California Files Lawsuit Against Trump Administration To Prevent Increased Water For Farmers

California Files Lawsuit Against Trump Administration To Prevent Increased Water For Farmers

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the California Environmental Protection Agency today filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for failing to protect endangered fish species from federal water export operations. The lawsuit asserts that biological opinions prepared by federal agencies under the Endangered Species Act to direct water […]

Boy Scouts of America Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Equitably Compensate Victims While Ensuring Scouting Continues

Boy Scouts of America Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Equitably Compensate Victims While Ensuring Scouting Continues

Irving, TX…The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today announced that the national organization has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come. The BSA intends to […]

McClatchy, Nation’s Second Largest Newspaper Publisher Files For Bankruptcy. Sacramento Bee & Others to Continue Publication

McClatchy, Nation’s Second Largest Newspaper Publisher Files For Bankruptcy.  Sacramento Bee & Others to Continue Publication

Sacramento, CA…From McClatchy..”On February 13, 2020, we announced that we are commencing a restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to provide McClatchy with immediate protection while we pursue approval of our proposed restructuring plan and work to definitively address the Company’s funded debt, strengthen our balance sheet, and address our pension obligations […]

PG&E’s 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Expands, Enhances Community Wildfire Safety Program, Reduces Impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

PG&E’s 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Expands, Enhances Community Wildfire Safety Program, Reduces Impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

San Francisco, CA…As part of its ongoing efforts to further reduce wildfire risks and keep customers and the communities it serves safe, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today submitted its 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The plan expands and enhances the company’s comprehensive Community Wildfire Safety Program designed to address the growing […]

Economy Added 225,000 Non-Farm Jobs in January. Construction, Health Care, Transportation & Warehousing Lead Way.

Economy Added 225,000 Non-Farm Jobs in January.  Construction, Health Care, Transportation & Warehousing Lead Way.

Washington, DC….Economy Added 225,000 Non-Farm Jobs in January. Construction, Health Care, Transportation & Warehousing Lead Way. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 225,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in construction, in health care, and in transportation […]

Lee Enterprises to Buy Berkshire Hathaway Newspaper Operations

Lee Enterprises to Buy Berkshire Hathaway Newspaper Operations

Davenport, IA…Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has entered into a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hathaway to acquire BH Media Group’s (“BHMG”) publications and The Buffalo News for $140 million in cash. Berkshire Hathaway is providing approximately $576 million in long-term financing to […]

State & Local Public Servants Average $51.66 Per Hour, Those They Serve Average $34.77.

State & Local Public Servants Average $51.66 Per Hour, Those They Serve Average $34.77.

Washington, DC…According to the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics the public sector continues to be the most lucrative portion of our economy to work. Historically public sector jobs provided security at a lower compensation rate as a trade off. Government jobs now provide not only security but much higher average hourly […]

Gross Domestic Product, First Quarter 2019 Advance Estimate at Strong 3.2%

Gross Domestic Product, First Quarter 2019 Advance Estimate at Strong 3.2%

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, real GDP increased 2.2 percent. The increase in real GDP in the first quarter reflected […]

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine PG&E Not the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine PG&E Not the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

Sacramento, CA…After an extensive and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017 Fire Siege, was caused by a private electrical system adjacent to a residential structure. CAL FIRE investigators did not identify any violations of state law, Public Resources Code, related to the cause of this fire. […]

Newly Published Research Points to Gum Disease as Potential Alzheimer’s Cause

Newly Published Research Points to Gum Disease as Potential Alzheimer’s Cause

South San Francisco CA…Cortexyme, Inc., the privately held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to alter the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other degenerative disorders, has announced publication of a foundational paper supporting its approach in Science Advances, a top-ranked multidisciplinary journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In the […]

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