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Student expresses frustration over uncontested ASI elections

Apr 15, 2014

As an active student and leader in several campus organizations and clubs, senior sociology major Eddie Triste first heard of the upcoming Associated Students Inc. election two days after they were announced and applications were closed. ...

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Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

Apr 15, 2014
Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

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In less than three months, healthcare networks and individual hospitals have pumped more than $51 million into a proposed ballot measure meant to lock up revenue from a Legislature-approved fee on acute-care hospitals.

The measure would limit lawmakers' ability to change or repeal the "Medi-Cal Hospital Reimbursement Act," which lawmakers...

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Fire safety & health groups defend improved furniture flammability standard against chemical company challenge

Apr 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 15, 2014 - A coalition of fire safety and health groups has intervened to support the recently updated California furniture flammability regulations, which have been challenged by the major chemical manufacturer Chemtura. Effec...

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Finding an Alternative to Rodenticide: Use a Better Mousetrap

Apr 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 - Recent news that California will remove second-generation rodenticides from the consumer market was welcome at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Unfortunately, some consumers concluded that they would soon have no way to keep "disease-ridden vermin" away from their homes. That is not the case.

The Department of Pesticide...

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California’s community college completion rate fell during the Great Recession

Apr 15, 2014
California’s community college completion rate fell during the Great Recession

Completion rates at the California Community Colleges have fallen steadily over the past four years, according to the first update of the system's Student Success Scorecard. The accountability report released Tuesday, which tracks key performance meas...

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Data Act passes U.S. Senate, moves to house

Apr 15, 2014
Data Act passes U.S. Senate, moves to house

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA), sponsored by Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) passed the Senate on April 10 and was sent... Read more »

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Amanda McAdams Selected as Modoc Forest Supervisor

Apr 15, 2014
Amanda McAdams Selected as Modoc Forest Supervisor

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Former Chief Administrative Officer for City of Bell Sentenced to Federal Prison for Cheating IRS to Avoid Taxes on Corrupt Activities

Apr 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2014 - Robert A. Rizzo, the former top administrator in the city of Bell who has admitted his role in a widespread municipal corruption scandal, was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison in a tax fraud scheme designed to hide part of the massive income he was bilking...

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State tax revenue continues to outpace estimates

Apr 15, 2014
State tax revenue continues to outpace estimates

brownbudget.JPGState tax revenue continued to outpace budget estimates last month, with year-to-date revenue now $1.4 billion more than the Brown administration projected, the state Department of Finance reported Tuesday.

The report is the last benchmark ahead of April, a heavy month for income tax revenue. Last month, personal income tax...

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NTIA launches online guide to feds’ wireless spectrum use

Apr 15, 2014
NTIA launches online guide to feds’ wireless spectrum use

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) has published an online guide to the wireless spectrum being used by federal agencies. Launched on April 11, Spectrum.gov gives readers a glimpse... Read more »

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