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State Lawmakers Approve Stricter Controls for Outsourcing Contracts

Aug 29, 2014

State agencies could have more authority to terminate underperforming contracts under legislation that has advanced to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Next-Gen 911 Planning Bill Gets Legislature’s Approval

Aug 29, 2014

Next-Gen 911 typically allows users to send test messages, photos and other media emergency call centers, which are known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs).

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FCC Brings in UC Irvine Professor for CTO Role

Aug 29, 2014

UC Irvine computer science professor Scott Jordan has been named chief technology officer of the FCC, officials announced this week.

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Long Beach Technology Services Director to Retire

Aug 29, 2014

Curtis Tani has announced he plans to retire effective Sept. 12.

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Judge’s final “Vergara” ruling an attack on teachers; Education unions to appeal

Aug 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA, Aug. 28, 2014 — The final decision rendered by Los Angeles Superior Court judge Rolf Treu today in the Vergara v. California case offered no new reasoning or information as to how stripping teachers of their workplace professional rights will help students gain a better education. In rolling back the...

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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Package of Truancy Legislation Passes State Legislature

Aug 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 28, 2014 – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that a package of legislation to help local school districts and communities address California's elementary school truancy crisis has passed out of both legislative houses and is on its way to the Governor's desk.

"Each year approximately one million California elementary school...

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Legislature Approves New Insurance Requirements for Ride-Sharing Companies

Aug 29, 2014

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla called it "a testament to good public policy" that ensures consumers and drivers will be protected "while also allowing this innovative business model to thrive."

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New App Allows BART Riders to Discreetly Report Crime

Aug 29, 2014

The app will encourage riders to report suspicious activity, with the slogan "If you see something, say something."

FOX40
Jefferson Supporters Register Petitions with Secretary of State

Aug 28, 2014
Jefferson Supporters Register Petitions with Secretary of State

SACRAMENTO— “This one’s Siskiyou and this one’s Modoc,” said Mark Baird, holding up two documents stamped by the California Secretary of State. If Baird gets his way, the documents he’s holding will be the birth certificate of a new state. “It’s more than symbolic. This is a step in the legal process to split California...

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Asterias Stock Price Jumps Nearly 13 Percent Today Following hESC Therapy News

Asterias Stock Price Jumps Nearly 13 Percent Today Following hESC Therapy News

The California stem cell agency and Asterias Biotherapeuticstoday picked up a modicum of news coverage in connection with an advance on a spinal injury therapy that was once hailed as historic.


The news about the Menlo Park, Ca., firm’s clinical trial received major attention in the San Francisco Chronicle and more modest coverage in...

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