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VoteCal Pilot Goes Live in Orange, Sacramento Counties

Jul 23, 2015

A pilot implementation of VoteCal, the system designed to replace the existing voter registration databases in each of California’s 58 counties, went live in Orange County and Sacramento County simultaneously on Monday.

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Department of Rehabilitation Awards $6M Contract for Case Management System Upgrade

Jul 23, 2015

Alliance Enterprises Inc. has been awarded a $6 million contract to make enhancements to the Department of Rehabilitation’s vocational rehabilitation case management system. The system, called AWARE – the Accessible Web-based Activity Reporting Environment –

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UC president announces $15/hour minimum wage

Jul 23, 2015

July 22, 2015 - University of California President Janet Napolitano announced today (July 22) that the minimum wage for its workers — both direct and service contract employees — will be raised to $15 an hour over the next three years. In addition, she directed that all contractors doing business with UC comply...

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Tech Economy Fuels Debate About Worker Classification

Jul 23, 2015

About a third of U.S. workers are now freelancers; a number projected to hit 40 percent by 2020. Last week the U.S. Department of Labor issued 15 pages of guidelines that boiled down to this: “Most workers are employees.”

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More Startups Are Staying Private Longer

Jul 23, 2015

Mergers and acquisitions for technology and life sciences startups are at a 12-year quarterly low, new data show.

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Aug. 24-28: California State Training Week 2015

Jul 23, 2015

Registration is open for IT-related courses on project management, business analysis, portfolio management, software lifecycle and methodology, security, digital evidence and more.

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Gatto and Gaines Announce Legislation Allowing First Responders to Jam and Take Down Drones Interfering with Fires

Jul 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO, July 21, 2015 – Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) introduced legislation to today to help protect emergency responders engaged in their life-saving work. Senate Bill 168 grants immunity to any emergency responder who damages an unmanned aircraft in the course of firefighting, air ambulance, or search-and-rescue operations.

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Agencies Promoting Delta Water Diversions Asked to Correct Tunnel Vision

Jul 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. July 22, 2015 - Conservation groups in California warned regulators today that their rush to approve construction of massive water-diversion tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta violates state and federal laws. The letter sent to federal and state agencies that are promoting the so-called Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)/California Water Fix underscored...

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Dennis Bray to Lead VMworld Breakout Session on Highly Automated IT Service Delivery

Jul 22, 2015

Dennis Bray, named earlier this year by VMware as a 2015 vExpert, will be joining forces with Chip Copper, strategic technologist for Brocade, to teach one of the Breakout Sessions at this year’s VMworld in San Francisco at the end of August.

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