Tuesday | June 27, 2017

Central Valley consumers reflect current economy with their spending and saving

ONTARIO, 6/27/17 9:32pm

• Credit union report shows spending up on homes, remodeling and other big ticket items

• A key barometer into what’s happening across the local economy

Americans' confidence in economy barely positive

WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/27/17 9:23pm

• More Americans continue to see economy as getting worse rather than better

• Down 13 points since March

PPIC: Boosting college graduation is key to future prosperity in San Joaquin Valley

SAN FRANCISCO, 6/27/17 9:14pm

• In a dozen years, California will be short 1.1 Million college-educated workers

• “Regional action is necessary to move the needle on college enrollment and graduation”

Gulb, glub! UC Davis study urges action on sea level rise before it’s too late

DAVIS, 6/27/17 11:55am

• Points to a “governance gap” in Bay Area

• Yes, it’s a threat; yes, we have no plan

Pacific Ethanol to acquire Illinois Corn Processing

SACRAMENTO, 6/27/17 11:24am

• Price tag is $76 Million

• “Underscores our commitment to making strategic investment”

In recruiting top talent, it’s the perks that count

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 6/27/17 9:25am

• Some turn to unique solutions to attract top talent

• “Mentorships are a great benefit to employers”

Court deals a blow to Kern County oil train terminal

FRESNO, 6/27/17 8:44am

• Says Air Pollution Control District approvals were in error

• “We are pleased that the court recognized this blatant attempt to circumvent the environmental law”

Californians’ personal income growth rate matches national

WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/27/17 6:08am

• State’s residents saw a 1.0 percent increase in income in Q1

• State is in lower half for personal income growth

Kaiser Permanente picks new Central Valley chief

MODESTO, 6/26/17 9:03pm

• Corwin Harper named senior vice president for region

• Succeeds Deborah Friberg, who is retiring

Stockton residents urged to take part in updating city’s master plan

STOCKTON, 6/26/17 9:02pm

• July 11 meeting to focus on Downtown

• “To make downtown a better place to live, work, and play”

Fake trucking company, fake invoices but a real prison sentence for Bakersfield man

FRESNO, 6/26/17 9:01pm

• Tried to defraud Bakersfield Pipe And Supply

• Got nearly $300,000 before being caught

Study: California’s low voter turnout driven by demographics

SAN FRANCISCO, 6/26/17 9:00pm

• Hispanic, Asian American, and young people shaping election trends

• “California … must redouble its efforts to ensure future civic engagement”

VIDEO: Delta home team goes down in defeat in key game in California's water world series

SACRAMENTO, 6/26/17 9:00pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Delta Correspondent

• Governor’s big city/big ag team wins key victory

• “When the people have said repeatedly 'No' and the vote is yes, less than a furious response would be inappropriate”

• WITH VIDEO that also shows the hissing and booing of the suits

• This is a REPUBLICATION due to a server issue. This story was originally published on June 25 at 10:39 p.m.

Tunnel opponents blast biological opinion

STOCKTON, 6/26/17 1:03pm

• Say it ignores best available science

• “We are pursuing legal remedies with our coalition”

Governor’s water tunnels win another battle

SACRAMENTO, 6/26/17 11:46am

• Feds find little danger when it comes to endangered Delta fish

• Ten species would feel some level of impact

Good news for one of state’s biggest industries

WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/26/17 6:11am

• Americans are spending more on tourism

• Q1 sees a reversal into positive territory

Americans’ greatest financial worry? Cost of healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/25/17 9:01pm

• Concerns rise as politicians wrestles with the issue

• Concern about low wages lowest since before Great Recession

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 6/23/17 9:01pm

• DWR loses its top leader

• Valley small businesses hold general optimistic outlook

• Plus dinosaurs, some crust and a new CEO among the other stories

Court: Federal law protects workers from retaliation by employers – and their lawyers

SAN FRANCISCO, 6/23/17 9:06am

• Ruling involves a dairy workers from Central Valley

• A "underhanded plot" to deport is up-ended

Bank of the Sierra moves into Fresno

PORTERVILLE, 6/23/17 8:25am

• Will enlarge the Porterville-based bank’s footprint in Fresno County

• “Part of the bank’s continued success can be attributed to our commitment to improve our customer experience”

Three in ten homes have guns, new research shows

WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/23/17 8:12am

• But it’s not that simple to understand

• A majority of gun owners (66 percent) own multiple firearms

Oh, what a relief it is!

LOS ANGELES, 6/23/17 4:51am

• More pump prices fall as July 4 holiday travelers get ready

• “Summer travelers will enjoy the lowest gas prices for the Independence Day holiday since 2009”

California blacklists Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas

SACRAMENTO, 6/22/17 9:05pm

• Says taxpayer-funded travel to those states will be restricted

• “On account of the discriminatory nature of laws enacted by those states”

U.S. bans imports of fresh Brazilian beef

WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/22/17 9:03pm

• USDA says it has health concerns about the Brazilian beef

• U.S. had refused entry to 11 percent of Brazilian fresh beef products since March

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People in the News

STOCKTON, 6/22/17 9:01pm

• Law firm adds senior counsel

• FBI makes a leadership change

• And more….

Governor’s water tunnels get key approval

SACRAMENTO, 6/22/17 2:58pm

• Delta Plan amendments okayed by Delta Stewardship Council

• “The Council has confused the public about the implications of its decision”

The soon-to-be geezer nation

WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/22/17 9:54am

• Older population Is still growing, Census Bureau says

• Meanwhile, the nation’s population is becoming more diverse, with California in the forefront

VIDEO: More on the May 25 Delta Stewardship Council meeting

SACRAMENTO, 6/22/17 7:04am , by Gene Beley, CVBT Delta Correspondent

• The panel discussion

• Arguments for and against governor’s water tunnels


Post Great Recession record expected to be set for Independence Day travel

LOS BANOS, 6/22/17 6:25am

• 5 Million Californians will be on the move

• “Strong growth in air travel also indicates a full recovery from the recession”

Policies are hampering economic growth, says report

THOUSAND OAKS, 6/22/17 12:01am

• California and U.S. economies remain below potential

• “A shrinking growth premium in California is almost inexplicable”

San Diego-LA water war to head to state Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO, 6/21/17 9:03pm

• Both sides claim appellate court ruling Wednesday was in their favor

• A further appeal to the state Supreme Court is expected

PG&E urges customers to conserve energy as heat wave continues

SAN FRANCISCO, 6/21/17 9:01pm

• Record power demand expected Thursday

• PG&E expects to call on demand response programs to help assist with energy load management

First bottles of purified recycled water debut

SANTA ANA, 6/21/17 1:35pm

• Orange County agencies hand out free samples

• “We are taking our water and our message to the public to alleviate any 'yuck' factor”

State reminds employers about watering their workers

SACRAMENTO, 6/21/17 12:04pm

• Law requires that outdoor workers must be provided with fresh water

• “Outdoor workers should have enough fresh, pure and suitably cool water”

Valley heat wave may have killed prominent attorney

BAKERSFIELD, 6/21/17 11:23am

• Benjamin Greene dies following his participation in a 5K run

• "Maybe it won't be as hard as I think. Or maybe it will be absolutely brutal."

CSU, Chico starts major lab renovations

CHICO, 6/21/17 8:14am

• Cost is offset by gifts from supporters

• “We’ve always brought engineers, construction folks and managers in every field together”

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