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UC Berkeley acceptance rate plunges amid new admission process

Apr 18, 2014
UC Berkeley acceptance rate plunges amid new admission process

University of California, Berkeley's freshman acceptance rate for fall 2014 plunged 3.5 percent amid changes to its admission process, including a greater emphasis on admitting out-of-state students. Preliminary University of California admission data...

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Los Angeles City Hall panel hears recommendations from ‘film czar’ office

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Apr 18, 2014
Los Angeles City Hall panel hears recommendations from ‘film czar’ office

Dakota Smith, McClatchy News Service With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti seeking to boost local filming, his Office of Motion Picture and Television Production presented its first formal recommendations at... Read more »

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AM Alert: Californians support transitional kindergarten proposal

Apr 18, 2014
AM Alert: Californians support transitional kindergarten proposal

In his final year in the Legislature, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has made it a priority to expand pre-kindergarten to every 4-year-old in California, giving families the option of an extra year of schooling before their children s...

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Coding critical to future success

Apr 17, 2014
Coding critical to future success

As we use more and more digital technology, it becomes apparent that computer coding is an essential skill for anyone who would create digital products and resources, and thus a... Read more »

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FPPC delays decision on Berryhill money-laundering case

Apr 17, 2014
FPPC delays decision on Berryhill money-laundering case

The board of California's political ethics watchdog Thursday postponed action on a recommended $40,000 money-laundering penalty against state Sen. Tom Berryhill, his brother and Republican central committees in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. A...

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Folsom’s AgreeYa Solutions drops mobile practice, doubles revenue

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Apr 17, 2014
Folsom’s AgreeYa Solutions drops mobile practice, doubles revenue

Cathie Anderson, McClatchy News Service Folsom’s AgreeYa Solutions has almost doubled its revenue since 2008, concrete confirmation for managing partner Ajay Kaul that spinning off the firm’s mobile practice was... Read more »

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Dickinson bill seeks crude oil train emergency preparedness

Apr 17, 2014
Dickinson bill seeks crude oil train emergency preparedness

Pointing to the catastrophic derailment in Quebec of a train transporting oil and similar accidents, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, has unveiled legislation to get emergency responders more information about crude-carrying trains that rol...

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HRC Statement on Prop 8 Lawyer Charles Cooper’s Support for His Openly Gay Daughter

Apr 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today reacted to news that Charles J. Cooper, the chief legal defender of Proposition 8 for the duration of the Perry case, has an openly gay stepdaughter named Ashley and that Cooper...

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Nearly 1.4 million Californians enroll in health insurance exchange

Apr 17, 2014
Nearly 1.4 million Californians enroll in health insurance exchange

Citing a large influx of customers in the final weeks, California officials announced Thursday that more than 3 million people enrolled in health insurance coverage or Medi-Cal, capping an opening period that saw the state emerge as an example for th...

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Judges Overturn Long-Term Central Valley Water Contracts Citing Endangered Species Protection

Apr 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 16, 2014 - An eleven-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today unanimously ruled that the federal Bureau of Reclamation was required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding long-term Cali...

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