A study released Thursday shows women in business have made some progress in serving on boards and securing high paid positions in California.
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson says its a top goal of hers to increase the percentage of business women in leadership positions. She authored a resolution last year—the first-of-its-kind in the nation—urging California's 400 largest publicly-held corporations to do just that.
The UC Davis study shows only about one-in-nine top executives or board members are women, a slight increase over the previous year.
Construction on a new 12 story hotel and casino expansion at the Chumash Resort in the Santa Ynez Valley is set to begin next month.
The tribe announced their plans this week for the project, following a period of conversations with county leaders. There has been local concern over the building's height, as well as potential strain on county resources like fire and law enforcement.
Tribal leaders say the project is expected to be complete sometime in 2016.
The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained more than 24 thousand jobs in June, with education and health services seeing the largest increase. The state's construction industry saw the weakest growth.
Olga Hernandez is a research analyst for the department and says the unemployment rate is measured by the number of people who are not actively part of the labor force and who receive unemployment insurance.
California-based Habit Burger is getting national attention. The fast-food chain that got its start in Santa Barbara County has the nation's best tasting burgers according to one high-profile publication.
For a new Consumer Reports survey, subscribers were asked to rate the taste of various burgers on a scale of one to ten, and Habit Burger came out on top beating popular burger competitors like In-N-Out and Five Guys (#2 and #3 respectively).
A Wall Street trader who sees stock activity a millisecond in advance has a distinct advantage. Securities finance expert, Scott Skyrm, examines the plethora of scam stock marketers over the last 40-years in his book, Rogue Traders.