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Fraud charges cap sad demise of Melchiori

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2016  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion, Real Estate, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Fraud charges cap sad demise of Melchiori

It was an iconic company among general contractors and its rise marked a pivot point in Santa Barbara’s emergence as a hub for tourism and technology in the 1990s. Ugo Melchiori, an immigrant from Northern Italy, turned skills as a craftsman into a business that, beginning in the late 1980s, was nearly as powerful as Read More →

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Policy normalization must continue

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Policy normalization must continue

By Dan E. Hamilton Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has been engaged in an unprecedented experiment, one without any economic theory to recommend it. Its policies are internally inconsistent. Some work to restrict credit. Others ease credit. The 2007 failure of New Century Financial, a leading subprime lender, did not derail the economy. However, when Read More →

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Charges, lawsuits Plains’ Refugio oil spill legacy

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Charges, lawsuits Plains’ Refugio oil spill legacy

One year later, the Refugio oil spill remains in the headlines amid rising costs and the first of what could be a series of criminal misconduct charges. Plains All American now faces a 46-count indictment at the state level for a May 2015 incident that spilled 21,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The Read More →

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Ventura County leader in water management

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County leader in water management

By Matthew Fienup As forecasts of torrential El Nino rains have given way to the hard reality of another year of drought on the Central Coast, calls to punish farmers or to seize farmers’ water are once again being voiced. Not only do these calls embody ignorance of California water law, but in Ventura County Read More →

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Turn diversity into a strategic advantage

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Turn diversity into a strategic advantage

By Mohan Maheswaran Unleashing the creative thinking and world experiences of a diverse executive team along with a diverse global workforce is simply the best answer to solving today’s complex global challenges in the global competitive environment we live in. At Semtech, the subject of diversity is never raised as it is simply part of Read More →

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Settlement reasonable amid political pressure

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Settlement reasonable amid political pressure

Maybe there’s not a major Supreme Court decision lurking in every case that’s in the headlines. That’s our takeaway from the court’s order to litigants in Zubick vs. Burwell, a case involving nonprofits seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to provide coverage for contraception. Among those seeking relief was Thomas Aquinas College Read More →

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New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By Daniel S. Fabiano Until now, private businesses were banned from soliciting the public for equity investments. At the same time, individual investors were barred from trying their hand at investing in private businesses unless they were accredited investors (making $200,000 per year or possessing $1 million in personal assets) or had a relationship with Read More →

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