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State Water Board Approves $19 Million for Interim Emergency Drinking Water and Drought-Related Projects

May 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO May 19, 2015 - Today the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) approved guidelines for $19 million in funding to help public agencies, community water systems, not-for-profit organizations and tribal governments meet emergency drinking water needs.

On March 27, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a $1 billion emergency drought legislation package,...

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See How New Google-like Tool Empowers Advocacy Orgs

May 19, 2015

A new Google-like search engine that is transforming the relationship between advocacy organizations and their government just went live. It’s called Digital Democracy. The LA Times says Digital Democracy is, “making democracy more accessible to millennials and everyone

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How Analytics Could Make State Hospitals Safer

May 19, 2015

In order to improve safety, the department is outfitting personnel with wearable duress alarms and launching a new electronic scheduling system to ensure workers aren’t as fatigued on the job. But the changes and upgrades will go beyond physical infrastructure.

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California Officials Won’t Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste

May 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA, May 19, 2015 — After testing just nine water supply wells for contamination from illegal oil industry waste disposal operations, California regulators admitted today that they do not plan to do any additional state testing of water wells near protected aquifers tainted by illegal disposal wells.

In a letter sent to the federal...

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Stanford professor developing water usage model that could help California meet conservation goals

May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015 - As California heads into a fourth year of drought, water agencies are scrambling for new ways to conserve.

Gov. Jerry Brown has mandated 25 percent water reductions and has called on resource managers to create new incentives for conservation. Tiered pricing – charging more per gallon to customers who use more...

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California Green Innovation Index goes global: Golden State ranks top among countries worldwide

May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2015 — In advance of the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris this year, the California Green Innovation Index, for the first time, analyzes and ranks the Golden State’s economic and energy performance in comparison to the world’s 50 largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting nations.

Next 10’s 2015...

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Broadband Expert to Lead California Research Bureau

May 19, 2015

The bureau provides research services to the Governor’s Office, the Legislature and other elected officials.

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DGS Manager Honored with U.S. Small Business Administration Award

May 19, 2015

The “Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year Award” is presented annually in each state to individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for veterans of the U.S. armed forces.

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California Rice Growers welcome opportunity to help Waterbirds

California Rice Growers welcome opportunity to help Waterbirds

Significant resources will be invested to help enhance waterbird habitat in California Rice fields. Paul Buttner outlines the effort. Read his blog

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Legal groups call for improved medical care at troubled Adelanto immigration detention center

May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2015 - The ACLU of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) and a coalition of groups have called on federal immigration officials today to take immediate steps to improve the medical care at the troubled Adelanto Detention Facility where two detainees have died.

At least one death at the center can be directly...

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