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Dubroff: Stormy weather, surging stocks plug one county’s fiscal pothole

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Stormy weather, surging stocks plug one county’s fiscal pothole

The weather and the election of Donald Trump don’t appear to have much in common. But the rainstorms that struck over President’s Day weekend and the Trump bump in the stock market have had a big impact on the fiscal fortunes of Santa Barbara County. Hopefully, the powers that be will take advantage of a Read More →

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Our view: State needs to be smarter about water infrastructure

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: State needs to be smarter about water infrastructure

The dam was declared totally safe. The collapse was totally unexpected. This month’s emergency evacuation of 200,000 people below the troubled spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California recalled memories of a disaster right in our backyard. On March 2, 1928, as many as 600 people, many of them residents of Ventura County, died Read More →

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