California Rice Commission
Swan Bath

Tundra Swans are showing up in Sacramento Valley rice fields in large numbers. Leslie Morris captured this video of a swan cleaning up.
Group prenatal visits improve birth outcomes for mother and child

Nov 24, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Life Long Medical Care in Berkeley, where we met Ana Maria Negrete five weeks from the due date of her first child.

Negrete is a part of new model for pre-natal care called CenteringPregnancy — where expectant mothers participate in group checkups which provide support, education and...

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From Stonewall to Welcoming Walls – Elder LGBT Housing On the Rise

Nov 23, 2014



By Matt Perry



Housing facilities for LGBT elders are slowly coming out of their California closets.


A new assisted living complex in Palm Springs that targets an aging LGBT demographic is one of a handful of new facilities serving seniors yearning for supportive and compassionate living environments.


In June, Hollywood’s second LGBT-friendly independent housing project opened, preceded...

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Executive action will increase safety for many domestic violence survivors across California

Nov 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 21, 2014 - President Obama’s recently-announced executive action will bring relief to many immigrants in California and across the country, including survivors of domestic violence and their families. Abusive partners often use the victim’s lack of immigration status and threats of deportation as tools to maintain power and control and prevent the...

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Consumer Watchdog Praises European Parliament’s Call To Break Up Google

Nov 22, 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA, Nov. 21, 2014 – Consumer Watchdog today praised an expected call from the European Parliament to break up Google to end the Internet giant’s monopolistic dominance, a remedy that the public interest group proposed more than four years ago.

The Financial Times first reported today that the European Parliament is expected to...

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The Girl With Moxie
Road Trippin’

Create Your Own Visited States Map This interactive map is floating around on the interwebs so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I’ve visited way more states than I thought, though a few of these are ones where I … Continue reading


FirstNet, Next-Gen 911 Discussed at Sacramento Meeting

Nov 21, 2014

The federal government has secured a 20 MHz block in the 700 MHz band, as well as $7 billion and future proceeds from a series of FCC spectrum auctions, to help build out a nationwide public safety communications network.

Sponsor Update: Free M Corp event aims to help state agencies with FI$Cal project

Nov 21, 2014

Sponsored by M Corp Many state departments, agencies and commissions are facing a fast-approaching deadline  to meet  requirements for the Financial Information System for California project, better known as FI$Cal. The massive business transformation project

What Are the Keys to Effective Leadership?

Nov 21, 2014

Fresno's Carolyn Hogg and four more highly regarded government CIOs share their secrets to becoming trailblazers in government IT.
Thanksgiving Travel Shoots Up

Nov 21, 2014

EMERYVILLE, Calif., November 21, 2014 – This year Thanksgiving holiday travel is well on its way to reaching its highest levels since 2007, according to the latest travel survey from AAA.

AAA Northern California’s travel forecast predicts that more than 5.6 million Californians plan to travel 50 miles or more this extended, four-day Thanksgiving holiday...

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