Monday | October 23, 2017

Workers say they’re bored out of their minds a good part of the week

MENLO PARK, 10/23/17 9:01pm

• More than one day out of five, your workers are just going through the motions

• “Let's face it, the workday isn't always filled with excitement”

Southern California at risk for Santa Ana firestorm

STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA, 10/23/17 12:13pm

• Manager peaks early-week as heat builds to record levels

• “Baseball fans may experience the hottest World Series games on record late Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon”

Third-grade reading level shows continued gains in San Joaquin County

STOCKTON, 10/23/17 10:59am

• University of the Pacific measures a second year of increases

• "We must now continue and intensify our collaborative early-literacy efforts"

California gas prices stay stubbornly stuck

LOS ANGELES, 10/23/17 10:23am

• But these will be seen as the cheap old days shortly

• A post-Halloween fright is lurking

Widening shortfall of affordable rental units nationwide

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, 10/23/17 10:01am

• Caused by rents and stagnant household incomes

• “The affordability gap will continue to widen if no action is taken”

Trump job approval continues to slip

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/23/17 7:37am

• Drops to 36.9 percent in his third quarter

• 10 points lower than any elected president in third quarter

Veterans thriving as small business owners, survey says

NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS, 10/23/17 7:05am

• More optimistic than small business owners as a whole

• 73 percent of veterans say there's never been a better time to own a small business



VIDEO: The day SoCal was put on the hook for the governor's tunnels

LOS ANGELES, 10/22/17 9:01pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Delta Correspondent

• Metropolitan Water District historic tunnels vote offers an education on money and power politics in California

• “I’m shaking now because I’m really really angry at some of the things I’ve heard today”

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 10/20/17 9:01pm

• Feds indict another in ongoing real estate scam

• EPA enters the wildfires cleanup efforts

• And more!

Two indicted in Army depot remodeling fraud

SAN FRANCISCO, 10/20/17 1:37pm

• Roofing company owner and former facilities manager are accused

• Government seeks forfeiture of any ill-gotten gains

Sacramento airport sees sharp growth in passenger traffic

SACRAMENTO, 10/20/17 12:38pm

• September volume up 6.4 percent year over year

• “Sacramento has reduced the peaks and valleys of seasonal air travel”

PG&E donates nearly 4,500 acres of land

MCARTHUR, 10/20/17 12:20pm

• Will help protect iconic McArthur Swamp in Shasta County

• “To continue the good stewardship of the McArthur Swamp”

California jobless rate holds steady at 5.1 percent

SACRAMENTO, 10/20/17 8:50am

• State’s employers added a net 52,200 jobs in September

• Unemployment rates fall in Central Valley

BizFed Central Valley ready to roll out

BAKERSFIELD, 10/20/17 6:09am

• Meetings set for businesses in Fresno and Bakersfield next week

• Yes, there is a free lunch

California gasoline prices flatten

LOS ANGELES, 10/20/17 4:29am

• Little movement over the past seven days

• “The market may be pausing to determine which direction prices will go in the coming days”

$1 Billion so far -- and the meter is running

SACRAMENTO, 10/19/17 9:03pm

• State makes first preliminary loss estimates from October wildfires

• “These numbers are just the beginning of the story”


Mari Perez-Dowling

People in the News

STOCKTON, 10/19/17 9:01pm

• United Way of Kern County adds a top manager

• Bank names a regional market president

• And many more....

Four accused of real estate short sale scheme

FRESNO, 10/19/17 12:19pm

• Federal indictments name Atwater and Fresno residents

• Government says banks were defrauded

California has its first flu death of the season for someone under 65

SACRAMENTO, 10/19/17 11:09am

• The death occurred in Yolo County

• “People with chronic health conditions are among those at greatest risk”

New report shows Californians among most energy parsimonious in nation

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/19/17 10:49am

• State’s total energy use is among the highest

• But individual use near the lowest

State awards $4.6 Million to improve water efficiency

STOCKTON, 10/19/17 10:21am

• Money goes to San Joaquin County farmers

• Will cut use of ground water for permanent crops

Spending on remodeling expected to increase

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, 10/19/17 6:46am

• Continued upward movement for another year

• “There is certainly potential for even stronger growth in remodeling next year”

State vows to cut red tape for wildfire victims

SACRAMENTO, 10/19/17 6:35am

• Executive order may help rebuilding efforts

• Is in addition to previously announced aid

Tech experts split on if online fake news can be ended

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/19/17 6:23am

• Some experts hope for tech fixes and societal solutions

• “But there is nothing resembling consensus about whether this problem can be successfully addressed”

State sues marketing company, saying it preys on victims of fraud scams

LOS ANGELES, 10/18/17 9:01pm

• Says company used “sucker lists”

• “Violating someone’s trust is one of the most personal of crimes”

Chevron to slash Valley staff

BAKERSFIELD, 10/18/17 9:00pm

• Will trim payrolls by 26 percent

• “To improve margins and reduce operating costs to enable a long term, sustainable business”

State Bar warns of potential legal fraud in response to recent wildfires

SACRAMENTO, 10/18/17 1:42pm

• Says state law has restrictions on attorneys that the public should note

• Says public should report possible fraud

Federal Reserve reports a somewhat stronger economy

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/18/17 11:19am

• Growth ranges from moderate to modest

• The west sees some critical labor shortages

California home sales increase slightly as median price slides

LOS ANGELES, 10/18/17 8:19am

• September sales up 1.7 percent year over year

• Median price dips to $555,410

• “The year-over-year sales rate is losing steam”

Spare me! 28 percent of new cars are missing a spare tire

LOS ANGELES, 10/18/17 6:50am

• Which might be OK since 20 percent of drivers wouldn’t know what to do with one

• “They should inspect all the tires as part of the routine maintenance of their car”

Special jobless benefits announced for wildfire victims

SACRAMENTO, 10/18/17 5:16am

• Benefits are up to $450 a week for up to 26 weeks

• “The losses and devastation due to the fires are staggering”

VIDEO: Why hasn't sexual harassment disappeared?

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 10/17/17 9:03pm

• Putting today’s headlines into context

• From naming the problem in the 1970s to today’s headlines

Farm Bureau says California farmers face labor shortages

SACRAMENTO, 10/17/17 9:01pm

• More than half say they could not hire enough workers

• “Only 3 percent of the farmers … said they had used the existing H-2A agricultural immigration program”

Silicon Valley water agency endorses a water tunnel

SAN JOSE, 10/17/17 9:00pm

• Santa Clara Valley Water District pastes a pile of conditions on its support

• “I’m not open to a blank checkbook”

State launches disabled person parking placard awareness campaign

SACRAMENTO, 10/17/17 11:18am

• Program to combat abuse through statewide education

• “Our goal is to get drivers to think twice before illegally using a disabled person parking placard”

Wildfire victims warned to be wary of who they hire to rebuild

SACRAMENTO, 10/17/17 11:13am

• Contractors State License Board say only licensed contractors should be used

• Anyone caught contracting without a state license in nine county area could face felony charges

Robocalls dipped in September

IRVINE, 10/17/17 10:49am

• Yet there were still 2.4 Billion of the annoying calls during the month

• 925 robocalls placed every second of every minute of every day of the month

• Scam calls hit 480 Million or two for every adult in the nation in one month

California pet stores face new restrictions on the pets they sell

SACRAMENTO, 10/17/17 10:38am

• Will be required to obtain their inventory from animal shelters, rescue groups and similar sources

• Pet stores that violate the law face $500 per animal fines

PG&E says it has restored most electrical service to wine country burn areas

SAN FRANCISCO, 10/17/17 7:26am

• Gas service being restored more slowly

• But state is starting probes of PG&E’s possible liabilities

How big is it? BOMA sets new standards

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/17/17 4:51am

• First revisions to office measurements in seven years

• “Tenants aren’t using office space the same way they were”













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