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Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Law & Goverment, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

Oxnard’s city attorney is trying to claw back $101,400 from seven city officials who benefited from an allegedly illegal retirement perk set up by Ed Sotelo, the former city manager at the heart of a corruption probe that began in 2010.

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Editorial: Women government leaders could reset tone

By   /  Friday, October 11th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Women government leaders could reset tone

They may fare better than their predecessors in coping with the nagging problems of slow growth, high housing prices and the need to foster a culture of innovation that keeps the job engine of the region humming.

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Santa Barbara County selects new CEO

By   /  Friday, October 4th, 2013  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County selects new CEO

Santa Barbara County has reached a tentative deal to hire a new CEO. The Board of Supervisors said it has selected Mona Miyasato, the former chief assistant county administrator since 2008 of Marin County in the Bay Area. Miyasato would succeed Chandra Wallar, who came from San Diego County and has served as county CEO Read More →

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Editorial: Camarillo offers a fiscal stability model for cities

By   /  Friday, July 26th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Camarillo offers a fiscal stability model for cities

What does it take for a city in California to get a AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s?

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Defense leaders: Sequestration would be felt throughout region

By   /  Friday, March 1st, 2013  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Defense leaders: Sequestration would be felt throughout region

Potential furloughs, hiring freezes and other spending cutbacks to the region’s defense institutions could send an economic ripple effect through the Tri-Counties, according to economists and industry leaders. The 2011 Budget Control Act aims to reduce the government’s deficit and will trigger $85 billion budget-wide spending cuts on March 1. The federal spending cuts, also Read More →

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Chandra Wallar would leave big shoes to fill if she left for the OC

By   /  Friday, February 22nd, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Chandra Wallar would leave big shoes to fill if she left for the OC

She brought a head for numbers and a sharp pencil to the job.

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SLO chamber hires governmental affairs chief to head legislative efforts

By   /  Friday, February 15th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on SLO chamber hires governmental affairs chief to head legislative efforts

The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce has hired Charlene Rosales as its director of governmental affairs to head its legislative efforts, including representing the city’s business community to local and state governments. Rosales has been a Central Coast resident since 1985, and she’s worked for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a number of Read More →