Tuesday | May 23, 2017

Lawmaker plans assault on UC’s ivory towers

SACRAMENTO , 5/23/17 10:49am

• Pushes for Constitutional amendment to bring more public control over university

• “The recent report from the State Auditor makes it clear that change is needed within the system”

Lawn mower replacement program cranks up

FRESNO, 5/23/17 10:33am

• Open to San Joaquin Valley residents

• Rebates are granted on a sliding scale up to $250

Target settles credit card data breach case

SACRAMENTO , 5/23/17 9:00am

• Retailer will pay $18 Million, to implement measures to protect its customers

• “Families should be able to shop without worrying that”

Homeowners get $2.2 Million in extra property tax relief

SACRAMENTO , 5/23/17 7:59am

• Program had been suspended during Great Recession

• In revived program, more than 800 have benefited

State moves to close gender wage gap

SACRAMENTO , 5/23/17 7:38am

• Proposed law approved by Assembly

• “There are women entering the workforce today who could be behind for decades if we don’t end this practice”

State wants a 16.5 percent cut in workers comp rates

SACRAMENTO , 5/22/17 9:05pm

• But it’s just a suggestion

• “There is no legal requirement that these insurers pass these cost savings onto employers”

Gas station nachos were replete with botulism, tests show

SACRAMENTO , 5/22/17 9:03pm

• Sold at Sacramento County gas station

• One person killed, nine others sickened



Bakersfield man admits to splitting up over $4.2 Million in cash deposits

FRESNO, 5/22/17 9:01pm

• Tried to keep avoid triggering closer inspection

• Structured cash transactions involved proceeds of synthetic drug sales

Kern County gets a new Superior Court judge

BAKERSFIELD, 5/22/17 1:59pm

• Gloria Cannon is named

• Replaces Larry Errea, who retired

Your tax money at work

SACRAMENTO, 5/22/17 10:46am

• More than $95.5 Million OK’d for Central Valley highway projects

• Part of a $328 Million package


Record-breaking heat poised to bake California

STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA, 5/22/17 10:08am

• Will toast the West Coast

• “Records will be challenged from Washington to California”

LA-based bank pays $97 Million to settle federal charges

LOS ANGELES, 5/22/17 9:57am

• Banamex USA admits criminal violations

• But the Citigroup subsidiary won’t be prosecuted


Future fashionistas on the runway to fame

STOCKTON, 5/22/17 3:45am , by Gene Beley, CVBT Correspondent

• Delta College show caps unique educational experience

• “What they walk away with is a true and real experience they can add to their portfolios”

• This story was originally published on May 15; it is republished here due to a transmission error

Americans' financial anxieties seem to be easing

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/21/17 9:01pm

• Americans worry most about retirement, unexpected medical costs

• Republicans significantly less worried about finances than in 2016

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 5/19/17 9:01pm

• They’re hiring at a jobs fair in Sacramento

• As temperatures rise, employers are advised

• And more….

Fed says Americans’ economic well-being has improved slightly

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/19/17 10:44am

• But those with less education are falling further behind

• “The survey findings remind us that many American households are struggling financially”

Lake Tahoe’s clarity declines for second year in a row

LAKE TAHOE, 5/19/17 10:29am

• Climate and ecology linked to drop in clarity

• Lake Tahoe’s long-term trend of clarity decline ended about 15 years ago

California’s unemployment rate falls to 4.8 percent in April

SACRAMENTO, 5/19/17 8:51am

• Down another tenth of a point

• Central Valley rates drop

Former EDD worker accused in unemployment benefits fraud and identity theft scheme

SACRAMENTO, 5/19/17 6:39am

• One of five indicted

• Scheme extracted more than $800,000 in false EDD claims

Family-owned food distribution firm expands in Fresno

FRESNO, 5/19/17 6:27am

• JD Food moves into new 65,000 square-foot plant

• “Our new state-of-the-art facility could not be located in a more ideal location”

The real reason why workers quit

MENLO PARK, 5/19/17 6:02am

• New survey shows disconnect between managers and employees

• “Once turnover begins, it’s often too late to stop it”

Oil companies raising gasoline prices as holiday weekend nears

LOS ANGELES, 5/19/17 4:15am

• A refinery “problem” is getting some of the blame

• “Generally speaking, California refineries sell their fuel to local markets”

People in the News

STOCKTON, 5/18/17 9:01pm

• Law firm adds attorney

• ABC gets a new director

Stockton woman sent to prison in credit card fraud and identity theft scheme

SACRAMENTO, 5/18/17 2:25pm

• Gets three years

• Conspiracy involved Target department store’s Redcard accounts

Note to our readers

STOCKTON, 5/18/17 2:24pm

• Computer issues kept CVBT offline for most of Wednesday and Thursday

• Should be back to normal now

Tech adoption climbs among older Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/17/17 10:15am

• Nearly two-thirds of those ages 65 and older go online

• “Once seniors are online, they tend incorporate the internet and online activities into their everyday lives”

Study: Tens of millions drink alcohol at dangerously high levels

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/17/17 8:33am

• Government research says 32 Million adults do far more than just binge drinking

• “Drinking at such high levels can suppress areas of the brain that control basic life-support functions”

Memorial Day travel volume could near record

LOS ANGELES, 5/17/17 5:16am

• Sixth straight year of travel growth for the holiday

• “One significant trend we are seeing this year is solid growth in the number of air travelers”


Leslie Vosshall

The world’s most dangerous animal at UC Davis

DAVIS, 5/16/17 9:05pm

• It’s not a snake, or bear

• You have probably encountered one recently

Work is a big “meh” for most city workers in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/16/17 9:03pm

• Seven out of ten just putting in their time, syrvey shows

• Costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated $18 billion per year


AUDIO: Taking the zipline to success

MODESTO, 5/16/17 9:01pm

• What many business are overlooking in their marketing

• “How do you know what’s working for you if you’re not measuring it”













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