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Our view: Minimum wage hikes are hurting workers

By   /  Friday, June 30th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Minimum wage hikes are hurting workers

California appears to be headed toward a political showdown over the $15 per hour minimum wage law. A widening chorus of restaurant chains, individual eatery owners, small businesses, nonprofits and even municipal and county governments are joining the call for a rethink of the $15 per hour timetable. We editorialized in the June 23rd edition Read More →

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Our view: Amazon’s bold bet will challenge tri-county farmers

By   /  Friday, June 23rd, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Amazon’s bold bet will challenge tri-county farmers

It’s not immediately clear how disruptive the merger of Amazon and Whole Foods will be to the global food supply chain. So far, the e-commerce giant has wreaked havoc in asymmetric directions. It disrupted the chain store concept for book sales but strengthened local vendors and sparked a surge of interest in book buying. It Read More →

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Unemployment in Tri-Counties near all-time low

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Unemployment in Tri-Counties near all-time low

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‘Granny flat’ law may create more tri-county housing options

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on ‘Granny flat’ law may create more tri-county housing options

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Central Coast women in leadership thinking green

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Latest news, Technology, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Central Coast women in leadership thinking green

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Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

By   /  Friday, May 19th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Small Business Week than to provide a report on the state of entrepreneurship in our region. The good news is that a spirit of innovation continues to spark new startups, with much activity coming from business plan competitions and new workspaces like Impact Hub, the Read More →

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Dubroff: Trump boosts prospects for Cadiz desert water project

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Trump boosts prospects for Cadiz desert water project

Henry Dubroff

A desert water project that could supply as many as 400,000 Californians per year is moving through the final approval process with favorable political winds finally at its back and a substantial financial backer in place. Publicly traded Cadiz, the project’s owner, cleared another hurdle on May 2 when it lined up $15 million in Read More →