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Scalia’s death will impact cases of regional concern

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Scalia’s death will impact cases of regional concern

The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over President’s Day weekend will likely alter the trajectory of any number of cases before the court. Two of them are particularly relevant to the Tri-Counties. In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the justices appeared to be closely divided on the question of whether to uphold Read More →

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California needs reforms to create stable future

By   /  Friday, November 13th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on California needs reforms to create stable future

Now that California is back, maybe it’s time to think big. That’s the theme of a talk that economist Chris Thornberg has been giving up and down the coast. The founding partner of Beacon Economics gave the latest version of his remarks at the Central Coast Economic Forecast in San Luis Obispo on Nov. 6. Read More →

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CRE: $8.5M gift funds concert hall at Thomas Aquinas College

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on CRE: $8.5M gift funds concert hall at Thomas Aquinas College

The campus’ next addition is an $8.5 million concert and lecture hall donated by the Fritz B. Burns Foundation.

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Op/ed: The leadership of Pope Francis

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The leadership of Pope Francis

By R. Scott Turicchi Much has been made about the style of Pope Francis — specifically that he doesn’t act like a pope. So, what in fact is leadership? In his book, “An Integrative Theory of Leadership,” Martin Chemers defines leadership as “a process of social influence in which one person is able to enlist Read More →

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Thomas Aquinas prevails in suit over birth-control mandate

By   /  Monday, December 23rd, 2013  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Thomas Aquinas prevails in suit over birth-control mandate

Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, a Catholic four-year liberal arts college, has prevailed in a lawsuit challenging the birth-control mandate of the Affordable Care Act, the school said Dec. 23.

The U.S. District Court judge, however, ruled against Thomas Aquinas’ co-plaintiffs, including the Catholic University of America and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, in the suit over the new health-care law.

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Thomas Aquinas sues over birth-control mandate

By   /  Friday, September 20th, 2013  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Thomas Aquinas sues over birth-control mandate

Santa Paula-based Thomas Aquinas College has joined with several other Catholic educational institutions in a lawsuit against the federal government over a mandate that the school provide coverage for contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit was filed in Washington D.C. The college’s co-plaintiffs are the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, The Catholic University Read More →

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Letter: Thomas Aquinas students graduate with less debt than their peers do

By   /  Friday, July 26th, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: Thomas Aquinas students graduate with less debt than their peers do

Our average student debt is notably less, and certainly below the national average.

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