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Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

It’s a case of business as usual for Plains All American Pipeline, which owns the pipe that ruptured near Goleta on May 19 and spilled an estimated 101,000 gallons of oil. About 21,000 gallons of oil flowed through a storm culvert under Highway 101 into the ocean, blackening area beaches and creating a 10-square-mile oil Read More →

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Big spending on big ideas brings big payoff

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Big spending on big ideas brings big payoff

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STEM investment, new engineering school at CSU Channel Islands priority

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on STEM investment, new engineering school at CSU Channel Islands priority

By Jacqui Irwin Ventura County is home to some of the most exciting and cutting edge companies in the world. Nationally recognized corporations and entrepreneurial high-technology companies like Amgen, Haas Automation, SemTech, and Teledyne Technologies all have a footprint in Ventura County.  Additionally, Ventura County was recently designated as one of the state’s four innovation Read More →

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New vision for Isla Vista needs political courage

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New vision for Isla Vista needs political courage

We went to Goleta’s State of the City luncheon on May 14 and discovered a city in denial. That’s partly because a decade after cityhood, Goleta has not found a winning formula for revitalizing its Old Town shopping district. New food shops and a sprinkling of sidewalk improvements, heavily touted at the event, simply will Read More →

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Refugio oil spill raises important questions for South Coast

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Refugio oil spill raises important questions for South Coast

The estimated 105,000-gallon oil spill that will ruin Memorial Day for thousands of visitors to Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County is a reminder of how much environmental issues have become economic stories. Santa Barbara County is so heavily dependent on hotel-related taxes that it literally can’t afford the kind of environmental disaster that Read More →

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Virtual currency is finding global niches

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2015  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Virtual currency is finding global niches

By Lisa Spiwak This month, there has been a major event in the world of American finance. On May 7, itBit became America’s first national regulatory-compliant Bitcoin exchange. This is a very big deal because it paves the way for customers to now feel more comfortable with virtual currency, which appears to be one of Read More →

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UCSB alone can’t fix Isla Vista safety woes

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2015  /  Editorials, Latest news  /  Comments Off on UCSB alone can’t fix Isla Vista safety woes

Just about a year ago, Elliott Rodger went on a violent rampage, killing six people and himself in Isla Vista. Memories of that tragic Memorial Day weekend flooded back into the headlines on May 12 as reports surfaced of another shooting, this time two suspects shot and severely injured two students in another grisly incident Read More →

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