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Op-Ed: Joseph Villela: Governor Rights Wrong That Tears Families Apart

Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 21, 2014 - The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing SB 1310, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara, into law. The bill provides that sentencing for misdemeanors punis...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell CEO Randy Mills on Focus and Four-Part Tests

It was a case of CEOs interviewing CEOs.


More specifically, it was Robin Smith, head of Neostem, Inc., “grilling” Randy Mills, the new CEO of the $3 billion California stem cell agency. The venue was the Huffington Post.


It wasn’t exactly hard ball stuff, as one might expect. Nonetheless it was the lengthiest such exchange with Mills, the former...

TechWire
Brown Signs SB 972: Bill Adds Technology Expertise to Criteria for HBEX Board

Jul 22, 2014

Board members, who serve four-year terms, are appointed by the Governor, the Senate Rules Committee or the Assembly Speaker. The post Brown Signs SB 972: Bill Adds Technology Expertise to Criteria for HBEX Board appeared first on TechWire.net.

TechWire
Gore: Drones and Sensors Are Revolutionizing Ag Tech from Space to Seed

Jul 22, 2014

Drones that spray pesticide and fertilizer. Drones that connect with networks of plant and soil sensors to determine which sections of a field need water and chemicals. The post Gore: Drones and Sensors Are Revolutionizing Ag Tech from Space to Seed ap...

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Sacramento County, Calif.’s Data Portal Promotes Transparency, Innovation

Jul 22, 2014

The portal complements the region's sister portal, and features information on utilities, transportation, finance and more.

The post Sacramento County, Calif.’s Data Portal Promotes Transparency, Innovation appeared first on TechWire.net.


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Antibiotic Use Is Common in Hospice Care

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study finds that use of antibiotics is quite common among terminal patients who are in hospice care.

The researchers used data based on the electronic health records of adults patients discharged to hospice care from Oregon Health & Science University over a three-year period ending in 2013.

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California Stem Cell Report
Verastem Bid for Nearly $10 Million from California Nixed

A Massachusetts firm called Verastem, Inc., heard some bad news recently about its pitch for $9.9 million from the $3 billion California stem cell agency.


The Cambridge firm sought the cash from the agency to help out with a clinical trial dealing with breast cancer.


However, the agency’s directors were told in...

California Stem Cell Report
Scripps Confirms Marletta’s Plan to Leave as President

The Scripps Research Institute has confirmed the departure of Michael Marletta as its president in a 72-word statement, but details about who will replace him and when are yet to emerge.The move was announced this morning at a meeting at the 2,900-empl...

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C-WIN: CA Department of Water Resources Running Out of Funds, Taxpayers & Ratepayers on the Hook

Jul 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Even as it continues to promote the ruinously expensive, environmentally destructive and ultimately unworkable Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), the California Department of Water Resources has failed to collect $125 million for ongoi...

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Numbers of Strokes Fall Among People 65 and Older During the Last Two Decades

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz Fewer older Americans are having strokes and those who do suffer a stroke have a lower risk of dying from them, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study found a 24 percent overa...

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