Monday | May 2, 2016

Stockton congressman launches effort to reform campaign financing

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/2/16 12:00pm

• Jerry McNerney founding member of new Congressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus

• “Secretive special interest money plays an enormous role in our electoral process”

California’s governor taunts Florida’s

SACRAMENTO , 5/2/16 11:39am

• Dismisses business recruiting trip

• “Don’t stick your head in the sand”

Is the honeymoon over even before the wedding?

COSTA MESA , 5/2/16 9:33am

• Many newlyweds are surprised by their spouse's financial situation

• Is a credit check in order?

Stockton may be solution to Silicon Valley’s housing shortage

SAN FRANCISCO, 5/2/16 5:40am

• Survey shows most pick the commute over Bay prices

• “This is an understandable reaction”

Most U.S. retirees living well

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/1/16 9:01pm

• But try telling that to those still working

• Many of the affluent expect to take a retirement hit

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 4/29/16 9:01pm

• Another bullet train change

• Blame for massive wildfire heats up

• The state wants you to help it change how you’re taxed for highways

• And much more, from teeth to training….

Americans' financial worries edging up in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/29/16 1:16pm

• Not having enough money for retirement still top concern

• Six in 10 worry about unexpected medical costs



Money available to help farmers protect nesting tricolored blackbirds

DAVIS, 4/29/16 12:04pm

• Central Valley’s bird has less and less habitat

• “To work together to help protect both an imperiled bird”

Three Central Valley hospitals launch stroke awareness campaign

MODESTO, 4/29/16 11:55am

• The leading cause of disability

• “Fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment of stroke can be critical to survival”

Local governments may have to reduce copying charges

FRESNO , 4/29/16 11:04am

• Appellate Court says Stanislaus County cannot justify what it charges

• “The record lacks evidence showing that the fees charged per page reflect County’s actual costs”

Central Valley Community Bank buying Sierra Vista Bank

FRESNO , 4/29/16 7:11am

• Fresno financial firm will pay $24 Million for Folsom bank

• “Another step in our long-term strategy to increase our northern Valley presence”

Pump prices plateau in California

LOS ANGELES, 4/29/16 5:05am

• A Spring rarity: stability in gasoline prices

• “We could continue to see a rare period of stability in … gas prices”

Bullet train business plan approved

SACRAMENTO , 4/28/16 9:03pm

• Would see Central Valley connected to Silicon Valley

• “Passenger service operations beginning in 2025”


Jessica Cavale

People in the News

STOCKTON, 4/28/16 9:01pm

• Visalia nonprofit hires development director

• Natural gas and steam help power two careers

• We spell it out with the help of a Fresno 5th grader

• And more…..

Bullet train gets its own radio spectrum

SACRAMENTO , 4/28/16 11:27am

• Spends $32.8 Million to acquire radio bandwidth for trains

• “We will be able to ensure a secure communications network”

Teen birth rates fall nearly 50 percent among Hispanic and black teens

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/28/16 11:02am

• National teen birth rate at an all-time low

• “The reality is, too many American teens are still having babies”

State supports 10,000 loans for cleaner, heavy-duty diesel trucks

SACRAMENTO, 4/28/16 11:00am

• Backs owner-operators when getting loans

• “Have helped truckers create and retain jobs”

GDP barely positive in Q1

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/28/16 5:58am

• Grows by 0.5 percent annual rate

• In previous quarter, GDP growth was 1.4 percent

UC Davis chancellor put on leave

DAVIS, 4/28/16 5:33am

• Linda Katehi being investigated by university

• Have been center of numerous controversies

In home buying, cash speaks the loudest – sometimes

IRVINE, 4/27/16 9:23pm

• Not every market grovels before the cash buyer

• “Cash buyers are often willing to take on properties in poor condition that may not readily qualify for standard financing”

Farm demos to focus on soil health

DAVIS, 4/27/16 9:03pm

• Farmers to share practical experiences in “growing” healthy soil on Valley farms

• “Soil health management systems show promise”

Top concerns of California small businesses revealed

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 4/27/16 9:02pm

• The percentage planning to grow their businesses has dropped

• Fewer than half plan capital expenditures over next six months

Use of social media to screen applicants surges

CHICAGO, ILL., 4/27/16 9:01pm

• Up 500 percent over the last decade

• “Facebook and Twitter enable employers to get a glimpse of who candidates are”

Study: More students poised to fulfill UC, CSU requirements

SAN FRANCISCO, 4/27/16 9:00pm

• But more may fail to graduate

• “It … risks denying diplomas to many of the very students it is designed to help”


George Runner
(CVBT file photo)

Free tax seminar set for Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, 4/27/16 12:19pm

• Designed for small businesses

• “Our goal is to help business owners be successful”

No change in Fed rate for now

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/27/16 11:31am

• Sees mixed national economy

• “Growth in economic activity appears to have slowed”

More than 500,000 connect to jobless help through internet

SACRAMENTO, 4/27/16 10:39am

• EDD’s online, mobile unemployment services see strong first year

• “We’ve made great strides in customer usage and satisfaction”

Stockton picked for West Coast Conference Baseball Championship

STOCKTON, 4/27/16 10:14am

• Fourth year for Banner Island Ballpark to host event

• “We appreciate the continued partnership we have created with the conference”

U.S. housing market shows positive trends

TYSON'S CORNER, VA., 4/27/16 9:12am

• Trends are nearly all positive

• “Poised to have its best year in a decade”

Companies missing out on benefits of job rotation

MENLO PARK, 4/27/16 6:24am

• New survey finds a reluctance by CFOs to actually support it

• “This is an effective way to strengthen the organization”

Bank of the Sierra expands

SANGER, 4/26/16 9:05pm

• Adds a branch in Sanger

• “We’re seeing a lot of expansion this year”


VIDEO: Locke salutes its pioneers

LOCKE, 4/26/16 9:03pm , by Gene Beley, Delta Correspondent

• Centennial plaque placed in new community park

• Sons and Daughters of the Golden West conduct ceremony


Randall Bell

PodcastAUDIO: Making a richer life from your habits

LOS ANGELES, 4/26/16 9:01pm

• Researcher finds the differences that can spell success

• “There’s a basic pattern I’ve seen over and over again”

Fresno State opens Downtown Center at Bitwise South Stadium

FRESNO , 4/26/16 1:40pm

• Offers non-credit professional development courses

• Located in 102-year-old building

California ranks as the 28th gambling-addicted state

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/26/16 5:50am

• Don’t bet on which state is most gambling-addicted – you might lose

• “Gambling disorder … affects slightly more than 2 percent of all U.S. adults”

Foreclosure rates still dropping in California

IRVINE, 4/26/16 5:36am

• Central Valley rates fall for yet another month

• California’s foreclosure rate in February was 0.42 percent

Pre-pregnancy obesity may lead to overweight children

PASADENA, 4/25/16 9:05pm

• Breastfeeding helps lower the possibility regardless of mother's pre-pregnancy weight

• “Childhood obesity is linked with adult obesity and long-term negative health outcomes”

Reno resort says it was hacked

RENO, NEV., 4/25/16 9:03pm

• Apparently confined to food service and shops

• Number impacted not revealed

Americans prefer saving to spending

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/25/16 9:01pm

• More say they are spending less than say they are spending more

• Saving over spending may be the new normal













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