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Jackson bill passes Senate

By   /  Wednesday, August 31st, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Jackson bill passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, that could expand paternity leave for small business employees passed the Senate and now heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 654 will expand the state’s Paid Family Leave Program to employees at small businesses with 20 to 49 employees. Current law Read More →

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CSU Channel Islands finds solution to housing shortage

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on CSU Channel Islands finds solution to housing shortage

Our universities are leading the way toward providing private sector solutions to the region’s chronic housing deficit. It will take courage, but civic leaders and elected officials should take note. The latest solution comes from CSU Channel Islands, where a donation of land for housing has enabled private developers to build quickly and nearly complete Read More →

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State budget to fund more UC campus startup incubators

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on State budget to fund more UC campus startup incubators

Startups around the state got a boost with the stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen June 27 when he signed the state’s $171 billion budget. Included was $22 million earmarked for startup incubators at all 10 UC campuses. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, proposed the initiative, which will give $2 million every year for three Read More →

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5 tri-county companies get $545,000 in tax credits for creating jobs

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on 5 tri-county companies get $545,000 in tax credits for creating jobs

Five tri-county companies are among 103 statewide approved for tax credits for creating new jobs by the California Competes Tax Credit committee April 14. The tri-county companies will get a combined $545,560 and the total $70 million awarded will help companies across California create a projected 9,369 jobs and generate over $1.3 billion in investment. Read More →

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Fox Canyon tests market for water

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, left, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Fox Canyon tests market for water

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Federal agency proposes tougher pipeline safety rules

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Federal agency proposes tougher pipeline safety rules

The federal body governing pipeline safety has proposed new regulations that will change how oil and gas pipelines are operated, inspected and maintained. Some of the rule proposals include requiring that all pipelines have a system for detecting leaks and establishing a timeline for pipeline inspections following a storm or natural disaster. The Pipeline and Read More →

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Ventura reuse plant may be solution to region’s water woes

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ventura reuse plant may be solution to region’s water woes

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