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Nation’s capital rising in best destination rankings

By   /  Friday, June 7th, 2019  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Nation’s capital rising in best destination rankings

By Claire Ballentine Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Washington has more than just politics to boast about. It also shot up a recent rankings list of the best cities in America to visit. New York is No. 1, again. Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco round out the top four, all same as last Read More →

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Labor secretary defends new overtime rules

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Labor secretary defends new overtime rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mounted a vigorous defense of the administration’s new overtime rules, saying objections by universities and retailers are overblown. In remarks to business journalists, Perez said the rules, which go into effect Dec. 1, are designed to play catch up with standards that were “manipulated” in 2004. He said Read More →

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Girls Inc. helps Carpinteria girls prepare for college, careers

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Features, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Girls Inc. helps Carpinteria girls prepare for college, careers

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Dubroff: Washington dysfunction over taxes could cost jobs in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Columns, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Washington dysfunction over taxes could cost jobs in Tri-Counties

This is a column about how dysfunction in Washington is handing billions over to Wall Street while threatening thousands of jobs on the Central Coast. Just a year ago, Allergan shut its Goleta breast implant operation after it came under siege from corporate raiders, Activis, a New Jersey-based company that used an acquisition in Ireland Read More →

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Carbon tax right policy for Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Energy, Op/Eds, Opinion, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Carbon tax right policy for Tri-Counties

By Mike McEachen As a frequent visitor to Refugio Beach, I was saddened by the oil that spewed out of the underground pipeline operated by Plains All American Pipeline and fouled our beach and coastline. My family and friends had to cancel our annual Memorial Weekend Refugio Beach campout that we made reservations for six Read More →

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