Wednesday | January 18, 2017

McKesson to pay $150 million for failure to report suspicious drug orders

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 9:05pm

• Government alleged violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act

• “The abuse of prescription painkillers has become an epidemic”

California employers could be banned from seeking applicants’ salary history

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 9:03pm

• Stockton lawmaker authors legislation

• “This gives women the power to determine for themselves where they start negotiating”

As Donald Trump takes office, economic confidence remains upbeat

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/17 9:01pm

• Economic outlook at nine-year high

• “Surging confidence among Republicans and independents who lean Republican”

California water systems to provide lead testing for schools

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 12:45pm

• Problem is not thought to be extensive

• “Additional testing can help ensure we are continuing to protect our most vulnerable populations”

Former Fresno business CEO pleads guilty to embezzling

FRESNO, 1/17/17 12:32pm

• Admits taking over $500,000 from pension plan

• Used real estate pledged to pension fund to raise money for the company

Sellers of alcohol must actually ask about buyers’ ages, court says

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 12:20pm

• It is not enough to just comment

• “The store clerk’s communication to the minor decoy was a statement and not a question”

UC Merced gets $2.2 Million to expand entrepreneurial reach

MERCED, 1/17/17 11:43am

• A multi-pronged plan

• “Our program is about liberating innovation so that we can deliver new jobs and a more diverse economy”

Flight cancellations, mishandled baggage rate at all-time low

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/17 9:05am

• Airlines canceled 0.29 percent of scheduled domestic flights in November 2016

• Central Valley’s major airports have high on-time performances

More than 10 Million passengers used Sacramento airport last year

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 7:12am

• Passenger volume gets back to pre-Great Recession levels

• “Our passengers let us know they want nonstop service to new destinations”

California better than most states in cutting the costs of smoking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/17 5:25am

• Ranks 42nd overall

• Highest costs found in “red” states, lowest in “blue” states

California research hospital hopes to find diabetes cure within six years

DUARTE, 1/16/17 9:01pm

• City of Hope sets new goal for Type 1 diabetes cure

• More than $50 million in private funding to pay for research push

Send a thank you card to La Nina

SACRAMENTO, 1/16/17 10:02am

• State’s Sierra snowpack well above average

• Reservoirs continue to fill

Where Americans struggle to make ends meet

LOS ANGELES, 1/16/17 5:53am

• The states where residents most likely to live paycheck to paycheck

• Where California ranks

California historian Kevin Starr dies

SAN FRANCISCO, 1/15/17 9:02pm

• Was author of the “Americans and the California Dream” series

• He was 76

Approval of Trump transition still low as inauguration nears

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/15/17 9:01pm

• More Americans disapprove than approve

• Transition approval falls most among independents

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 1/13/17 9:01pm

• Moody’s to pay nearly a Billion dollars for misleading ratings

• What’s old hopes to be new again

• And more….

DWR Increasing flows to Feather River

SACRAMENTO, 1/13/17 2:17pm

• Those downstream of Oroville dam should be alert, state says

• A river rise of approximately two to four feet depending on the channel geometry

Elderly stroke-disabled woman awarded $1.3 Million

SACRAMENTO, 1/13/17 12:49pm

• Sued Sacramento apartment complex and city

• Former Sacramento cop convicted of sexually assaulted her

Arabica coffee genome sequenced

DAVIS, 1/13/17 10:33am

• Will help develop disease-resistant varieties adaptable to climate change

• “We hope that the C. arabica sequence will eventually benefit everyone involved with coffee”

• A new cash crop for California farmers?

LA Times: Governor’s bullet train “hurtling” toward massive cost overruns

LOS ANGELES, 1/13/17 8:36am

• Newspaper cites confidential federal report

• An $8 Trillion legacy to remember Jerry Brown?

MID offering landowners free surface water through January 20

MADERA, 1/13/17 4:57am

• Part of a groundwater recharge effort

• “To capture and use as much surface water as possible when it is available”

Gasoline prices continue up for fourth week

LOS ANGELES, 1/13/17 4:45am

• Prices rise as oil companies hint at refinery maintenance

• “Analysts expect more refinery maintenance will be performed”

Carlos Villapudua

People in the News

STOCKTON, 1/12/17 9:01pm

• A new job for a former county supervisor

• Governor’s appointment pen is red hot

• And more…..

PG&E to cut nearly 400 jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, 1/12/17 8:47am

• Says it will improve efficiency

• “We are reducing support services costs”

Drought? What drought?

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/17 8:26am

• Winter storms have slashed drought’s impact

• But still some of the state is considered in extreme drought

MIT says more extreme storms ahead for California

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., 1/12/17 8:09am

• New technique predicts frequency of heavy precipitation with global warming

• “For California, we’re very confident that [heavy precipitation] will increase by the end of the century”

La Nina is packing her bags

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND, 1/12/17 7:23am

• Forecasters expect weather phenomenon to ease by end of month

• But La Nina isn’t done with California yet

California might teach school children how to spot fake news

SACRAMENTO, 1/12/17 4:39am

• Legislature to consider proposal

• “The rise of fake and misleading news is deeply concerning”

Low stress/high stress jobs identified

CARLSBAD, 1/12/17 1:00am

• Thinking of switching careers? Check out the lists

• “Showing us the truth amidst the trend of ‘fake news’”

Foreclosure activity drops to 10-year low in 2016

IRVINE, 1/11/17 9:18pm

• Down 14 percent from 2015

• “Banks pushed through significant numbers of legacy foreclosures during the quarter”

AUDIO: Let the other half of your brain do the heavy lifting

SAN FRANCISCO, 1/11/17 9:01pm

• Physicist says the right answers to innovation are clouded by too much TLA

• “Just listen. You’ll have a ton of ideas”

State launches safety campaign after four tree trimmers killed

OAKLAND, 1/11/17 11:40am

• Each dies in a different accident in the past 30 days

• “We will cite employers that are not in compliance”

McClatchy selling Sacramento Bee’s building

SACRAMENTO, 1/11/17 8:59am

• Will lease it back for 15 years

• Money from sales will reduce debt

California added about 21,600 private sector jobs in December

ROSELAND, NEW JERSEY, 1/11/17 7:48am

• Nearly nine out of ten were service jobs

• State’s manufacturers add 1,800 jobs

Central Valley cities still mired in the Great Recession, report says

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/11/17 7:24am

• Stockton one of the least-recovered

• Home prices drag down Valley cities

CEO changes dropped in December

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 1/11/17 6:32am

• Total for 2016 up slightly over 2015

• “A strong economy does not guarantee low turnover among top executives, but it certainly helps”

Storms blanket Sierra with snow

SACRAMENTO, 1/11/17 5:26am

• But in the foothills and Valley, flooding is a problem

• Additional gates opened on Sacramento Weir

  • 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