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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Colby Fire in Los Angeles County, California

Jan 16, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. January 16, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Colby Fire currently burning in Los Angeles County.

On January 16, 2014, the State of California submitted a request for a fire management...

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California Stem Cell Report
Big Sangamo Deal for California Stem Cell Agency with an Asterisk

It was a $20 million deal -- possibly as much as $300 million --for Sangamo BioSciences, and its president told the California stem cell agency,
“We wouldn't be where we are today without you.”
The $3 billion agency has pumped $5.4 million into the publicly traded Richmond, Ca., firm for HIV/AIDS research and

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Caltrans to Remove Bird-killing Nets at Highway Project, Vows to Use Safer Methods

Jan 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO January 16, 2014 — Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement today with the California Department of Transportation to remove netting from bridge overpasses at a highway-widening project in Petaluma, Calif., which trapped, killed and injured scores of cliff swallows and other migratory birds last spring. Caltrans will remove the deadly exclusionary netting...

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Assemblyman unveils anti-Internet cafe bill

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Jan 16, 2014
Assemblyman unveils anti-Internet cafe bill

Theo Douglas, The Bakersfield Californian Nearly two months after joining Bakersfield’s war on Internet cafes — which city officials believe offer illegal gambling — Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, on Wednesday unveiled... Read more »

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20 Years After Northridge Quake, Buildings Remain Vulnerable

Jan 16, 2014

PASADENA, Calif. January 16, 2014 — Twenty years ago this week an earthquake struck Northridge, Calif., killing 57 people and revealing a serious defect in a common type of mid-rise building. A new study by U.S. Geological Survey and Caltech engineers, shows that these mid-rise buildings with fracture-prone welds in their steel frames are...

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Capitol Alert
Pass a bond measure for water, California lawmakers urge at rally

Jan 16, 2014
Pass a bond measure for water, California lawmakers urge at rally

Lawmakers representing drought-stricken districts joined with hundreds of their constituents at the state Capitol on Thursday to press for a new water bond measure and the declaration of a drought emergency. "I see farmers, I see farmworkers; I see...

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Jan. 13-17: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Jan 16, 2014
Jan. 13-17: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

With the Federal Trade Commission declaring Jan. 13-17 to be Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Attorney General Kamala Harris released tips for those beginning to compile and file their tax... Read more »

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Expanded Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast

Jan 16, 2014
Expanded Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast

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Capitol Alert
Condoleezza Rice tapped to address state, national Republicans

Jan 16, 2014
Condoleezza Rice tapped to address state, national Republicans

Condoleezza Rice is in demand. The former secretary of state is scheduled as the keynote speaker at two upcoming events, including the California Republican Party's spring convention March 15 in Burlingame. The lunchtime speech comes as GOP Chairma...

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Capitol Alert
Abel Maldonado confirms he is dropping out of governor’s race

Jan 16, 2014
Abel Maldonado confirms he is dropping out of governor’s race

Republican Abel Maldonado confirmed Thursday he is dropping out of the race for governor, abandoning a campaign that struggled from the start. After having "traveled all over the state and giving it my all," the former lieutenant governor is expected ...

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