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Climate Change and Farming: This Shepherd’s Evolving Perspective

May 20, 2014

Every time I read the paper or turn on National Public Radio, I seem to find another story describing the the accelerating pace of global climate change.  This week, I've read articles about the rapid shrinking of glaciers in Antartica (and the po...

TechWire
Bill Passes Senate, Restricts Gifts to Public Officials

May 20, 2014
Bill Passes Senate, Restricts Gifts to Public Officials

SB 1443 by Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) passed the Senate unanimously on Monday. It establishes a gift limit of $200, bans all gifts from lobbyists, and prohibits specified... Read more »

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YubaNet.com
California’s Central Valley sees big drop in wintertime fog needed for fruit and nut crops

May 20, 2014
California’s Central Valley sees big drop in wintertime fog needed for fruit and nut crops

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Q&A with Robert Callahan, Executive Director, The Internet Association’s California Office

May 20, 2014
Q&A with Robert Callahan, Executive Director, The Internet Association’s California Office

On March 14, Robert Callahan announced he was leaving his post as TechAmerica’s director of state government affairs in California, to become executive director of the Internet Association’s first California... Read more »

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YubaNet.com
Economic impact of drought on Central Valley agriculture estimated at $1.7 billion

May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014 - California's drought will deal a severe blow to Central Valley irrigated agriculture and farm communities this year, and could cost the industry $1.7 billion and cause more than 14,500 workers to lose their jobs, according to preliminary...

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TechWire
Contract Update 5/20/14

May 20, 2014
Contract Update 5/20/14

Below is a roundup of selected, major technology-related contracts recently awarded by the State of California: Date:  5/9/2014 Agency:  Department of State Hospitals  Amount:   $2,199,922.88 Method:   WSCA/Coop Supplier:  Hewlett Packard... Read more »

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The Sacramento Bee
California’s agricultural community must adapt or face climate consequences, scientists say

California’s agricultural community must adapt or face climate consequences, scientists say

Dire consequences face the state’s powerhouse agricultural industry if it does not take steps to adapt to climate change, said a panel of 14 scientists, as well as Gov. Jerry Brown, at a conference on climate change Monday in Sacramento.


Farm worker Angel Salas installs pipes to siphon well water...

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Manteca Businesses Accuse Noted ADA Lawyer of Extortion

May 19, 2014

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About 20 Manteca businesses are the latest to face disabled access lawsuits from Carmichael attorney Scott Johnson.

Johnson, who is a quadriplegic, has made similar claims against dozens of small business owners across the state, including in Sacramento and …


TechWire
San Francisco Deputy Innovation Officer Announces Resignation

May 19, 2014
San Francisco Deputy Innovation Officer Announces Resignation

Shannon Spanhake leaves the city to join the earth imaging startup Planet Labs. In a Tweet and accompanying goodbye letter, San Francisco’s Deputy Innovation Officer Shannon Spanhake has announced her resignation... Read more »

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Big Changes at SAP

May 19, 2014
Big Changes at SAP

SAP — which according to California Controller John Chiang fumbled the $90 million MyCalPays payroll system — has announced some changes at the top along with a possible business makeover.... Read more »

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