Wednesday | September 20, 2017

Brown administration vows to still push Delta tunnels

FRESNO, 9/19/17 9:01pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Correspondente

• Defiant state government says it will not stop

• "We are not out of the woods yet"

Westlands dumps Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels

FRESNO, 9/19/17 3:27pm

•. Farmers' rejection puts project in question

•. Cite costs of tunnels

To our readers

STOCKTON, 9/19/17 12:30pm

•. A shorter report

•. New equipment being installed

How companies can remain prosperous and find talent in rural areas

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 9/19/17 5:27am

• If nothing is done, report warns of new ghost towns

• “One possible answer is compensation”

Toys”R”Us files for bankruptcy

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY, 9/19/17 4:48am

• Chapter 11 filing could lead to reorganization

• “Today marks the dawn of a new era at Toys“R”Us “

Seven in 10 not happy with way U.S. Is being governed

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 9/18/17 9:01pm

• Satisfaction is down sharply from year ago

• Satisfaction with governance is related to Congress approval

Feds move against student loan debt collector

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 9/18/17 10:39am

• CFPB says 800,000 student loans will be examined

• “Filed false and misleading affidavits in courts across the country”

Indian Water Commission joins lawsuit against water tunnels

SACRAMENTO, 9/18/17 9:40am

• Contends state's process allows bond measure to move forward improperly

• “The state would like a blank check from rate payers to finance the governor’s tunnels”

California home sales and prices increase for another month

LOS ANGELES, 9/18/17 9:08am

• Housing market defies tight inventory

• August’s statewide median home price was $565,330

Gasoline prices trending cheaper

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, 9/18/17 8:59am

• California price average plummets half a cent in seven days

• “It looks like pump prices will continue on this declining trend into the coming weeks”

Giant Sequoias may have eluded Trump's ax

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 9/18/17 6:32am

• Tulare County national monument not on list of cuts

• Trump mulls what to do about 10 other national monuments

Women executives offer tips from their own lives

STOCKTON , 9/17/17 9:05pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Correspondent

• Advice from a billionaire, a pianist and a cornbread girl

• “I’m going to talk to you about how you unleash the possibilities within yourself”


California changes months for primaries

SACRAMENTO, 9/17/17 9:03pm

• It moves from June to March

• State might be more important to presidential candidates

AUDIO: Businesses urged to help Children's Home of Stockton

STOCKTON , 9/17/17 9:01pm

• Its mission is changing under new state law

• “We realize we have a pretty awesome responsibility in working with these kids”

Rare legislative win for water rights holders

SACRAMENTO, 9/16/17 10:41am

• Bill would strip Water Board of its hearing power

• “This bill levels the playing field “

California lawmakers think they can get Trump to reveal his taxes

SACRAMENTO, 9/16/17 9:38am

• Pass legislation that faces uncertain future

• Say it would reveal “potential conflicts of interest, business dealings, financial status, and charitable donations”

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON , 9/15/17 9:01pm

• A possible breakthrough on affordable housing for California

• The case of the stolen concrete

• And more....

Gulp! California's ban on foie gras technique is upheld

SAN FRANCISCO, 9/15/17 12:08pm

• Appellate court says state can forbid force-feeding of foul

• Says law prohibits how foie gras is made, not the meat product itself

Legality of bonds for governor's water tunnels challenged

SACRAMENTO, 9/15/17 10:52am

• Environmental groups sue to block state's backing of bonds

• “These bonds … fail to ensure that California’s taxpayers will not be stuck holding the tab for this boondoggle”

Pastor sentenced for fleecing flock

SACRAMENTO, 9/15/17 10:35am

• Pastor to serve nearly 24 years

• “This is a despicable case”

California’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in August

SACRAMENTO, 9/15/17 9:07am

• Nonfarm jobs fall by a net 8,200

• Central Valley jobless rates generally see small dip

Fake news is real topic at CSUB

BAKERSFIELD, 9/15/17 8:52am

• Ethics experts to discuss the threat to democracy

• “Quality journalism is the lynchpin of democracy”

Elk Grove has nation's lowest rate of those without health insurance

LOS ANGELES, 9/15/17 4:58am

• WalletHub study lists Folsom as having second-lowest

• Six of the nation's “best” are in the Central Valley

California gasoline prices backing down slightly this week

LOS ANGELES, 9/15/17 4:43am

• Still over $3 in most of the state

• “Plenty of room for retail prices to start dropping more rapidly in coming days”

Gabrielle Stevenson

People in the News

STOCKTON , 9/14/17 9:01pm

• New leadership for a regional entertainment venue

• The state hires another public relations personr And more....

“Dino the Casino” sent to prison

SACRAMENTO, 9/14/17 1:32pm

• Gets 2 years

• Ran illegal gambling business from Bakersfield to Sacramento

Surprise: Workers like their bosses

MENLO PARK, 9/14/17 11:51am

• Eight in 10 feel at least somewhat confident in their bosses

• “Most professionals recognize and appreciate the efforts of company leaders”

Construction to start on new science building at Sac State

SACRAMENTO C, 9/14/17 11:26am

• To cost $90 Million

• Will “put science on display to the outside world”

Sacramento airport gets $2 Million grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 9/14/17 11:06am

• Federal money will be used to buy buses

• Buses will be all-electric

La Nina may visit California this fall and winter

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND, 9/14/17 9:14am

• New forecast gives it up to a 60 percent chance

• But it may not mean increased snowfall for California's

Holiday hiring looks hot -- hopefully

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 9/14/17 5:18am

• Recent hiring announcements could signal better seasonal jobs market

• “The competition among major big-box retailers will incentivize consumers to spend more this holiday season”

Wage disparities for public employees would be outlawed if governor signs legislation

SACRAMENTO , 9/14/17 5:00am

• State Senate gives it a unanimous vote

• “I believe it is important to lead by example”

Pacific Coast leads U.S. in broadband internet use

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 9/14/17 3:53am

• Many Southern states rank below national average

• “High income states tend to have high levels of broadband internet use”

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