Monday | July 6, 2015

Developer sentenced to 14 years in federal prison

LOS ANGELES, 7/6/15 11:48am

• Scam cost victims millions

• Prosecutors estimate losses at $20 Million

Despite drought, state’s power grid OK, says report

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/6/15 8:20am

• Drop in hydropower offset by other sources

• Partially offset by more than 2,000 MW of new renewable capacity

California Water Company wants higher rates

SAN JOSE, 7/6/15 7:13am

• Proposes three years of increases totaling $140.4 Million

• From Chico to Bakersfield

CVBT builds a paywall

STOCKTON, 7/5/15 9:05pm

• Moves its business model after 10 years

• A leaky wall

What happens in Chico, stays in Chico
(Eric Miller photo)

Swedish-Japanese business collaboration doesn’t need this American to push it

CHICO, 7/5/15 9:03pm , by Eric Miller, North Valley Correspondent

• Mowing down the competition

• “Hitch a trailer and check it out”

VIDEO: Getting a vendor to help lead

STOCKTON, 7/5/15 9:01pm

• Why finding the right one is so hard

• "That, to me, is brought with peril"

CVBT builds a paywall

STOCKTON, 7/4/15 8:20am

• Moves its business model after 10 years

• A leaky wall

British Major General Charles Cornwallis, surrendering, ending the Revolutionary War
(Depiction by John Trumbull)

The Fourth of July 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/3/15 9:01pm

• Here are 20 things you may not have known about the Fourth

• Including what does a photogrammetrist have to do with the Revolution?

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak in Stockton

STOCKTON, 7/3/15 2:38pm

• Keynote speaker for University of the Pacific forum

• “To promote and showcase women leaders”

State warns about some seafood

SACRAMENTO, 7/3/15 2:27pm

• Caught in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties

• So far, no reported illnesses linked to the seafood

CVBT builds a paywall

STOCKTON, 7/3/15 12:53pm

• Moves its business model after 10 years

• A leaky wall

Californians to be hit by higher electric rates

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/3/15 12:09pm

• CPUC approved new rate structure

• Begins process of switching customers to time-of-use pricing

State cites grocery chain for wage theft violations

SACRAMENTO, 7/3/15 5:44am

• El Super may have to pay more than $180,000

• “This citation is an expensive reminder to employers”

Fourth of July trips off to a good gas start

LOS ANGELES, 7/3/15 5:05am

• Pump prices trickle down

• “It appears the price drops may be nearing an end”

Smaller majority "extremely proud" to be an American

PRINCETON, N.J. , 7/2/15 9:05pm

• Lower percentage "extremely proud" than immediately after 9/11

• Older Americans, Southerners and Republicans most proud

Manufacturing adds jobs in San Joaquin Valley

FRESNO, 7/2/15 9:03pm

• June sees third monthly increase in four months

• “Results for the San Joaquin Valley continue to be much stronger than comparable U.S. numbers”

People in the News

STOCKTON, 7/2/15 9:01pm

• Talents of business leaders tapped

• Governor adds another PR person

• And more….

Manhunt underway in Los Angeles for insect

LOS ANGELES, 7/2/15 1:46pm

• Publicity campaign spotlights the citrus psyllid

• “We're excited to see residents celebrate citrus and rally around our mission”

Bank: Too many grapes, too few drinkers

FRESNO, 7/2/15 10:16am

• Analysis paints uncertain picture for Valley winegrapes

• 40,000 acres of vineyards likely to be ripped out

Paid sick leave now law in California

SACRAMENTO, 7/2/15 9:02am

• An hour for every 30 worked

• “Most workers now won’t have to choose between their family’s health and their job”

223,000 jobs added in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/2/15 5:51am

• Unemployment rate drops to 5.3 percent nationally

• Number of long-term unemployed drops to 2.1 million

Job creation index holds in June at record high

PRINCETON, N.J. , 7/1/15 9:01pm

• More companies hiring than keeping workforce the same

• Index highest in Midwest, lowest in East

What’s killing your career may be the obvious

CHICAGO, ILL., 7/1/15 9:00pm

• Appearance and attitude are not overrated after all

• Bad breath takes its toll

California almond forecast down

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 1:20pm

• A drop of 4 percent now expected

• High temperatures have raised concerns regarding water stress

Urban water use drops over 28 percent

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 11:44am

• Individual water use continues to decline

• “More Californians are stepping up to help make their communities more water secure”

Modesto man admits thievery from Tracy Depot

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 11:33am

• Auctioned much of it off online

• The case of the purloined borescope

Ride-share companies face new state insurance rules

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 9:20am

• Go into effect today

• “This new law is a good start”

State Senator wants a re-vote on high-speed rail bonds

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 9:01am

• Anthony Vidak says Californians deserve a do-over

• “The high-speed rail of today is not what the voters approved”

Small businesses increase hiring in June

MOUNTAIN VIEW, 7/1/15 6:13am

• But revenue resumes decline

• “Housing construction has failed to return to pre-crisis or even normal levels”

Job cuts up slightly in June

CHICAGO, ILL., 7/1/15 4:42am

• Midyear total highest in five years

• “Consumers are finally starting to loosen up the purse strings”

Economic confidence index flat

PRINCETON, N.J. , 6/30/15 9:01pm

• Outlook rating remains slightly worse than present conditions

• Only one out of four think economy is good or excellent

Power grid managers issue “flex alert” for California

FOLSOM, 6/30/15 12:39pm

• Hot weather + air conditioners = stress on the grid

• No blackouts expected

Quick-serve foods slow to change

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 6/30/15 11:23am

• Eateries lower transfats in fries but that’s about it

• “Levels of sodium, calories, and saturated fat … are high”

Tax rate on gasoline drops

SACRAMENTO, 6/30/15 11:06am

• But it won’t mean paying less

• “Welcome news for overtaxed Californians”

California now has far stricter vaccination standards for school kids

SACRAMENTO, 6/30/15 10:37am

• Governor signs legislation

• Removes “personal exemption”

Corn growers plant lowest acreage since 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 6/30/15 9:24am

• Soybean growers slated for another record year

• Cotton planting lowest in more than 30 years

Central Valley’s passenger trains now under regional management

SACRAMENTO, 6/30/15 5:41am

• Caltrans transfers management of Amtrak’s San Joaquin

• “This transfer represents a great partnership between local agencies and Caltrans”

Study: Sucking Central Valley aquifer dry threatens security

CHAMPAIGN, ILL., 6/30/15 5:13am

• Researchers show where it’s going

• “Like natural gas. If you use it, it takes a while to recharge”

Obama orders change to make more eligible for overtime

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 6/29/15 9:01pm

• Proposes executive order

• “Too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve”

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