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Future of privacy at stake in Apple v. FBI

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2016  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Future of privacy at stake in Apple v. FBI

A highly contentious legal battle is brewing between Apple and the FBI. The FBI has been trying to hack into the encrypted iPhone belonging to Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters in the Dec. 2 attack that killed 14 people. The Apple iPhone, which was actually issued by the county of San Bernardino, Read More →

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Oxnard needs to get financial house in order

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2016  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Oxnard needs to get financial house in order

A Feb. 23 city council meeting in Oxnard underscores the fact that the region’s largest city still has some cleanup work to do after the financial scandal that engulfed the city several years ago. The accounting firm Eadie and Payne said that it needed until at least March 29 to prepare a schedule for the Read More →

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Scalia’s death will impact cases of regional concern

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Scalia’s death will impact cases of regional concern

The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over President’s Day weekend will likely alter the trajectory of any number of cases before the court. Two of them are particularly relevant to the Tri-Counties. In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the justices appeared to be closely divided on the question of whether to uphold Read More →

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Succession planning critical for business

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Succession planning critical for business

Entrepreneurs know that businesses are like children. You know they will leave you at some point in the future, but you really don’t want to think about it. Small-business entrepreneurs who think of a business as their favorite child too often avoid the important task of exit planning. It is never too early to plan Read More →

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SOAR revisions needed for agribusiness to grow

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on SOAR revisions needed for agribusiness to grow

SOAR, short for Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, has had a big impact on land use in Ventura County. Up for renewal after two decades, a revised SOAR should go before voters this fall. Among other things, SOAR needs revisions that carve out exceptions for food processing facilities. It needs to recognize the growing Read More →

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Business, wilderness a successful mix

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Business, wilderness a successful mix

With the introduction of the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act by U.S. Rep. Lois Capps and Sen. Barbara Boxer, we have an opportunity to protect 250,000 acres of our incredible local landscape as wilderness — a common sense measure that will drive growth in our local recreation economy and enhance the quality of life that Read More →

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CDC fails Chipotle by not finding outbreak source

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on CDC fails Chipotle by not finding outbreak source

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded its investigation into two E. coli outbreaks that sickened at least 60 Chipotle Mexican Grill customers in 14 states but said it was unable to determine the source of contamination. The CDC said it was probably a common meal item or ingredient. That conclusion is Read More →

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