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New Information on Outside Spending in CA Elections in 2014

Oct 21, 2014

Los Angeles, Oct. 21 – In California’s congressional primaries, bigger wallets give a small set of mega-donors an outsized voice, according to new information released today by CALPIRG Education Fund and Demos. Just 864 donors who gave $1,000 or more to candidates in the primaries outspent the at least 34,000 small donors who gave...

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TechWire
Department of Insurance Menu Modernization Project Gets Under Way

Oct 21, 2014

The $21 million initiative will replace, centralize and modernize database applications running on an old version of Oracle Forms that won’t be supported after 2017.

TechWire
Gillihan Appointed Department of Human Resources Director

Oct 21, 2014

Gillihan has been filling the role in an interim capacity since February, when Director Julie Chapman and her chief deputy suddenly departed after an unflattering Little Hoover Commission report criticized the department’s management.

TechWire
Geothermal Power Industry Lost Steam But May Be Poised for Comeback

Oct 21, 2014

Industry leaders say the energy harnessed from the Earth is poised for a renaissance, powered by new technology that will boost production, pare costs and expand its reach.

California Stem Cell Report
California’s $40 Million Alpha Clinic Round: Appeals Filed by Two Rejected Applicants

Two of the three rejected applicants in California’s $40 million-plus Alpha Stem Cell Clinic competition are seeking to overturn the decisions, but none of the cases is expected to be made public.


The appeals are being considered behind closed doors by the staff of the $3 billion state stem cell agency, which will make...

TechWire
Apple Pay Q&A: What You Need to Know

Oct 21, 2014

Despite a few dozen retail chains pledging support for Apple Pay, so-called contactless payments are still new. Here's a guide to how Apple Pay works and what to expect.

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Irrigation District Wins Global Award for Farm Water Conservation

Oct 21, 2014

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, meeting last month in Gwangju, South Korea, presented its annual WatSave Technology Award to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

TechWire
IBM Sells Computer Chip Manufacturing Operations

Oct 21, 2014

GlobalFoundries will take over IBM's computer chip manufacturing operations, making it the exclusive provider of high-end microprocessors powering IBM's leading-edge servers and such supercomputers as Watson.

YubaNet.com
Video: Last Native-Speaker Records Wukchumni Language

Oct 20, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014 - If your language was on the brink of extinction, what would you do? As the last speaker of the Wukchumni language, Marie Wilcox began remembering the native tongue she had abandoned after the death of her grandmother. As the words came ...

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Only 3.7% of California’s eligible youth voters (age 18-24) turned out to vote in the June 2014 primary

Oct 20, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014 - Only 18% of California's eligible voters (citizens over age 18) turned out to vote in the June 2014 primary election; the lowest eligible turnout of any statewide election in California history. Given that the gap between eligible yout...

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