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Cheryl Getuiza

Senior Staff Reporter

Cheryl Getuiza is the in-house reporter for California Forward, specializing in both print and broadcast reporting. A veteran of the KTLA general assignment desk and other television stations across the country, she hails from the San Diego State University's journalism program and is a native of the Bay Area.

Articles

VIDEO: Southern California entrepreneurs doing good while doing well
Social innovators combine co-working space with helping communities Read More


San Diego boosts permanent affordable housing fund
Housing options aren't booming like the tourism industry is  Read More


San Francisco tackles affordable housing disparity
They are San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego and Los Angeles Read More


Fresno tweaks policy to increase job growth
Fresno's unemployment rate is 12.5% Read More


Training next workforce shows up in State of the Union
What Summit is doing on job training Read More


VIDEO: For-benefit companies make green to do some good
Emerging sector integrates business sense with social causes Read More


VIDEO: Two things California economy needs now: Water and housing
State's lands and housing stock critical to growth Read More


Future looks bright as Silicon Valley lighting manufacturer expands
San Jose's touts business friendly climate in announcement  Read More


VIDEO: Why fighting to keep manufacturing in California is critical
Sector generates middle-class jobs without college degrees Read More


Another fulfillment center in California on Amazon’s wish list
Where new center will be located; how current centers are doing Read More


VIDEO: Inland Empire economy to get boost from UCR med school
Health care industry jobs on the way Read More


VIDEO: Summit tackles California’s economic disparity
Many issues to resolve for CA economy Read More


Long Beach touts workforce assets in bid for Boeing 777X work
Community colleges play part in aerospace drama  Read More


VIDEO: KNBC highlights California’s two-tier economy
Summit Co-chair Paul Granillo talks about prosperity gap  Read More


San Diego ready to tackle infrastructure plagued by potholes
First ever long-term plan moves through city council Read More


VIDEO: Labor can help solve workforce issues
Dave Regan talked about being at the Summit  Read More


VIDEO: California economy only as good as its infrastructure
Infrastructure is a signature initiative of the Summit Read More


Inland Empire economy looks to empowerment zones for relief
Federal bill would extend tax credits for hiring businesses Read More


VIDEO: Manufacturers scramble to find skilled workers
The manufacturing narrative of CA is complicated  Read More


VIDEO: Linking learning with jobs key to middle class
We need to do more to preserve the middle class with good paying jobs Read More


Cleantech inventions get showcase at Silicon Valley center
California's cleantech industry's gained a lot of momentum Read More


VIDEO: State legislators praise the California Economic Summit
Several attended and participated in the process. Read More


VIDEO: Moving into middle class by making things
Advancing manufacturing is a signature initiative of the California Economic Summit Read More


VIDEO: Solving California’s growing prosperity gap
In many inland areas, unemployment is in the double digits. Read More


VIDEO: Upgrading California’s workforce key goal of Summit
Part two of our interview with Darrell Steinberg Read More


San Diego putting potholes, sidewalks on to-do list
City Council walks the walk on fixing infrastructure backlog Read More


Asian Pacific Islander owned businesses grow with population
Sector makes up 16 percent of businesses in California Read More


VIDEO: Senate leader Steinberg on linking education & economy
How Summit helps legislative efforts Read More


VIDEO: Here’s what happened at the 2013 California Economic Summit
Overview of the action at the Summit Read More


VIDEO: Why Summit is changing the economic game in California
What the Summit's Triple-Bottom Line philosophy means Read More


Goldman Sachs program helps Southern California small businesses thrive
6,962 new jobs created by small companies in 2012 Read More


VIDEO: Why the Summit is vital for the California economy
Summit team members say why process is right place, right time Read More


Sports and active lifestyle businesses driving San Diego economy
The impact of the SAL cluster is just like hosting four Super Bowls a year. Read More


When talking California innovation, it’s all about the network
State's iHub network grows to 16 innovation centers Read More


VIDEO: Tale of California’s Two Economies
Facing up to California's uneven recovery and prosperity Read More


New bills hope to make luring California business away harder
Legislation signed by Brown take on state's business climate Read More


VIDEO: SacBee cartoonist will draw a crowd at Summit
Interview with Tom Meyer, 2013 Summit guest star Read More


Small business center opens in region with untapped power of 2 million people
Help arrives for San Gabriel Valley business Read More


Oakland introduces color to bike lanes to increase safety
Since 2006, the City has been working to improve bike access. This just might be the answer. Read More


California workforce training wins big with fed funding
Career pathway projects at colleges receive training grants Read More


Possible: Rail project under budget & on-time
VIDEO: Construction completed thanks to public-private partnership Read More


Map digs up location of L.A. County’s urban farms
Report designed to help urban planners Read More


VIDEO: Bankrolling BBQ: Finding startup money still an issue in California
Restaurant owners talk about experience cooking up a new business Read More


California beauty exports looking sharp with Long Beach college’s help
Industry trade center wins fed grant to boost exports Read More


Streetcars one step closer to rolling down Riverside’s streets
Due to a recent Caltrans grant of $237,500 for transportation planning Read More


Community college wins big grant to link students with manufacturing jobs
Award to Northern California college a boost for advanced manufacturing Read More


New online dashboard is one-stop for data on California economy
Business group providing up-to-date database of regional, statewide data Read More


VIDEO: Why infrastructure is vital to quality of life in California
Architect says California's tax structure has hurt infrastructure funding Read More


Making vacant land work for the city with urban farms
California city looks into community farms on stalled development lands  Read More


Sacramento region’s AgStart combines technology with agriculture
The Sacramento region has a long-standing legacy of success in agriculture and food systems Read More


San Jose awarding startup grants to fill in downtown businesses
Program reduces cost of opening up shop Read More


Santa Clarita gets big economic boost from film industry
The city felt a $25.7 million impact from filming of TV shows and movies Read More


Video: State of the Bay Area’s infrastructure
What Bay Area & Silicon Valley leaders say about roads and rail Read More


Reaction to Boeing engineering jobs move to Southern California
Aerospace in SoCal gets a boost Read More


San Diego economic snapshot shows good job news for region
Biotech grabs biggest share of capital Read More


California economy gets the one-two punch from Amazon
“We want to get our residents, who are not working, into these good paying jobs" Read More


Carlsbad opens lab space for entrepreneurial scientists
Incubator designed to boost growing life sciences sector Read More


Getting kids interested in STEM fields important to Silicon Valley
Bill prepares educators to teach science, tech, engineering, math  Read More


California bill requires state to attack skills gap
Workforce legislation to address unfilled jobs available now Read More


Workforce training program addresses trucker shortage
LBCC partnered with the Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) Read More


49ers’ CEO Jed York on economic impact of Super Bowl and Santa Clara stadium
California Forward recently caught up with the football team’s leader.  Read More


Immigration reform bill a breath of fresh air for Silicon Valley
Immigration reform is "fundamentally important to Silicon Valley's success." Read More


Website shares salaries of California community college grads
Online database shows what grads in different field make over time Read More


GO-Biz looks to keep manufacturing alive and thriving in California
Southern California continues to be the “largest manufacturing area in the country” Read More


San Francisco makes strides as hub for biotech
San Francisco rolls out welcome mat with new biotech incubator Read More


Bill Lockyer explains how to fix California’s roads and how to pay for it
Talking infrastructure with retiring State Treasurer  Read More


Video: Road to the Summit: Silicon Valley forum highlights boom times in region
Leaders say why area successful despite national lag  Read More


Long Beach Community College leader takes national seat
LBCC president will advance closing minority achievement gap Read More


California community college looks to raise money to offer 50 additional classes
The centerpiece of the campaign is Auto Occupado Read More


Growing CA manufacturing industry goes from grimy and manual to clean and technical
The first ever California Advanced Manufacturing Summit was recently held in Sacramento. CMTC played a big role.  Read More


VIDEO: Why should high-speed rail start in the Central Valley?
Leaders say why it's important to begin massive rail project in region Read More


Imperial Valley solar project helping to meet region’s infrastructure needs
The state needs another $100 billion to improve and expand the system over the next ten years Read More


California community colleges receive kudos for supporting U.S. exports
They received the highest U.S. government recognition any American entity may receive for supporting export activity. Read More


VIDEO: Water means a whole lot more to Central Valley economy
San Joaquin Valley leaders talk about water's role in agriculture jobs & more Read More


VIDEO: Road to the Summit: Heads together on San Joaquin Valley problems
Region hit hard by recession talks about past year Read More


Small business applauds signing of filing backlog bill
Governor Jerry Brown just signed legislation to help businesses get started and hire more quickly. Read More


Oakland project gets financial shot in the arm from China
If you build it, they will come—to the East Bay Read More


Mission to China “a home run” says Go-BIZ Director
Chinese interest in California, is “extremely high” Read More


Business filing bill seeks to speed up California approval process
It can currently take 6-8 weeks Read More


Job portal launched for California’s new grads being unleashed
California's unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in February Read More


Video: Orange County won’t take attempted job stealing sitting down
Two governors are convening in the area to lure businesses away Read More


Need for speed satisfied with free Wi-fi
CA cities adding free Wi-fi capability Read More


California’s skilled workforce of the future must begin training in the classroom
The goal is to give students more opportunities for career training Read More


Can Prop 30 affect California’s skills gap?
Nine out of 10 skilled jobs, in the next decade, will require college training. Read More


California infrastructure grades are in: “Needs Improvement”
Most roads in need of repair, cost almost $14 billion in car repairs Read More


Video: Are San Francisco’s bike lanes green enough for CEQA?
Talking to Sierra Club about bike plan holdup Read More


What does a Chief Innovation Officer do exactly? City of Davis to find out
A CIO is on its way to Davis Read More


Los Angeles to become the next Silicon Valley?
LA sets its sights on the tech industry Read More


California community colleges held accountable for students’ success
The Scorecard has data from each of the colleges and breaks it down. Read More


Video: CEQA compromise stops San Franciscans from being priced out of homes
Public health input of CEQA brings about happy medium Read More


Senators go back to school for class on California education
Third of state Senate visits Long Beach to study linked learning efforts Read More


Video: CEQA lawsuit puts brakes on Sacramento Railyards project
Construction idles for 6 years while competitor & union challenge development Read More


Video: The $500,000 gas pump: Using environmental law versus competitor
CEQA challenge from gas station competitor added months to installing pumps Read More


San Diego: sun, surf, economic stability
San Diego was ranked the fourth city for job growth last year Read More


SoCal community college goes into startup funding business
Entrepreneurs and those who just started a business are eligible for the pilot program Read More


Ray of hope for California Central Valley: Job training gets boost
The Central Valley prepares its comeback Read More


Business leaders say California must improve business climate to keep them
A new survey says it's time California became more business friendly.  Read More


School district uses business philosophy to make student success everyone’s business
How one California school district is shrinking the skills gap  Read More


California revamps career technical education standards to prep students for jobs
State Board identifies pathways to in-demand jobs like game design & healthcare Read More


Creating California’s next-gen workforce with Community College Chancellor Brice Harris
Where the college system is headed & how our workforce depends on it Read More


California Community Colleges secure increased funding to prep workforce
Job training programs at colleges get much needed boost Read More


Video: Growing Robots: How California’s innovation gets done in iHub program
Public & private sector teams up to boost innovation in all California regions Read More


Cleantech cleans up in Sacramento as revenues continue to grow
Capital region has record cleantech jobs year in effort to build cluster Read More


What could California learn from LA County’s most business friendly cities?
Making permitting easier & simply visiting businesses regularly making difference Read More


Video: Northern California city welcomes outlet boom
Livermore's local economy benefitting from rolling out red carpet to huge outlet mall Read More


Inland Empire second fastest in growing high-tech jobs in US
Area known for warehousing using education, initiatives to create tech job openings Read More


Video: Competing to keep jobs in California & bring them back
Director of state's GO-Biz office talks about business incentives Read More


Video: GO-Biz on CA business climate & educating our workforce
Talking about improving state's infamous business climate Read More


Silicon Valley to focus on business opportunities with Japan
New airline link to Tokyo part of push to innovate & create California jobs Read More


Video: Job openings at port help shape Long Beach college tech programs
Community college and port team up to create industry focused programs Read More


Imperial Valley agencies bet on renewable energy for jobs
Partnership pumping up region's growing energy cluster Read More


Riverside opens gift of new distribution center
City's strategic plan helps land online retailer opening up shop in town Read More


California unemployment dips below 10 percent
Good news statewide, but Orange County doing the best Read More


Third time’s a charm for Amazon & California economy
Online retailer setting up shop in third California city Read More


New Northern California arena promises to be a jobs creator
Project to be done in 2017 will dig deep into local labor pool Read More


San Francisco’s economy reaps benefits of arts & culture sector
Arts in SF pack big economic punch as tourists take in culture Read More


Orange County looking to film industry to boost economy
Region landed filming of Hangover movie but still facing stiff competition Read More


California economy hurt by rising number of disconnected youth
Report shows 850,000 young people in state not working or in school Read More


Video: Help Wanted: Educating for California’s job openings
Graduating isn't enough in today's high-skill job economy Read More


Video: Better highways, railways, ports means better California economy
Upgrading California infrastructure vital to keeping state competitive Read More


Video: Impact of construction & real estate on California economy
Analysis: More construction jobs on the way? Read More


Riverside’s high-tech road map to innovation hub focus of book
Inland Empire city's digital reboot pays out economic & social benefits Read More


Video: Former Gov. Davis: Education & skills gap key to California economy
Education spending a priority for setting California's ship right, says former governor Read More


Video: California agriculture booming but water fixes needed now
Ag leaders talk to us on the impact of state's water issues on farmers Read More


Video: Making real fixes to California’s economy
Talking to leaders at Milken's California Summit about what's needed to re-tool state Read More


Video: Newsom - California economy made of ‘two worlds’
Lt. Gov. weighs in on how to get all regions to recover Read More


Closing skills gap in San Joaquin Valley gets Fed boost
While California unemployment dropped in most of state, SJV colleges hope to do better Read More


Sacramento’s key to economic growth: Leading way as a Green City
Mayor's office grabs award for green building efforts in capital Read More


Bay Area on pace to outperform rest of US and California economy
Tech and professional services drive big jobs increase while SF bets on cleantech boost Read More


#CAManufacturing: CleanTech gets electoral boost; Foxconn to LA?
Chinese manufacturer of Apple devices eyeing Los Angeles for factory Read More


Is it time for California to get on the CEQA reform bus?
Momentum to discuss & reform CEQA goes on tour in California cities Read More


San Francisco hands out awards to businesses helping to fuel economy
Chamber recognizes local businesses hot on heels of another SF victory Read More


Program turns energy efficiency into economic driver in San Diego
PACE programs fund energy-efficiency construction projects in California Read More


Small local contractors getting a big boost from the City of San Diego
California construction jobs at local contractors benefit from city policy Read More


Bay Area school district’s new program to boost California economy
Business best practices and big data can help re-tool education Read More


Going for the economic win: San Francisco bids for hosting Super Bowl 2016
Economic impact estimated to be in $100 to 500 million range Read More


Making sure all roads from China lead to California economy
California needs strategy to attract more Chinese investment, recommends study Read More


Davis incubator pumping out startups to benefit of California economy
Public-private partnership accelerates CA start-ups Read More


Early childhood education has bigger impact on California economy than you think
Conference tackles the effects of early education on job skills and workforce issues Read More


Video: Looking for work in California’s new jobs reality
How one career fair shows the state of California unemployment and jobs training Read More


Video: Education & industry collaborating vital to California’s economy
How can we make sure students have real jobs after graduation? Read More


Video: Closing skills gap critical to California recovery
Critical Conversations series addressing badly needed worker skills training Read More


Video: Getting California economy ready for future
Expert breaks down what California needs to do to prep economy for growth Read More


Video: California unemployment slowly receding
California has added nearly 300,000 jobs in the last year. Read More