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Volkswagen scandal may be end for diesel

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Volkswagen scandal may be end for diesel

Clean diesel, like clean coal, might just be headed for the scrap heap of environmental history. Volkswagen’s stunning revelation that it cheated air pollution control rules in order to get better performance and better mileage from 11 million vehicles has sent its stock price plunging. It faces perhaps as much as $37,000 per vehicle or Read More →

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FICO score can make a big difference

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on FICO score can make a big difference

For most small businesses, the toughest aspect of running the operation is managing cash flow. Most small businesses depend on timely payments from their clients to pay their own bills. However, in difficult times such as these, clients often stretch payment of their invoices to 60 days or longer. In order to be able to Read More →

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Ventura County Community Foundation will emerge from restructuring stronger

By   /  Friday, September 18th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County Community Foundation will emerge from restructuring stronger

Ventura County Community Foundation, a flagship organization for philanthropy in the region, has cut staff, commenced a major audit and reduced some of its landmark programs. It owns a building that serves as a hub for nonprofit activity in the region. But that probably can’t be sustained without some increase in the deeply discounted rents Read More →

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California losing benefits of green landscape

By   /  Friday, September 18th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on California losing benefits of green landscape

With California now four years deep into a drought, and more than $350 million frivolously burned in turf removal rebates, Californians want to know … where is the water? At $4,073 per acre-foot, turf removal is the state’s most expensive and least reliable water supply source by far, almost twice as expensive as seawater desalination, Read More →

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Tribune to LA Times: Bye-bye Beutner

By   /  Friday, September 11th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tribune to LA Times: Bye-bye Beutner

When SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made a celebratory return to Los Angeles last spring, Los Angeles Times Publisher Austin Beutner was in fine form as he hosted a small gathering at the Disney concert hall. The former investment banker described his vision for a new and more aggressive Los Angeles Times, still the region’s dominant Read More →

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Dubroff: West Ventura County needs to attract more capital

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Columns, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: West Ventura County needs to attract more capital

The announcement that Richard Rush was going to retire next spring after a decade at the helm of CSU Channel Islands took a number of folks by surprise. And as Business Times writer Tony Biasotti pointed out in his article on the resignation in our Aug. 28 edition, his departure leaves a vision for the Read More →

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Bills to help veterans get jobs should become law

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Bills to help veterans get jobs should become law

As Labor Day nears, California’s legislature is considering bills to help veterans returning home from active duty rejoin the workforce. California is home to a growing population of more than 1.8 million veterans. With overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down and more troops headed home, the number of veterans seeking jobs in California Read More →

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