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California takes giant step toward approving first crop-based carbon standards

Dec 18, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, Dec. December 18, 2014 - The California Air Resources Board today gave a “thumbs up” to a pioneering staff proposal that would allow U.S. rice farmers to sell credits on the state’s landmark carbon market. The board directed staff to evaluate and consider public comments, then finalize the Rice Cultivation Projects Compliance Offset...

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North Korea, Sony and California Stem Cells

North Korea, Sony and California Stem Cells

Lauren Miller, a California stem cell agency director, and Seth Rogen at
the Los Angeles premier of "The Interview" on Dec. 11. The appearance
 coincidentally followed the agency's board meeting. Getty Photo, Michael Tran
It would seem unlikely that California’s $3 billion stem cell agency would have a link – even...

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Neutrogena fined for hazardous waste violations at its facility in Los Angeles

Dec 18, 2014

Sacramento December 18, 2014 - The Neutrogena Corporation will pay more than $400,000 to settle a civil action resulting from a Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) investigation of hazardous waste violations at its Los Angeles manufacturing facility.

The California Attorney General’s Office filed the action in Los Angeles County Superior Court and negotiated the...

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Goodbye and Good Riddance: TURN Looks Forward to New Leadership at the CPUC

Dec 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec. 18, 2014 - TURN said today that President Peevey’s departure from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is long overdue, and that the appointment of new independent leader at the agency would be good news for consumers. Peevey’s term ends on December 31, and he is not likely to...

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Next Napa quake could be devastating

Dec 18, 2014
Next Napa quake could be devastating

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In Conjunction with “Wild” Movie Release, Pacific Crest Trail Association PSA Stresses Need to Preserve Popular Trail

Dec 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA, Dec. 18, 2014 - The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) today released a powerful, new education and awareness video in conjunction with the December launch of Wild, the Fox Searchlight film starring actress Reese Witherspoon and set against the stunning backdrop of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. PCTA is the...

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Leading Bird Conservation Group Calls for Expanded Yellow-billed Cuckoo Critical Habitat

Dec 18, 2014
Leading Bird Conservation Group Calls for Expanded Yellow-billed Cuckoo Critical Habitat

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State CIO Expects Cloud Opportunities for Vendors in 2015

Dec 18, 2014

Carlos Ramos sees a robust market ahead for assessment and transition services as agencies and departments move into the cloud.

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Tens of Thousands Voice Support for Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

Dec 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 18, 2014 - Today groups announced the collection of more than 80,000 public comments supporting the permanent protection of the Berryessa Snow Mountain area. The supporters join more than 200 businesses that have already spoken out in favor of a national monument designation, along with all five counties that would be...

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2015 Predictions: Mark Fellows, Oracle

Dec 18, 2014

Mark Fellows, Oracle's regional manager of California Public Sector, discusses the future of cloud, mobile management and big data.

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