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Opinion: Turning back the Doomsday Clock means thinking about the common good

By   /  Friday, November 5th, 2021  /  Higher Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Turning back the Doomsday Clock means thinking about the common good

By Jamshid Damooei The Doomsday Clock is a symbol that represents the likelihood of man-made global catastrophe. It was created and maintained since 1947 by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a nonprofit organization concerning science and global security issues resulting from accelerating technological advances that have negative consequences for humanity. Our Read More →

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Our View: New mayor could herald changes in Santa Barbara

By   /  Thursday, November 4th, 2021  /  Editorials, Government, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Our View: New mayor could herald changes in Santa Barbara

With preliminary results from the Nov. 2 election available as this issue of the Business Times went to press, former City Council member and retired restaurant owner Randy Rowse appeared headed for victory in the closely watched Santa Barbara mayor’s race. The early results had Rowse with 40.4% of the vote, ahead of James Joyce’s Read More →

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Our View: Honoring the region’s best this Philanthropy Day

By   /  Friday, October 29th, 2021  /  Editorials, Latest news, Nonprofits, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: Honoring the region’s best this Philanthropy Day

With the season for giving upon us, we take pride in recognizing the honorees at the National Philanthropy Day Awards across the region. On Nov. 16, the Museum of Ventura County in downtown Ventura will host the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura awards at an in-person program beginning at 4 p.m. On Nov. 18, Read More →

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Opinion: What is a financial advisor?

By   /  Friday, October 29th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: What is a financial advisor?

By Joe Weiland I had lunch today with a younger acquaintance of mine. Let’s call him Jim. I have known Jim for a number of years, and he has always impressed me with his business acumen. At a young age, he has managed to put together a sizable, yet a bit illiquid, net worth. He Read More →

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Opinion: Harness the best of competition and cooperation

By   /  Friday, October 29th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Harness the best of competition and cooperation

By Janice Miller We have been told business is a zero-sum game. For someone to win, someone else must lose. But this often leads to a cutthroat rivalry amongst professionals. Bitter and needlessly acrimonious, it not only hurts competitors, but it also makes things tougher for the end client/customer. Now, what if there was a Read More →

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Our View: State housing mandates finally have some teeth

By   /  Friday, October 22nd, 2021  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: State housing mandates finally have some teeth

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Opinion: Navigating the ‘gotchas’ in California employment law

By   /  Friday, October 15th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Navigating the ‘gotchas’ in California employment law

By Jonathan Fraser Light Employers may have noticed that California employment law is incredibly burdensome, incredibly detailed, and filled with “gotchas.” The actual statutes are only part of the problem; the courts sometimes interpret those laws in ways that make little sense. Here are a few of those “gotchas” that may leave you scratching your Read More →