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Management of LAUSD Student Records System Found ‘Grossly Inadequate’

Nov 21, 2014

Glitches in the system caused myriad problems. Some students spent weeks waiting to be assigned to classes, and the district scrambled to fix errors in transcripts in time for college application deadlines.

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Obama’s Immigration Plan Doesn’t Grant Tech World’s Wishes

Nov 21, 2014

Industry leaders say there is a shortage of U.S. tech talent, and the program helps them attract top-tier workers they desperately need. Critics, however, say employers prefer foreign workers because they can hire and retain them at a lower cost.

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Intel Finds its Footing, Seeks to Regain its Stride

Nov 21, 2014

The company has outlined a series of initiatives, from new mobile processors to wireless chargers, and declared that it won't be caught flat-footed again.

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Op-Ed: Sally Miller: Wilderness advocates applaud BLM’s denial of solar project in California’s Silurian Valley

Nov 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA, November 20, 2014 - A decision by the Bureau of Land Management in California to reject an application for a large scale solar project in the remote Silurian Valley could aid in the protection of thousands of acres of desert lands that conservationists, local residents and community leaders have been focused on...

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California Stem Cell Report
Correction

The "birthday party" item Nov. 20, 2014, incorrectly stated that Anne Holden wrote CIRM blog piece on the "bubble boy" researchat UCLA. It was actually Todd Dubnicoff who wrote the article on the agency's blog, The Stem Cellar.

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Consumer Watchdog Asks California Supreme Court To Overturn Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages

Nov 21, 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA, Nov. 20, 2014 - Consumer Watchdog has joined the plaintiffs in Hughes v. Pham in asking that the California Supreme Court review the constitutionality of the state’s arbitrary 39-year-old damages cap of $250,000 in medical malpractice cases. Even though a jury awarded the injured plaintiff millions in noneconomic damages for...

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Northern California Reps. Statement on Senator Feinstein Pulling Deeply-Flawed Water Bill

Nov 20, 2014

WASHINGTON November 20, 2014 - Today, Northern California Representatives Jared Huffman (D-02), George Miller (D-11) Mike Thompson (D-05), Doris Matsui (D-06), Jerry McNerney (D-09), John Garamendi (D-10), and Ami Bera (D-07) released the following statement after Senator Dianne Feinstein announced she will not be pursuing passage of her water bill this year:

“We are pleased...

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California Stem Cell Report
Birthday Party for California’s 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program

Birthday Party for California’s 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program

Fred Lesikar, a heart attack victim aided by
a CIRM-backed cell treatment
CIRM photo
The California stem cell agency today celebrated its 10thbirthday with a media event in Los Angeles where its supporters declared that the effort marked “one of the seminal events in the history of medical research.”


Attending the...

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AG Harris Announces $23.8 Million Settlement with AT&T for Environmental Violations

Nov 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. November 20, 2014 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced a settlement with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period. As part of the settlement, AT&T will pay...

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Requiring Parents to Do Unpaid Work at Charter Schools Is Unconstitutional and Inequitable

Nov 20, 2014

San Francisco, CA November 20, 2014 - Public Advocates, the California civil rights organization, released a report today on the alarming number of California charter schools that require parental work hours as a condition of student enrollment. The group argues that the practice is an illegal school fee and that it inequitably restricts access...

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