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Former Adviser to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Joins e.Republic

Aug 21, 2014

Julia Burrows, a former city official who led sustainability initiatives for Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, has joined e.Republic, publisher of TechWire, Governing and Government Technology. Burrows will lead e.Republic’s Washington, D.C.-based Governing Institute. The three-year-old Institute

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Bill Would Allow Computer Science to Replace Math in College Admissions

Aug 21, 2014

Introduced by State Sen Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles), SB 1200 passed the Senate floor by a 34-0 vote on Wednesday.

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AT&T to Install Gigabit Internet Network in Cupertino

Aug 21, 2014

Cupertino is home to Apple, Inc., Seagate Technology, SugarCRM and several more tech companies. The city of 58,000 also is one of the wealthiest in the U.S.

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Los Angeles Puts Focus on New Wave of Disaster Recovery Facilities

Aug 21, 2014

On the heels of awarding a new contract last month for a disaster recovery “hot site," the city of Los Angeles in now looking for another data processing room that’s at least 300 miles away from City Hall.

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Los Angeles Names First Chief Data Officer

Aug 21, 2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti named Abhi Nemani the city’s first chief data officer on Aug. 20. Nemani, who left Code for America in June for a position with GovDelivery, will assist the mayor’s effort

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Siluria Technologies Turns Natural Gas Into Gasoline in Hayward, Calif.

Aug 21, 2014

At today's natural gas prices, Siluria's technology could make gasoline at roughly $1 per gallon, according to the company.

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Wells Fargo Boosts Startups Creating Tools for Financial Industry

Aug 21, 2014

Launched Wednesday, the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator is investing up to $500,000 and offering a six-month "boot camp" for startups developing tools for the financial industry, especially in the transactions, security and consumer information areas.

The Sacramento Bee
California drought stings bees, honey supplies

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Kru Owner Aims for Expansion, Again

Aug 20, 2014

Big changes are coming for Kru owner Billy Ngo, scoops the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson. Already considered one of the most innovative chefs in town, Ngo is looking for a larger building to move Kru. Though he would not...

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California Lottery Hopes Motorists will Play at the Pump

Aug 20, 2014

The California Lottery is hoping to reach an untapped audience with new technology already deployed in a handful of other states.

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