Saturday | August 1, 2015

Firefighter killed at California wildfire

ALTURAS, 7/31/15 9:18pm

• Cause of death under investigation

• Victim was from South Dakota

Saturday News Briefs

STOCKTON, 7/31/15 9:00pm

• Clean energy top of mind at Fresno summit

• State fined for polluting Lake Shasta

• Not to be forgotten… and more

More investors have a written financial plan

PRINCETON, N.J. , 7/31/15 11:36am

• Thirty-eight percent have written financial plan

• About half of investors follow their plans very closely

Chowchilla bus kidnapper to be released from prison

SACRAMENTO , 7/31/15 11:06am

• Governor declines to stop parole

• Would leave one kidnapper still behind bars

Slow slide to gas prices in California

LOS ANGELES, 7/31/15 4:57am

• Oil companies give up a couple of pennies a day at best

• “We expect the downward trend to accelerate at local gas stations”

Cabin Fire closes part of Golden Trout Wilderness

SPRINGVILLE, 7/30/15 9:03pm , by Brent Gill, CVBT South Valley Correspondent

• UPDATED @ 8:29 a.m. Friday with more details of how one fire is being fought

• Air pollution from fires now a worry for the Valley

• National Guard coptering in

Study: Obamacare is working in California

OAKLAND, 7/30/15 9:02pm

• Two-thirds who had no health insurance are now covered

• “There have been considerable gains in access and affordability”



New 200-plus home development set for Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, 7/30/15 9:01pm

• San Joaquin Valley Homes enters market with $65 Million

• “We've been keeping a close eye on the housing market in Bakersfield”


Benjamin Tang

People in the News

STOCKTON, 7/30/15 9:00pm

• Key appointment at BOE

• A familiar name with regional bank is promoted

• And more…

California water use drops 27.3 percent

SACRAMENTO , 7/30/15 11:28am

• State had ordered a 25 percent curtailment for June

• “Californians … are taking action”

California "rain debt" equal to average full year of precipitation

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/30/15 10:25am

• State goes deeper in debt every day

• “Are our demands for fresh water sustainable?"

Millennials have the lowest credit scores of all

COSTA MESA , 7/30/15 9:02am

• But Millennials use credit less than previous generations

• “It is crucial to understand this influential consumer segment”


Photo taken at 7:47 a.m. Thursday shows how inversion layer compresses smoke plume from Cabin Fire.

Wildfires explode across California, resources stretched thin

SPRINGVILLE, 7/30/15 8:16am , by Brent Gill, CVBT South Valley Correspondent

• Drought, low humidity, lightning make a bad combination

• Juvenile suspected of starting one of the largest fires

GDP jumps in Q2

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/30/15 6:03am

• New estimate puts increase at 2.3 percent

• Up from 0.6 percent in Q1

Runaway rents amid dropping for-sale inventory

SEATTLE, WASH., 7/30/15 5:20am

• Increases in rents outpacing home price growth in many metros

• Making it tougher to transition to homeowner status

Sacramento man pleads guilty to tax preparation fraud

SACRAMENTO , 7/29/15 9:01pm

• Inflated deductions

• Clients apparently never knew

Most Californians say global warming contributing to drought

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/29/15 9:00pm

• 64 percent don't know how much they should cut water use

• “The threat of global warming to the state's future is a shared belief”


Smoke plume from Cabin Fire

Tinder-dry wilderness aflame

SPRINGVILLE, 7/29/15 5:19pm , by Brent Gill, CVBT South Valley Correspondent

• Another small fire bursts into conflagration

• Firefighting restricted

Feinstein, Boxer weigh in with a water “solution”

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/29/15 12:58pm

• Includes some of House bill

• “The bill adheres to environmental laws”

• UPDATED with reaction

Forecast says SoCal should brace for flooding

STATE COLLEGE, PA., 7/29/15 12:12pm

• Flash floods might be triggered

• “The storms will tend to be very spotty”

Fed holds the line on interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/29/15 11:19am

• No rate increase – for now

• “Underutilization of labor resources has diminished since early this year”

Hi Mom! We’re home

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/29/15 9:58am

• More Millennials living with family despite improved job market

• Could be slowing the economic recovery

Pending home sales dip in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/29/15 8:36am

• Realtors say it’s due to lack of inventory

• “Competition for existing houses on the market remained stiff last month”

Roseville apartment complex changes hands

ROSEVILLE, 7/29/15 7:29am

• Kennedy Wilson and partners buy 612-unit Slate Creek at Johnson Ranch

• Transaction valued at $100 Million

Americans' coffee consumption is steady

PRINCETON, N.J. , 7/29/15 4:46am

• Few want to cut back

• A quarter say they're addicted

Small business outlook dims

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/28/15 9:01pm

• But the numbers show continued long-term positive growth for America’s small businesses

• “A notable jump in small-business owners who say they plan to hire new employees”

State fines companies selling tainted food

SACRAMENTO , 7/28/15 10:50am

• Six companies fined

• Much of suspect produce was imported from Mexico

Economic confidence drifts downward

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/28/15 10:13am

• Gallup’s Index at lowest level since late September 2014

• 57 percent say economy is getting worse

UC Merced names new dean

MERCED, 7/28/15 9:53am

• Jill Robbins picked to lead School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

• “I am thrilled to be joining the leadership team at UC Merced”

Foreclosure rates fall again

IRVINE, 7/28/15 5:23am

• Down throughout Central Valley

• California and national rates also fall

Congress OKs SBA loan increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/27/15 9:02pm

• Members agree to boost total funding limits

• “A valuable resource for small businesses across the country"

State Fair says this year set new records

SACRAMENTO , 7/27/15 9:01pm

• Attendance up 5 percent

• 162,103 managed to unlock their cars at day’s end and other factoids


Temperature Monitoring site on the Yuba River
(Yuba County Water Agency)

Exclusive: Mercury’s rise creates competition for California water

CHICO, 7/27/15 9:00pm , by Eric Miller, North Valley Correspondent

• Drought, heat make water temperature control difficult

• “Put humans in the mix with urban an agricultural needs … it’s that cliché, death by a thousand cuts”

Educated, upper income Americans have highest rates of drinking

PRINCETON, N.J. , 7/27/15 2:16pm

• Eight in 10 upper-income Americans, college grads drink alcohol

• Beer leads wine as preferred drink in U.S.

Covered California health insurance rates going up

SACRAMENTO , 7/27/15 11:19am

• Increase will average 4 percent

• “This is another year of good news for California’s consumers”

Sharks find friends in federal court

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/27/15 10:34am

• Upholds state ban on shark fin trade

• “To conserve state resources, prevent animal cruelty, and protect wildlife and public health”

Visalia bank expands to North Valley

VISALIA, 7/27/15 7:42am

• Suncrest Bank buying Sutter Community Bank

• “We have been actively looking for opportunities to expand our geographic exposure beyond the South Valley”

Beacon Roofing Supply to acquire Roofing Supply Group

DALLAS, TEXAS, 7/27/15 4:59am

• It’s a $1.1 Billion cash and stock deal

• “RSG complements Beacon geographically”

Wild fire impacts breathing in three Valley counties

FRESNO, 7/26/15 9:01pm

• Foothills and mountainous areas

• Health caution for Merced, Madera, and Fresno counties

Governor’s new tunnels plan to get eight-hour airing

SACRAMENTO , 7/26/15 9:00pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Delta Correspondent

• Intake facilities at Clarksburg have a lower profile

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