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Opinion: The rewards and challenges of a truly multicultural workforce

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: The rewards and challenges of a truly multicultural workforce

By Michael O’Brien Browne We on the Central Coast of California are gifted with a rich pool of diverse multicultural and multiethnic talents to drive our businesses, from Latinos to Thais, Middle Easterners to Europeans, Native Americans, Chinese, Indians, Africans, Ukrainians, Armenians, Russians, Philippinos, Pacific Islanders and a vast array of others across all cultures, Read More →

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Opinion: An open letter regarding the future of Diablo Canyon

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Regions, San Luis Obispo County  /  Comments Off on Opinion: An open letter regarding the future of Diablo Canyon

By The Diablo Vision Coalition To California Central Coast residents, clean energy champions and innovators, and anyone interested in advancing an abundant, sustainable energy future: Where the Diablo Canyon Power Plant sits on California’s Central Coast, we see a new future as a hub of clean energy innovation. We see a research and development campus Read More →

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Opinion: French Hospital NICU will set a new standard for care in SLO

By   /  Monday, March 28th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Regions, San Luis Obispo County  /  Comments Off on Opinion: French Hospital NICU will set a new standard for care in SLO

By Alan Iftiniuk, Dr. Thomas Vendegna and Dr. Robert Turbow Last year, French Hospital Medical Center celebrated 75 years of providing exceptional care to the residents of San Luis Obispo. Since French Hospital first opened its doors in 1946, the facility has evolved to meet the needs of our growing community, and is now nationally Read More →

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Opinion: A winding road to self-driving cars

By   /  Monday, March 14th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A winding road to self-driving cars

By Paul Witman, Jim Prior and Scott Mackelprang Many of us will reach an age or condition when we can no longer drive. It would be wonderful if we can get technology to do the driving for us so we can still have the same freedom. But such vehicles aren’t here yet. And current versions Read More →

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Opinion: How to respond calmly as an investor to chaos and fear

By   /  Sunday, March 6th, 2022  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Opinion: How to respond calmly as an investor to chaos and fear

By Arthur Swalley Last Wednesday, Feb. 23, I wrote the following in a news release: “A Russian invasion of Ukraine appears more likely with each passing day, especially now that the Olympics have ended. U.S. intelligence has 24/7 surveillance of Russian troop movements and communications. Because Putin knows this, he is making no effort to Read More →

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Opinion: The Central Coast and the world keep moving into the digital future

By   /  Friday, March 4th, 2022  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: The Central Coast and the world keep moving into the digital future

By Greg Bland As the effects of the coronavirus continue to reshape the Central Coast and the rest of our world, 2022 will see several factors accelerating the shift to a more digital, hybrid future. In the year ahead, there will be a continued focus on digital transformation as the driving force creating value for Read More →

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Opinion: When it comes to COVID response, wealth doesn’t always equal health

By   /  Friday, February 25th, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: When it comes to COVID response, wealth doesn’t always equal health

By Jan Nederveen Pieterse Differences in COVID-19 public health performance and health outcomes between regions and countries are staggering. A common-sense assumption is that wealth is health and the higher a society’s per capita income, the lower COVID deaths will be, and vice versa. But the data doesn’t bear this out. For example, compare COVID-19 Read More →