Friday | May 22, 2015

Corps of Engineers to hold job fair

SACRAMENTO , 5/22/15 5:15am

• May 27 event is to fill more than 200 vacancies

• “We do so much more than engineering”

Prices drop at the pump in California

LOS ANGELES, 5/22/15 4:55am

• Just in time for holiday weekend fill-ups

• “It’s a small relief that supply issues seem to have been resolved”

Electric vehicle fast-charge station to open in Citrus Heights

CITRUS HEIGHTS, 5/22/15 4:15am

• Can charge up to 80 percent of car’s battery in less than 30 minutes

• Charging equates to a $2 gallon of gas

Salmonella outbreak probed in SoCal

SACRAMENTO , 5/21/15 9:09pm

• State says more than 30 sickened

• “There are sometimes risks when eating raw or undercooked meats, fish or poultry”

California ranks eighth in non-fuel mineral production

SACRAMENTO , 5/21/15 9:07pm

• $3.3 Billion in minerals and metals dug from the ground

• “None of these materials are as well known to most people as gold or iron, but all have significant value”

Sacramento attorney pleads guilty to tax evasion

SACRAMENTO , 5/21/15 9:05pm

• Owed federal income taxes totaling over $170,000

• Lying to the IRS

Irrigation training set for landscape workers

SACRAMENTO , 5/21/15 9:03pm

• State to show how to use water efficiently

• Stockton has first of three workshops



People in the News

STOCKTON, 5/21/15 9:01pm

• From high-speed rail to fish

• Where your tax money is going

Federal grand jury probing PG&E-CPUC relationship

SAN FRANCISCO, 5/21/15 9:01pm

• Does the regulated run the show or the regulators?

• Investigation may also include shuttering of SoCal nuclear plant

4.3 quake hits wine country

NAPA, 5/21/15 9:00pm

• No reports of damage or injuries

• Shaking felt over a wide area

Ten U.S. cities now have 1 million people or more

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 5/21/15 8:48am

• California and Texas each have three of these places

• Central Valley has four cities with more than 300,000 people

Sacramento area senior community going solar

LINCOLN, 5/21/15 5:33am

• A full megawatt for those over 55

• “We believe more Home Owner Associations are going to follow suit”

Americans still spending more -- but not on what they want

PRINCETON, N.J. , 5/21/15 5:13am

• Majority spending more on groceries

• Not as much spending on consumer electronics, leisure activities

Banks on the march: Foreclosure activity jumps

IRVINE, 5/20/15 9:15pm

• Increases 3 percent in April to 18-month high

• “Meanwhile we continue to see foreclosure starts decrease”

Delta detours due to drought for boaters

LODI, 5/20/15 9:07pm

• Will have to avoid West False River barrier construction area

• Barrier meant to stop salt water incursions

Getting into Fresno State becoming tougher

FRESNO, 5/20/15 9:05pm

• CSU OK’s plan to designate Fresno as impacted

• “Student access to Fresno State through a community college route may be a better path”

West Coast port agreement halfway to goal

LOS ANGELES, 5/20/15 9:03pm

• Pacific Maritime Association ratifies it

• Vote by longshore workers due Friday


Devora Zack

PodcastAUDIO: Multitasking hurts productivity, IQ, brain function

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 5/20/15 9:01pm

• Leadership development expert calls for “single-tasking”

• “In fact, the brain can only do one thing at a time”

Summer jobs may abound for teens

CHICAGO, ILL., 5/20/15 9:00pm

• Most paying $15 or more per hour

• “We expect this year’s positive outlook to carry over into full-time hiring”

CSU trustees OK major expansion of Sac State

SACRAMENTO , 5/20/15 2:45pm

• Will add 1.3 Million square feet of space

• “This is an exciting plan for the campus and the region”

BOE trashes nearly $2 million in contraband tobacco

SACRAMENTO, 5/20/15 2:34pm

• Agency’s largest-ever destruction of untaxed tobacco products

• “The BOE is determined to keep cracking down on the criminals who don’t pay their fair share”

Air Liquide starts up carbon dioxide plant in Central Valley

PIXLEY, 5/20/15 8:56am

• Located in Pixley

• “We are appreciative of the support we have received from the local community”

California median home price soars past $400,000

TRUCKEE, 5/20/15 7:32am

• Highest since December 2007

• Home sales up 9.0 percent in April from March

Americans fear nothing protects their personal data

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 5/20/15 7:00am

• Put more faith in credit card companies than government

• “A cloud of personal ‘data insecurity’ looms over many Americans’ daily decisions”

Humboldt County wants its water

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 5/20/15 5:31am

• Says Congress made the promise 60 years ago

• “The federal government should honor that agreement”

Credit card delinquency rate holds firm

CHICAGO, ILL., 5/20/15 5:13am

• Credit card balances decline slightly from Q4 2014

• “We generally see a decline in balances in the first quarter”

Guilty verdict in $11.25 Million investor fraud

SACRAMENTO, 5/19/15 9:01pm

• The Facebook stock that never was

• Tapping the image of Carlos Slim

Gallo buys Napa Valley vineyards

MODESTO, 5/19/15 12:34pm

• Acquires Cypress Ranch and Palisades Vineyard

• “Key to our growth of luxury wines”

Small earthquake jolts Central Valley

LOS BANOS, 5/19/15 12:07pm

• Measures 4.0, says USGS

• Epicenter south of Los Banos

Economic Confidence Index drops

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 5/19/15 11:56am

• Ratings of current conditions drops

• Views of the economic outlook steady

Californians face a housing conundrum

PALO ALTO, 5/19/15 10:41am

• It’s simply too expensive many say

• “Of the abundant challenges facing California, few are as troublesome as the ability to find quality, affordable housing”

PayPal to refund $15 million to consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 5/19/15 8:36am

• Will pay $10 million fine

• “Should send a signal that consumers are protected”

Impact of ag on Northern California detailed

CHICO, 5/18/15 9:07pm

• Chico State research shows 17 percent of all economic activity in the region connected to agriculture

• Ag accounts for nearly one in five jobs

State disability benefits go mobile

SACRAMENTO, 5/18/15 9:05pm

• Californians can certify for benefits and obtain information on their mobile devices

• “Can use their smartphones and tablets”

Former Bakersfield real estate agent sentenced

FRESNO, 5/18/15 9:03pm

• Guilty of mortgage fraud

• $3,713,600 in losses


PodcastAUDIO: Marketing on steroids

MIAMI, FLA., 5/18/15 9:01pm

• Marketing guru explains why so much money is wasted through inept marketing

• “You structure your marketing … around what the hot buttons are of the customer”

WTO ruling might impact California farmers, ranchers

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 5/18/15 1:56pm

• Says USDA requirement discriminatory, burdensome

• “California in particular would feel the brunt of the ruling”

YouTube can show controversial film, appellate court says

SAN FRANCISCO, 5/18/15 11:43am

• Rules that actress cannot copyright her performance

• “A weak copyright claim cannot justify censorship in the guise of authorship”

Goldfish have longer attention spans than you do

TORONTO, ONTARIO, 5/18/15 6:29am

• Research by Microsoft shows declining human attention spans

• “Survival depends on being able to focus on what’s important”

Money saved in lower gas prices goes for necessities

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 5/18/15 5:51am

• Food, rent get the money saved

• “A testament to tight household budgets”

Americans' satisfaction with direction of U.S. drops

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 5/18/15 5:09am

• Just one in four are satisfied with direction of nation

• Government top the list of gripes

Mortgage delinquency rate drops to pre-recession levels

CHICAGO, ILL., 5/18/15 4:55am

• Drops to a seven-year low

• “The improvements are widespread -- not just a regional phenomenon”

Famed climber dies in Yosemite accident

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, 5/17/15 9:01pm

• Second climber also killed

• May have been BASE jumping

Two Central Valley judges in trouble

SACRAMENTO, 5/16/15 7:15am

• Merced County judge resigns

• Kern County judge admonished

Saturday News Briefs

STOCKTON, 5/15/15 9:01pm

• Good news for state’s housing industry

• And good news for car dealers

• Plus good news for 1,600 families

• ….And more

Wake up Noah! El Nino may return with heavy rains

COLLEGE PARK, MD., 5/15/15 8:27am

• Then, again, it might not

• But weather scientists are getting more optimistic















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