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Video: Ramos Discusses Technology Innovation in State Government

Oct 27, 2014

California State CIO Carlos Ramos talks about innovative technology the state has been using and reflects on the challenges of working in the public sector and the changes he’s seen during the course of his career.

TechWire
Interactive Map Shows California Energy Infrastructure Projects

Oct 27, 2014

The map, powered by Esri, illustrates the construction and energy development boom that has gone on as California strives to reach its policy goal of generating one third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

HealthyCal.org
Changing the message of aging…subliminally

Oct 27, 2014

By Matt Perry

As a reporter who covers Aging issues, discussing the topic in public typically evokes this response through clenched teeth:   “Getting old sucks.”

There are variations on this reply – some involve profanity – but today’s accepted cultural message is that aging is terrible, horrible, no good, and very bad.


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Pentagon Watchdogs Scrutinize States’ Push Toward Online Voting

Oct 27, 2014

The office of Pentagon Inspector General John Rymer is taking a hard look at systems to see whether they’re violating a prohibition on the use of Defense Department grant money to create online voting systems.

TechWire
Utility Companies Join Competition for Rooftop Solar

Oct 27, 2014

With the number of rooftop solar installations rising at breakneck speed, utilities have begun to fear a future in which more and more customers generate their own energy, leaving others to bear the cost of maintaining the electrical grid.

TechWire
California Startup Pioneers Firearm Tracking Technology

Oct 27, 2014

The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office is partnering with Yardarm Technologies, a Capitola-based firearms technology company, to test microchips that could monitor when an officer draws a gun, is separated from the gun and fires a gun.

Davis Vanguard
Eye on the Courts: Scare Tactics and Prop 47

Oct 27, 2014

 Most campaigns claims have an element of truth surrounded by a world of gray and ambiguity. That is the case of Prop 47 – well intentioned proposal that would end felony incarceration for a host of drug charges and other minor and non-violent theft. For the most part that is a good thing. It...

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HealthyCal.org
UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations finds innovative ways to treat most common health problems

Oct 27, 2014

By Todd Dayton

In this story we visit a San Francisco research center working to better the lives of those most at risk for poor health. UC San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations puts many of the most common health conditions in the crosshairs, and uses research and outreach to improve the health of society’s...

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California Stem Cell Report
California’s Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Garner Little News Coverage

The California stem cell agency’s $34 million Alpha clinic venture last week received minimal attention from the mainstream media.


The effort was also was subordinated by the agency itself, which issued a press release that focused heavily instead on the plan by its new president, Randy Mills, to improve operations at the agency.


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Alison Toon
Black Label Society, at Aftershock (and this weekend, at Knotfest)… and a wall of Marshall amps

Oct 25, 2014
Black Label Society, at Aftershock (and this weekend, at Knotfest)… and a wall of Marshall amps

Black Label Society, Aftershock 2014Perhaps the band with the biggest stack of Marshalls on the planet, Black Label Society are taking their show to Knotfest this weekend. Lots of heavy metal and headbanging and a real, good, show. Go bezerk!!!John DeS...

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