Monday | May 2, 2016

Stockton congressman launches effort to reform campaign financing

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/2/16 12:00pm

• Jerry McNerney founding member of new Congressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus

• “Secretive special interest money plays an enormous role in our electoral process”

California’s governor taunts Florida’s

SACRAMENTO , 5/2/16 11:39am

• Dismisses business recruiting trip

• “Don’t stick your head in the sand”

Is the honeymoon over even before the wedding?

COSTA MESA , 5/2/16 9:33am

• Many newlyweds are surprised by their spouse's financial situation

• Is a credit check in order?

Stockton may be solution to Silicon Valley’s housing shortage

SAN FRANCISCO, 5/2/16 5:40am

• Survey shows most pick the commute over Bay prices

• “This is an understandable reaction”

Most U.S. retirees living well

WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/1/16 9:01pm

• But try telling that to those still working

• Many of the affluent expect to take a retirement hit

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 4/29/16 9:01pm

• Another bullet train change

• Blame for massive wildfire heats up

• The state wants you to help it change how you’re taxed for highways

• And much more, from teeth to training….

Americans' financial worries edging up in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/29/16 1:16pm

• Not having enough money for retirement still top concern

• Six in 10 worry about unexpected medical costs

Money available to help farmers protect nesting tricolored blackbirds

DAVIS, 4/29/16 12:04pm

• Central Valley’s bird has less and less habitat

• “To work together to help protect both an imperiled bird”

Three Central Valley hospitals launch stroke awareness campaign

MODESTO, 4/29/16 11:55am

• The leading cause of disability

• “Fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment of stroke can be critical to survival”

Local governments may have to reduce copying charges

FRESNO , 4/29/16 11:04am

• Appellate Court says Stanislaus County cannot justify what it charges

• “The record lacks evidence showing that the fees charged per page reflect County’s actual costs”

Central Valley Community Bank buying Sierra Vista Bank

FRESNO , 4/29/16 7:11am

• Fresno financial firm will pay $24 Million for Folsom bank

• “Another step in our long-term strategy to increase our northern Valley presence”

Pump prices plateau in California

LOS ANGELES, 4/29/16 5:05am

• A Spring rarity: stability in gasoline prices

• “We could continue to see a rare period of stability in … gas prices”

Bullet train business plan approved

SACRAMENTO , 4/28/16 9:03pm

• Would see Central Valley connected to Silicon Valley

• “Passenger service operations beginning in 2025”

Jessica Cavale

People in the News

STOCKTON, 4/28/16 9:01pm

• Visalia nonprofit hires development director

• Natural gas and steam help power two careers

• We spell it out with the help of a Fresno 5th grader

• And more…..

Bullet train gets its own radio spectrum

SACRAMENTO , 4/28/16 11:27am

• Spends $32.8 Million to acquire radio bandwidth for trains

• “We will be able to ensure a secure communications network”

Teen birth rates fall nearly 50 percent among Hispanic and black teens

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/28/16 11:02am

• National teen birth rate at an all-time low

• “The reality is, too many American teens are still having babies”

State supports 10,000 loans for cleaner, heavy-duty diesel trucks

SACRAMENTO, 4/28/16 11:00am

• Backs owner-operators when getting loans

• “Have helped truckers create and retain jobs”

GDP barely positive in Q1

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/28/16 5:58am

• Grows by 0.5 percent annual rate

• In previous quarter, GDP growth was 1.4 percent

UC Davis chancellor put on leave

DAVIS, 4/28/16 5:33am

• Linda Katehi being investigated by university

• Have been center of numerous controversies

In home buying, cash speaks the loudest – sometimes

IRVINE, 4/27/16 9:23pm

• Not every market grovels before the cash buyer

• “Cash buyers are often willing to take on properties in poor condition that may not readily qualify for standard financing”

Farm demos to focus on soil health

DAVIS, 4/27/16 9:03pm

• Farmers to share practical experiences in “growing” healthy soil on Valley farms

• “Soil health management systems show promise”

Top concerns of California small businesses revealed

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 4/27/16 9:02pm

• The percentage planning to grow their businesses has dropped

• Fewer than half plan capital expenditures over next six months

Use of social media to screen applicants surges

CHICAGO, ILL., 4/27/16 9:01pm

• Up 500 percent over the last decade

• “Facebook and Twitter enable employers to get a glimpse of who candidates are”

Study: More students poised to fulfill UC, CSU requirements

SAN FRANCISCO, 4/27/16 9:00pm

• But more may fail to graduate

• “It … risks denying diplomas to many of the very students it is designed to help”

George Runner
(CVBT file photo)

Free tax seminar set for Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, 4/27/16 12:19pm

• Designed for small businesses

• “Our goal is to help business owners be successful”

No change in Fed rate for now

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/27/16 11:31am

• Sees mixed national economy

• “Growth in economic activity appears to have slowed”

More than 500,000 connect to jobless help through internet

SACRAMENTO, 4/27/16 10:39am

• EDD’s online, mobile unemployment services see strong first year

• “We’ve made great strides in customer usage and satisfaction”

Stockton picked for West Coast Conference Baseball Championship

STOCKTON, 4/27/16 10:14am

• Fourth year for Banner Island Ballpark to host event

• “We appreciate the continued partnership we have created with the conference”

U.S. housing market shows positive trends

TYSON'S CORNER, VA., 4/27/16 9:12am

• Trends are nearly all positive

• “Poised to have its best year in a decade”

Companies missing out on benefits of job rotation

MENLO PARK, 4/27/16 6:24am

• New survey finds a reluctance by CFOs to actually support it

• “This is an effective way to strengthen the organization”

Bank of the Sierra expands

SANGER, 4/26/16 9:05pm

• Adds a branch in Sanger

• “We’re seeing a lot of expansion this year”

VIDEO: Locke salutes its pioneers

LOCKE, 4/26/16 9:03pm , by Gene Beley, Delta Correspondent

• Centennial plaque placed in new community park

• Sons and Daughters of the Golden West conduct ceremony

Randall Bell

PodcastAUDIO: Making a richer life from your habits

LOS ANGELES, 4/26/16 9:01pm

• Researcher finds the differences that can spell success

• “There’s a basic pattern I’ve seen over and over again”

Fresno State opens Downtown Center at Bitwise South Stadium

FRESNO , 4/26/16 1:40pm

• Offers non-credit professional development courses

• Located in 102-year-old building

California ranks as the 28th gambling-addicted state

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/26/16 5:50am

• Don’t bet on which state is most gambling-addicted – you might lose

• “Gambling disorder … affects slightly more than 2 percent of all U.S. adults”

Foreclosure rates still dropping in California

IRVINE, 4/26/16 5:36am

• Central Valley rates fall for yet another month

• California’s foreclosure rate in February was 0.42 percent

Pre-pregnancy obesity may lead to overweight children

PASADENA, 4/25/16 9:05pm

• Breastfeeding helps lower the possibility regardless of mother's pre-pregnancy weight

• “Childhood obesity is linked with adult obesity and long-term negative health outcomes”

Reno resort says it was hacked

RENO, NEV., 4/25/16 9:03pm

• Apparently confined to food service and shops

• Number impacted not revealed

Americans prefer saving to spending

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/25/16 9:01pm

• More say they are spending less than say they are spending more

• Saving over spending may be the new normal

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  • Stockton mom turns a need into a business
  • The entrepreneur is in
  • Writing her own success story
  • Growing a small business the family way
  • The future pencils positive for this company
  • Niche marketing -- Italian style
  • Sipping success with niche marketing
  • Roasting a business out of his passion
  • Success as an independent consultant takes more than expertise
  • Avoiding the traps of employee law violations
  • Cracking the voice-over market
  • The American Dream realized, one package at a time
  • Female winemaker plunges into business
  • A new take on nurse education
  • Family sees moving business success
  • STEM thrives in pockets of education innovation
  • STEM goes solar in Stockton
  • Quick! There’s a robot in my pool
  • Retiring seniors can mean new business
  • Predawn biotech class trains next generation of science workers
  • Staying ahead of the competition the old fashioned way
  • Central Valley sees mismatch between high-tech jobs and job seekers
  • STEM starts young
  • Get ready – the future is here now
  • STEM Education: Growing the Valley's Future
  • They’re low power in wattage only, not ideas
  • Thinking success spawns Successful Thinkers
  • Small business success can mean finding the right niche
  • This franchise has real muscle behind it
  • Getting the scoop on small business success
  • Reshoring could rebuild America's manufacturing
  • Marketing that’s deliberately anchored to the past
  • Guitar artist plays his way to success
  • Paralysis no handicap for this entrepreneur
  • Boost sales with better communication
  • Making sandwiches sexy with a franchise
  • Going solar without spending a lot of money
  • They’re cute and cuddly. But are they a business?
  • Opportunity sails forth in the Delta
  • How bad etiquette on the job could kill your career
  • Growing their way out of hunger and poverty
  • Finding small business success from floor to ceiling
  • Why he’s public enemy #1 – for gophers
  • Running a home-based business successfully
  • Your boss needs a vacation – really
  • Couple makes transition from big corporations to small business
  • Carving a small business niche with a better idea
  • Calm is the goal of computer service and education franchisor
  • Developer squeezing new life into downtown with juice franchise
  • Signs of a recovering economy
  • How to keep a family business in the family
  • Ford dealership expands despite the Great Recession
  • Utility Telephone connects with customer service
  • Crowdfunding basics
  • The roar from crowdfunding is getting louder
  • California water wars’ bulldog
  • Water wars heat up in California
  • Helping businesses grow with a stronger STEM
  • How to retain your best employees
  • Small business runs success up the pole
  • Winery expands in Lodi
  • Lodi wineries tapping into growing Chinese market
  • Has the jobs picture brightened for the Valley for 2012?
  • The right education will be needed for 21st Century jobs
  • Where new jobs for San Joaquin will come from
  • Developing jobs for San Joaquin – Part 2
  • Developing jobs for San Joaquin
  • Fruits of his labor
  • Helping grow food security in the Valley of plenty
  • Doing a business turnaround despite the recession
  • Keeping customers loyal helps build her business
  • Expo exposes businesses to utility contracting ideas
  • Drink mix maker taps expertise to blend success
  • Entrepreneur finds success in a basket
  • Tips for catching resume fraud
  • There’s no checking out for this small business owner
  • Entrepreneurs take Valley sports play-by-play to the world
  • Starting a winery from scratch
  • Job hunting tips for the long-term unemployed
  • In the Central Valley, opera isn’t always the Grand Ole Opry
  • Branding ideas for small businesses
  • The ump’s not blind, but the players are
  • Finding success by tapping your brain in a new way - Part Two
  • Finding success by tapping your brain in a new way
  • Machines talking to machines is the future
  • Getting involved in the fight against AIDS
  • Franchised divorce says it’s a better way
  • Small business owner is brewing a success story
  • To beat the Great Recession, they’ve expanded
  • Taking a swing at strokes
  • Alert your taste buds – here comes Taste of San Joaquin
  • This franchise has real muscle behind it
  • Passion for his city drives him
  • Vicente Fox speaks out on U.S.-Mexico relations
  • Give your support staff recognition and reap top performance
  • Central Valley baker gets top honors for Royal Wedding pie
  • Asparagus Festival ends on high note
  • Stockton close to annual ‘tipping’ point
  • Framing small business success
  • Small business sees Affordable Care Act helping its bottom line
  • What you eat – and when – helps local restaurants
  • Coping with the aftermath of foreclosure
  • How to raise charming children
  • Central Valley grad school goes all-iPads
  • Solution to Delta water wars voiced
  • Making sure your personal bottom line is covered
  • Small California winemaker is all family
  • Small winery relies on family and innovation to compete
  • Central Valley company says it has a better way to store solar power
  • What’s wrong -- and right -- about local TV news
  • What planning means to small business success
  • Making the leap to small business
  • Out of work at middle age? Experts offer advice
  • Small business marketing, one article at a time
  • Congress on your corner as it’s supposed to be
  • Central Valley city’s heritage rediscovered
  • Central Valley school is building students’ foundations
  • Job tips from the expert
  • Long-term jobless worker re-invents himself
  • Building a new power plant means jobs for Central Valley
  • Sacramento reaches for the stars with new science center
  • Lodi Chamber opens China’s doors to small business
  • Writing books for fun – and sometimes profit
  • Black Friday shopping? How to protect yourself from scams
  • California winemakers can find added rewards overseas
  • Wine makers tap overseas markets from Lodi
  • A new revenue stream for Central Valley small businesses
  • Food bank seeks more business support
  • Tips for finding a job in the Great Recession
  • State may solve some of its prison woes with new Stockton facility
  • A solution to underwater mortgages
  • Should public libraries be managed by private firms?
  • Central Valley moves ahead with critical water project
  • Dee Dee Myers and the increasing impact of women on small business
  • How women are growing their small businesses
  • A market with a mission
  • Retailer 'paints' solutions to cash flow challenge
  • An answer for the unemployed – return to school
  • A ‘golden’ small business success story
  • Central Valley winegrapes blessed
  • Rubbing out the recession with a franchise
  • Surviving the recession as a small business
  • It’s personal, union says of Stockton fire cuts
  • How old it too old to start a new business?
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  • MBA students help revive Central Valley farmers market
  • Classic wooden yachts anchor in Stockton for weekend
  • Foreclosures, short sales – a bank president comments
  • The strength of family helps this small business compete
  • Festival spears success in Central Valley
  • Social media helps keep family business prospering
  • Central Valley students get training in ‘green’ futures
  • Knives readied as Valley cities slash services
  • Central Valley jobless picture still grim
  • Delta residents told to ready for water war
  • Opportunities outlined for Central Valley small businesses
  • Rewiring your brain for success
  • Central Valley no longer ‘shell shocked’ by recession
  • To fix California’s government, look to London
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