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Pérez holds fundraising lead in California controller’s contest

May 23, 2014
Pérez holds fundraising lead in California controller’s contest

The leading candidates for state controller headed into the final weeks of the June 3 primary campaign with more than $2 million on hand to try to win over voters in the down-ticket contest. Almost all of that money was in the campaign account of for...

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BLM Announces $2 Million in Funding to Hire Youth to Work on Public Lands in California

May 23, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 22, 2014 – As part of BLM's commitment to connecting youth and the outdoors, three projects in California today received funding to support conservation employment and mentoring opportunities throughout the state.

The grants, funded in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NWFW), will provide jobs resulting in paid...

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Could a modest investment expand Medi-Cal to state’s undocumented residents?

May 23, 2014

BERKELEY, May 21, 2014 — Approximately 690,000 to 730,000 undocumented Californians could gain access to routine and preventive health care in 2015 with just a 2-percent increase in state Medi-Cal spending – estimated at $353 to $369 million – according to a joint study by UC Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education and...

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U.S. EPA: Exide Technologies battery recycling facility in Vernon violates federal laws

May 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2014 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today notified Exide Technologies of federal violations at its Vernon, Calif. lead smelting facility. EPA's investigation, prompted by community concerns as well as ongoing investigations by state and local agencies, found that Exide violated the Clean Air Act's lead emissions standards on more...

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Op-Ed: Adrienne Alvord: California’s Bold Blueprint for Reducing Carbon Pollution and Building a Clean Energy Economy

May 23, 2014

SACRAMENTO, May 22, 2014 - The California Air Resources Board today unanimously approved a sweeping new roadmap to achieve the state's long-term carbon-reduction goals that serves as a national — and international — model for combating climate change.

The update to the state's climate action plan calls for strategies that would accelerate reductions in carbon...

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California Stem Cell Report
Major Step Forward on hESC Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

Major Step Forward on hESC Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

The “first-in-man” clinical trial of a human embryonic stem cell therapy has cleared its first safety hurdle, Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., reported this morning.

The Menlo Park, Ca., firm said the spinal cord injury treatment caused “no serious adverse” events in its phase one safety trial. The therapy was originally developed by Geron Corp.,...

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L.A.’s Cyber Intrusion Command Center: A Model for Cybersecurity Governance?

May 23, 2014
L.A.’s Cyber Intrusion Command Center: A Model for Cybersecurity Governance?

IT governance and cybersecurity are two of the most critical issues in government, which is why Los Angeles is combining them in its new cyber command center. The Cyber Intrusion... Read more »

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Businesses Getting the Message about Cyber Security

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May 23, 2014
Businesses Getting the Message about Cyber Security

Wayne Heilman, McClatchy News Service If a major data breach at Target last year didn’t wake business owners up to the reality of cyber attacks, accusations Monday that Chinese military... Read more »

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Central Valley ‘Flow Battery’ Stores Solar Energy

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May 23, 2014
Central Valley ‘Flow Battery’ Stores Solar Energy

David R. Baker, McClatchy News Service In an almond orchard outside Turlock in the Central Valley, two large tanks hold water, minerals – and more importantly, energy. The tanks in... Read more »

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Central Valley ‘Flow Battery’ Stores Solar Energy

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May 23, 2014
Central Valley ‘Flow Battery’ Stores Solar Energy

David R. Baker, McClatchy News Service In an almond orchard outside Turlock in the Central Valley, two large tanks hold water, minerals – and more importantly, energy. The tanks in... Read more »

The post Central Valley ‘Flow Battery’ Stores Solar Energy appeared first on TechWire.net.


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