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Street Smarts: Santa Barbara’s Pedro Nava leads study of recall reforms

By   /  Friday, October 1st, 2021  /  Columns, Government, Latest news, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Santa Barbara’s Pedro Nava leads study of recall reforms

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Santa Barbara mayor’s race enters last leg

By   /  Friday, September 24th, 2021  /  Government, Latest news, left, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara mayor’s race enters last leg

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Our View: Ventura is on the right track when it comes to housing

By   /  Friday, September 10th, 2021  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Our View: Ventura is on the right track when it comes to housing

For the first time in decades, there is a bit of a building boom going on in Ventura, and construction appears to be happening where it is urgently needed: in housing for the city’s current and future workforce. As Staff Writer Brooke Holland wrote in the Sept. 3 edition of the Business Times, the burst Read More →

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Opinion: California can’t rest on its laurels when it comes to election security

By   /  Friday, May 14th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: California can’t rest on its laurels when it comes to election security

By Pedro Nava, Bill Emmerson and Janna Sidley In 2018, then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla called California’s aging voting equipment “one of the gravest threats to the integrity of our elections.” The response from governors Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom and the Legislature was unprecedented. Over the next two years, California allocated well over $200 Read More →

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Opinion: Election didn’t change California’s balance of power

By   /  Monday, November 30th, 2020  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Election didn’t change California’s balance of power

By Rosanna Carvacho, Teresa Cooke and Gianna Setoudeh This past election was one of the most consequential elections in modern history. In the midst of a pandemic, Californians have continued to endure simultaneous crises including wildfires, rising homelessness, lack of affordable housing, racial injustice and climate change impacts, to name a few—all of which were Read More →

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Editorial: Cantor defeat ripples through regional politics

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Cantor defeat ripples through regional politics

A shock wave. That’s the way area political experts described the stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican whose hopes to become the next Speaker were washed out to sea on June 10 in a primary loss to David Brat, a professor at Randolph-Macon College. For the region, Cantor’s loss will Read More →

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Editorial: Incumbents hold their spots in regional races

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Incumbents hold their spots in regional races

With the June 3 primary results in, a few of the races we’ve been watching have been decided, a ballot measure has been rejected and November certainly looks more interesting than it did a week ago. Last week’s results in Santa Barbara County represented a victory for incumbent 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf and Sheriff Read More →

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