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CoveredCa enrollment pace quickens

Dec 12, 2013

California's new health insurance exchange appears to be gaining momentum with consumers. Officials announced Thursday that 109,000 people had completed the application process and picked a private insurance plan through CoveredCa.com in October and No...

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California Stem Cell Report
Wish List on Criteria for New President of $3 Billion California Stem Cell Agency

Directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency today moved closer to possibly selecting a non-scientist as the new president of the nine-year-old research enterprise.

On a unanimous voice vote with no discussion, they approved criteria that did not make it mandatory that a scientist fill the position being vacated by Alan Trounson,...

California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Agency Board Quits for the Day

The governing board of the California stem cell agency adjourned its two-day meeting in Los Angeles at 2:40 p.m. PST today. We will have an item coming up shortly on approval of the criteria for selection of the new president. The board approved a revi...

TechWire
Is open data a priority in California?

Dec 12, 2013
Is open data a priority in California?

Open data and government transparency were central themes of  the #Innovate Technology Conference on Dec. 2 that featured speeches by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, CalTech Director Carlos Ramos and many... Read more »

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California Stem Cell Report
Stem Cell Agency Identifies Grant Recipients

The California stem cell agency has posted its press release on this week's meeting of its governing board. The press release includes the identities of the grant recipients. All of the recipients are affiliated with institutions represented on the CIR...

Capitol Alert
Momentum high for state exchange as some demographics lag

Dec 12, 2013
Momentum high for state exchange as some demographics lag

Two months into its launch, 109,296 Californians have enrolled in health coverage through the state's new insurance marketplace, officials said Thursday. The figures, which came a day after the latest federal release, show the exchange is steadily i...

HealthyCal.org
Report on Homelessness and Hunger: Increased Demand, Uptick in Need for 2014

Dec 12, 2013

By Fran Kritz 

The U.S. Conference of Mayors released their 31st survey on homelessness and hunger on Wednesday. The report shows that many cities have seen an uptick in the numbers of people without a place to live or enough to eat. Many city officials expect requests for shelter and food to increase in further...

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California Stem Cell Report
$61 Million Approved for Stem Cell Clinical Trials

Directors of the California stem cell agency today handed out $61 million in its ambitious disease team program that is designed to push stem cell research into clinical trials.Action on the six awards followed yesterday's move by the board to set asid...

California Stem Cell Report
Stem Cell Board Nixes $13.4 Million to Help Cure Cartilage Disorders

Directors of the California stem cell agency today rejected a $13.4 million proposal that would have been the first disease team research that it has backed that would deal with cartilage disorders.The project would have built on earlier research funde...

Capitol Alert
California conservative group reports IRS snafu

Dec 12, 2013
California conservative group reports IRS snafu

A conservative advocacy group in Sacramento says the IRS erroneously yanked its nonprofit status this summer, hampering the group's ability to raise money this year. "I don't know if it's incompetence or if we were targeted. I honestly don't know," ...

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