Wednesday | February 22, 2017

LA law firm expands to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, 2/22/17 8:24am

• Buchalter Nemer opens new office

• “The decision to open an office in Sacramento was an easy one”

UC Davis gets a new chancellor

DAVIS, 2/22/17 5:57am

• Georgia Tech engineering dean picked

• His career was sparked by Star Trek, Lego and Erector sets

Job seekers opt for entrepreneurship instead

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2/22/17 5:35am

• Start-up rate highest in 12 quarters

• “We tend to see an increase in start-up activity when confidence is high”

Economic confidence holds in positive territory

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/21/17 9:03pm

• Gallup Index has been positive for 14 weeks straight

• “There is some evidence that economic confidence has stalled”

State might further protect businesses that donate surplus food

SACRAMENTO, 2/21/17 9:01pm

• Assembly gets legislation from Stockton lawmaker

• “This legislation provides much-needed clarity for groups that want to help feed hungry people”

Court upholds Reclamation’s Trinity River water release

SAN FRANCISCO, 2/21/17 11:23am

• Says agency was within its rights to increase flows to save salmon

• “The broad language of this clause gave BOR the authority”

Trump’s newest immigration crackdown could target California

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/21/17 10:48am

• Golden State’s major metros have some of the largest numbers of deportable people

• “Conducting targeted enforcement operations”

• UPDATED with reaction

Employee productivity at risk after senior managers depart

MENLO PARK, 2/21/17 6:28am

• An adverse impact on the team's efficiency

• “Employees often feel distressed by the unknown”

ACE Rail service resumes Wednesday

STOCKTON, 2/21/17 5:45am

• Storm plays havoc with tracks

• Trains resume service Wednesday

• This UPDATE @ 1:08 p.m. updates today's earlier story

Levee breach in Manteca gets temporary fix

MANTECA, 2/21/17 4:49am

• But hundreds still evacuated

• High water worries in the Central Valley Tuesday

North Korea least-popular country among Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/20/17 9:01pm

• Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq also at the bottom of the list

• Canada is most popular

Lawmakers get roadmap to improve state’s highways

SACRAMENTO, 2/20/17 10:11am

• Legislative Analyst's Office offers budget suggestions

• “Current funding levels for transportation programs are insufficient”

Sierra Nevada snow water bank well over averages

SACRAMENTO, 2/20/17 8:04am

• Water content exceeds April 1 averages

• More snow forecast

Winter storm warning for Sierra and foothills

HANFORD, 2/20/17 5:36am

• Three feet – or more – of snow accumulation

• Flood watch issued for much of San Joaquin Valley

Trump first month’s job approval lowest of any president in 64 years

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/19/17 9:05pm

• 21 points below the average at the one-month mark

• But Trump approval among his party's supporters similar to that of prior presidents

Rick Peterson

AUDIO: What makes pitchers great can make business leaders great

BELMAR, NEW JERSEY, 2/19/17 9:03pm

• How the minds of highly successful people work

• “Taking a look at the situation and really focusing on the solution – not the problem”

San Joaquin County Jail leaking prisoners

STOCKTON, 2/19/17 9:01pm , by Les Mahler, CVBT Correspondent

• About two escapes a month since 2004

• “That’s absolutely crazy”

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 2/17/17 9:01pm

• Rough weather ahead this weekend

• Officials more confident about Oroville Dam

• And more….

Number of homeless in Merced drops

MERCED, 2/17/17 12:42pm

• Latest tally shows a 12.5 percent decline in county

• City of Merced sees an 18.8 percent decline

California home sales tick up in January

LOS ANGELES, 2/17/17 11:13am

• Existing, single-family home sales increase 4.4 percent year over year

• But median price plummets to a mere $489,580

Lake Oroville June 2016

A tale of two dam photos

LAKE OROVILLE, 2/17/17 10:50am

• Satellite views of Lake Oroville

• From the depths of the drought to an overflowing lake

Profits slump at restaurant chain; CEO quits

GLENDALE, 2/17/17 8:47am

• Julia Stewart leaves the DineEquity chain

• Appleby’s and IHOP same-store sales drop

$3 gasoline returns to California

LOS ANGELES, 2/17/17 3:45am

• Third week in a row of pump price increases

• “However, wholesale gasoline prices have fallen slightly this week”

Karin Schnaider

People in the News

STOCKTON, 2/16/17 9:05pm

• Central Valley city names a new finance director

• Honors for two for ethical leadership in the Valley

• And more…..

In first month, views of Trump are strongly felt, deeply polarized

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/16/17 9:03pm

• Opposition to refugee policy but improved views of economy

• Just 37 percent view Mr. Trump as trustworthy

Gun maker sent to prison

SACRAMENTO, 2/16/17 9:01pm

• Convicted of making and assisting others to make AR-15 rifles

• “Brazen attempt to circumvent the law"

Weekend rains may be more than predicted

STATE COLLEGE, PA., 2/16/17 9:09am

• Southern California may see a lot of rain

• Some low-land flooding expected

Large storm waves crashing on the rocks near Santa Cruz

(Photo by Christine Hegermiller, USGS)

Report: El Nino was massive – a year ago

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/16/17 7:49am

• Most powerful in 145 years

• “The waves that attacked our coast … were exceptional and among the largest ever recorded”

Pacific Ethanol to make ethanol from cellulose at two plants

MADERA, 2/16/17 7:10am

• Adds Edeniq technology to Madera plant

• “We expect the technology will increase earnings by over $2 million annually”

Tech-sector job cuts surge in 2016

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2/16/17 5:09am

• Tech companies fire 96,017

• “Thousands more are still to come”

Homes valued at $4.9 Trillion are in environmental high hazard areas

IRVINE, 2/16/17 4:14am

• Study looks at Superfund sites, brownfields, polluters and poor air quality

• “Those areas have not regained as much of the home value lost during the downturn”

ACE Rail to resume limited service Thursday

STOCKTON, 2/15/17 9:03pm

• One train westbound, one east

• Alternatives listed

• UPDATED @ 12:46 p.m. Thursday

Stockton trying new economic incentive program

STOCKTON, 2/15/17 9:02pm

• Will defer impact fees on non-residential projects

• “This program will be useful to those projects where significant development fees apply”

AUDIO: Management coach says it’s time to bury old bereavement policies – and more


• The outmoded HR rules that need updating

• “Many of the rules and mind-sets regarding employees are still anchored in the 18th century”

If Oroville Dam failed, residential loss could top $13 Billion

IRVINE, 2/15/17 12:42pm

• More than 50,000 homes would be at risk

• State officials say the dam is sound

PodcastWater officials gaining upper hand at Oroville Dam

OROVILLE, 2/15/17 12:36pm

• Draining of lake continues

• Expect to be ready for late week storms


Larger rebates for buying clean-air cars proposed

SACRAMENTO, 2/15/17 11:55am

• Legislation aimed at lower-income Californians

• “A better incentive for more Californians to purchase electric or clean-air vehicles”

Sacramento man found guilty in fraud scheme

SACRAMENTO, 2/15/17 11:39am

• Tried to defraud American Express and account holders nationwide

• Over $3.4 million in unauthorized charges

The incredible sinking Valley

PASADENA, 2/15/17 10:36am

• New report details extent of problem

• “Land subsidence on such a large scale has taken a toll on California’s infrastructure”

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