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Dubroff: Region’s recent tragedies reveal weaknesses in community investment

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Region’s recent tragedies reveal weaknesses in community investment

Tragedies like the Metrolink crash and the Isla Vista shootings should be a wake-up call about public spending priorities.

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Dubroff: Low interest rates are a poor substitute for government that works

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Low interest rates are a poor substitute for government that works

Just consider the post-Presidents Day developments in one area with huge potential to create thousands of new businesses and millions of new jobs — immigration reform.

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Op/ed: Spiritual centers provide refuge from a plugged-in world

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Spiritual centers provide refuge from a plugged-in world

From this centered place, each of us can return to our lives and our relationships with integrity and mindfulness.

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Editorial: San Onofre settlement needs a second look

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: San Onofre settlement needs a second look

For decades, Southern California Edison has mismanaged and underfunded the electric grid in the Ventura-Santa Barbara county corridor, and as a result electric power is at times about as reliable as it would be in a Third World country.

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Op/ed: Five tax deductions you should not overlook

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Five tax deductions you should not overlook

Did you run up expenses searching for a new job in 2014? Or did you use your car while helping out at a soup kitchen? Are you a self-employed person who paid Medicare premiums out of your own pocket? If so, you may be eligible for one of the many tax deductions that people often Read More →

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Op/ed: Shadow banks are coming out of the shadows — and gaining popularity

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Shadow banks are coming out of the shadows — and gaining popularity

In attempting to crack down on bank excesses, Dodd-Frank has given birth to a whole new world of non-regulated finance.

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Op/ed: Everything we know about recessions might be wrong

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Everything we know about recessions might be wrong

Economists are simply frightened of models where bad permanent things can happen by random chance — even if the data show that’s what really happens.

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