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What Didn’t the Governor Get About Assembly Bill 51?

What Didn’t the Governor Get About Assembly Bill 51?

    The state director for California’s leading small-business association today reacted with perplexity over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing, yesterday, of Assembly Bill 51 into law, a law aimed at essentially prohibiting arbitration of labor and employment claims as a condition of employment. “I don’t know if Governor Newsom realized that AB 51 is likely […]

State of the Port Address Presented to Oxnard Chamber of Commerce

State of the Port Address Presented to Oxnard Chamber of Commerce

By OHD Board President Jess Herrera   Suggesting that the business community should be “mad as hell’ at the stagnant economic growth in the county, Oxnard Harbor District Board President Jess Herrera addressed the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce members on Thursday with a path forward for economic prosperity.  Throughout his speech, Herrera referenced the challenging […]

Comment on Today’s Release of National Economic Poll and California’s Main Street

Comment on Today’s Release of National Economic Poll and California’s Main Street

    The good economic news just keeps coming, as today’s release of NFIB’s monthly Small Business Economic Trends (SBET) report revealed. But the sustainability of that is threatened more in the Golden State than anywhere else in the nation, according to a top California small-business leader. According to John Kabateck, California state director for […]

Economic Development Collaborative To Receive VCEDA’s “From Red Tape to Red Carpet Public/Private Partnership Award”

Economic Development Collaborative To Receive VCEDA’s “From Red Tape to Red Carpet Public/Private Partnership Award”

CAMARILLO, Calif. – The Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) has been selected by the VCEDA’s nominations committee to receive the VCEDA’s From Red Tape to Red Carpet Public/Private Partnership Award. EDC has been nominated for this award because of its role in assisting organizations to grow in the County and beyond by providing expert knowledge and […]

Here’s How Much An Uber Helicopter Ride Will Cost You

Here’s How Much An Uber Helicopter Ride Will Cost You

  KATIE JERKOVICH ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER   Welcome to the future! Uber has announced that they will start providing helicopter flights to John F. Kennedy International airport in New York City and it will all be on the app. “Helicopters are certainly expensive and it will be a premium product, but we think we’re actually able to […]

Kids Don’t Actually Like ‘Gendered’ Toys, Barbie-Maker Mattel Says

Kids Don’t Actually Like ‘Gendered’ Toys, Barbie-Maker Mattel Says

ANDERS HAGSTROM CONTRIBUTOR   Doll-maker Mattel released the world’s first series of gender-neutral dolls last week, saying it would make the iconic playtime toy more inclusive for boys and “gender-fluid” children. Mattel, the toy company responsible for both the Barbie and Ken dolls, claims boys have traditionally only avoided playing with dolls due to a lack of […]

BYD 60-Foot Battery Electric Bus Completes Full Altoona Pass/Fail Test

BYD 60-Foot Battery Electric Bus Completes Full Altoona Pass/Fail Test

BYD (Build Your Dreams) achieved a major industry first when its 60-foot battery electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa. BYD’s K11M became the first battery electric transit bus of its size to complete the full […]

Free Career and Job Workshops in October at the America’s Job Center in Oxnard

Free Career and Job Workshops in October at the America’s Job Center in Oxnard

America’s Job Center, Oxnard October 2019 Career Shops Location: America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171 Every Tuesday in October, Social Media, 10:00 a.m. – noon – Social media is everywhere. It is not just for entertainment or a way to stay connected with friends and family, but a powerful tool […]

Juul Chief Executive Kevin Burns Steps Down — Tobacco Exec K.C. Crosthwaite Takes His Place

Juul Chief Executive Kevin Burns Steps Down — Tobacco Exec K.C. Crosthwaite Takes His Place

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Juul Chief Executive Kevin Burns has stepped down and been replaced by tobacco company Altria Chief Growth Officer K.C. Crosthwaite. The decision comes as e-cigarette companies face backlash over possible safety concerns after a total of nine people have died in the U.S. in connection to a vaping-related illness. University of […]

FCC Opens Probe Into Sprint, Accuses It Of Receiving Millions Of Dollars Meant For Low-Income Program

FCC Opens Probe Into Sprint, Accuses It Of Receiving Millions Of Dollars Meant For Low-Income Program

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   Sprint allegedly received millions of dollars meant to subsidize phone service for low-income consumers, according to the Federal Communications Commission. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement that the ploy was a “careless disregard” for taxpayers and commission rules. “It’s outrageous that a company would claim millions of taxpayer dollars […]

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