Thursday | July 27, 2017

Jen Berman

People in the News

STOCKTON, 7/27/17 9:01pm

• Winery’s expansion prompts a top management hire

• Bank makes a key hire for the Valley

• And more….

Governor’s bullet train still subject to state environmental laws

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/27/17 1:33pm

• Supreme Court says federal regulations do not pre-empt tougher state rules

• “Crucially, what is at stake here is the state trying to govern itself”

1 in 5 Americans say they may never be able to retire

LOS ANGELES, 7/27/17 6:35am

• Cite financial fears

• Concern peaks as retirement nears

Large solar plant planned for Central Valley tomato farm

STOCKTON, 7/27/17 5:38am

• Solar will provide nearly all the power needed

• “This partnership will provide quantifiable benefits”

$46.8 Million Central Valley apartment portfolio is sold

VISALIA, 7/27/17 5:05am

• Mogharebi Group brokers the deal

• “The 450-unit portfolio attracted significant investor interest”

PPIC Trump gets little support from Californians for withdrawing U.S. from Paris Accord

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/26/17 9:08pm

• Only 22 percent support withdrawal

• Majority says it’s very important to them that California act as a world leader in efforts to fight climate change

PPIC: Californians increasingly oppose offshore drilling

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/26/17 9:06pm

• Support for it falls to new low

• Only one out of four supports ocean drilling



PPIC: Most Californians favor desalination plants

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/26/17 9:04pm

• Support bridges political, geographic divides

• “Most think that their local government is doing enough to conserve water”

PPIC: Californians slam Trump and Congress

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/26/17 9:02pm

• Trump is a single percentage point ahead of Congress in state’s disdain

• “Low job approval ratings are matched by equally low approval for his handling of environmental issues”

PPIC: Californians support state’s climate change actions

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/26/17 9:00pm

• Believe that the state’s actions to reduce global warming will result in more jobs in the future

• “There is broad consensus for the state’s efforts to address climate change”

Fed holds its line on interest rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/26/17 11:14am

• Decided not to change current rate

• Expects that economic activity will expand at a moderate pace

California economic expansion lags other Western states

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/26/17 5:54am

• State’s GDP grow up 0.1 percent in Q1

• Texas leads the nation in growth

Cellphone company to open more Central Valley stores

BAKERSFIELD, 7/26/17 5:43am

• Expansion could mean 300 more California jobs

• “We are making an aggressive push to expand on the local level”

Professionals In for a retreat? Not likely

MENLO PARK, 7/26/17 5:31am

• Survey finds four in five firms do not hold annual corporate retreats

• “Events don't need to be elaborate”

Changes urged for federal flood insurance program

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 7/25/17 9:07pm

• Critics say it now is a case of flood-rebuild-flood again

• “Flood insurance traps homeowners in a situation no one wants to be in”

Former Truckee resident indicted in $1.7 Million investment fraud

SACRAMENTO, 7/25/17 9:05pm

• Accused in Ponzi-like scheme

• Convinced people they would earn returns by providing capital and services to nonprofits

Valley Ventures seeking applicants for its next entrepreneur cohort

FRESNO, 7/25/17 9:03pm

• Offers professional direction for emerging companies on how to grow

• “Mentors … will help entrepreneurs develop sales, investments and industry connections”

Confidence in economy still flat

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/25/17 9:01pm

• Stays barely positive

• Americans more negative than positive about the economic future

The Sean Spicer lesson: Quitting gracefully

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 7/25/17 9:12am

• How to move on from a job without giving a bad impression

• “Tracking employee morale and reasons for leaving is key for future retention and recruitment”

Central Valley has some of nation’s least educated cities

WASHINGTON, D.C.A, 7/25/17 5:55am

• Study ranks Sacramento highest, Visalia lowest among Valley metros

• Wolverines occupy the most educated metro

Central Valley fish trafficking ring sentenced

FRESNO, 7/24/17 9:07pm

• Trio gets jail time

• Year-long state investigation reels them in

Entrepreneur lab being launched in Stockton

STOCKTON, 7/24/17 9:05pm

• Huddle Cowork, San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce team up

• Could open the doors to additional funding for startups

Trump Administration to repeal fracking protections

DENVER, COLORADO, 7/24/17 9:03pm

• Says rules are too costly for the oil industry

• Opposed by environmental group

Governor names another PR person for DWR

SACRAMENTO, 7/24/17 9:01pm

• Picks political consultant for job

• Erin Mellon has advised politicians and ballot initiatives

• UPDATED with additional information at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday

State reaches settlement with Chevron over refinery fire

SACRAMENTO, 7/24/17 1:01pm

• Settles citations from August 2012 Richmond Refinery fire

• “This means safer operations at the refinery”

Fresno business owner sent to prison for tax evasion

FRESNO, 7/24/17 12:53pm

• Had not paid taxes for years

• “Today’s sentencing should send a clear message”

California will now enforce Canadian law

SACRAMENTO, 7/24/17 12:38pm

• Applies to Canadian domestic violence protection orders

• “We need to protect victims of domestic violence regardless of area”

Foreclosure “rescue” scam sends three to prison

FRESNO, 7/24/17 12:29pm

• Ran the “Star Reliable Mortgage” swindle

• Victims were in Bakersfield, Visalia and Salinas

California home sales continue downward trend

LOS ANGELES, 7/24/17 8:16am

• Pending sales slipped for sixth straight month in June

• The Central Valley is a notable exception

Where the president has greatest support

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/24/17 5:08am

• Trump has averaged 50 percent or higher job approval in 17 states

• Surprise! California does not given him the lowest marks

David Cogdill, praised for his political courage, dies

MODESTO, 7/23/17 9:03pm

• Modesto Republican was 66

• Helped craft state’s budget response to Great Recession


AUDIO: A solution to the feral cat problem could be a bottle of wine

LOS ANGELES, 7/23/17 9:01pm

• Los Angeles entrepreneur says she has a win-win idea

• “If they’re not ready for a lifetime loving lap, they go into our … working cat program”

Let the lawsuits begin!

DISCOVERY BAY, 7/22/17 2:02pm

• Save the California Delta to file its first suit against governor’s tunnels

• “These tunnels would deprive the Delta of its fresh water source”

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 7/21/17 9:01pm

• Litigation vowed to stop tunnels

• Mariposa sees some residents return, even as wildfire rages

• And more…. DMCA.com Protection Status

Governor’s water department OKs governor’s tunnels

SACRAMENTOA, 7/21/17 2:51pm

• Governor’s tunnels get expected approval from state

• Lawsuits are expected to be triggered DMCA.com Protection Status

Clothier faces prison or paying a multi-million dollar fine

SACRAMENTO, 7/21/17 11:43am

• Pleads guilty to evading state taxes

• Owned and operated more than 50 retail SoCal clothing stores DMCA.com Protection Status

State has nearly 47 Million in Central Valley highway repairs targeted

SACRAMENTO, 7/21/17 11:32am

• Two are underway with 13 more coming up

• “This summer we will deploy construction teams across the state” DMCA.com Protection Status

Mariposa fire threatens 1,500 homes

MARIPOSA, 7/21/17 11:01am

• So far, 58 homes have been burned to the ground

• Cause of the “Detwiler” fire is under investigation. DMCA.com Protection Status

McClatchy sees a bigger quarterly loss

SACRAMENTO, 7/21/17 10:34am

• Print advertising, circulation drops

• “We continue to see strong headwinds in print advertising”

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Anniversary of 1952 Bakersfield quake is marked Friday

BAKERSFIELD, 7/21/17 9:31am

• Still the strongest quake to his southern third of the state since the 1870s

• “History shows that damaging earthquakes can happen across California at any time”

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California’s unemployment rate unchanged in June

SACRAMENTO, 7/21/17 8:47am

• Remained at 4.7 percent

• That matches the record low set in 2000

• All Central Valley counties see jobless increases DMCA.com Protection Status

Gasoline prices drip down ever so slowly

LOS ANGELES, 7/21/17 4:46am

• Experts warn that a sharp upswing could be coming

• “Summer fuel demand has finally started making an impact on supplies” DMCA.com Protection Status













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