Monday | September 25, 2017

The "#32 fire" near Chico on Monday

(CalFire photo)

Too little known about wildfire smoke

DAVIS, 9/25/17 9:03pm

• UC Davis calls for research on the air we breathe when land burns

• “We don’t know what makes it so toxic”

Tulare County EDC reaccredited

VISALIA, 9/25/17 9:02pm

• International Economic Development Council gives its approval

• “Solely focused on business attraction”

Finally, economic growth touches the Central Valley

PALO ALTO, 9/25/17 9:01pm

• Valley’s GDP growth surpasses many parts of California

• San Joaquin Valley would rank 52nd behind Iraq and ahead of Algeria if it were an independent country

Countdown to farming census

WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/25/17 10:55am

• Eight weeks until producers start to receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture

• “The updated online questionnaire is very user-friendly”

Salesforce: Black Friday will be the busiest digital shopping day ever

SAN FRANCISCO, 9/25/17 10:47am

• Mobile will account for 60 percent of total traffic to retail sites

• “Holiday shopping has moved from an appointment based activity to an on-demand activity”

Target raising its starting pay


• Hourly wage goes to $11 an hour in October

• Company plans to increase starting pay to $15 an hour by 2020

California unfriendly to teachers, study says

WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/25/17 5:38am

• Dead last in teacher-pupil ratio

• No better than ninth in other metrics

Democrats' confidence in mass media rises sharply

WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/24/17 9:04pm

• Trust and confidence in mass media among all U.S. adults is up

• Republicans' trust is unchanged at 14 percent

In Depth: Autopsy of Westlands Water District tunnels vote

FRESNO, 9/24/17 9:02pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Delta Correspondent

• Could a single letter from a federal official have killed the twin tunnels deal for Westlands?

• “This needs to stop”

• Typos corrected in this version @ 3:41 a.m.

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 9/22/17 9:01pm

• Russian snoops pawed at California’s election system

• A management change for the city of Tracy

• And more.....

California, Québec and Ontario to link their carbon markets

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC, 9/22/17 11:51am

• Ontario joins the club

• “We are stronger together”

California gasoline prices in a very slow reverse

LOS ANGELES, 9/22/17 4:26am

• At least prices are predicted to drop a bit more

• “Pump prices are much slower to drop than they are to rise”

It’s the follow up that gets the job

MENLO PARK, 9/21/17 9:02pm

• Every hiring managers asked encourages checking up on job applications

• “Don't take extreme measures to get a hiring manager's attention”

California women’s to men’s earnings ratio 2nd highest in nation


• Women now make 88 percent of men in same jobs

• Six percentage points higher than national average

Livermore water agency votes to pay for governor's tunnels

LIVERMORE, 9/21/17 12:35pm

• Zone 7 water board is first urban board to support multi-billion dollar project

• Will contribute up to $250,000 next January

UC Merced enrollment nears 8,000

MERCED, 9/21/17 10:19am

• Fall enrollment 2,449 first-year and transfer students

• Nearly all are from California

Study predicts high-tech trucks might prevent 63,000 crashes each year

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, 9/21/17 8:58am

• Some of the technology might be after-market add-on

• “There’s no question that truck safety technology saves lives”

Court says state improperly OK'd wider use of bee-killing pesticides

SACRAMENTO, 9/21/17 8:45am

• Appellate court says state failed to consider what the pesticides would do to bees

• “It’s time for DPR to do its job and protect honeybees”

California growth continues to slow

THOUSAND OAKS, 9/21/17 7:15am

• Report blames constraining policies

• Cautions that stock market boom may be on a false foundation’s

Nearly 3 Million mortgaged homes still in negative equity

IRVINE, 9/21/17 6:17am

• But number of underwater homes decreased by 22 percent year over year in Q2

• “Over the last 12 months, approximately 750,000 borrowers achieved positive equity”

Brown administration vows to still push Delta tunnels

FRESNO, 9/19/17 9:01pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Correspondente

• Defiant state government says it will not stop

• "We are not out of the woods yet"

Westlands dumps Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels

FRESNO, 9/19/17 3:27pm

•. Farmers' rejection puts project in question

•. Cite costs of tunnels

To our readers

STOCKTON, 9/19/17 12:30pm

•. A shorter report

•. New equipment being installed

How companies can remain prosperous and find talent in rural areas

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 9/19/17 5:27am

• If nothing is done, report warns of new ghost towns

• “One possible answer is compensation”

Toys”R”Us files for bankruptcy

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY, 9/19/17 4:48am

• Chapter 11 filing could lead to reorganization

• “Today marks the dawn of a new era at Toys“R”Us “

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