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Ramos to Chair California Broadband Council

Nov 19, 2014

The nine-member council is reorganizing with pending departures planned in the next few weeks and months, and changing roles for some.

HealthyCal.org
Obese Kids Often Mistake Symptoms and Overuse Asthma Drugs

Nov 19, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study finds that obese kids with asthma may mistake being breathless for an asthma attack, which can lead to unnecessary use of asthma inhalers. Researchers reviewed data on 58 children with asthma, half obese and half within normal...

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California Releases Bid for Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System

Nov 19, 2014

The Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System (SFIS) was created in response to state legislation in 1996 requiring applicants and recipients of California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) and food stamp (now CalFresh) programs to be f...

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FCC Ponders E-Rate Budget Increase

Nov 19, 2014

A budget expansion would require both increased fees and lower broadband prices.

TechWire
Facebook Reportedly Testing Enterprise Software

Nov 19, 2014

The world's largest social network is testing collaboration software aimed for an office setting, dubbed Facebook at Work, The Financial Times and Bloomberg News reported thise week, based on anonymous sources.

TechWire
California Tech Firm Makes Mark on State Health Insurance Exchanges

Nov 19, 2014

GetInsured is a subcontractor to Accenture for the California health insurance exchange contract.

TechWire
Court Bars State from Curbing Sex Offenders’ Internet Privacy

Nov 19, 2014

The court said the disclosure requirement, while part of a “legitimate” attempt to combat sexual exploitation and human trafficking, appears to violate the free-speech rights of ex-convicts who are no longer on probation or parole.

YubaNet.com
Boxer Reintroduces Legislation to End Mining Leases in Soledad Canyon

Nov 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 18, 2014 - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today reintroduced the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act, legislation that would resolve a 15-year-long mining dispute between the City of Santa Clarita and CEMEX USA by requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to cancel current mining contracts in Soledad Canyon and prohibit future...

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California Stem Cell Report
A Look at Spinal Cord Injury Treatments from California’s Stem Cell Agency

The California stem cell agency today took to the Internet to conduct a nearly hour-long video briefing concerning the state of stem cell treatments for spinal cord injury.



The Google Hangout event featured Jane Lebkowski, president of research and development for Asterias Biotherapeutics of Menlo Park, Ca., which is involved in an early...

YubaNet.com
Op-Ed: Randy Simmons: California’s severe drought shows why we need to raise the price of water

Nov 18, 2014
Op-Ed: Randy Simmons: California’s severe drought shows why we need to raise the price of water

November 18, 2014 - Last January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency following projections of severe drought. State bureaucrats and local officials jumped into action and mandated any number of water conservation tactics. While some have been relatively successful, most will do nothing. In fact, it appears that despite...

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