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Bret Michaels, California State Fair, and making it real.

Jul 22, 2014
Bret Michaels, California State Fair, and making it real.

This was the real Bret Michaels, rocker, musician, showman, entertainer. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to see him live, on stage, with the crowd of Sacramento fans at the California State Fair. There were many Bret Michaels hats and bandannas on di...

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Coding Classes: Students, Teachers Overcome Obstacles to Add Computer Science Classes

Jul 22, 2014

Next month, Northgate High in Walnut Creek and Leland High in San Jose will begin offering AP Computer Science -- but only after students petitioned and delivered sign-ups. The post Coding Classes: Students, Teachers Overcome Obstacles to Add Computer ...

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Time Warner Cable Promises One-Gigabit Internet for L.A. in 2016

Jul 22, 2014

In April, Los Angeles released a document seeking information on how to create a citywide broadband offering that can compete with what's available in those areas. Time Warner's promise to up its service comes in response to that request. The post Time...

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Op-Ed: Joseph Villela: Governor Rights Wrong That Tears Families Apart

Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 21, 2014 - The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing SB 1310, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara, into law. The bill provides that sentencing for misdemeanors punis...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell CEO Randy Mills on Focus and Four-Part Tests

It was a case of CEOs interviewing CEOs.


More specifically, it was Robin Smith, head of Neostem, Inc., “grilling” Randy Mills, the new CEO of the $3 billion California stem cell agency. The venue was the Huffington Post.


It wasn’t exactly hard ball stuff, as one might expect. Nonetheless it was the lengthiest such exchange with Mills, the former...

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Brown Signs SB 972: Bill Adds Technology Expertise to Criteria for HBEX Board

Jul 22, 2014

Board members, who serve four-year terms, are appointed by the Governor, the Senate Rules Committee or the Assembly Speaker. The post Brown Signs SB 972: Bill Adds Technology Expertise to Criteria for HBEX Board appeared first on TechWire.net.

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Gore: Drones and Sensors Are Revolutionizing Ag Tech from Space to Seed

Jul 22, 2014

Drones that spray pesticide and fertilizer. Drones that connect with networks of plant and soil sensors to determine which sections of a field need water and chemicals. The post Gore: Drones and Sensors Are Revolutionizing Ag Tech from Space to Seed ap...

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Sacramento County, Calif.’s Data Portal Promotes Transparency, Innovation

Jul 22, 2014

The portal complements the region's sister portal, and features information on utilities, transportation, finance and more.

The post Sacramento County, Calif.’s Data Portal Promotes Transparency, Innovation appeared first on TechWire.net.


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Antibiotic Use Is Common in Hospice Care

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study finds that use of antibiotics is quite common among terminal patients who are in hospice care.

The researchers used data based on the electronic health records of adults patients discharged to hospice care from Oregon Health & Science University over a three-year period ending in 2013.

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California Stem Cell Report
Verastem Bid for Nearly $10 Million from California Nixed

A Massachusetts firm called Verastem, Inc., heard some bad news recently about its pitch for $9.9 million from the $3 billion California stem cell agency.


The Cambridge firm sought the cash from the agency to help out with a clinical trial dealing with breast cancer.


However, the agency’s directors were told in...

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