes? Agree to be acquired by an Irish company and re-incorporate in Ireland. You’ll only pay 12.5 percent corporate income taxes rather than the 35 percent rate in the U.S. But wait. There’s more. Ireland recently announced that it reduced the rate Read More →

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