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Opinion: Diverse hiring takes real work

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Diverse hiring takes real work

By Clare Briglio I started my career in human resources and eventually found myself working as a corporate recruiter. As a young and albeit naïve professional, focusing on diversity in the recruiting process was not in my immediate field of vision because, at the time, the topic of “inclusion and diversity” was not necessarily at Read More →

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Opinion: Strength comes from our connections with others

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Strength comes from our connections with others

By Rabbi Ron Li-Paz I was recently invited by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to speak to our service members, past and present, and the organizations that support and serve them. The timing of the address was intentional. In the year just concluded seventeen veterans tragically committed suicide each Read More →

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Opinion: It pays to stay out of family court

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: It pays to stay out of family court

By Maya Shulma When clients meet with me to discuss their legal options for ending a marriage, the conversation frequently expands to matters of business assets and property. Beyond marital status, children, personal finances, and emotional entanglement, many couples I see in my family law practice also own businesses and commercial property together. In these Read More →

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Opinion: Helping Black business owners rise to the challenge

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Helping Black business owners rise to the challenge

By Redonna Carpenter-Woods 2020 was a challenging year for all. While small businesses nationwide faced unique obstacles brought on by the coronavirus, Black small business owners in particular have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, with one recent study by an economist at UC Santa Cruz showing that half may not survive. Despite these challenges, Read More →

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Opinion: Parkinson’s diagnosis holds lessons for coping with COVID-19

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Parkinson’s diagnosis holds lessons for coping with COVID-19

By Paul D. Witman I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive, slow-moving disease that has no known cure. My father passed away 10 years ago from the same disease, so this diagnosis generated some deep thinking about how I would respond to it. Modern science has identified treatments for many of the symptoms, Read More →

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Letter To The Editor: An overlooked Most Influential figure in the region

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2021  /  Latest news, Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter To The Editor: An overlooked Most Influential figure in the region

Dear Editor: As an avid reader of the Pacific Coast Business Times, I enjoyed your second round of 50 Most Influential People (special section published Feb. 12). I would like to recommend another candidate for your consideration: Monty Roberts. I know Monty, his family, and his unique background through his generosity in allowing me the Read More →

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Opinion: Vehicles on the beach don’t pay for Oceano

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Vehicles on the beach don’t pay for Oceano

By Nick Alter For nearly 40 years the California Department of Parks and Recreation has been operating the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, as permitted by the California Coastal Commission in 1982. As permitted, street-legal vehicles have been allowed to drive up and down a two-mile stretch of beach extending from Grand Avenue in Read More →

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