– March 6, 2015

North Fork Casino passes skin-of-its teeth vote

The North Fork casino gaming compact has passed a key Assembly vote.The North Fork casino gaming compact has passed a key Assembly vote.Plans to build a casino off of Highway 99 in Madera County dodged a narrow bullet today with a vote by the state Assembly approving a gaming compact with the North Fork Rancheria.

The bill, AB 277, failed to garner the needed 41 yeses in the first two rounds of Assembly voting, but eventually passed on a 41-12 margin, with 23 Assembly members abstaining, according to the Twitter feed of Jim Miller, Sacramento bureau reporter for the The Press-Enterprise in Riverside County.

The bill now moves to the Senate, where it would need 21 votes to pass. A vote has not been scheduled.

Senate approval could be the last roadblock for the casino, which would include 2,000 slot machines as well as a resort hotel. The North Fork Rancheria says the project would generate up to 4,500 jobs, $100 million in annual economic activity and $5 million in annual funding for Madera County.

Opponents of the project include operators of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold and a pair of influential gaming tribes in Riverside County that say the pact would set a bad precedent for tribes opening casinos off of their reservations. The North Fork Rancheria is based in Madera County's Sierra foothills.


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Written on 03/06/2015, 11:50 am by Business Journal staff
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Written on 03/06/2015, 11:09 am by The Associated Press
(AP) — An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as evidence. The homeowner and Euclid police suspect the eggs are launched a block or two away, the Northeast Ohio Media Group ( ) reported. Albert Clemens Sr. said whoever is responsible has "phenomenal" accuracy, launching five or six at a time and often hitting the front door of the green, two-story home that he and his late wife bought nearly six decades ago. The after-dark attacks sometimes sound like gunshots as eggs splatter on the aluminum siding, creating a residue that strips the paint, he said. He used to clean up each time but quit because it happens so often. His insurer won't settle a claim until police catch the vandal or vandals, so Clemens is waiting until then to make repairs. But he refuses to move from the home he shares with his adult daughter and son, on a corner less than a mile from the police station. "I would live and die in this house — but it's been kind of a nightmare," Clemens told the media group. Officers haven't determined a suspect or specific motive, though they have suspicions. "Somebody is deeply, deeply angry at somebody in that household for some reason," Lt. Mitch Houser said. Police traced the eggs to a local Amish farm, but fingerprinting shattered shells proved useless because egg proteins destroy DNA. Door-to-door questioning yielded no tips, and a $1,000 reward for information remains unclaimed. "The person or people who are doing it have remained very tight-lipped apparently," Houser said. "I would imagine it would be hard to keep a secret of something that had been done hundreds of times and for nobody to step forward to talk about it." Police have spent hundreds of hours on the investigation, but their involvement doesn't seem to be a deterrent. Once, an egg hit an officer in the foot as he took a report on the vandalism. The egging has been rarer during cold weather, but Clemens and the officers anticipate the attacks will increase with the temperature. "We're not going to let it go," Houser said. "We'll continue to put effort into it until we figure something out."
Written on 03/06/2015, 11:05 am by LYNN ELBER, 
TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press
(AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies. But with adventure comes risk, just as Han Solo, Indiana Jones and other daring movie characters Ford brought to life realized. On Thursday, one of Hollywood's pre-eminent stars added a plane crash to an aviation record that includes both mishaps and service to others. Ford, 72, who battled Hitler's henchmen in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as dashing archaeologist Jones, was flying a World War II-era plane when it lost engine power shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Municipal Airport near Los Angeles. He crash-landed on a golf course nearby. Bystanders who feared the aircraft might explode or catch fire pulled the actor from the wreckage, and doctors who happened to be playing golf gave him aid, Los Angeles fire officials said. An ambulance then took him to a hospital in fair to moderate condition. "He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely," Ford spokeswoman Ina Treciokas said. He is expected to make a full recovery, she said in a statement Thursday. No one on the ground was hurt. Ford's son Ben tweeted Thursday evening from the hospital: "Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man." Ben Ford's publicist, Rebecca Brooks, verified the tweet Friday in an email to The Associated Press. Harrison Ford had a cut to his forehead and scraped arms, but it wasn't clear what internal injuries he may have received, Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Butler said. "He wasn't a bloody mess. He was alert," Butler said. Ford told the airport tower about 20 minutes after his 2 p.m. takeoff that he had engine failure and was making an immediate return, according to a recording posted by The plane had been flying at about 3,000 feet and hit a tree on the way down, according to witnesses and officials. The plane, a yellow 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, had damage mostly confined to the front. "I would say that this is an absolutely beautifully executed — what we would call — a forced or emergency landing, by an unbelievably well-trained pilot," said Christian Fry of the Santa Monica Airport Association. Charlie Thomson, a flight instructor at the airport who saw Ford take off, said engine failure like Ford's does not make the plane harder to maneuver. "It just means you have to go down," he said. Jeff Kuprycz was golfing when he saw the plane taking off. "Immediately you could see the engine started to sputter and just cut out, and he banked sharply to the left," he said. Kuprycz said there was no explosion when the plane plunged to the ground, "it just sounded like a car hitting the ground or a tree or something. Like that one little bang, and that was it." Among the first people to reach Ford was a spinal surgeon hitting the links. Sanjay Khurana told TV stations in Los Angeles that he found Ford slumped over in the cockpit but conscious. Aside from worrying about Ford's injuries, he saw fuel leaking out and feared the plane could explode. He helped pull Ford from the wreckage as others threw dirt on the fuel. The airport's single runway sits amid residential neighborhoods, and city leaders and many residents advocate closing it, citing noise and safety concerns. Other planes have crashed into homes, and four people died in September 2013 when their small jet veered into a hangar and caught fire. Ford, who plays the swashbuckling Solo in his fourth "Star Wars" movie set for release in December, shuns attention to his private life but has been publicly effusive about his love of flying. After arriving in his own plane at a 2001 fundraising gala for Seattle's Museum of Flight, Ford said he was glad to help "engage kids in the romance and the mystery and the adventure of flying. ... I know what it means." Ford got his pilot's license in the 1990s and has made headlines, though he had never been significantly injured. In 2001, he rescued a missing Boy Scout with his helicopter. Nearly a year before, he rescued an ailing mountain climber in Wyoming. In 2000, a gust of wind sent a six-seat plane Ford was piloting off a runway in Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his passenger were not injured. He has also volunteered his services during forest-fire season, when helicopters are busy battling blazes. The actor, who is married to Calista Flockhart of "Ally McBeal" fame, has said his rescues "had nothing to do with heroism." "It had to do with flying a helicopter. That's all," he said. The National Transportation Safety Board investigation could take up to a year before a final report. NTSB investigator Patrick Jones said the agency would look at "everything: weather, man, the machine." ___Associated Press writers Andrew Dalton, Robert Jablon, Justin Pritchard and Sandy Cohen in Los Angeles, Alina Hartounian in Phoenix and Jake Coyle in New York contributed to this story.
Written on 03/06/2015, 11:00 am by MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press
(AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start farther north where there is snow and ice. A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and relatively snow-free this winter. "If I have one more person say to me to move the Iditarod to Boston, I'm going to shake my head," said race director Mark Nordman. The nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts Saturday with a ceremonial run through Anchorage. But the official start two days later has been moved 225 miles north, over the Alaska Range, to Fairbanks to avoid the area that left many mushers bruised and bloodied last year. Iditarod officials said the conditions are worse this year. The race's chief executive officer, Stan Hooley, called the conditions "pretty miserable." And last year was no picnic. A rescue helicopter picked up one musher last year after making it through the treacherous Dalzell Gorge only to hit his head on a tree stump. Knocked unconscious for at least an hour, Scott Janssen got back on the trail after waking up. But shortly after, he broke his ankle while walking on ice trying to corral a loose dog. "As an outdoorsman, to have to be rescued from the trail isn't a wonderful thing," Janssen said. This year's race will feature 78 mushers, including six former champions and 20 rookies. The winner is expected in Nome in about 10 days. Alaskans can thank the jet stream, which has been delivering warm air from the Pacific, said Dave Snider, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. It is "allowing a lot of cold air to flow out of the Arctic into the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard, (but) we're locked into the warmer part of that pattern," he said. Anchorage gets about 60 inches of snow in a normal year, but only about 20 inches have fallen this year. The new route, which puts mushers on river ice for about 600 miles, could level the playing field. "Nobody has a plan," said Nordman, the race director. "You're not going to be stopping and putting your snow hook into the same tree you had the last 20 years. It's a whole new ballgame." Brent Sass of Eureka, Alaska, is running his third Iditarod, and is coming off a win in last month's 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. "It doesn't hurt a guy like me who has only run the race a couple of times," he said of the route change. "For the guys that have run the race 20 times, it's not just the normal routine, so it might throw them off a little bit." Among the veterans in this year's race is defending champion Dallas Seavey, and 2014's bizarre finish will be remembered as much as the poor trail conditions. A sudden blizzard blew four-time champion and race leader Jeff King out of the race when he was about 25 miles from the finish line. Aliy Zirkle, who was solidly in second place, waited out the storm at the last checkpoint, 22 miles from Nome. She got back on the trail when Seavey blew through the checkpoint, but lost the race by two minutes, 22 seconds. It was her third straight runner-up finish with no wins. The route change eliminates the mountainous terrain and treacherous gorge, but it could present mushers with a whole new set of problems with a flat trail on unpredictable river ice. Plus, because it's an entirely new route, mushers say they can't rely much on information, even something as simple as the mileage between village checkpoints, provided by Iditarod officials. By removing the Alaska Range, mushers may assume it will be a very fast race, Seavey said. "Just because it's a flat trail does not mean your dogs can all of a sudden do 10 times what they've been able to do in the past," said Seavey, a two-time champion. "In the end, this race will not be won on tricks or gimmicks. It will be won on good dogmanship," he said.
Written on 03/06/2015, 10:59 am by Business Journal staff
Local restaurant Guri's Grubhouse has announced it will be adding foie gras to its menu in light of the recent lifting of a statewide ban.  Chef Megan Beck said the item was a staple at her previous restaurant, Urban Space in San Diego. "On the last day before the ban took effect, we sold out of our inventory because many knew that it would be a long time before they would be able to indulge in this culinary delicacy," she said.  Foie gras is a food product made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specifically fattened. In 2012, California became the first state to ban the production and sale of foie gras citing animal cruelty concerns of birds being force fed until their bodies and livers grow beyond a natural size.  The ban was overturned earlier this year, and Beck introduced her Foie Gras Burger to Guri's menu today. The burger will consist of a blended ground chuck and house cured bacon patty, topped with seared foie gras, apple butter and red onions. Supplies will be limited to ensure freshness and the cost is $24.  Michael Jew, owner of Guri's Grubhouse, said the two are excited to bring the foie gras culinary experience back to Fresno.  "This burger is not for everyone, but for those that want to treat themselves, it truly is something special," he said. 
Written on 03/06/2015, 9:48 am by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer
(AP) — After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet.The Dawn craft will circle the dwarf planet for more than a year, exploring its surface and unraveling its mysteries. "It went exactly the way we expected. Dawn gently, elegantly slid into Ceres' gravitational embrace," said mission chief engineer Marc Rayman at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $473 million mission. Ceres is the second and final stop for Dawn, which launched in 2007 on a voyage to the main asteroid belt, a zone between Mars and Jupiter that's littered with rocky leftovers from the formation of the sun and planets some 4½ billion years ago. Dawn will spend 16 months photographing the icy surface. It previously spent a year at Vesta exploring the asteroid and sending back stunning close-ups of its lumpy surface before cruising onto the Texas-sized Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. The 3-billion mile trip was made possible by Dawn's ion propulsion engines, which provide gentle yet constant acceleration and are more efficient than conventional thrusters. As Dawn approached Ceres, it beamed back the best pictures ever taken of the dwarf planet. Some puzzling images revealed a pair of shiny patches inside a crater — signs of possible ice or salt. Scientists hope to get a better glimpse of the spots when the spacecraft spirals closer to the surface. It'll also study whether previously spotted plumes of water vapor continue to vent. "There are a lot of secrets that will be revealed," said mission scientist Lucy McFadden at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The spacecraft glided into place at 4:39 a.m. Friday and flight controllers received confirmation about an hour later. The maneuver occurred without a tense moment, unlike other captures that require braking to slow down. "The real drama is exploring this alien, exotic world," Rayman said.Dawn is currently in Ceres' shadows and won't take new pictures until it emerges in April, he said. Discovered in 1801, Ceres — measuring 600 miles across — is named after the Roman goddess of agriculture and harvest. It was initially called a planet before it was demoted to an asteroid and later classified as a dwarf planet. Like planets, dwarf planets are spherical in shape, but they share the same celestial neighborhood with other similar-sized bodies. With its massive solar wings spread out, Dawn is about the size of a tractor-trailer, measuring 65 feet from tip to tip. Dawn carries an infrared spectrometer and a gamma ray and neutron detector to study the surface of Ceres from orbit. In the coming months, it will spiral down to within 235 miles of Ceres' surface where it will remain long after the mission is over. "Every time we get closer, we see more things that make us scratch our heads," said mission scientist Mark Sykes, who heads the Planetary Science Institute in Arizona. Dawn almost never made it out to the inner solar system. The mission endured funding-related project cancellations and launch delays before it received the green light to fly. Dwarf planets lately have become the focus of exploration. This summer, another NASA spacecraft — New Horizons — is set to make the first visit to Pluto, which was demoted to dwarf planet.
Written on 03/06/2015, 9:44 am by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer
(AP) — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same? The stakes are big for Apple CEO Tim Cook: the watch is the first brand-new Apple product to be launched without legendary co-founder Steve Jobs. But the market is awash in smartwatches that have gained little traction. Here are three reasons the Apple Watch will finally move the needle in the smartwatch industry — and three reasons it might not. WHY IT WILL CHANGE THE GAME MORE FEATURES THAN RIVALS: Along with email, texts and phone calls, Apple says its watch will present news, health readings and other notifications in creative ways that can be read at a glance. It will have a heart rate monitor and accelerometer, and an internal motor that can signal the wearer with a subtle "tap" on the wrist. And Siri and Apple Pay will be built in. Apple is working with outside companies to create more apps; Cook has talked about using the watch as an electronic "key" for hotel doors or even cars. A POWERFUL BRAND: The world's biggest tech company has a reputation for quality and a direct conduit to customers — it operates more than 400 retail stores around the world. And it has deep pockets to spend on advertising — it is showcasing the watch this month with a sleek, 12-page insert in Vogue and other fashion magazines. APPLE'S TRACK RECORD: This wouldn't be the first Apple product that revolutionized a market where rivals had struggled to break through. Other companies made digital music players before the iPod, smartphones before the iPhone and even tablets before the iPad. Most of those products failed to catch on until Apple made devices so appealing they set new standards and created new demand, said Forrester Research analyst J.P. Gownder. OR NOT WHAT'S THE NEED?: Most smartwatches — including Apple's — only work with a smartphone nearby, so you can't swap one expensive gadget for the other. "What we've seen is that it's not obvious why people would want a smartwatch," says Gownder. A recent Forrester survey found some respondents didn't see a reason to buy one because they already owned a less-expensive fitness band or a full-featured smartphone (although it also found Apple fans ready to buy the new watch). CONSUMERS NOT EXCITED: You can already buy smartwatches made by giant tech companies like Samsung, Sony or LG, or from a tech startup like Pebble, that track your heart rate, show you email and deliver other online services to your wrist. None of them have really caught on. Only about 5 million smartwatches were sold worldwide last year, according to market researchers at Strategy Analytics. By comparison, Apple sold 74.6 million iPhones in just the last quarter. PRICE AND OBSOLESCENCE: Many of today's smartwatches sell for $200 or less. Apple plans to sell three models, starting at $349, but Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster predicts the average buyer will pay $550 for a watch and extra, interchangeable bands. Apple's high-fashion "Edition" model, made with 18-karat gold, is expected to cost thousands. While affluent consumers might pay that for a watch they can wear for years, or even hand down to their children, it's a lot of money for something that could become outdated if Apple releases a new model every year or so — as it does with smartphones. Cook will make his case for the Apple Watch at a press event Monday, where he's expected to show off more features and apps. Expectations are high.But even the iPhone didn't become a mainstream blockbuster in its first year, notes Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin. Of the Apple Watch, he says, "people need to understand more about what this product is, and what it does, and I think that will evolve over time."  
Written on 03/06/2015, 9:39 am by SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press
(AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon. Their partnership rosters are stacked with some of the nation's most accomplished graduates— multiple-degree holders from schools such as Harvard and Stanford universities who are competing aggressively to back the next big technology company. But they are also places where women are grossly underrepresented. Ellen Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers goes further, describing the firm as an old-boys club where women allegedly were excluded from parties at former Vice President Al Gore's house, asked to take notes at a meeting like secretaries and subjected to harassment and boorish behavior by their male colleagues such as a conversation about porn stars and a trip to the Playboy Mansion aboard a private jet. The case has put a spotlight on the gender inequities in the technology sector at a time when it is booming and minting new millionaires, but generating resentment from people who feel left out and victimized by its success, which they blame for higher rents and gentrification. The trial has also brought some of the nation's most accomplished venture capitalists into the courtroom, where they have faced tough questions about sexual harassment and the behavior of men in the workplace. Pao, who has an MBA and law degree from Harvard, has mostly sat quietly and declined media questions during breaks in the proceedings. She could begin testifying on Friday. But the jury has heard hours of testimony from her former colleagues, including one of her mentors at the firm, billionaire investor John Doerr, who was placed in the awkward position of defending his company while acknowledging that the dearth of females in the venture capital industry is "pathetic." A study released last year by Babson College in Massachusetts found that women filled just 6 percent of the partner-level positions at 139 venture capital firms in 2013, down from 10 percent in 1999. Doerr said 20 percent of partners at Kleiner Perkins are women, and he has worked hard to recruit more women. He has disputed Pao's contention that she was passed over for promotions because she was a woman and then fired in 2012 after she complained. Like the Kleiner Perkins legal team, he says Pao, 45, didn't get along with her colleagues — a requirement for the junior partner position she moved into in 2010 after serving as his chief of staff. In a sign of the competitiveness of the industry, Doerr said of the 24 junior partners the firm has taken on during his tenure, only five were promoted. The rest, like Pao, were asked to move on. Doerr testified he was a loyal supporter of Pao's and tried to help her succeed at Kleiner Perkins. As a member of the Kleiner Perkins management team, he said he fought for Pao to stay with the company and objected when other partners wanted to let her go in 2011. In a job review presented in court, Doerr said Pao needed to improve her interpersonal skills and not be dismissive of peers who don't meet her expectations, though he otherwise praised her performance in her first year as his chief of staff. "You can't dismiss people who you want to exchange ideas with," Doerr testified. "It just causes the partnership to fail." Alan Exelrod, Pao's attorney, has argued that at least some of Pao's male colleagues faced the same criticism — they were deemed "aggressive and opinionated," ''territorial," and needed to improve their delivery — but were promoted while she was not. "Was there a level playing field for Ellen Pao at Kleiner Perkins?" he said during his opening statement. "We will prove to you in this case that there was not." Pao is seeking $16 million in damages. The firm is seeking to limit any possible damages by arguing that Pao is well-compensated in her current position as interim CEO of the popular social media company Reddit.
Written on 03/06/2015, 9:37 am by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer
(AP) — Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry. The feature unveiled Thursday compares auto insurance quotes from up to 14 carriers that are participating in the comparisons. The policies can then be bought online or through an agent. Google will receive a cut from the insurance sales. The Mountain View, California, company says the size of the commissions won't influence how it ranks the price quotes. Google Inc. plans to provide car insurance quotes in other states and sign up more carriers, too. The list of initial participants in California includes MetLife, Mercury Insurance and 21st Century Insurance. Some of the largest auto insurance providers, including State Farm, Allstate, Progressive and Geico, haven't joined Google's service. Progressive and Allstate's also provide auto insurance price comparisons. The major auto insurers may be leery of Google, which has been using the power and profits from its dominant Internet search engine and other popular digital services to challenge the status quo in other industries. Google already has designed a driverless car that is still being tested on a private track and is financing various projects in medical research. It's also building high-speed Internet access networks in cities scattered across the U.S. and preparing to sell wireless data plans directly to consumers later this year. Google is probably using its auto insurance comparison service to learn more about how the industry works so it can eventually underwrite and sell policies on its own, said Forrester Research analyst Ellen Carney. "They are getting all the data that they need to do it," Carney said. "I think there is definitely more to come here." A Google spokesman, however, said the company has no plans to sell or underwrite insurance. The debut of Google's insurance price comparison service validated a prediction that Carney made two months ago about Google's intentions. In a blog post, Google said it is just trying to give people a better understanding of financial products. The company already has been offering a tool that compares credit cards.
Written on 03/06/2015, 9:29 am by Hannah Esqueda
Newly reformatted Fresno radio station 105.5 FM will host a launch party with rapper KRS-One at Fulton 55 on March 20.  The artist is widely known for his contributions to the rap scene in the early '90s and was a founder of the Stop the Violence Movement in the industry. DJ AESOP, TASK1ne and Omar Aura are also scheduled to appear at the party for 105.5. Tickets will be given away to listeners and are available for purchase at $10.55 from Formerly known as The Game 105.5, the station was recently acquired by One-Putt broadcasting and is now dedicated to the hip-hop sounds of the '80s and '90s.  Fresno's New Rock 104.1 (KFRR) and 95.7 The Fox (KJFX) were also acquired in the deal and One-Putt owner John Ostlund said neither station is likely to be reformatted.  When 105.5's new sound went live yesterday, Ostlund said it became the Valley's only source of classic hip-hop.  "We're really targeting an older audience than the contemporary hip-hop listeners. The classic stuff focuses more on social commentary and fun rather than the drugs and violence," he said. "It fits the One-Putt Broadcasting family of brands." The company is currently holding a contest for listeners to suggest a name for the station and Ostlund said he has already received more than 100 suggestions. A Facebook page dedicated to the station has already received more than 600 likes.  One-Putt Broadcasting currently operates seven radio stations and Ostlund said plans are in the works to move its newest three stations from north Fresno to its base downtown.

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