Thursday | March 26, 2015

Patrick Carman

People in the News

STOCKTON, 3/26/15 9:01pm

• Banks name key managers

• New voices for the San Joaquin Valley

• And more….

Long-missing Moscone papers to be housed in Stockton

SACRAMENTO, 3/26/15 9:03am

• University of the Pacific to preserve papers

• “I believe that we need not accept the inevitability of ugliness and evil”

Sac State to build new residence hall

SACRAMENTO, 3/26/15 7:42am

• To be located next to American River

• Expected to meet LEED’s Gold standard for energy efficiency

Foreclosure rates continue to fall

IRVINE, 3/26/15 5:24am

• State, nation and Central Valley all dropped in January

• Four Valley markets have rates less than state average

Retirement town is nation’s fastest growing metro

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/26/15 12:01am

• The Villages holds the title for second year in a row

• “Florida's ascension … was a significant demographic milestone for our country”

California may outpace U.S. economy

THOUSAND OAKS, 3/26/15 12:01am

• Many trends creating rapid economic and job growth

• But the vast industrial middle class will mostly be gone

Feds cracking down on high-cost installment and open-end loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/25/15 9:51pm

• Proposal would cover payday loans, vehicle title loans, and more

• “Ending the debt traps that plague millions of consumers across the country”



Half support extending Prop 30’s taxes — temporarily

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:05pm

• Share saying the budget is a big problem is lowest since May 2007.

• But voters don’t want the taxes made permanent

Fix the roads, just don’t raise taxes, say Californians

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:04pm

• Two-thirds deplore the condition of state’s highways

• “They are reluctant to invest their money in state infrastructure projects”

Bullet train support going off the rails

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:03pm

• Californians are divided with slightly more no longer supporting it

• But lower the price tag and support bounces up

Women gaining jobs at a faster pace than men

CHICAGO, ILL., 3/25/15 9:02pm

• Workforce is now almost exactly split

• “We need to move beyond the simplistic, antiquated notions of pink-collar, blue-collar and white-collar jobs”

Illegal marijuana grows faulted for worsening state’s water problems

SACRAMENTO, 3/25/15 9:01pm

• CDFW scientists find the mountain grows sap stream flow

• Lethal to sub-lethal impact on salmon and steelhead trout

Legalizing marijuana sees a new high among Californians

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:01pm

• A vote now might see it passing

• Most parents would be bothered by neighborhood marijuana stores

Californians say their neighbors aren't doing enough about drought

SAN FRANCISCO, 3/25/15 9:00pm

• It’s the biggest issue for those in the Central Valley

• “The ongoing drought is raising concerns about the long-term water supply”

Sac State gets Texan as new president

SACRAMENTO, 3/25/15 11:25am

• Robert Nelsen is named Wednesday

• “An accomplished and visionary leader”

State issues report on California’s significant droughts

SACRAMENTO, 3/25/15 11:18am

• Reaches back to 1929

• “Drought is a part of life in California”

$10 Million for Delta smelt breeding program

DAVIS, 3/25/15 9:01am

• UC Davis to try to save endangered fish

• Holding the line against extinction

Employers putting less into workers’ health savings accounts

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., 3/25/15 7:42am

• Survey finds nearly $60 drop

• “Premium reductions are not as great as they once were”

In buying a home, most Millennials unaware of closing costs

SAN DIEGO, 3/25/15 5:54am

• Get little info from lenders, says survey

• “Millennials are more dependent on Realtors than previously presumed”

Heinz gobbles up Kraft in major food industry merger

PITTSBURGH, PA., 3/25/15 5:23am

• Will create world’s fifth largest food company

• “This is my kind of transaction”

It’s time to copy Oregon, says California Secretary of State

SACRAMENTO, 3/24/15 9:05pm

• Says Oregon has a better idea to get people to vote

• “It would be a game changer”

CSU and police union reach contract deal

LONG BEACH, 3/24/15 9:03pm

• Trustees, union ratify terms

• A 2 percent raise every year for four years

Gallo buys Healdsburg winemaker

MODESTO, 3/24/15 9:01pm

• Acquires J Vineyards & Winery

• “The brand's contemporary elegance has a unique position in the marketplace”

Tax collector suggests ending state income tax

SACRAMENTO, 3/24/15 12:40pm

• George Runner calls for tax reform

• “We ought to look at eliminating the state’s personal and corporate income tax”

Your secret government: California worst in online transparency

SACRAMENTO, 3/24/15 12:29pm

• State ranks as most secretive in nation

• “California … is weighed down primarily by bureaucratic fragmentation”

Economic confidence index retreats slightly

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/24/15 12:10pm

• Both current and outlook components down from prior week

• The connection between pump prices and Americans’ mood

Here’s a switch: Less farm money to non-farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/24/15 8:27am

• USDA says it’s trimming payments

• “This helps close a loophole that has been taken advantage of”

Today’s job seeker is risk-averse

CHICAGO, ILL., 3/24/15 7:41am

• Shunning entrepreneurship

• Improving economy not leading to surge in self-employment

Right to die?

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 3/23/15 9:03pm

• Jack Kevorkian is gone but the issue is far from dead

• The long debate over the ethics of assisted suicide

Americans split on support for fracking in oil, natural gas

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/23/15 9:01pm

• Older Americans favor fracking more, younger Americans opposed

• Republicans solidly support fracking, Democratic support low

$1.46 billion planned for Sacramento levee work

SACRAMENTO, 3/23/15 2:13pm

• Public meetings set to explain how the money will be spent

• “The proposed work continues long-planned improvements”

Lodi conference set to help winegrape farmers

LODI, 3/23/15 12:10pm

• It’s a support network for growers

• “Mischief can happen if you don't spray properly”

Americans won’t slow down around garbage trucks

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/23/15 12:05pm

• Two-thirds spurn cautious driving, says survey

• “When working around inattentive motorists, collecting waste and recyclables can be dangerous”

Hiring fair for military spouses set

FAIRFIELD, 3/23/15 10:55am

• To be held at Travis Air Force Base

• Free for job seekers

Kellogg Foundation makes $100,000 grant to help Valley healthcare

MERCED, 3/23/15 10:48am

• To address health inequities in the San Joaquin Valley

• Will stress preventing health problems

Biggest annual increase in nearly six years for California pending home sales

LOS ANGELES, 3/23/15 10:29am

• Central Valley shows largest percentage increase

• The combined share of all distressed property sales fell in February

Wyoming named best state for retirement, Arkansas the worst

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 3/23/15 5:24am

• California mired in the middle

• “All the sunny days in the world won't make you happy if you're constantly stretching your budget”

State recalls raw milk

PAICINES, 3/22/15 9:05pm

• Claims there was bacterial contamination

• Urges consumers to throw out certain Claravale Farm products


Chris Conlin

(Photo by Gene Beley)

Behind the lines in the Great Hyacinth War

RIO VISTA, 3/22/15 9:01pm , by Gene Beley, CVBT Delta Correspondent

• The general reveals the plans

• “You can throw as much money as you want into it but it stays”

• WITH VIDEO

Saturday News Briefs

STOCKTON, 3/20/15 9:01pm

• A new protest of expansion of hazardous waste facility

• Medical program fully subscribed

• And more….

Feds finalize fracking rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 3/20/15 9:39am

• Apply only to public lands

• “A framework of safeguards and disclosure protocols”

Partnership pushes solar power for Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, 3/20/15 9:18am

• Offers group-purchasing pricing and streamlined process

• “Solar can offer quick paybacks or savings in the first month after installation”

California’s unemployment rate decreases to 6.7 percent

SACRAMENTO, 3/20/15 8:45am

• Nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 29,400 in February

• Rates drop in Central Valley as well

Gas price roller coaster plunges again

LOS ANGELES, 3/20/15 4:55am

• $2.38 per gallon gap between highest and lowest

• “A big contributor … is reportedly foreign imports of California-blend gasoline from Canada and South Korea”















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