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California Officially Lists Common Pesticide Atrazine as Reproductive Toxin

Jul 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA, July 15, 2016 - California today listed atrazine — the second-most widely used pesticide in the United States — under Proposition 65 as a chemical known to be linked to birth defects, reduced male fertility and reproductive toxicities in women. Products containing atrazine will now require a warning label before they can...

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Dan Bacher: Brown Hires Bruce Babbitt As New Point Man For Delta Tunnels

Jul 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 - Governor Jerry Brown has enlisted Bruce Babbitt, the former Secretary of Interior under the Clinton administration and former Governor of Arizona, to serve as a “special advisor” to the Brown administration on California WaterFix and other Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta matters.

The hiring of Babbitt was first revealed in an opinion piece...

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Search for a Diabetes Cure: California Stem Cell Agency Hits $60 Million Mark with ViaCyte


The California stem cell agency next week is slated to award  an additional $4 million to ViaCyte, Inc., a San Diego firm that is working with the agency to develop a "virtual" cure for diabetes.

ViaCyte has already received $56 million over the years from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine(CIRM), as the agency is...

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Text of ViaCyte’s Statement on its New Proposed Diabetes Product

The California Stem Cell Report this morning queried Paul Laikind, the CEO of ViaCyte, Inc., of San Diego, about the company's upcoming $4 million award from the California stem cell agency and the award's relationship to the ViaCyte product known as VC-01. Here is the text of his response.

"ViaCyte is continuing development of VC-01...

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Blue-green algae blooming in Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake; Caution Urged in Water Contact

Jul 14, 2016
Blue-green algae blooming in Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake; Caution Urged in Water Contact

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As Undocumented Children Enroll in Medi-Cal, Some Clinics See Uptick in Patients

Jul 14, 2016
As Undocumented Children Enroll in Medi-Cal, Some Clinics See Uptick in Patients

The state is working with health care providers and Medi-Cal managed health plans to prepare for the influx of new patients, Cava said.

However, many clinics contacted by the California Health Report said it’s too soon to tell what the impact of the expansion will be on their patient numbers.

The post As Undocumented...

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Field Poll: Contrasting views about the overall direction of the state and the nation

Jul 14, 2016

July 14, 2016 - There are big differences between how California voters view the direction of the state and the direction of the nation. By a 52% to 39% most voters here believe the state is generally moving in the right direction. This represents the ...

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Air Resources Board rejects Volkswagen recall plan for 3.0 liter diesel passenger cars

Jul 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO July 14, 2016 - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today rejected proposed recall plans submitted by Volkswagen/Audi and Porsche for repair of undisclosed Auxiliary Emission Control Devices (AECDs) and defeat devices in 3.0 liter, diesel passenger cars manufactured for model years 2009-2016. This decision affects about 16,000 3.0 liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis...

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Public Urged To Avoid Algal Bloom in Pyramid Lake

Jul 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO July 13, 2016 - A large algal bloom has developed in Pyramid Lake, located in Los Angeles County, and the public is advised to avoid body contact with the water and take precautions during recreation at the lake.

Activities near the water such as picnicking and hiking are safe. Because these blooms can form...

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Bird Lovers United to Count Brown Pelicans

Jul 13, 2016
Bird Lovers United to Count Brown Pelicans

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