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Developing Preparedness and Recovery Plans with Design Thinking

Mar 30, 2015

San Francisco uses the concept of sampling before finishing the final product.

TechWire
Scrutiny Surrounds ‘Stingray’ Cell Tracker Device

Mar 30, 2015

Stingrays have long been used covertly by the military and federal authorities, and an increasing number of local law enforcement agencies have been picking them up, commonly via Homeland Security funding, as did Santa Clara County.

California Rice Commission
Water sales not a windfall but will help the farm and allow for investments in the future

Water sales not a windfall but will help the farm and allow  for investments in the future

The Rice Commission’s Tim Johnson comments on potential water sales in our region.

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TechWire
Most Apps Do Not Care About Privacy, Study Finds

Mar 30, 2015

Considering that hundreds of pieces of information can be collected from apps in a single day, according to a recent Carnegie Mellon University study, it is becoming clear that the actual price of a free smartphone app might be your identity.

California Rice Commission
Activity begins in Rice Country

Grower Peter Rystrom in Butte County comments on work to prepare fields for planting.

California Stem Cell Report
Three-Month Birthday: California Dances Forward With its Fast Track Stem Cell Plan

Three-Month Birthday: California Dances Forward With its Fast Track Stem Cell Plan

Randy Mills' chart last week on changes coming as a result of CIRM 2.0
On New Year’s Eve, the California stem cell agency and its relatively new president, Randy Mills, kicked off a radical and fresh way to hand out money to researchers and speed development...

California Political News and Views
Eureka Faces Pension Headwinds – Just Like Every Other California City

The city of Eureka on the far north coast of our state is part of a fabled land, far removed from the rest of drought stricken California. The winds that the ridiculously resilient ridge of high pressure push north find welcoming mountains and canyons in and around Eureka, drenching them with rain, nourishing endless...

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California Political News and Views
Follow the Money: New Bill Would Double CA Campaign Reporting Threshold

It could soon be harder to follow the money in California politics. A state lawmaker wants to double the reporting threshold for political campaigns in California — allowing major donors to contribute more money and campaigns to spend more money before filing a disclosure report. Under the Political Reform Act of 1974, as modified...

HealthyCal.org
Prescription Candy: A Quick Fix for Aging?

Mar 29, 2015

By Matt Perry

In America, drug addiction is despised as a social scourge, a destructive force for families and communities alike.

Yet when it comes to treating older adults, drugs are hailed as quick salvation — prescription candy — the answer to complex chronic diseases and behavioral “problems” affiliated with dementia.

The post Prescription...

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California Political News and Views
CARTOON: Reid calls it quits

CARTOON: Reid calls it quits

Nate Beeler, The Columbus DispatchView Full Size: CARTOON: Reid calls it quits

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