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Our View: For local politicians, housing should be jobs A through Z

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: For local politicians, housing should be jobs A through Z

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Green Hills Software founder launches run for U.S. Senate

By   /  Thursday, April 21st, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Green Hills Software founder launches run for U.S. Senate

Dan O’Dowd has been a staple of the Santa Barbara business community for decades, founding Green Hills Software in 1982 and building it into a multimillion-dollar company. Now he has his sights set on something bigger: the United States Senate. O’Dowd announced April 19 that he is running for a Senate seat from California. He 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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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 →