Carp flower industry standing strong
Flower growers in Carpinteria, the biggest flower-producing region in the state, are working together to try to keep up as their foreign rivals grow more and more competitive. California’s multimillion-dollar cut flower industry is being threatened by federal trade policies that provide subsidies to foreign flower growers, particularly those in Bogota, Colombia, according to a Read More →
Op/ed: Local business, political leaders agree on job creation goals
The Job Creation Day participants included leaders and experts in business, economic development, housing, labor and education from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.
Editorial: The region’s political landscape is changing
California’s redistricting commission is about ready to reveal its final plans for drawing congressional maps and two things are becoming crystal clear. First, House districts for the Tri-Counties will be much more competitive than in the past. Second, Ventura County is paying a political price for the slow-growth policies that have kept population growth in Read More →
Editorial: A more transparent future for area politics
The current way the region’s political districts are carved out is grossly unfair.
Editorial: Safe seats aren’t forever
Right now it’s hard to imagine the Central Coast represented in Congress by someone other than Elton Gallegly, R-Simi Valley, or Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara. And it’s hard to imagine Assembly districts safer than the ones won by Democrat Das Williams or Republican Jeff Gorrell. But the day is coming when, thanks to redistricting, congressional Read More →