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California Judicial Council Approves New IT Governance and Strategic Plan

Aug 28, 2014

Development of a new technology plan was ordered in August 2012, five months after the Judicial Council terminated the statewide Court Case Management System, which was plagued by long delays and cost overruns.

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State Legislature Approves Regulations for Drones

Aug 28, 2014

The legislation would ban the weaponization of drones in California and force law enforcement to obtain a warrant before flying a drone, except in emergency situations.

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Southern California Universities Partner in Federally Funded Innovation Hub

Aug 28, 2014

USC, USC and CalTech have received a three-year $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote technology innovation in the Southern California region and foster collaboration between the public and private sectors.

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Oakland App Sheds Light on Campaign Finance

Aug 28, 2014

An app called Open Disclosure will automate campaign finance for an upcoming mayoral election. On the heels of a mayoral election on November 4, Oakland, Calif., will add an extra level of scrutiny to campaign

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Time Warner Cable Internet Outage Fuels Opposition to Merger

Aug 28, 2014

Overnight maintenance on the backbone of Time Warner Cable's Internet network prompted the outage, which hit customers in California, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas.

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Consortium Pushes for Faster Internet Access on Pacific Coast

Aug 28, 2014

The Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast formed in early July to change that by finding ways to motivate broadband providers to lay more fiber optics across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

HealthyCal.org
Percentage of Newborns Breastfed in Hospital on the Rise

Aug 27, 2014

By Lorena Anderson

More infants are exclusively consuming breast milk immediately after being born in California hospitals than before, according to a new report from the California Women, Infants, Children Association and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center.

Exclusive breastfeeding numbers rose 8 percent since 2010, a significant step in the right direction, said Karen Farley,...

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Speaking Up for Unseen Survivors

Aug 27, 2014

Los Angeles LGBT Center Supports LGBT Victims of Abuse By Hannah Guzik Terra Slavin first walked into a domestic violence shelter when she was 16. In some ways, she never left. She was there as a volunteer, but she had no idea at the time that the exp...

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Proposition 45 would allow state to regulate insurance rates

Aug 27, 2014

By Alisha Wyman

A proposed ballot measure facing voters this fall would give the state the authority to deny health insurance rate increases, a change some consumer groups say is long overdue but that opponents warn could impede Californians’ access to insurance coverage.

Proposition 45, slated for the Nov. 4 ballot, appears simple.

The post Proposition...

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California Stem Cell Report
California’s Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward

A California firm, backed by $14.3 million in state cash, today announced that it has received a federal go-ahead to advance its clinical trial involving a human embryonic (hESC) therapy for cervical spinal cord injury.


Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., of Menlo Park, said in a press release that it is currently selecting clinical trial...

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