Wednesday | April 1, 2015

“Heroes” found in 41 more California locations

OAKLAND, 3/31/15 9:01pm

• Program now reaches 70 percent of state’s residents, businesses

• “Saving water and energy has never been a higher priority for California households”

Some of Central Valley’s air pollution imported from Asia

DAVIS, 3/31/15 2:01pm

• About 10 percent of it drifts in from thousands of miles away

• “We're going to have to treat air pollution to some extent how we treat greenhouse gases”

Valley banking pioneer officially retires

PORTERVILLE, 3/31/15 10:54am

• Jim Holly steps down Wednesday

• Has been Bank of the Sierra’s only CEO

Employee turnover due to job mismatch is major

MENLO PARK, 3/31/15 9:12am

• Two in three companies losing workers because the work environment isn't a fit

• “Corporate culture fit is … more challenging to gauge”

The hidden costs of “toxic employees”

SANTA MONICA, 3/31/15 9:03am

• Employee attrition increases due to toxic behavior in the workplace,

• What to look for when hiring

Cashing in on the “promposal”

FOSTER CITY, 3/31/15 5:38am

• Cost of high school "promposals" hits $324

• Extreme spending on asking a date to the dance

Employers with outdoor workers cautioned to prepare for heat season now

SACRAMENTO, 3/30/15 9:07pm

• State mandates specific training, water, shade and more

• “The goal is to ensure that outdoor workers are not risking their health”



Major political parties lose members in California

SACRAMENTO, 3/30/15 9:05pm

• Registered voters without party surge

• “The stubborn truth remains that more than a quarter of otherwise eligible California citizens are not registered to vote”

Some local sales tax rates going up Wednesday

SACRAMENTO, 3/30/15 9:03pm

• Just two Central Valley cities increasing their rates

• Were approved by voters

Modesto man admits defrauding real estate investors

FRESNO, 3/30/15 9:01pm

• Took more than $400,000 before he was caught

• Faked the documents and more


Sarah Moffitt
(UC Davis photo)

UC Davis: Will take millennia for oceans to recover

DAVIS, 3/30/15 12:29pm

• What takes only decades to damage heals very slowly

• “It's a gritty reality we need to face”

Central Valley farmers face fines over water discharges

SACRAMENTO, 3/30/15 11:38am

• Regulator says they didn’t get needed permits

• “Our Board provided growers with a very cost-effective option”

Congress may consider proposals to address California’s drought

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/30/15 11:29am

• Would ensure safety of drinking water; help local water agencies begin new water projects

• “We all need to work together”

State to spend $325.8 Million for transportation projects

SACRAMENTO, 3/30/15 11:20am

• Includes $58 Million in Central Valley

• “Will benefit the state for decades to come”

Good news: Airlines less likely to lose your bags

FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND, 3/30/15 8:22am

• Rate has dropped 61.3 percent in seven years

• “Largely a result of strong technology investment and innovation”

Nearly half of Americans are saving -- virtually nothing

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 3/30/15 6:26am

• Middle class are best savers

• “What counts isn't how much you make, but how much you have left over”

Support for nuclear energy slowly ebbs in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/30/15 5:15am

• Support peaked five years ago

• “The country remains divided … on which energy sources the U.S. should emphasize”


Lexington Reservoir Dam and Spillway
(Photo by Eric Miller)

How baseball trades are like water transfers

CHICO, 3/29/15 9:01pm , by Eric Miller, CVBT North Valley Correspondent

• California’s economy evaporates without water.

• “No matter how well we planned, Mother Nature had the final word”

Saturday News Briefs -- UPDATED

STOCKTON, 3/27/15 9:01pm

• A new judge in the South Valley

• Same old, same old in new water allocations

• A new old place to shop

• And more….

Public comment sought on merger of water districts

SACRAMENTO, 3/27/15 10:42am

• Have complementary water supplies

• Comment taken through April 25

Ten indicted in Central Valley counterfeit media probe

FRESNO, 3/27/15 10:20am

• Involves tens of thousands of counterfeit music CDs and movie DVDs

• Accused of selling them in Atwater, Modesto, Stockton, Turlock and elsewhere

Westland recruits Congressional insider

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/27/15 10:13am

• Congressman’s chief of staff heads to major water contractor

• “I’m looking forward to a new opportunity with Westlands”

4.2 quake rattles Coalinga

COALINGA, 3/27/15 7:00am

• No immediate reports of damage

• Temblor hit at 6:30

Real estate trends: Fewer to move, more to renovate

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 3/27/15 5:49am

• But Californians will move more frequently than most

• “Retailers can expect to see more interest in home-related purchases”

U.S. economy slows

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/27/15 5:41am

• Growth rate drops to 2.2 percent in Q4 2014

• More imports, less federal spending slow growth rate

Gas prices continue downward in California

LOS ANGELES, 3/27/15 4:59am

• Prices drop in Golden state as national average hovers

• “Wholesale seemed to have gained some stability for the moment”


Patrick Carman

People in the News

STOCKTON, 3/26/15 9:01pm

• Banks name key managers

• New voices for the San Joaquin Valley

• And more….

Long-missing Moscone papers to be housed in Stockton

SACRAMENTO, 3/26/15 9:03am

• University of the Pacific to preserve papers

• “I believe that we need not accept the inevitability of ugliness and evil”

Sac State to build new residence hall

SACRAMENTO, 3/26/15 7:42am

• To be located next to American River

• Expected to meet LEED’s Gold standard for energy efficiency

Foreclosure rates continue to fall

IRVINE, 3/26/15 5:24am

• State, nation and Central Valley all dropped in January

• Four Valley markets have rates less than state average

California may outpace U.S. economy

THOUSAND OAKS, 3/26/15 12:01am

• Many trends creating rapid economic and job growth

• But the vast industrial middle class will mostly be gone

Retirement town is nation’s fastest growing metro

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/26/15 12:01am

• The Villages holds the title for second year in a row

• “Florida's ascension … was a significant demographic milestone for our country”

Feds cracking down on high-cost installment and open-end loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/25/15 9:51pm

• Proposal would cover payday loans, vehicle title loans, and more

• “Ending the debt traps that plague millions of consumers across the country”

Half support extending Prop 30’s taxes — temporarily

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:05pm

• Share saying the budget is a big problem is lowest since May 2007.

• But voters don’t want the taxes made permanent

Fix the roads, just don’t raise taxes, say Californians

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:04pm

• Two-thirds deplore the condition of state’s highways

• “They are reluctant to invest their money in state infrastructure projects”

Bullet train support going off the rails

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:03pm

• Californians are divided with slightly more no longer supporting it

• But lower the price tag and support bounces up

Women gaining jobs at a faster pace than men

CHICAGO, ILL., 3/25/15 9:02pm

• Workforce is now almost exactly split

• “We need to move beyond the simplistic, antiquated notions of pink-collar, blue-collar and white-collar jobs”

Illegal marijuana grows faulted for worsening state’s water problems

SACRAMENTO, 3/25/15 9:01pm

• CDFW scientists find the mountain grows sap stream flow

• Lethal to sub-lethal impact on salmon and steelhead trout

Legalizing marijuana sees a new high among Californians

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:01pm

• A vote now might see it passing

• Most parents would be bothered by neighborhood marijuana stores

Californians say their neighbors aren't doing enough about drought

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:00pm

• It’s the biggest issue for those in the Central Valley

• “The ongoing drought is raising concerns about the long-term water supply”

Sac State gets Texan as new president

SACRAMENTO, 3/25/15 11:25am

• Robert Nelsen is named Wednesday

• “An accomplished and visionary leader”

State issues report on California’s significant droughts

SACRAMENTO, 3/25/15 11:18am

• Reaches back to 1929

• “Drought is a part of life in California”

$10 Million for Delta smelt breeding program

DAVIS, 3/25/15 9:01am

• UC Davis to try to save endangered fish

• Holding the line against extinction

Employers putting less into workers’ health savings accounts

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., 3/25/15 7:42am

• Survey finds nearly $60 drop

• “Premium reductions are not as great as they once were”

In buying a home, most Millennials unaware of closing costs

SAN DIEGO, 3/25/15 5:54am

• Get little info from lenders, says survey

• “Millennials are more dependent on Realtors than previously presumed”

Heinz gobbles up Kraft in major food industry merger

PITTSBURGH, PA., 3/25/15 5:23am

• Will create world’s fifth largest food company

• “This is my kind of transaction”















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