Monday | July 28, 2014

New insight into why some older adults show declining cognitive ability

RALEIGH, N.C., 7/28/14 10:01am

• It could be motivation – or lack of it

• “Older adults have to make decisions about how to prioritize their efforts”

Study: San Joaquin Valley an economic success story

FRESNO, 7/28/14 9:09am

• Outstrips most of California

• “The study’s findings may surprise people given pessimistic perceptions”

Tech sector job cuts surge in first half of 2014

CHICAGO, ILL., 7/28/14 8:55am

• Midyear layoffs just below 2013’s year-end total

• “Increased job cutting is not always a sign of an industry in decline”

Zillow buys Trulia

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/28/14 5:48am

• Pays $3.5 Billion in stock, no cash

• “It's still early days in the world of real estate advertising on mobile and Web”

Know their religion, know their politics

PRINCETON, N.J., 7/28/14 4:52am

• Religion remains a strong marker of political identity in U.S.

• Little change over last six and a half years

Barney Kramer

PodcastAUDIO: Success can be knowing your weaknesses as a leader

STOCKTON, 7/27/14 9:00pm

• Success can be blocked for many by a wall of ego

• “Leadership is the linchpin”

Smoke from El Portal fire

Wildfire ravages Amador County, while another hits Yosemite

EL PORTAL, 7/27/14 9:00pm

• Property damage and injuries reported

• One of the summer’s largest fires is contained (Brent Gill, South Valley Correspondent, contributed to this report)

Please see third story in Briefs

Saturday News Briefs

STOCKTON, 7/25/14 9:00pm

• Federal appellate court sides with Lindsay schools

• BDCP comment period ending

• And more….

The big worry for Americans? How fat they are

PRINCETON, N.J., 7/25/14 6:06am

• Nearly half worried about their weight

• Two-thirds of overweight Americans express concern about current weight

Pump prices plunge for another week

LOS ANGELES, 7/25/14 4:48am

• Refiners cranking out more gasoline nationwide

• “On the cusp of seeing the average price fall below $4 a gallon”

This was Tinker Bell's view of her route to safety at the house. Of course, the cows are almost over the bridge and on their way to hay. If she'd waited a few moments, her route to the house would have been clear.

PodcastAUDIO: The dog days of July

SPRINGVILLE, 7/25/14 12:30am , by Brent Gill, South Valley Correspondent

• Or, how two dogs come to grips with bigger critters

• “Dodging through the moving forest of bovine legs”

Middle market companies looking to hire, survey finds

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 7/24/14 9:01pm

• 57 percent need to hire to support business volume

• “Medium-sized enterprises in the U.S. are in an excellent position for expansion”

Remodeling spending to slow pace heading into 2015

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., 7/24/14 9:01pm

• Annual growth slowing to 7 percent in first quarter of 2015

• “This presents a challenge for the remodeling industry”

BDCP backers accused of lies and suppression of free speech

SACRAMENTO, 7/24/14 9:00pm

• Public officials blasted in stern letter

• “This is a double attack on the truth and on informed public review of the proposed project”

Joey Guerriero

People in the News

STOCKTON, 7/24/14 9:00pm

• Insurance company names new account executives

• Sac State prof gets national leadership post

• And more….

Sacramento man guilty in mortgage fraud scheme

SACRAMENTO , 7/24/14 9:00pm

• Convicted of conspiracy and money laundering

• “Fraud like that committed by Williams … was an unnecessary contributor to the financial crisis”

Lake Mead
(NASA photo)

Drought-drained aquifers threaten West

IRVINE, 7/24/14 11:18am

• NASA, UC study reveals extent of problem

• “We thought that the picture could be pretty bad, but this was shocking”

Research: Car owners benefit from start-stop technology

LOS ANGELES, 7/24/14 8:40am

• Fuel savings rise; emissions decrease

• “Can mean a $215 annual fuel savings”

Study: California is building once again

LOS ANGELES, 7/24/14 6:48am

• Recovery reflected in optimism and new construction

• “Another good run of building in the California non-residential space”

In U.S. beer is the beverage to beat; worries about wine

PRINCETON, N.J., 7/24/14 5:40am

• More than six in 10 adults say they drink alcohol

• “Wine shows no upward momentum”

Feds cracking down on foreclosure relief scammers

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/24/14 5:29am

• CFPB sues California firm, others

• “These practices are not only illegal, they are reprehensible”

Californians strongly support global warming law – until push comes to shove

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/23/14 9:00pm

• But support is anything but solid when the bill comes due

• “Strong support … diminishes if they have to pay higher electricity bills or gas prices”

Californians oppose increased fracking

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/23/14 9:00pm

• Strongest opposition in Bay Area

• Central Valley residents also oppose it

Most say Californians should be required to use less water

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/23/14 9:00pm

• A water bond of some sort sees majority support

• “Most believe that the current water crisis is a result of natural weather patterns”

Droughts, wildfires top worries about effects of global warming

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/23/14 9:00pm

• Six out of ten say global warming already having an impact

• But 15 percent say, “What? Me worry?”

Nine in 10 homes sold in positive equity territory in June

LOS ANGELES, 7/23/14 10:05am

• Under water Central Valley market rising to the surface

• Pending home sales decrease statewide

Managers: Not asking for help is biggest networking mistake

MENLO PARK, 7/23/14 9:33am

• Embarrassment is one reason for reluctance

• “Every connection counts”

Americans careful with spending this summer

PRINCETON, N.J., 7/23/14 9:22am

• Using multiple methods to reduce expenses and save money

• Bad news for the larger U.S. economy

Free mortgage help offered in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO , 7/22/14 9:01pm

• Thursday event targets those struggling to keep their homes

• State programs can help pay mortgages, reduce principal owed

Former Fresno IRS worker accused in massive ID theft

FRESNO, 7/22/14 9:01pm

• $1.2 million attempted fraud, 160 victims

• “Identity theft is a nationwide crisis that places a heavy burden on the victim”

KA-boom goes the bullet train project

FRESNO, 7/22/14 9:00pm

• Will be testing near Fresno

• “They will sound like small explosions”

PodcastAUDIO: Living in the state of I don’t care

KINGSTON, N.Y., 7/22/14 9:00pm

• In the nation of slobs

• What the trends portend

Americans oppose hiring discrimination against smokers, the obese

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/22/14 9:00pm

• But say higher health insurance rates for smokers are justified

• Slightly less likely to say companies should be able to refuse to hire the obese

Five Guys get a new buddy

SACRAMENTO , 7/22/14 11:17am

• Eight Five Guys restaurants in Valley get new owner

• Expansion is planned

Former Bank of America worker sent to prison

LOS ANGELES, 7/22/14 10:38am

• Took bribes to approve artificially low-price short sales

• Sentenced to 30 months in prison

USDA offers disaster assistance for 2012 frost or freeze fruit crop losses

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/22/14 9:47am

• Enrollment underway

• “Fruit producers experienced significant financial losses from weather-related damage”

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar nominated for California Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO , 7/22/14 8:11am

• Stanford law professor is native of Mexico

• Has been a special assistant to President Obama

U.S. economic confidence recovers from recent losses

PRINCETON, N.J., 7/22/14 5:53am

• Gallup’s index up three points from last week

• Still, most Americans decidedly negative about the economy

Foreclosure rates drop further in California and Central Valley

IRVINE, 7/22/14 5:31am

• State’s rate is well under national rate

• Most – but not all – of Valley is still above state’s average

Family Healthcare Network opens 14th South Valley health center

VISALIA, 7/22/14 5:00am

• Services range from family medicine to dentistry and more

• A $9.8 million, 34,607-square foot health center

Modesto man sentenced in tax fraud conspiracy

FRESNO, 7/22/14 4:41am

• Tried to dupe the IRS

• Used stolen IDs

Bakersfield man sent to prison for trying to hide cash from the government

FRESNO, 7/21/14 9:01pm

• Sentenced to one year for structuring cash deposits

• Cashed checks totaling more than $420,000

Mondavi Center gets $400,000 grant

DAVIS, 7/21/14 9:01pm

• Will support innovative performances in classical music

• “Supports our belief in the power and beauty of classical music”

Last year was one of the warmest on record

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/21/14 9:01pm

• From surface temperatures to greenhouse gas, it’s getting warmer

• “These findings reinforce what scientists for decades have observed”

Fresno man sentenced for investment fraud

FRESNO, 7/21/14 9:00pm

• Bilked U.S. victims out of $2 Million

• “This fraudster faces a lengthy term in federal prison”

Firefighters poised for rash of wildfires

SONORA, 7/21/14 9:00pm

• Personnel and equipment being readied

• Sierra Nevada forests being hit by more than 5,000 lightning strikes a day

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