Thursday | July 20, 2017

State sues to stop acquisition of pipeline terminal

SACRAMENTO, 7/20/17 11:25am

• Contends it will spike gasoline prices

• “I believe that this proposed acquisition would suffocate open competition” Protection Status

Fire restrictions ordered for parts of Stanislaus National Forest

SONORA, 7/20/17 10:50am

• Targets high-risk areas

• “Will be actively patrolled” Protection Status

Teachers’ retirement investments return increases

WEST SACRAMENTO, 7/20/17 10:21am

• CalSTRS says it achieved a 13.4 percent return

• “Just as one bad year will not break us, one good year won’t make us” Protection Status

California gets another $153 Million from VW in final settlement

SACRAMENTO, 7/20/17 9:58am

• Payment includes penalties and cost recovery

• “Closes another chapter in the so-called ‘dieselgate’ case against Volkswagen” Protection Status

Detwiler fire burns more than 70,000 acres

MARIPOSA, 7/20/17 9:31am

• Just 10 percent contained

• Smoke obscuring classic Yosemite views Protection Status

Remodeling spending to see steady gains into 2018


• Increases at or above 6.0 percent through Q2 2018

• “Solid gains in house prices … are encouraging owners to make larger investments in their homes” Protection Status

New teen drivers three times as likely to be involved in a deadly crash

SACRAMENTO, 7/19/17 9:06pm

• Fatal teen driver crashes climb 15 percent during the summer

• “The summer months represent … one of the deadliest time periods for teens drivers” Protection Status

Working hard or hardly working?

MENLO PARK, 7/19/17 9:04pm

• Workers waste more than one day a week on non-work activities

• “These activities can easily become big distractions” Protection Status

More Americans are renting than at any point since “Wooly Bully”

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/19/17 9:02pm

• Rental rates increase for young adults, nonwhites and the lesser educated

• It’s in part because of the lingering effects of the housing crisis Protection Status

DWR gets a new chief executive

SACRAMENTO, 7/19/17 11:52am

• Petaluma water manager gets state’s top water job

• Has been general manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency Protection Status

Feds consider exempting some commercial real estate from appraisal requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/19/17 8:46am

• Change would apply to transactions of $400,000 or less

• Will significantly reduce the number of transactions that require an appraisal Protection Status

I am the robot. I am here to take your job

MUNCIE, INDIANA, 7/19/17 8:18am

• New study says American workers still vulnerable to robotic replacement

• “With broad job losses, red districts get redder, and blue districts get bluer” Protection Status

California American Water picks up an Oxbow

SACRAMENTO, 7/19/17 7:29am

• Arsenic had been the issue

• “This is truly a win-win” Protection Status

Highway 12 in Delta to be closed completely for 55 hours

LODI, 7/18/17 9:03pm

• Caltrans says it will be rebuilding a portion of the roadway

• Consider I-5 and I-80 as alternate routes Protection Status

State draws a line on cancer-causing chemical

SACRAMENTO, 7/18/17 9:02pm

• Public water systems to start sampling for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane next year

• Central Valley ground water often polluted with it Protection Status

AUDIO: The career not included in high school career days

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, 7/18/17 9:02pm

• Fearless Kerri Walker explains why exotic dancing beats grad school

• “A lot of girls are going for their dreams” Protection Status

VIDEO: Delta congressman says he has a better alternative to governor’s tunnels

STOCKTON, 7/18/17 9:01pm , by Gene Beley, Delta Correspondent

• Jerry McNerney says simpler, cheaper solutions are at hand

• “Fixing leaky pipes will produce more water than building the 40-foot in diameter twin tunnels”

• WITH VIDEO Protection Status

Thousands flee Mariposa as Detwiler monster fire threatens

MARIPOSA, 7/18/17 9:01pm

• UPDATED @ 8:40 a.m. and 10:03 a.m.

• County jail and regional hospital are evacuated

• “We are offering any and all the assistance we can” Protection Status

UC Davis names new police chief

DAVIS, 7/18/17 12:00pm

• Recruits top CHP manager

• Joseph Farrow succeeds Matt Carmichael Protection Status

Mortgage meltdown detritus: Two sent to prison for swindling desperate homeowners

SANTA ANA, 7/18/17 10:33am

• Fleeced homeowners out of Millions

• “The defendants … took their money knowing the promised benefits would never be realized” Protection Status

EPA sets limits on mercury in California waters

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/18/17 9:52am

• Rules include new protections for Native American cultural use and subsistence fishing

• “Mercury is … difficult to deal with, but cannot be ignored” Protection Status

Valley Children’s opens another off-campus outpatient center

MADERA, 7/18/17 9:36am

• This one is in Fresno

• “Adding a second access point not far from the hospital would help alleviate wait times” Protection Status

The Deak family, winners of the 2017 Hal Schell award

(Photo by Gene Beley)

Hal Schell Awards presented

STOCKTON, 7/18/17 9:24am , by Gene Beley, Delta Correspondent

• It goes to a family this year

• Their business spans generations

• WITH VIDEO Protection Status

Mariposa fire rages as residents flee

MARIPOSA, 7/18/17 9:02am

• Only 5 percent containment

• 300 structures threatened Protection Status

A third of families spend at least 20 percent of income on child care


• But most say it’s worth it

• “Child care costs still challenge families financially, emotionally, and in the workplace” Protection Status

Cap-and-trade: Viewpoints

SACRAMENTO, 7/18/17 5:54am

• Renewal squeaks out of state Senate

• “Will raise gas prices by nearly $1 per gallon” Protection Status

Trump rated worse on character than issues

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/17/17 9:00pm

• Just 34 percent say Donald Trump has presidential personality and leadership qualities

• Presidents Obama, Bush always rated better on personality than issues Protection Status

Central Valley airports get millions for repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/17/17 2:40pm

• Bakersfield, Sacramento among 105 airports nationwide to get funding

• “Will allow airports to complete critical airport infrastructure projects” Protection Status

Home sales and median price bounce higher in June

LOS ANGELES, 7/17/17 1:13pm

• Sales up 2.4 percent year-over-year

• June’s statewide median home price was $555,150

Best of the Delta awards made

STOCKTON, 7/17/17 7:36am , by Gene Beley, Delta Correspondent

• Delta Protection Commission survey pays off for searchable content

• Will mean more internet exposure for the businesses Protection Status

Summer jobs for teens exploding

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 7/17/17 5:59am

• Highest number of openings in a decade

• “It seems the recent decline of brick-and-mortar retail locations has not subdued hiring among teens” Protection Status

Why first-time home buyers might pick Bakersfield over Santa Barbara

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/17/17 5:18am

• Six Valley markets make it into top half of list

• Roseville ranks highest of all California cities Protection Status

AUDIO: How to improve your EQ

TORONTO, ONTARIO, 7/16/17 9:03pm

• Expert says it’s critical to 21st Century management

• “It’s not complicated” Protection Status


(Photo by Jack Lima/Stockton Heat)

Ice hockey is a hot business for Stockton

STOCKTON, 7/16/17 9:01pm , by Eric Miller, CVBT Correspondent

• Hockey notches up in the Central Valley

• “We are excited about our future and look forward to the days ahead” Protection Status

Robbin Thorp and his missing bee.
(See final story in Briefs)(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 7/14/17 9:01pm

• A reason to stay indoors this weekend

• A management move for the State Water Project

• And more…. Protection Status

Retailer loses key part of wage and hour case

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/14/17 10:27am

• Supreme Court says company must provide info for all stores, not just where plaintiff worked

• “The right to discovery in this state is a broad one, to be construed liberally” Protection Status

Most Valley CSUs look askance at selling beer at athletic events

STOCKTON, 7/14/17 9:20am

• None seems poised to plunge into frothy controversy

• Fresno State seems closest to approving beer sales Protection Status

CalPERS says investments returned 11.2 percent

SACRAMENTO, 7/14/17 8:27am

• Best showing for pension fund in three years

• “Our globally diversified portfolio performed well across most asset classes” Protection Status

State searches for wildfire fraudsters

OROVILLE, 7/14/17 8:19am

• Agents scouring the area near this week’s Butte County fire

• “Take your time so you can protect yourself against con artists” Protection Status

California gasoline prices drop – slightly

LOS ANGELES, 7/14/17 4:05am

• But a few Central Valley cities see noticeable drops in prices

• “Supplies have apparently remained steady” Protection Status

The woman who wasn’t goes to prison

SACRAMENTO, 7/13/17 9:05pm

• Stockton woman clones a new identity to steal

• Gets three years Protection Status

Feds start antidumping probe of imports of Spanish olives

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/13/17 9:03pm

• To determine if Spain olive exporters should face duties

• Acts on complaints by Central Valley olive growers Protection Status

Jonathan Harmer

People in the News

STOCKTON, 7/13/17 9:01pm

• Lodi winery expands its national footprint with new hires

• Retirement brings a change in the CFO’s office for a major apartment developer

• And more…. Protection Status

How good is code enforcement in the Valley?

STOCKTON, 7/13/17 2:06pm

• Symposium to bring experts together in Stockton

• To discuss what works, what doesn’t and where to find the money

  • 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