Friday | July 3, 2015

CVBT builds a paywall

STOCKTON, 7/3/15 12:53pm

• Moves its business model after 10 years

• A leaky wall

Californians to be hit by higher electric rates

SAN FRANCISCO, 7/3/15 12:09pm

• CPUC approved new rate structure

• Begins process of switching customers to time-of-use pricing

State cites grocery chain for wage theft violations

SACRAMENTO, 7/3/15 5:44am

• El Super may have to pay more than $180,000

• “This citation is an expensive reminder to employers”

Fourth of July trips off to a good gas start

LOS ANGELES, 7/3/15 5:05am

• Pump prices trickle down

• “It appears the price drops may be nearing an end”

Smaller majority "extremely proud" to be an American

PRINCETON, N.J. , 7/2/15 9:05pm

• Lower percentage "extremely proud" than immediately after 9/11

• Older Americans, Southerners and Republicans most proud

Manufacturing adds jobs in San Joaquin Valley

FRESNO, 7/2/15 9:03pm

• June sees third monthly increase in four months

• “Results for the San Joaquin Valley continue to be much stronger than comparable U.S. numbers”

People in the News

STOCKTON, 7/2/15 9:01pm

• Talents of business leaders tapped

• Governor adds another PR person

• And more….



Manhunt underway in Los Angeles for insect

LOS ANGELES, 7/2/15 1:46pm

• Publicity campaign spotlights the citrus psyllid

• “We're excited to see residents celebrate citrus and rally around our mission”

Bank: Too many grapes, too few drinkers

FRESNO, 7/2/15 10:16am

• Analysis paints uncertain picture for Valley winegrapes

• 40,000 acres of vineyards likely to be ripped out

Paid sick leave now law in California

SACRAMENTO, 7/2/15 9:02am

• An hour for every 30 worked

• “Most workers now won’t have to choose between their family’s health and their job”

223,000 jobs added in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 7/2/15 5:51am

• Unemployment rate drops to 5.3 percent nationally

• Number of long-term unemployed drops to 2.1 million

Job creation index holds in June at record high

PRINCETON, N.J. , 7/1/15 9:01pm

• More companies hiring than keeping workforce the same

• Index highest in Midwest, lowest in East

What’s killing your career may be the obvious

CHICAGO, ILL., 7/1/15 9:00pm

• Appearance and attitude are not overrated after all

• Bad breath takes its toll

California almond forecast down

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 1:20pm

• A drop of 4 percent now expected

• High temperatures have raised concerns regarding water stress

Urban water use drops over 28 percent

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 11:44am

• Individual water use continues to decline

• “More Californians are stepping up to help make their communities more water secure”

Modesto man admits thievery from Tracy Depot

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 11:33am

• Auctioned much of it off online

• The case of the purloined borescope

Ride-share companies face new state insurance rules

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 9:20am

• Go into effect today

• “This new law is a good start”

State Senator wants a re-vote on high-speed rail bonds

SACRAMENTO, 7/1/15 9:01am

• Anthony Vidak says Californians deserve a do-over

• “The high-speed rail of today is not what the voters approved”

Small businesses increase hiring in June

MOUNTAIN VIEW, 7/1/15 6:13am

• But revenue resumes decline

• “Housing construction has failed to return to pre-crisis or even normal levels”

Job cuts up slightly in June

CHICAGO, ILL., 7/1/15 4:42am

• Midyear total highest in five years

• “Consumers are finally starting to loosen up the purse strings”

Economic confidence index flat

PRINCETON, N.J. , 6/30/15 9:01pm

• Outlook rating remains slightly worse than present conditions

• Only one out of four think economy is good or excellent

Power grid managers issue “flex alert” for California

FOLSOM, 6/30/15 12:39pm

• Hot weather + air conditioners = stress on the grid

• No blackouts expected

Quick-serve foods slow to change

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 6/30/15 11:23am

• Eateries lower transfats in fries but that’s about it

• “Levels of sodium, calories, and saturated fat … are high”

Tax rate on gasoline drops

SACRAMENTO, 6/30/15 11:06am

• But it won’t mean paying less

• “Welcome news for overtaxed Californians”

California now has far stricter vaccination standards for school kids

SACRAMENTO, 6/30/15 10:37am

• Governor signs legislation

• Removes “personal exemption”

Corn growers plant lowest acreage since 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 6/30/15 9:24am

• Soybean growers slated for another record year

• Cotton planting lowest in more than 30 years

Central Valley’s passenger trains now under regional management

SACRAMENTO, 6/30/15 5:41am

• Caltrans transfers management of Amtrak’s San Joaquin

• “This transfer represents a great partnership between local agencies and Caltrans”

Study: Sucking Central Valley aquifer dry threatens security

CHAMPAIGN, ILL., 6/30/15 5:13am

• Researchers show where it’s going

• “Like natural gas. If you use it, it takes a while to recharge”

Obama orders change to make more eligible for overtime

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 6/29/15 9:01pm

• Proposes executive order

• “Too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve”

Vaccination bill heads to governor

SACRAMENTO, 6/29/15 1:41pm

• Would make it tough to exempt kids from vaccinations

• No more “personal choice” exemptions

Gift of Fresno State expands educational opportunities for Valley veterans

FRESNO, 6/29/15 1:31pm

• Only such program on the West Coast

• “Continues the camaraderie found in the military”

Think you’re a fraud-savvy investor?

RALEIGH, N.C., 6/29/15 12:01pm

• Study shows red flags are being overlooked

• “Our findings raise a new question”

Credit manipulator sent to prison

SACRAMENTO, 6/29/15 11:53am

• Convicted of mail fraud

• Lies to credit reporting company

Investors want a mix of human, digital financial advice

PRINCETON, N.J. , 6/29/15 5:28am

• Younger investors see digital advice more favorably

• Fewer investors want to stick to a single source of financial advice

Survey: Americans couldn’t last a day without their smartphone

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 6/29/15 5:17am

• More important than using deodorant… for some

• Even more important than TV

Fire worries in the historic town of Locke

LOCKE, 6/28/15 9:01pm , by Gene Beley, Delta Correspondent

• Business owner questions safety

• “You should also provide some money to flush the sprinkler system”

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Saturday News Briefs

STOCKTON, 6/26/15 9:01pm

• The water wars are getting white-hot

• Valley airport plans expansion

• A surprising retirement

• And more…..















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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?
  • They've found the recipe for small business success
  • MBA students help revive Central Valley farmers market
  • Classic wooden yachts anchor in Stockton for weekend
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  • 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
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  • 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
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