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Sexual Violence Prevention Team Trains Agricultural Workers

Sep 4, 2014

By Lily Dayton

In the foothills of the Pajaro Valley, dozens of nursery workers dressed in jeans and work boots file into a warehouse. It’s just past lunchtime on a weekday. Normally the workers would be heading back to the white-tented greenhouses to tend to the broccoli, chard and kale shoots that grow from nursery...

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Gov. Brown will ‘Probably Sign’ Plastic Bag Ban

Sep 4, 2014
Gov. Brown will ‘Probably Sign’ Plastic Bag Ban

SACRAMENTO- Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday that he plans to sign a statewide ban on plastic bags. During a governor’s debate between Brown and republican challenger Neel Kashkari, moderator John Myers asked if he will sign the bill. “I probably will sign it, yes,” the governor said. The ban, if it is signed by...

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California Stem Cell Report
Tightening the Revolving Door at the California Stem Cell Agency

Tightening the Revolving Door at the California Stem Cell Agency

Directors of the California stem cell agency next week will consider a proposal aimed at partially addressing revolving-door and conflict-of-interest problems at the $3 billion research enterprise.


The proposal comes in the wake of a wave of unfavorable publicity this summer that embarrassed the agency when its former president, Alan Trounson, was named...

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New Report Warns of Massive Public Health, Property, and Environmental Costs as Salton Sea Declines

Sep 4, 2014
New Report Warns of Massive Public Health, Property, and Environmental Costs as Salton Sea Declines

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Deciphering Electronic Lab Results a Challenge for Some Patients

Sep 4, 2014

By Fran Kritz Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that some people, particularly those with poor number and health literacy skills, may not be able to understand the numbers on lab reports, or what steps may be needed as a result of th...

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Op-Ed: Pablo Alvarado: “Secure Communities” deporation quota program has been a catastrophic failure

Sep 4, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 3, 2014 – A new study by law professors at the University of Chicago and New York University has found that the controversial Secure Communities deportation quota program has had "no observable effects on the overall crime rate." The study, announced today in the NY Times and set to...

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TechWire
Have An Idea? State Agencies Could Launch Their Own ‘X PRIZE’

Sep 4, 2014

Each agency would pick the subject of its innovation contest – which would be held in 2015 – and award a maximum of $25,000 to the best idea that’s most likely to be implemented.

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Disneyland Anaheim 2014 Part 1

Sep 4, 2014
Disneyland Anaheim 2014 Part 1

{my husband and I sneaking a picture in with Snow White’s dwarves by Cinderella’s castle} {I had to have these sequin ears! I got the silver ones last time I went} {my husband got the conductor ears- only sold in California Adventure} {yummy treats} {this rice crispie treat was SO good!} {I love how...

TechWire
White House to Name Google’s Megan Smith as New CTO

Sep 4, 2014

Google executive Megan Smith will be the next federal chief technology officer. Once Smith passes security screening, the White House will officially name her as the replacement to federal CTO Todd Park, who will soon begin

TechWire
VIP Continues Work on California Business Connect Project

Sep 4, 2014

Folsom, Calif.-based Visionary Integration Professionals is helping the Secretary of State's Office with an enterprise project that will automate paper-based processes and improve online services.

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