How government can help small businesses
By Burt Williamson The small business issues that Henry Dubroff addressed his column in the July 8-14, 2016 issue of the Pacific Coast Business Times — regulation overhaul, flexibility in the minimum wage, and the ability to tap retirement assets for a small business — would be welcome changes. What follows is an elaboration on Read More →
Op/ed: The underground economy cheats legitimate firms
It is time that incentives for business success are aligned with the interests of honest employers and their workers.
Wells shut down on water concerns
According to the California Department of Conservation, there are 14 wells in San Luis Obispo County, 11 in Santa Barbara County and 23 in Ventura County that fail to comply with federal regulations.
Simi, Ventura put a stop to new massage parlors
The move came following the expiration of a state law that was ultimately incapable of stemming the proliferation of parlors that operate illegally by offering clients erotic add-ons to run-of-the-mill rub-downs.
New Year brings land-use updates, more changes on the way
A roundup of some of those bills that could affect development and other building activity in the Tri-Counties.
Op/ed: Bank of America moral hazard may lead to another financial crisis
By Steven Mintz How can it be that Bank of America has settled claims in excess of $66 billion for its role in the financial meltdown that spawned the economic recession in 2008 and no top executives have spent any time in jail? How do we explain that regardless of gross violations of ethical standards, Read More →
Oilfield waste firm faces curb on VC shipments
Ventura County officials have confirmed that oilfield waste management company Anterra Energy Services, which has facilities in Oxnard and Santa Paula, will no longer be trucking additional waste to the Oxnard location.