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Marin Joins Four-County Effort to Expand Broadband Access

Aug 18, 2014

The North Bay North Coast Broadband Consortium, consisting of Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Mendocino counties, came together in the last few months with the goal of wiring the North Bay for the 21st century.

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Gavin Newsom Tech Den a Comedown From Sacramento Splendor

Aug 18, 2014

Newsom's spartan digs at the Founders Den in San Francisco, a spot designed for tech startups with more ideas than staff, is a comedown from the classic splendor of the lieutenant governor's headquarters in Sacramento's Capitol building or the oversize...

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YubaNet.com
Charges for blood tests vary across California hospitals — from $10 to $10,169 for the identical test

Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 15, 2014 - New UC San Francisco research shows significant price differences for ten common blood tests in California hospitals, with some patients charged as little as $10 for one test while others were charged $10,169 for the identical test.

The analysis of charges at more than 150 California hospitals looked at blood tests...

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Lenovo’s $2.3B Server Deal with IBM Wins U.S. Government Approval

Aug 18, 2014

When the IBM deal was announced, Lenovo said the acquisition would boost its small-but-fast-growing server business by nearly tenfold.

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YubaNet.com
p-Ed: Ruth Dawson: Even in California: A Sneaky Threat to Reproductive Health

Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 16, 2014 - Running a hospital may not immediately spring to mind as a reproductive justice issue. But hospital decisions about what care to provide and how to provide it have huge implications for the health of the communities they serve. When hospitals are bound by religious rules instead of medical principles, it...

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HealthyCal.org
Lake County Tribal Health Consortium tackles worst health outcomes in the state

Aug 18, 2014

By Ariana Reguzzoni

In a 2013 study conducted by the University of Wisconsin, Lake County in California was ranked the lowest in the state for “health outcomes.” This means that length of life and quality of life are lowest, at least according to a person’s physical health. The Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, a federally...

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California Stem Cell Report
‘De-risking’ Stem Cell Therapy with Government Cash and Assistance

‘De-risking’ Stem Cell Therapy with Government Cash and Assistance

Nature Biotechnology this month took a crack at what it called “therapies of the state,” three government- financed efforts at turning stem cells into cures.


The piece by Beth Schachter discussed “thorny technical challenges,” safety issues and regulatory and IP risk – not to mention the dreaded “reimbursement” risk. (Reimbursement is a PR...

Alison Toon
Countdown to Aftershock 2014… not long now! Are you ready??? Check out The Last Internationale

Aug 16, 2014
Countdown to Aftershock 2014… not long now! Are you ready??? Check out The Last Internationale

Wondering what new (to me) band I'll "take home" from Aftershock this year... might very well be these guys.The Last Internationale comprise singer Delila Paz, guitarist Edgey Pires, and drummer Brad Wilk (yes, he of Rage Against The Machine). Paz's vo...

YubaNet.com
Six Rivers NF: Panther Flat campground water shortage

Aug 15, 2014

Eureka, California, August 15, 2014 – Panther Flat Campground on the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area of the Six Rivers National Forest had to shut down water systems yesterday due to extraordinarily low water levels in the well that supplies the facility.

While one faucet has remained on temporarily in the hopes...

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YubaNet.com
Cuyama Valley Groundwater Withdrawals Are Double The Long-Term Replenishment

Aug 15, 2014
Cuyama Valley Groundwater Withdrawals Are Double The Long-Term Replenishment

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