Thursday | October 8, 2015

Court lets state university off the hook in student protection

LOS ANGELES, 10/8/15 12:17pm

• No duty to protect students from one another

• “They were out to get me”

EPA fines trucking company for failure to install emissions controls

SAN FRANCISCO , 10/8/15 11:49am

• First federal enforcement of California’s truck and bus regulation

• “Trucks represent one of the largest sources of air pollution in California”

McCarthy drops out of House Speaker race

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/8/15 10:53am

• Said to have fallen to GOP’s right wing

• “Our conference is deeply divided”

Water attorney gives new definition to “water fix”

STOCKTON , 10/8/15 10:41am , by Gene Beley, CVBT Delta Correspondent

• Thomas Zuckerman begs to differ from the governor

• “We know there are alternatives to this solution that would make sense”


Yoga copyright lawsuit sees final twist

PASADENA, 10/8/15 10:31am

• Appellate court says yoga poses not covered by copyright

• “The Sequence falls squarely within … exclusions from copyright protection”

Surge in Americans using social networking sites

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/8/15 7:52am

• Two-thirds of adults now using them

• Ten-fold increase since 2005

El Nino winter a sure thing, almost

COLLEGE PARK, MD., 10/8/15 7:41am

• 95 percent chance says latest prediction

• Will taper off next spring

Over 10 percent of Valley youth not employed or enrolled in school

FRESNO, 10/7/15 9:24pm

• Double the state average

• “Driven by the current economic climate of the region”

Zombie foreclosures down 43 percent in Q3

IRVINE, 10/7/15 9:15pm

• 20,050 zombies counted in the quarter

• “What is surprising is there are so many vacant homes where the homeowners do not appear to be in financial distress”

Environmental groups say governor’s Delta tunnels would violate the law

STOCKTON , 10/7/15 9:02pm

• Detail objections in letter to state, federal agencies

• “The Tunnels are instead the most environmentally damaging alternative possible”

PodcastAUDIO: How an author becomes a successful salesperson

CALGARY, ALBERTA, 10/7/15 9:00pm , by Brent Gill, CVBT South Valley Correspondent

• Successful books don’t just happen – they take a sales push

• “Your book is your business”

Valley economic index points to healthy growth into 2016

FRESNO, 10/7/15 1:19pm

• Growth slowed in September for manufacturers and construction firms

• “Warehousing, wholesale trade firms and business services are experiencing healthy growth”

Winter forecast: Rain, snow may dent drought

STATE COLLEGE, PA., 10/7/15 10:35am

• El Niño will help to set up a pattern of rain and snow

• “There's good news and bad news for California”

Central Valley cities lag state in quality of living, says study

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 10/7/15 10:20am

• Folsom get state’s highest marks

• Fresno lowest marks among Valley cities

State sets special workshop for farm labor contractors

FRESNO, 10/7/15 9:50am

• Information session scheduled for Friday in Fresno

• “To ensure that they know and agree to comply with applicable workplace safety and labor laws”

CEO exits ease

CHICAGO, ILL., 10/7/15 9:25am

• 104 leave in September

• California has reported the highest number of CEO departures in 2015

ADP: California added 35,100 private sector jobs in September

ROSELAND, N.J. , 10/7/15 7:03am

• Almost all in the service sector

• Nation sees a net increase of 200,000 jobs

California exports slip sharply

LOS ANGELES, 10/7/15 5:24am

• Global turmoil is blamed

• “The numbers look worse than they actually are”

Some arbitration clauses may be banned

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 10/7/15 5:18am

• Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it wants to curb abuses

• “Companies are using the arbitration clause as a free pass to sidestep the courts”

The Invisible Farmer and the twin tunnels

STOCKTON , 10/7/15 4:39am

• Governor’s twin tunnels plan doesn’t come close to making sense for ratepayers or the even the water agencies, says economist Jeffrey Michael

• ”It appears they intend to operate with much higher warer yields than they are disclosing in the Environmental Impact Repor”.

The scamster in your driveway

MANTECA, 10/6/15 9:01pm , by G`

• How to identify fraudulent “contractors”

• “We’re in your neighborhood and we have leftover materials”

• Part Two of a five-part series


Younger Americans less concerned about their credit, survey says

IRVINE, 10/6/15 5:49am

• What? Me worry?

• “Millennials have faced a far more challenging financial environment”

Home prices up almost 7 percent year over year

IRVINE, 10/6/15 5:30am

• Forecast projects increase of more than 4 percent by August 2016

• Stockton and Modesto price increases among highest in nation

Congress slammed by those who know it best

PRINCETON, N.J. , 10/6/15 5:17am

• The more Americans know, the less they like Congress

• Half say Republicans and Democrats are doing a "poor" or "bad" job

Cal State says number of graduates last year set record

LONG BEACH, 10/6/15 3:04am

• More than 105,000 gets degrees

• Up 2 percent from previous year

Bank offers tips for tougher cyber security

BRENTWOOD, 10/5/15 11:30pm

• BAC Community Bank encourage consumers to protect their data

• “Now more than ever consumers must remain alert”

McNerney: Governor’s tunnels plan would devastate Delta

STOCKTON , 10/5/15 9:05pm

• Says alternatives must be considered

• “The tunnels project described in the environmental impact report is not financially feasible”

Stronger rules proposed to prevent illegal campaign coordination

SACRAMENTO , 10/5/15 9:03pm

• To thwart maneuvering by Independent Expenditure committees

• “This makes our already tough regulations even stronger”

Trust your gut, lawmaker advises seniors

MANTECA, 10/5/15 9:01pm , by Gene Beley, Delta Correspondent

• How scammers are bamboozling the elderly out of their money

• Part One of a five-part series


California latest state to OK assisted suicide

SACRAMENTO , 10/5/15 2:51pm

• Governor signs legislation Monday

• “The Governor ignores warnings from many physicians”

California renters in a vice, says study

SACRAMENTO , 10/5/15 10:53am

• Federal help has not kept pace with need

• California becoming unaffordable to many

Americans are broke

LOS ANGELES, 10/5/15 8:55am

• Survey finds 90 Million have nothing saved

• Six out of ten have less than $1,000 in savings

Haggen stores may become Smart and Final stores in California

COMMERCE, 10/5/15 8:47am

• Smart and Final offers $56 Million in bankruptcy buyout

• Could include 27 California locations

California OKs changes in pedal-powered vehicles

SACRAMENTO , 10/5/15 6:07am

• Sets safety requirements

• Clears the way for drinking-while-pedaled

Are home prices eroding the California dream?

TRUCKEE, 10/5/15 5:39am

• Prices too high to buy; rents too high to save

• “In bubble markets … growth has been unsustainably high in the last year”

Most and least energy efficient states

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/5/15 4:59am

• No, California is not at the top

• Report says benefits are 2:1 over costs

Fresno State arts curator killed

FRESNO, 10/4/15 9:03pm

• Edward Lund dies in charity bike accident

• “Edward was a talented and enthusiastic individual”

(Photo by Eric Miller)

It’s time for New “Water” Year resolutions

CHICO, 10/4/15 9:01pm , by Eric Miller, CVBT North Valley Correspondent

• Water agencies are treating wastewater, providing it to companies to grow high-value crops

• “We’re learning to reuse what we have, wastewater”

Barrier removal work underway
(Photo by Gene Beley)

West False River salt barrier is being removed

STOCKTON , 10/2/15 9:02pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Delta Correspondent

• Boaters will soon save one hour each way between San Francisco and the Delta

• State says it worked in lowering salinity for drinking water standards and agriculture


Saturday News Briefs

STOCKTON , 10/2/15 9:00pm

• State’s economy has a small trip

• State’s senior senator chides Congress over cybersecurity

• And more….

Job listings decreased slightly in September

SUNNYVALE, 10/2/15 7:01am

• 4 out 5 transportation listings are for truck drivers

• Metros with strong September growth include Sacramento

• “Other notable trends include the rise of Uber and Lyft”

Employers add a net 142,000 jobs in September

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/2/15 6:19am

• Nation’s unemployment rate remains at 5.1 percent

• Gains in health care and information

California gas prices continue to fall

LOS ANGELES, 10/2/15 4:33am

• Lowest prices nationally in more than a decade

• “For the first time since June 2009, every state has an average below $3 per gallon”

Personal ID info on 15 Million T-Mobile customers may be stolen

COSTA MESA , 10/1/15 9:06pm

• Credit reporting firm Experian says it was breached

• “We take privacy very seriously”

Bay Area company says it may land you on the moon

SAN FRANCISCO, 10/1/15 9:04pm

• Moon Express signs historic launch agreement for private missions to the Moon

• To the Moon, Alice!

Woman admits filing false workers’ comp claims for former NFL player

SACRAMENTO , 10/1/15 9:02pm

• West Sacramento woman faces 20 years in prison

• Charges pending against Marcus Buckley

Kerry Hedrick

People in the News

STOCKTON , 10/1/15 9:00pm

• Bank names key manager for business banking

• University taps veteran for leadership post

• Fresno County names new top executive

• State Lottery gets a new head

• And more….

  • How to compete against Wal-Mart
  • Stockton mom turns a need into a business
  • The entrepreneur is in
  • Writing her own success story
  • Growing a small business the family way
  • The future pencils positive for this company
  • Niche marketing -- Italian style
  • Sipping success with niche marketing
  • Roasting a business out of his passion
  • Success as an independent consultant takes more than expertise
  • Avoiding the traps of employee law violations
  • Cracking the voice-over market
  • The American Dream realized, one package at a time
  • Female winemaker plunges into business
  • A new take on nurse education
  • Family sees moving business success
  • STEM thrives in pockets of education innovation
  • STEM goes solar in Stockton
  • Quick! There’s a robot in my pool
  • Retiring seniors can mean new business
  • Predawn biotech class trains next generation of science workers
  • Staying ahead of the competition the old fashioned way
  • Central Valley sees mismatch between high-tech jobs and job seekers
  • STEM starts young
  • Get ready – the future is here now
  • STEM Education: Growing the Valley's Future
  • They’re low power in wattage only, not ideas
  • Thinking success spawns Successful Thinkers
  • Small business success can mean finding the right niche
  • This franchise has real muscle behind it
  • Getting the scoop on small business success
  • Reshoring could rebuild America's manufacturing
  • Marketing that’s deliberately anchored to the past
  • Guitar artist plays his way to success
  • Paralysis no handicap for this entrepreneur
  • Boost sales with better communication
  • Making sandwiches sexy with a franchise
  • Going solar without spending a lot of money
  • They’re cute and cuddly. But are they a business?
  • Opportunity sails forth in the Delta
  • How bad etiquette on the job could kill your career
  • Growing their way out of hunger and poverty
  • Finding small business success from floor to ceiling
  • Why he’s public enemy #1 – for gophers
  • Running a home-based business successfully
  • Your boss needs a vacation – really
  • Couple makes transition from big corporations to small business
  • Carving a small business niche with a better idea
  • Calm is the goal of computer service and education franchisor
  • Developer squeezing new life into downtown with juice franchise
  • Signs of a recovering economy
  • How to keep a family business in the family
  • Ford dealership expands despite the Great Recession
  • Utility Telephone connects with customer service
  • Crowdfunding basics
  • The roar from crowdfunding is getting louder
  • California water wars’ bulldog
  • Water wars heat up in California
  • Helping businesses grow with a stronger STEM
  • How to retain your best employees
  • Small business runs success up the pole
  • Winery expands in Lodi
  • Lodi wineries tapping into growing Chinese market
  • Has the jobs picture brightened for the Valley for 2012?
  • The right education will be needed for 21st Century jobs
  • Where new jobs for San Joaquin will come from
  • Developing jobs for San Joaquin – Part 2
  • Developing jobs for San Joaquin
  • Fruits of his labor
  • Helping grow food security in the Valley of plenty
  • Doing a business turnaround despite the recession
  • Keeping customers loyal helps build her business
  • Expo exposes businesses to utility contracting ideas
  • Drink mix maker taps expertise to blend success
  • Entrepreneur finds success in a basket
  • Tips for catching resume fraud
  • There’s no checking out for this small business owner
  • Entrepreneurs take Valley sports play-by-play to the world
  • Starting a winery from scratch
  • Job hunting tips for the long-term unemployed
  • In the Central Valley, opera isn’t always the Grand Ole Opry
  • Branding ideas for small businesses
  • The ump’s not blind, but the players are
  • Finding success by tapping your brain in a new way - Part Two
  • Finding success by tapping your brain in a new way
  • Machines talking to machines is the future
  • Getting involved in the fight against AIDS
  • Franchised divorce says it’s a better way
  • Small business owner is brewing a success story
  • To beat the Great Recession, they’ve expanded
  • Taking a swing at strokes
  • Alert your taste buds – here comes Taste of San Joaquin
  • This franchise has real muscle behind it
  • Passion for his city drives him
  • Vicente Fox speaks out on U.S.-Mexico relations
  • Give your support staff recognition and reap top performance
  • Central Valley baker gets top honors for Royal Wedding pie
  • Asparagus Festival ends on high note
  • Stockton close to annual ‘tipping’ point
  • Framing small business success
  • Small business sees Affordable Care Act helping its bottom line
  • What you eat – and when – helps local restaurants
  • Coping with the aftermath of foreclosure
  • How to raise charming children
  • Central Valley grad school goes all-iPads
  • Solution to Delta water wars voiced
  • Making sure your personal bottom line is covered
  • Small California winemaker is all family
  • Small winery relies on family and innovation to compete
  • Central Valley company says it has a better way to store solar power
  • What’s wrong -- and right -- about local TV news
  • What planning means to small business success
  • Making the leap to small business
  • Out of work at middle age? Experts offer advice
  • Small business marketing, one article at a time
  • Congress on your corner as it’s supposed to be
  • Central Valley city’s heritage rediscovered
  • Central Valley school is building students’ foundations
  • Job tips from the expert
  • Long-term jobless worker re-invents himself
  • Building a new power plant means jobs for Central Valley
  • Sacramento reaches for the stars with new science center
  • Lodi Chamber opens China’s doors to small business
  • Writing books for fun – and sometimes profit
  • Black Friday shopping? How to protect yourself from scams
  • California winemakers can find added rewards overseas
  • Wine makers tap overseas markets from Lodi
  • A new revenue stream for Central Valley small businesses
  • Food bank seeks more business support
  • Tips for finding a job in the Great Recession
  • State may solve some of its prison woes with new Stockton facility
  • A solution to underwater mortgages
  • Should public libraries be managed by private firms?
  • Central Valley moves ahead with critical water project
  • Dee Dee Myers and the increasing impact of women on small business
  • How women are growing their small businesses
  • A market with a mission
  • Retailer 'paints' solutions to cash flow challenge
  • An answer for the unemployed – return to school
  • A ‘golden’ small business success story
  • Central Valley winegrapes blessed
  • Rubbing out the recession with a franchise
  • Surviving the recession as a small business
  • It’s personal, union says of Stockton fire cuts
  • How old it too old to start a new business?
  • They've found the recipe for small business success
  • MBA students help revive Central Valley farmers market
  • Classic wooden yachts anchor in Stockton for weekend
  • Foreclosures, short sales – a bank president comments
  • The strength of family helps this small business compete
  • Festival spears success in Central Valley
  • Social media helps keep family business prospering
  • Central Valley students get training in ‘green’ futures
  • Knives readied as Valley cities slash services
  • Central Valley jobless picture still grim
  • Delta residents told to ready for water war
  • Opportunities outlined for Central Valley small businesses
  • Rewiring your brain for success
  • Central Valley no longer ‘shell shocked’ by recession
  • To fix California’s government, look to London
  • Taking your sales pitch to the next level