Wednesday | January 18, 2017

McKesson to pay $150 million for failure to report suspicious drug orders

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 9:05pm

• Government alleged violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act

• “The abuse of prescription painkillers has become an epidemic”

California employers could be banned from seeking applicants’ salary history

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 9:03pm

• Stockton lawmaker authors legislation

• “This gives women the power to determine for themselves where they start negotiating”

As Donald Trump takes office, economic confidence remains upbeat

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/17 9:01pm

• Economic outlook at nine-year high

• “Surging confidence among Republicans and independents who lean Republican”

California water systems to provide lead testing for schools

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 12:45pm

• Problem is not thought to be extensive

• “Additional testing can help ensure we are continuing to protect our most vulnerable populations”

Former Fresno business CEO pleads guilty to embezzling

FRESNO, 1/17/17 12:32pm

• Admits taking over $500,000 from pension plan

• Used real estate pledged to pension fund to raise money for the company

Sellers of alcohol must actually ask about buyers’ ages, court says

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 12:20pm

• It is not enough to just comment

• “The store clerk’s communication to the minor decoy was a statement and not a question”

UC Merced gets $2.2 Million to expand entrepreneurial reach

MERCED, 1/17/17 11:43am

• A multi-pronged plan

• “Our program is about liberating innovation so that we can deliver new jobs and a more diverse economy”



Flight cancellations, mishandled baggage rate at all-time low

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/17 9:05am

• Airlines canceled 0.29 percent of scheduled domestic flights in November 2016

• Central Valley’s major airports have high on-time performances

More than 10 Million passengers used Sacramento airport last year

SACRAMENTO , 1/17/17 7:12am

• Passenger volume gets back to pre-Great Recession levels

• “Our passengers let us know they want nonstop service to new destinations”

California better than most states in cutting the costs of smoking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/17 5:25am

• Ranks 42nd overall

• Highest costs found in “red” states, lowest in “blue” states

California research hospital hopes to find diabetes cure within six years

DUARTE, 1/16/17 9:01pm

• City of Hope sets new goal for Type 1 diabetes cure

• More than $50 million in private funding to pay for research push

Send a thank you card to La Nina

SACRAMENTO, 1/16/17 10:02am

• State’s Sierra snowpack well above average

• Reservoirs continue to fill

Where Americans struggle to make ends meet

LOS ANGELES, 1/16/17 5:53am

• The states where residents most likely to live paycheck to paycheck

• Where California ranks

California historian Kevin Starr dies

SAN FRANCISCO, 1/15/17 9:02pm

• Was author of the “Americans and the California Dream” series

• He was 76

Approval of Trump transition still low as inauguration nears

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/15/17 9:01pm

• More Americans disapprove than approve

• Transition approval falls most among independents

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 1/13/17 9:01pm

• Moody’s to pay nearly a Billion dollars for misleading ratings

• What’s old hopes to be new again

• And more….

DWR Increasing flows to Feather River

SACRAMENTO, 1/13/17 2:17pm

• Those downstream of Oroville dam should be alert, state says

• A river rise of approximately two to four feet depending on the channel geometry

Elderly stroke-disabled woman awarded $1.3 Million

SACRAMENTO, 1/13/17 12:49pm

• Sued Sacramento apartment complex and city

• Former Sacramento cop convicted of sexually assaulted her

Arabica coffee genome sequenced

DAVIS, 1/13/17 10:33am

• Will help develop disease-resistant varieties adaptable to climate change

• “We hope that the C. arabica sequence will eventually benefit everyone involved with coffee”

• A new cash crop for California farmers?

LA Times: Governor’s bullet train “hurtling” toward massive cost overruns

LOS ANGELES, 1/13/17 8:36am

• Newspaper cites confidential federal report

• An $8 Trillion legacy to remember Jerry Brown?

MID offering landowners free surface water through January 20

MADERA, 1/13/17 4:57am

• Part of a groundwater recharge effort

• “To capture and use as much surface water as possible when it is available”

Gasoline prices continue up for fourth week

LOS ANGELES, 1/13/17 4:45am

• Prices rise as oil companies hint at refinery maintenance

• “Analysts expect more refinery maintenance will be performed”


Carlos Villapudua

People in the News

STOCKTON, 1/12/17 9:01pm

• A new job for a former county supervisor

• Governor’s appointment pen is red hot

• And more…..

PG&E to cut nearly 400 jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, 1/12/17 8:47am

• Says it will improve efficiency

• “We are reducing support services costs”


Drought? What drought?

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/17 8:26am

• Winter storms have slashed drought’s impact

• But still some of the state is considered in extreme drought

MIT says more extreme storms ahead for California

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., 1/12/17 8:09am

• New technique predicts frequency of heavy precipitation with global warming

• “For California, we’re very confident that [heavy precipitation] will increase by the end of the century”

La Nina is packing her bags

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND, 1/12/17 7:23am

• Forecasters expect weather phenomenon to ease by end of month

• But La Nina isn’t done with California yet

California might teach school children how to spot fake news

SACRAMENTO, 1/12/17 4:39am

• Legislature to consider proposal

• “The rise of fake and misleading news is deeply concerning”

Low stress/high stress jobs identified

CARLSBAD, 1/12/17 1:00am

• Thinking of switching careers? Check out the lists

• “Showing us the truth amidst the trend of ‘fake news’”

Foreclosure activity drops to 10-year low in 2016

IRVINE, 1/11/17 9:18pm

• Down 14 percent from 2015

• “Banks pushed through significant numbers of legacy foreclosures during the quarter”


AUDIO: Let the other half of your brain do the heavy lifting

SAN FRANCISCO, 1/11/17 9:01pm

• Physicist says the right answers to innovation are clouded by too much TLA

• “Just listen. You’ll have a ton of ideas”

State launches safety campaign after four tree trimmers killed

OAKLAND, 1/11/17 11:40am

• Each dies in a different accident in the past 30 days

• “We will cite employers that are not in compliance”

McClatchy selling Sacramento Bee’s building

SACRAMENTO, 1/11/17 8:59am

• Will lease it back for 15 years

• Money from sales will reduce debt

California added about 21,600 private sector jobs in December

ROSELAND, NEW JERSEY, 1/11/17 7:48am

• Nearly nine out of ten were service jobs

• State’s manufacturers add 1,800 jobs

Central Valley cities still mired in the Great Recession, report says

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/11/17 7:24am

• Stockton one of the least-recovered

• Home prices drag down Valley cities

CEO changes dropped in December

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 1/11/17 6:32am

• Total for 2016 up slightly over 2015

• “A strong economy does not guarantee low turnover among top executives, but it certainly helps”

Storms blanket Sierra with snow

SACRAMENTO, 1/11/17 5:26am

• But in the foothills and Valley, flooding is a problem

• Additional gates opened on Sacramento Weir













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