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How to hire for company culture fit

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to hire for company culture fit

“We look for employees who fit into our culture.” How often have you heard that phrase from hiring managers? How many times have you said that yourself? And when was the last time you were confident that you didn’t just rely on your gut feeling? Yes, exactly. Hiring is indeed a powerful way to build Read More →

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Revenue sharing deal helps city of Port Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Revenue sharing deal helps city of Port Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District

After more than two years of rancor, the city of Port Hueneme and the Oxnard Harbor District have put their legal squabbles to rest — a move that should be more than temporary. In a widely heralded move, Harbor District President Jess Herrera and Hueneme Mayor Sylvia Munoz Schnopp announced a settlement of a long-running Read More →

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Trans-Pacific Partnership good for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Trans-Pacific Partnership good for Central Coast

The Obama Administration has achieved an important milestone in getting a general agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP involves roughly 40 percent of the global economy and includes most of Asia except China. It lowers tariffs, reduces informal barriers that get in the way of U.S. exports of services and adds new protections for Read More →

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Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

Just a year ago, Dynergy, a Texas-based energy firm, shut down the aging power plant that’s loomed over the city of Morro Bay for decades, idling the three 450-foot-tall smokestacks that are part of the city’s skyline. Now Trident Winds, a British company, has proposed something new in the field of power production: a floating Read More →

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Goodbye to Haggen grocery stores

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Goodbye to Haggen grocery stores

Wikipedia states that strategic bankruptcy occurs when an otherwise solvent company makes use of the bankruptcy laws for a specific business purpose.  An example of this was in 2002 when Kmart filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Kmart had a severe cash flow problem because it was locked into long-term leases at premium rates with respect Read More →

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Try alternative commute during Ride Week

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Try alternative commute during Ride Week

This year the Ventura County Transportation Commission and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District are sponsoring Ride Week, Oct. 5-9. Ride Week is an opportunity for everyone to try out an alternative commute such as biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling or riding a bus or train and win prizes for their efforts. Ventura County drivers Read More →

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VW’s actions smack of ethical blindness

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on VW’s actions smack of ethical blindness

Are profits and corporate values treated equally? Did Volkswagen compromise its core values? On its website the stated strategy that drives the company’s actions is: “We see high customer satisfaction as one of the key requirements for the company’s long-term success.” That would be a “yes” to the core values question. VW did emphasize profits Read More →

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