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Businesses adapt as cities end pandemic policies that allowed free use of public spaces

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2022  /  Latest news, left, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Businesses adapt as cities end pandemic policies that allowed free use of public spaces

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For small businesses, pandemic offers lessons in preparing for the next disaster

By   /  Wednesday, May 11th, 2022  /  Latest news, middle, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on For small businesses, pandemic offers lessons in preparing for the next disaster

Joie Krintzman, the owner of Twist Dance Apparel in Santa Barbara, opened her 550-square-foot dance apparel boutique in October 2021, amid the pandemic. The mother of two daughters, both of them dancers, had never owned her own business before, but she saw the need for a dance shop in Santa Barbara. Krintzman’s focus is her online Read More →

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At Westmont breakfast, author Michael Lewis talks of Santa Barbara’s ‘superhero of communicable disease’

By   /  Monday, March 7th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Higher Education, Latest news, middle, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on At Westmont breakfast, author Michael Lewis talks of Santa Barbara’s ‘superhero of communicable disease’

On March 6, 2020, Westmont College held its annual President’s Breakfast, which would be one of the last large indoor, public events in the region before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. The guest was Nobel-winning psychologist and economist Daniel Kahneman. This year on March 4, at the event’s return to the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Read More →

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Opinion: When it comes to COVID response, wealth doesn’t always equal health

By   /  Friday, February 25th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: When it comes to COVID response, wealth doesn’t always equal health

By Jan Nederveen Pieterse Differences in COVID-19 public health performance and health outcomes between regions and countries are staggering. A common-sense assumption is that wealth is health and the higher a society’s per capita income, the lower COVID deaths will be, and vice versa. But the data doesn’t bear this out. For example, compare COVID-19 Read More →

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With mask mandates lifted and cases dropping, region ponders pandemic’s next phase

By   /  Friday, February 18th, 2022  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Government, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, right, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on With mask mandates lifted and cases dropping, region ponders pandemic’s next phase

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Opinion: Everyone benefits when vaccinations are widespread

By   /  Friday, January 28th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Everyone benefits when vaccinations are widespread

By Paul D. Witman, Jim Prior and Chris Njunge Just over two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and well into the biggest surge, we find humanity both amazingly fortunate and still at significant risk. Vaccines, in many forms, from many sources, are generally safe and remarkably effective at reducing infection and transmission and minimizing illness. Read More →

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Cities move toward permanent outdoor dining

By   /  Friday, January 21st, 2022  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Government, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, left, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Cities move toward permanent outdoor dining

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