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Opinion: Keep our forests wild and green

By   /  Friday, April 30th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Keep our forests wild and green

By Rebecca August The U.S. Forest Service has announced plans to cut thousands of mature live and dead trees across 2.5 square miles atop Mt. Pinos, a site that is sacred to the Chumash and other Indigenous tribes. The peak, deep in the Los Padres National Forest, draws throngs of locals and tourists year-round for Read More →

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Opinion: Ventura County schools turn their eyes toward career education and training

By   /  Friday, April 23rd, 2021  /  Education, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Ventura County schools turn their eyes toward career education and training

By César Morales As the state and local economies begin to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the workforce needs of Ventura County businesses will take center stage. Ventura County businesses require well-qualified employees who want to grow their careers in our community and our students need stable, well-paying job opportunities close to home. Ventura County’s Read More →

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Opinion: Doors are open at Ventura County hotels

By   /  Friday, April 23rd, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Doors are open at Ventura County hotels

By Victor Dollar After more than a year of restrictions, California’s tourism sector reopens for small gatherings, meetings and events this month — the first step on the state’s journey to economic recovery. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” and “Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy” lays out the COVID-19 safety requirements Read More →

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Opinion: It takes guts to be a woman in politics

By   /  Friday, April 9th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Lois Phillipsand Anita Perez Ferguson Twelve women with different backgrounds and areas of expertise are advancing into top leadership roles in President Joe Biden’s Cabinet. Eight are women of color. As advisors to the president, they will be the first women ever to serve in key posts, including Treasury, Defense, and Veterans’ Affairs, all Read More →

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Opinion: Pandemic’s effect on the workforce hasn’t been equal

By   /  Thursday, April 8th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Pandemic’s effect on the workforce hasn’t been equal

By Midge Campbell-Thomas According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in December 2019 there were 109,000 more women working than men, occupying 50.04% of positions. However, once the pandemic evolved, thousands of women left the workforce to accommodate responsibilities brought on by stay-at-home orders, which left them as full-time caregivers According to the January Read More →

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Opinion: Tips for making it through the rest of the Zoom era

By   /  Friday, April 2nd, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Tips for making it through the rest of the Zoom era

By Gerhard Apfelthaler After a full year of taking meetings, interviewing candidates, attending conferences, teaching classes or attending seminars via Zoom or similar online platforms, we all know: Zoom fatigue is real, and it is awful. While we are all thankful for videoconferencing technology, most of us have experienced that a regular eight-hour day on Read More →

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Opinion: Don’t tax California’s family businesses to death

By   /  Friday, April 2nd, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Don’t tax California’s family businesses to death

By Ken Monroe In recent months, there’s been a lot of attention paid to some high-profile California businesses that have decided to move some or all of their operations to lower-cost states. Oracle, the second largest software maker in the world, is moving its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise—whose Read More →

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