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Smart Valley Places Final Convention

November 5, 2013: Register Now! Please Join Us For Our Final Convention! Over the past three years the Smart Valley Places partnership has taken an important step forward to promote sustainable and equitable development in the San Joaquin Valley. It is now time to reflect on this experience, and to create a roadmap for continued .. read more

On October 11th, 2013, posted in: Announcement, Recent News by

Helicopter lands near Cosumnes River Preserve

A helicopter landed onto a remote field northwest of Galt, causing a grass fire to scorch 15 to 20 acres, according to Cosumnes Fire Chief Tracey Hansen.

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by

Ex-mortgage CEO sentenced to prison for $3B fraud

The CEO of what had been one of the nation's largest privately held mortgage lenders was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for his role in a $3 billion scheme that officials called one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by

GAO: leaks at aging nuke sites difficult to detect

U.S. nuclear power plant operators haven't figured out how to quickly detect leaks of radioactive water from aging pipes that snake underneath the sites – and the leaks, often undetected for years, are not going to stop, according to a new report by congressional investigators

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by

Mexican bank chief seeks support for top IMF job

The head of Mexico's central bank says that if he is selected to become the top official at the International Monetary Fund, he will work to increase representation for developing countries and increase the IMF's abilities to deal with financial crises.

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by

How the Fed influences interest rates, at a glance

The Federal Reserve's soon-to-end bond-buying program goes by the unwieldy term “quantitative easing.” It involves having the Fed buy Treasurys from investors.

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by

Fed’s soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy

It would drop interest rates and lift stock prices. It would ignite inflation

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by

Summary Box: Stocks rise for 4th straight day

GREECE: Stocks rose for a fourth day straight Tuesday on hope that a vote of confidence in the Greek government will help the country avoid default. Worries that a default could lead to a wider financial crisis have dragged on markets since May.

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by

Beatriz weakens to tropical storm off SW Mexico

Hurricane Beatriz weakened into a tropical storm and headed out to sea Tuesday after pounding Mexico's resort-studded Pacific coast with heavy rains and winds.

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by

Summary Box: Home sales fell in May to 2011 low

HOME SALES SINK: Sales of previously occupied homes fell 3.8 percent last month to an annual pace of 4.81 million homes. That's the lowest level in six months and far below the roughly 6 million annual sales rate typical in healthy housing markets

On June 21st, 2011, posted in: Recent News by