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

• Compromises made for birds on Staten Island

  • How to compete against Wal-Mart
  • Stockton mom turns a need into a business
  • The entrepreneur is in
  • Writing her own success story
  • Growing a small business the family way
  • The future pencils positive for this company
  • Niche marketing -- Italian style
  • Sipping success with niche marketing
  • Roasting a business out of his passion
  • Success as an independent consultant takes more than expertise
  • Avoiding the traps of employee law violations
  • Cracking the voice-over market
  • The American Dream realized, one package at a time
  • Female winemaker plunges into business
  • A new take on nurse education
  • Family sees moving business success
  • STEM thrives in pockets of education innovation
  • STEM goes solar in Stockton
  • Quick! There’s a robot in my pool
  • Retiring seniors can mean new business
  • Predawn biotech class trains next generation of science workers
  • Staying ahead of the competition the old fashioned way
  • Central Valley sees mismatch between high-tech jobs and job seekers
  • STEM starts young
  • Get ready – the future is here now
  • STEM Education: Growing the Valley's Future
  • They’re low power in wattage only, not ideas
  • Thinking success spawns Successful Thinkers
  • Small business success can mean finding the right niche
  • This franchise has real muscle behind it
  • Getting the scoop on small business success
  • Reshoring could rebuild America's manufacturing
  • Marketing that’s deliberately anchored to the past
  • Guitar artist plays his way to success
  • Paralysis no handicap for this entrepreneur
  • Boost sales with better communication
  • Making sandwiches sexy with a franchise
  • Going solar without spending a lot of money
  • They’re cute and cuddly. But are they a business?
  • Opportunity sails forth in the Delta
  • How bad etiquette on the job could kill your career
  • Growing their way out of hunger and poverty
  • Finding small business success from floor to ceiling
  • Why he’s public enemy #1 – for gophers
  • Running a home-based business successfully
  • Your boss needs a vacation – really
  • Couple makes transition from big corporations to small business
  • Carving a small business niche with a better idea
  • Calm is the goal of computer service and education franchisor
  • Developer squeezing new life into downtown with juice franchise
  • Signs of a recovering economy
  • How to keep a family business in the family
  • Ford dealership expands despite the Great Recession
  • Utility Telephone connects with customer service
  • Crowdfunding basics
  • The roar from crowdfunding is getting louder
  • California water wars’ bulldog
  • Water wars heat up in California
  • Helping businesses grow with a stronger STEM
  • How to retain your best employees
  • Small business runs success up the pole
  • Winery expands in Lodi
  • Lodi wineries tapping into growing Chinese market
  • Has the jobs picture brightened for the Valley for 2012?
  • The right education will be needed for 21st Century jobs
  • Where new jobs for San Joaquin will come from
  • Developing jobs for San Joaquin – Part 2
  • Developing jobs for San Joaquin
  • Fruits of his labor
  • Helping grow food security in the Valley of plenty
  • Doing a business turnaround despite the recession
  • Keeping customers loyal helps build her business
  • Expo exposes businesses to utility contracting ideas
  • Drink mix maker taps expertise to blend success
  • Entrepreneur finds success in a basket
  • Tips for catching resume fraud
  • There’s no checking out for this small business owner
  • Entrepreneurs take Valley sports play-by-play to the world
  • Starting a winery from scratch
  • Job hunting tips for the long-term unemployed
  • In the Central Valley, opera isn’t always the Grand Ole Opry
  • Branding ideas for small businesses
  • The ump’s not blind, but the players are
  • Finding success by tapping your brain in a new way - Part Two
  • Finding success by tapping your brain in a new way
  • Machines talking to machines is the future
  • Getting involved in the fight against AIDS
  • Franchised divorce says it’s a better way
  • Small business owner is brewing a success story
  • To beat the Great Recession, they’ve expanded
  • Taking a swing at strokes
  • Alert your taste buds – here comes Taste of San Joaquin
  • This franchise has real muscle behind it
  • Passion for his city drives him
  • Vicente Fox speaks out on U.S.-Mexico relations
  • Give your support staff recognition and reap top performance
  • Central Valley baker gets top honors for Royal Wedding pie
  • Asparagus Festival ends on high note
  • Stockton close to annual ‘tipping’ point
  • Framing small business success
  • Small business sees Affordable Care Act helping its bottom line
  • What you eat – and when – helps local restaurants
  • Coping with the aftermath of foreclosure
  • How to raise charming children
  • Central Valley grad school goes all-iPads
  • Solution to Delta water wars voiced
  • Making sure your personal bottom line is covered
  • Small California winemaker is all family
  • Small winery relies on family and innovation to compete
  • Central Valley company says it has a better way to store solar power
  • What’s wrong -- and right -- about local TV news
  • What planning means to small business success
  • Making the leap to small business
  • Out of work at middle age? Experts offer advice
  • Small business marketing, one article at a time
  • Congress on your corner as it’s supposed to be
  • Central Valley city’s heritage rediscovered
  • Central Valley school is building students’ foundations
  • Job tips from the expert
  • Long-term jobless worker re-invents himself
  • Building a new power plant means jobs for Central Valley
  • Sacramento reaches for the stars with new science center
  • Lodi Chamber opens China’s doors to small business
  • Writing books for fun – and sometimes profit
  • Black Friday shopping? How to protect yourself from scams
  • California winemakers can find added rewards overseas
  • Wine makers tap overseas markets from Lodi
  • A new revenue stream for Central Valley small businesses
  • Food bank seeks more business support
  • Tips for finding a job in the Great Recession
  • State may solve some of its prison woes with new Stockton facility
  • A solution to underwater mortgages
  • Should public libraries be managed by private firms?
  • Central Valley moves ahead with critical water project
  • Dee Dee Myers and the increasing impact of women on small business
  • How women are growing their small businesses
  • A market with a mission
  • Retailer 'paints' solutions to cash flow challenge
  • An answer for the unemployed – return to school
  • A ‘golden’ small business success story
  • Central Valley winegrapes blessed
  • Rubbing out the recession with a franchise
  • Surviving the recession as a small business
  • It’s personal, union says of Stockton fire cuts
  • How old it too old to start a new business?
  • They've found the recipe for small business success
  • MBA students help revive Central Valley farmers market
  • Classic wooden yachts anchor in Stockton for weekend
  • Foreclosures, short sales – a bank president comments
  • The strength of family helps this small business compete
  • Festival spears success in Central Valley
  • Social media helps keep family business prospering
  • Central Valley students get training in ‘green’ futures
  • Knives readied as Valley cities slash services
  • Central Valley jobless picture still grim
  • Delta residents told to ready for water war
  • Opportunities outlined for Central Valley small businesses
  • Rewiring your brain for success
  • Central Valley no longer ‘shell shocked’ by recession
  • To fix California’s government, look to London
  • Taking your sales pitch to the next level