Sunday | April 26, 2015

Sacramento baking company expands internationally

SACRAMENTO, 4/24/15 9:01pm

• Gets $425,000 to train additional workers

• “A helping hand in creating new jobs”

Saturday News Briefs

STOCKTON, 4/24/15 6:45pm

• Pushing the Bureau of Reclamation

• Hope for more doctors for the Valley

• Play balllllll!

Workers' job-loss fears fade to pre-recession levels

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 4/24/15 5:57am

• Just 13 percent of workers say being laid off is very or fairly likely

• Down from 21 percent in 2010

Gasoline prices spiking in California

LOS ANGELES, 4/24/15 4:57am

• Reduced Northern California refinery output blamed

• “The recent Chevron incident looks like it may put additional pressure on local pump prices”


George Vasquez

People in the News

STOCKTON, 4/23/15 9:07pm

• New warden named in Stockton

• New responsibilities for Central Valley leader

Once-Billionaire businessman indicted

SACRAMENTO, 4/23/15 9:05pm

• Accused in $20 Million commercial loan fraud

• “Although we are seven years removed from the financial crisis, the statute of limitations has not run on many offenses from that period”

Brubeck Festival takes on international flare

STOCKTON, 4/23/15 9:03pm

• Latin Grammy Award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra one of three top entertainers booked

• “An entertaining cross-cultural experience for our wider Central Valley community”

• WITH VIDEO



Water Board cuts some junior water rights

SACRAMENTO, 4/23/15 9:01pm

• Impacts San Joaquin Valley growers

• Those curtailed are mostly farms and ranches

UC Davis scientists find “fingerprints” of warmer world

DAVIS, 4/23/15 11:47am

• Nitrogen is the suspect

• “Nitrogen is a challenge facing humanity”

Report: California gets $2.3 Billion in economic benefit from its national parks

SAN FRANCISCO, 4/23/15 7:52am

• Says visitor spending supports more than 24,000 jobs

• “A big factor in the state’s economy”

Supreme Court may wrinkle raisin marketing

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 4/23/15 7:27am

• Hears challenge to 78-year-old law

• “You take their raisins, probably in the dark of night”

Passenger volume takes off at Sacramento International

SACRAMENTO, 4/23/15 5:26am

• 2014 saw 8.9 million passengers

• “An improvement during this time is good news”

Share of seriously underwater homes increases in first quarter

IRVINE, 4/22/15 10:15pm

• First time since second quarter of 2012

• “Most of the seriously underwater homeowners are still stuck in their homes”

Little change in percentage of Americans who own stocks

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 4/22/15 9:05pm

• 55 percent of Americans are invested in stock market

• Finding the bulls amidst the bears

Nearly 400 killed on the job in California

SACRAMENTO, 4/22/15 9:03pm

• 2013’s total up from 2012

• “Even one workplace death is too many”

Good news for this year’s college grads

CHICAGO, ILL., 4/22/15 9:01pm

• Companies planning to hire more graduates -- and pay them better

• “They still face challenges, however”

After 12 years, small Central Valley town finally getting sewage plant upgrades

PLANADA, 4/22/15 8:54pm

• Groundbreaking marks start of long-awaited improvements

• “Persistence and tenacity … has led to funding”

State tracking its progress to sustainability

SACRAMENTO, 4/22/15 12:24pm

• Puts data online

• “It is essential that we in state government lead by example”

California tax reform to get scrutiny

SACRAMENTO, 4/22/15 12:03pm

• State Controller names special panel of experts

• “California needs a tax system that reflects the 21st Century economy”

Fresno: One of nation’s greenest cities?

SEATTLE, WASH., 4/22/15 11:47am

• Real estate firm puts it sixth for “green” homes

• “Green” homes have a higher asking price

CPUC may OK higher electric rates

SAN FRANCISCO, 4/22/15 11:06am

• Would include time-of-use tiered rates

• The midnight laundry

Cancer patients’ insurance coverage varies greatly says study

HOUSTON, TEXAS, 4/22/15 8:07am

• Differences found in demographics and cancer type

• “This is the first study that looks at variation in insurance status according to type of cancer”

California home sales heading up

TRUCKEE, 4/22/15 5:12am

• Sales jumped 33.1 percent in March from February

• Median price gains 4.8 percent

Former California church leader moves closer to sainthood

LOS ANGELES, 4/22/15 4:42am

• Vatican confirms canonization of Junipero Serra for September

• To take place during Pope’s U.S. visit

Economic confidence holding steady

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 4/21/15 9:01pm

• Level with the past five weeks

• But ratings of current conditions more positive than Americans’ outlook

Mortgage servicer hit with $63 Million penalty

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 4/21/15 11:41am

• Green Tree accused of mistreating borrowers

• “Green Tree failed consumers who were struggling”

Stanford: End of tax credit could dim solar industry

PALO ALTO, 4/21/15 11:30am

• A better way is argued

• “The magnitude of the tax credit is very substantial”

Central Valley Water Board fines Recology

SACRAMENTO, 4/21/15 11:17am

• Violations at its Yuba Sutter Landfill cited

• Government seeks More than $440,000

Few say government effectively shares data with the public

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 4/21/15 9:02am

• Trust in government and partisanship affect people’s views

• Democrats have a somewhat more upbeat view on the impact of open data

More summer jobs this year for teens

CHICAGO, ILL., 4/21/15 5:43am

• At least, for those who want them

• “If you have not started talking to employers yet, now is the time to do so”

Fresno Sheriff disputes cause of blast

FRESNO, 4/21/15 5:31am

• Says there was no digging at the epicenter

• Eleven people injured

Money worries continue, unchanged from 2014

PRINCETON, N.J. , 4/20/15 9:03pm

• Half of Americans have substantial financial anxiety

• Not enough money for retirement is top financial worry

The Governor is miffed

SACRAMENTO, 4/20/15 9:01pm

• Blasts judges who say Constitution must be followed

• “A straitjacket on local government”

Court decision may drain the clout behind governor’s water orders

SANTA ANA, 4/20/15 4:42pm

• Appellate court says tiered rates must reflect actual costs of water deliveries

• We do hold that above-cost-of-service pricing for tiers of water service is not allowed by Proposition 218

Modesto woman sentenced for tax fraud conspiracy

FRESNO, 4/20/15 12:32pm

• Submitted over 40 false income tax refund claims

• Must pay back more than $60,000

Framework for Sacramento River water operations hammered together

SACRAMENTO, 4/20/15 11:06am

• Agreement reached between state, federal agencies and Sacramento River settlement contractors

• “Will also help provide water for areas of the state that are in dire need of additional water supplies”

Summit explores human as well as financial profits

FRESNO, 4/20/15 10:57am

• Doing good while doing well

• Fresno Pacific University says businesses can have impacts for the good

The five job interview deal breakers

MENLO PARK, 4/20/15 5:54am

• When your smartphone ought to be put out of its misery

• “Paying attention to the smallest details”

VIDEO: Anatomy of an interrogation

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 4/20/15 5:03am

• Controversy continues

• What happened when an interrogator was tried

Americans more positive about jobs so far in 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 4/19/15 9:03pm

• More than four out of ten say now is a good time to find a quality job

• 2015 is first time since 2007 that this has topped 40 percent

Probe continues into Fresno PG&E pipeline blast

FRESNO, 4/19/15 9:01pm

• Friday’s explosion injured 13

• Utility cautions contractors















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