The Business Times is pleased to announce the winners of our 17th annual Spirit of Small Business Awards. This year’s awards was again a successful partnership between the Business Times and the U.S. Small Business Administration Los Angeles. The Spirit of Small Business special report was included in the July 26-Aug. 1 publication of the Read More →
This year’s National Small Business Week awardees were named by the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration Linda McMahon on April 4, and Ventura County Second District Supervisor Linda Parks was honored with the 2019 Phoenix Award for outstanding contributions to disaster recovery by a public official. Parks is recognized for her efforts Read More →
By Linda Parks The recent Pacific Coast Business Times article by Alex Kacik recapping Ventura County voters’ approval of SOAR, “SOAR Passage Will Stifle Economy,” presented a narrow and one-sided perspective of SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources). However, readers of the article know there is more to the picture. Certainly voters, who have Read More →
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While the cleanup of the Refugio oil spill is progressing, albeit slowly, the politics of petroleum extraction have overtaken events on the ground. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Das Williams have called for new rules for oil pipeline safety. In Ventura County, Supervisors Steve Bennett and Linda Parks have questioned the future of oil production Read More →