Wednesday | August 23, 2017

Amazon coming to Stockton may be tipping point to prosperity for the city

STOCKTON , 8/22/17 9:05pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Correspondent

• Councilman hints there's more good news to come

• “My message to residents is to polish those resumes”

• With video of press conference


Steve Seybold

Beetles coming to Davis

DAVIS, 8/22/17 9:03pm

• Ummm, bark beetles, that is

• To be featured August 27 at Bohart Museum of Entomology open house

Economic confidence gets an August uptick

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 8/22/17 9:01pm

• Current conditions component hits nine-year high

• Economic outlook component positive for first time since April


Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs with Economic Development Director Micah Runner

(Photo by Gene Beley)

Amazon to build distribution facility in Stockton

STOCKTON , 8/22/17 2:15pm

• Will employ 1,000

• Will be fifth Amazon facility in the area

California new car sales outpacing national average

SACRAMENTO, 8/22/17 11:50am

• Dealers on track to sell 2 Million cars and light trucks

• Car sales decline throughout the nation

Caltrans says it is removing deadwood

SACRAMENTO, 8/22/17 11:20am

• To be clear, it’s trees, not personnel

• “Safety is our number one priority”

Construction to start on new bus maintenance facility for Merced County

MERCED, 8/22/17 9:51am

• Groundbreaking ceremony set for Thursday

• Located on a 6-acre infill site



UC Davis: Some household disinfectants inhibit cell energy and alter reproduction

DAVIS, 8/22/17 8:14am

• Common antiseptic ingredients de-energize cells and impair hormone response

• “The results from this study are concerning because almost everyone is exposed to quats on a regular basis”

Top barriers to hiring tech talent

MENLO PARK, 8/22/17 6:07am

• Compensation expectations often out of reach

• Shortage of qualified applicants also blamed

The best jobs without a four-year degree

CARLSBAD, 8/22/17 1:00am

• Electrician, plumber, broadcast technician, and web developer are among the best

• “Some great jobs that pay a high wage”

AUDIO: San Joaquin Valley is California’s solar leader

LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND, 8/21/17 10:00pm

• How sun power could be Valley’s future

• “It’s the ‘little engine that could’ there in the San Joaquin Valley”

Former Bakersfield union officer sent to prison

FRESNO , 8/21/17 9:05pm

• Edward Padilla gets 21 months for embezzlement

• Siphoned off nearly $169,000 from Laborers Local 220

Flood of lawsuits filed in effort to stop governor’s tunnels scheme

SACRAMENTO, 8/21/17 9:01pm

• Cities, counties, environmental groups and citizens fighting the might of the state

• “We are being run over and we are going to fight back”

Baby powder might cost Johnson & Johnson $417 Million

LOS ANGELES, 8/21/17 2:12pm

• Los Angeles jury makes the award in cancer case

• Plaintiff’s arguments connects baby powder with cancer

California firm sued by federal government for firing pregnant worker

SAN DIEGO, 8/21/17 1:24pm

• EEOC says firm took unlawful action against pregnant workers

• “Pregnancy discrimination continues to be a persistent problem”

New Forest Service Chief is named

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 8/21/17 10:26am

• Tony Tooke replaces Tom Tidwell

• New Chief is Forest Service veteran

Su-prize, su-prize: California is not where you want to retire

LOS ANGELES, 8/21/17 8:12am

• State will burn up retirement money faster than any place but Hawaii

• But retire in Mississippi? Really?

Stockton college ranked 23rd in nation among community colleges

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 8/21/17 6:14am

• Second highest in California

• Fifteen Valley colleges are ranked

Eclipses, baseball and the dog days of summer

CHICO, 8/20/17 9:05pm , by Eric Miller, CVBT North Valley Correspondent

• An illuminating essay about the eclipse

• "It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility"


Judy Hoberman

AUDIO: Sales guru reveals the real secret to successful selling

DALLAS, TEXAS, 8/20/17 9:01pm

• And it is not pushing the product

• “If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re not doing sales, you will not have a business”


One of Stockton's new all-electric buses

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON , 8/18/17 9:01pm

• State’s progress on pesticide regulation blasted

• Finally, bus rider get a charge out of the trip

• And more….

State to crack down on use of controversial pesticide

SACRAMENTO, 8/18/17 1:11pm

• Two agencies examining new restrictions on chlorpyrifos

• “New information … leads us to believe the level of risk it poses is greater than previously known”

Governor’s tunnels scheme prompt flood of lawsuits

SACRAMENTO, 8/18/17 1:04pm

• Stockton, Sacramento and others file suit to stop project

• Suits allege multiple deficiencies in planning

Brown commutes life sentence of Kern County woman

SACRAMENTO, 8/18/17 11:52am

• Had been accomplice to murder

• Will now be allowed to seek parole

California’s unemployment rate increases to 4.8 percent

SACRAMENTO, 8/18/17 8:53am

• Employers add 82,600 nonfarm payroll jobs in July

• Jobless rates up in most of Central Valley

Pump prices pass $3 mark in much of California

LOS ANGELES, 8/18/17 4:44am

• Slow but steady increases

• “Conditions appear to favor a downturn or at least a plateau”

PG&E says it’s ready – for the eclipse

SAN FRANCISCO, 8/18/17 4:37am

• Says it will pose unusual challenges

• “We deal with the equivalent of a total eclipse every night when the sun goes down”

People in the News

STOCKTON , 8/18/17 2:52am

• Veteran newspaper columnist heads to nonprofit world

• Law firm gains a shareholder

AUDIO: Eclipse 101 in 11 minutes

STOCKTON , 8/17/17 9:01pm

• University of the Pacific expert offers background and viewing tips

• “People might notice that the sunlight is a little bit dimmer”

CSUB to become smoke-free, tobacco-free campus

BAKERSFIELD, 8/17/17 10:00am

• Clean air for the Roadrunners

• “Will result in a healthier environment for our entire campus community”

California economy looks to rebound – a bit

DALLAS, TEXAS, 8/17/17 9:55am

• A rocky start to 2017

• “The slowdown can be explained, in part, by the deceleration in job growth”

Resume lies on the rise

MENLO PARK, 8/17/17 8:55am

• Nearly half of workers know someone who was dishonest on resume

• “It may be tempting to stretch the truth”

Housing markets expected to remain strong

SANTA ANA, 8/17/17 8:47am

• Growth expected despite lifestyles of the Millennials

• “The decline in marital rates had the greatest negative impact on potential homeownership demand”

California: Third-worst state for families to live well

LOS ANGELES, 8/17/17 8:29am

• California just ahead of Texas

• Number One is New Hampshire

Eclipse watchers could cost employers $694 Million

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 8/17/17 5:51am

• Management coach offers ways to make it productive

• “The multitude groaned with horror to feel the cold uncanny night breezes fan through the place and see the stars come out and twinkle in the sky”

Caltrans to host career fair in Stockton

STOCKTON , 8/16/17 9:05pm

• Increased workload means more workers needed

• Set for Monday

Neigh, you say?

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 8/16/17 9:03pm

• A statistic shrouded in the unknown

• So, how many horses live in the U.S.?

Applications for water bond money are double what’s available

SACRAMENTO, 8/16/17 9:01pm

• State Water Commission now begins year-long review of applications

• Sites and Temperance Flat reservoirs among largest projects

UC Davis research shows roadblocks to restoring salmon in Central Valley

DAVIS, 8/16/17 11:34am

• Study says it will be harder than may have been thought

• "We need to begin using this information to improve conservation policies"

Pace of home sales in California continues to worry

LOS ANGELES, 8/16/17 11:13am

• July single-family home sales down 4.9 percent from June

• State’s median home price was $549,460 in July

Student debt load doubles

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 8/16/17 11:01am

• Spurs some employers to offer student loan repayment benefits

• “People are taking on more student debt later in life”

More than half of CFOs say they're shaping corporate culture

MENLO PARK, 8/16/17 9:23am

• It can be experience that will let the CFO take over from the CEO

• “CFOs enjoy vast influence throughout their organizations”

Visalia solar company makes a short list

VISALIA, 8/16/17 9:08am

• CalCom Solar ranked 23rd on Inc’s list

• “We take a very strategic approach to developing some of the largest solar farms”

Rollback of net neutrality could threaten small businesses

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 8/16/17 5:24am

• Trump Administration’s move thwarts historic net neutrality rules

• “Will make it vastly more difficult for companies to remain innovative”













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