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Los Angeles Lands Solid Summer of Investment in Tech Startups

Oct 16, 2014

After an impressive first half of 2014 for investments in start-ups, the lack of any mega-deals led to a cool summer in the venture capital world.

HealthyCal.org
State Refuses to Identify Hospitals it Says Have Harmed Patients

Oct 15, 2014

By Chris Richard

California has been withholding money from 66 hospitals it holds culpable for medical errors, but state officials refuse to describe the mistakes or publicly identify the hospitals, all of which have allegedly harmed patients.

California Department of Health Care Services spokesman Norman Williams said the agency is withholding disciplinary records to protect patients’...

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Santa Cruz pilot project equips foster youth with education champions

Oct 15, 2014

By Lynn Graebner An Oakland-based nonprofit group is building a national model to help foster youth overcome one of their biggest challenges: staying in school. Moving among multiple homes, often dealing with the trauma of neglect or abuse on top of be...

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Alison Toon
TBD Fest: MS MR, another gem, and here’s something for Halloween?

Oct 15, 2014
TBD Fest: MS MR, another gem, and here’s something for Halloween?

Lizzy Plapinger, MS MR, TBD Fest, SacramentoGoing to a music festival can be a bit like taking a box full of assorted chocolates and eating a little of each and every one, knowing that there were some you enjoyed more than others, but not really having...

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California Stem Cell Report
No Appeals Filed Yet in California’s $44 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Round

None of the rejected California universities seeking multimillion dollar grants to join the Golden State’s new, ambitious network of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics has yet filed an appeal of the decisions, the state stem cell agency said today.


That word comes from Don Gibbons, a spokesman for the $3 billion enterprise. In response to...

TechWire
A Smarter Planet: Why moving to the cloud is important for California

Oct 15, 2014

Sponsored by IBM California’s Department of Technology and IBM are launching CalCloud, a new public-private partnership model for fostering cutting edge technology and efficiency in government. The CalCloud computing platform aims to speed access to

YubaNet.com
New Coalition Launched to Protect Colorado River Headwaters in Wake of Drought

Oct 15, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Oct. 15, 2014 - A coalition of groups from across the West today announced the formation of a new coalition to inform and engage communities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and other western states about threats posed to the Colorado River and their water supply.

Colorado River Connected has been formed to...

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HealthyCal.org
Spike in ER usage from newly insured declines over time, study says

Oct 15, 2014

Pent-up demand for health care leads to a spike in emergency room visits and hospitalizations among the newly insured, but those numbers quickly decline as people’s needs are met and their health becomes more stable, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The study could mean that fears...

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YubaNet.com
Settlement Will Speed Recovery of Endangered California Frogs

Oct 15, 2014
Settlement Will Speed Recovery of Endangered California Frogs

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HealthyCal.org
Tulare County Fights Domestic Violence on a New Front

Oct 15, 2014

By Leah Bartos

Nestled in central California and flanked by the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Tulare County is sometimes called the Appalachia of the West. It is home to the giant Sequoia trees; Mount Whitney towers over the county’s eastern edge. It’s also one of the most poverty-stricken regions of the state.

The post Tulare...

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