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LA hosting 2024 Olympics would be great for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on LA hosting 2024 Olympics would be great for Central Coast

Efforts to designate Los Angeles as the U.S. host city for the 2024 Olympic are worth more than passing attention by leaders along the Highway 101 corridor. That’s because a successful bid by Los Angeles for the summer games would produce multiple benefits for the Central Coast, with a broad impact on business. The 1984 Read More →

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Eastside Business District best option

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Eastside Business District best option

The recent article “Battle over Milpas” (Aug. 7) really missed the mark. The plain and simple fact about the “Battle over Milpas” is that a small handful of people have turned the attempt of a vibrant business district to continue improvements into a racially charged political issue. The Milpas Community Association was asked to submit Read More →

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Mine mishap shows EPA stewardship inadequate

By   /  Friday, August 14th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Mine mishap shows EPA stewardship inadequate

Just when you think environmental stewardship can’t get any worse … it gets worse. About three months ago, the Central Coast witnessed its worst environmental disaster in decades when Plains All American Pipeline leaked more than 140,000 gallons of oil onto the Refugio Beach area. About a fourth of that ended up in the ocean, Read More →

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Emergence of the ‘dependent contractor’

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Emergence of the ‘dependent contractor’

A recent decision by the state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has greatly shaken the California business community. The ruling found that an Uber driver is an “employee” and not an “independent contractor” as the entire industry had previously presumed.  Although this decision only pertains to that specific case, it could end up changing the Read More →

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Donald channels Arnold in taking on GOP brass

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Donald channels Arnold in taking on GOP brass

We have seen this movie before. A larger-than-life figure in entertainment and business struts on to the political stage and captivates an audience of disaffected conservatives. Never mind that his personal politics are fairly liberal — it’s the appearance of control and command that pushes the conventional candidates out of the way. Once the momentum Read More →

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Can commercialism, professionalism co-exist in accounting profession?

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Can commercialism, professionalism co-exist in accounting profession?

What we see today in the accounting profession is troubling. Increased commercial activities threatens the independence cornerstone of the profession that underlies its public interest obligation. Audit firms are pushing the envelope in their involvement with non-audit services that makes it appear as though they might compromise their independence on the audit because of these Read More →

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Personal finance really family finance

By   /  Friday, July 31st, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Personal finance really family finance

Personal finance has always been a family affair that involves the interests of children, parents and other relatives. Currently, many trends exacerbate situations where relatives’ assistance is needed, which makes family situations increasingly challenging and difficult to plan for. First, expanded life expectancy brings expanded financial challenges. A longer life does not only imply greater Read More →

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