Thursday | December 8, 2016

(University of Nevada, Reno, photo)

Meadow restoration might build carbon credits in California

RENO, NEVADA, 12/8/16 10:38am

• Citizen scientists assist University of Nevada, Reno

• “There aren’t many pristine meadows left in much of the Sierra Nevada mountains”

Two large earthquakes off NorCal coast

FERNDALE, 12/8/16 7:27am

• Initial measurement at 6.5; about 90 miles off shore

• Second quake measures 4.9 closer to coast

• UPDATED at 9:00 a.m.

Stockton among worst-hit cities in U.S. by ransomware

SANTA CLARA, 12/8/16 6:37am

• U.S. is highest of all countries for ransomware incidents, with 26 percent of global total

• “Cybercriminal gangs have already saturated both the rural and urban U.S. populace with ransomware”

Less and less of Central Valley remains under water

IRVINE, 12/8/16 5:38am

• Home values expand to help mortgage holders bob above water

• “There was wide geographic variation”

North Valley leaders look to more public-private partnerships

CHICO, 12/8/16 5:15am

• Finding ways to boost the region’s economy

• “With the loss of redevelopment [programs], there are fewer financial resources to go around”

Home flipping activity decreases

IRVINE, 12/8/16 4:56am

• Central Valley has two of the highest flipping rates

• “This is chasing some investors into markets and neighborhoods that may be less fundamentally sound”


The new look for political pollsters

(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Woolly bear caterpillars better than the pollsters

DAVIS, 12/7/16 9:03pm

• Predicted results of U.S. Presidential Election

• 100 percent accuracy since 1984



Congress members from three states urge water bill veto

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/7/16 9:01pm

• Say water bill has a poison pill of an amendment

• “We need real drought solutions that will actually improve our water supply”

• UPDATED with attachment of the legislation

Top DWR officials retiring

SACRAMENTO, 12/7/16 9:00pm

• Cowin and Torgerson to leave by month’s end

• Have been leaders in governor’s push for delta water tunnels

Order the going-away cakes: Your Millennials are leaving

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/7/16 8:35am

• Survey says 30 percent plan to quit in next six months

• “The more traditional models of providing feedback are less liked by Millennials”

California added 29,000 private sector jobs in November

ROSELAND, NEW JERSEY, 12/7/16 6:27am

• ADP report shows vast majority were service jobs

• Manufacturing companies fired a net 400 workers.

California GDP growth lags

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/7/16 6:14am

• Golden State sees a 2.2 percent annual growth rate in Q2

• Still, it’s well ahead of Texas

CEO changes jumped in November

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 12/7/16 6:01am

• 106 leave their corner offices for good

• “it is difficult to say how a Trump White House will impact business”

Bakersfield has a new police chief

BAKERSFIELD, 12/6/16 9:07pm

• Department veteran picked for top spot

• “He is the right choice to deal with the many challenges facing law enforcement”

Rideout Health to pay $2.3 Million to settle controlled substance act claims

SACRAMENTO, 12/6/16 9:05pm

• Operates hospitals in Yolo County

• Government says they failed record keeping rules thousands of transactions involving drugs

Trump's anti Chinese rhetoric clouds California

SAN FRANCISCO, 12/6/16 9:04pm

• California exports resume growth

• “A fact that underscores the state's vulnerability should a trans-Pacific trade conflict erupt”

Bill of Rights exhibit to open at Fresno County Public Library

FRESNO, 12/6/16 9:03pm

• A pop-up exhibition from the National Archives

• “To display this exhibit that chronicles the monumental impact it had on American history is definitely an honor”

State’s water savings topped 19 percent in October

SACRAMENTO, 12/6/16 9:02pm

• A higher level of conservation than in September

• “Californians … don’t take water for granted anymore”

Former California State University Chancellor dies

LONG BEACH, 12/6/16 9:01pm

• Charles Reed led 400,000-student university for 14 years

• “A formative figure in our university’s history”

New report dissects the gender pay gap

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 12/6/16 9:00am

• Finds that employees more likely to quit companies not proactively addressing gender inequity

• “Equitable pay and promotion practices … can also have a serious impact on talent retention for both genders”

Freeze warning tonight for northern Central Valley

HANFORD, 12/6/16 6:35am

• Temperatures could dip to 28 degrees

• Not expected to reach Valley’s citrus belt

Home prices up 6.7 percent in October nationally

IRVINE, 12/6/16 5:56am

• Six Central Valley markets top national average

• “Prices are being fueled by a potent cocktail of high demand, low inventories and historically low interest rates”

Sleepy drivers greater threat than thought

LOS ANGELES, 12/6/16 4:17am

• Missing one to two hours of sleep doubles crash risk

• “You cannot miss sleep and still expect to be able to safely function behind the wheel”


(Photo from video by Gene Beley)

VIDEO: A happy ending to a most unusual parade

STOCKTON, 12/6/16 3:03am , by Gene Beley, Delta Correspondent

• Stockton’s annual lighted holiday boat parade resurfaces with a twist

• “If it had been daytime, I’d have seen it”

• WITH VIDEO

Citrus Heights woman convicted of mortgage fraud

SACRAMENTO, 12/5/16 9:05pm

• Lied on loan applications

• Now faces 30 years in prison

Community colleges draw a line in the sand

SACRAMENTO, 12/5/16 9:03pm

• Vow to not cooperate with federal efforts to identify undocumented students

• “It is vital that these students … have the ability to learn without fear of being deported”

Water Board OKs Prop 1 storm water grants

SACRAMENTO, 12/5/16 9:01pm

• Awards more than $100 Million

• Fresno is only Central Valley area to get a grant

San Joaquin Valley economy stays strong

FRESNO, 12/5/16 12:48pm

• November saw healthy job growth

• “The region has experienced job growth … which is a bit above the pace of the nation”

Feinstein: Quick! Pass a water bill before Trump is sworn in

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/5/16 12:42pm

• Senator fears for fish, environment under Trump

• “If we don’t move now, we run the real risk of legislation that opens up the Endangered Species Act”

• Environmental groups say it's a back room deal

Valley commuter train expands Wi-Fi service

STOCKTON, 12/5/16 10:49am

• ACE to have free Wi-Fi in all cars

• “Over 20,000 weekly commuters … depend on reliable connectivity to the digital world”

Report: There is no safe level of smoking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/5/16 10:38am

• Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death

• “Smoking cessation benefits all smokers, regardless of how few cigarettes they smoke”

Medical tourism market predicted to reach $72 Billion

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, 12/5/16 6:57am

• U.S. patients leaving the country

• “It’s no wonder that many Americans — and many people across the globe — are choosing to travel to secure much needed treatments”

Visalia school named an “exemplar of learning”

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/5/16 6:45am

• One of four in nation named

• “It is important to celebrate and uplift examples of quality teaching and learning”

The new retirement: Never

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 12/5/16 6:18am

• Will the traditional idea of retirement soon be extinct

• “In previous reports, we found younger generations were redefining what it means to retire”

How Megafires impact forest food web to be studied

DAVIS, 12/4/16 9:01pm

• UC Davis scientist to examine the 2014 “King” fire

• “Forests are really at the heart of California economy, culture and its ecological heritage”

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 12/2/16 9:01pm

• State workers union calls off strike

• Tax fraud has a negative yield

• And more….

New restrictions proposed for hard rock mining

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/2/16 11:27am

• EPA says its time to stop sticking taxpayers with cleanup costs

• Proposes financial responsibility requirements for hardrock mining industry

Woman sent to prison for illegal tax refund scheme

SACRAMENTO, 12/2/16 11:04am

• Involved more than $1.8 Million in illegitimate refunds

• “This sentence represents adverse consequences”

A peace proposal for a California water war

SACRAMENTO, 12/2/16 10:48am

• Proposal calls for one Delta water tunnel, not two

• “If we fail again to find common ground, the political paralysis that has plagued the Delta for decades will continue”

Employers must protect workers’ families from asbestos, court says

SAN FRANCISCO, 12/2/16 10:11am

• Supreme Court ruling expands scope of care

• “Importantly, we hold that this duty extends only to members of a worker‘s household”

Employers hire a net 178,000 in November

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/2/16 7:04am

• Nation’s jobless rate declines to 4.6 percent

• Job gains seen in professional and business services and in health care

California’s gasoline prices drop slightly

LOS ANGELES, 12/2/16 4:45am

• But elsewhere, they’re going up

• “Wholesale prices remain below where they were a month ago”

As home prices rise, foreclosure rates drop

IRVINE, 12/1/16 9:03pm

• Central Valley sees declines in every market measured

• State and national rates also drop


Randol White

People in the News

STOCKTON, 12/1/16 9:01pm

• A new voice in the Capital

• Bank names a VP for Tracy

• And more….













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