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Barbara Garrett Named to Statewide Telecommunication and Network Division

Jun 20, 2014
Barbara Garrett Named to Statewide Telecommunication and Network Division

Barbara Garrett — former CIO at the Department of Managed Health Care and deputy director of the Office of Technology and Innovations — on June 9 became CEA for the... Read more »

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Dan Walters Daily: Top-two primary brings political anomalies

Jun 20, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: Top-two primary brings political anomalies

The quirks of the top-two primary system have elevated Republicans in at least one Democratic-leaning district, Dan says. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters Daily clips here. PHOTO: Charle...

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AM Alert: Jerry Brown signs budget in San Diego

Jun 20, 2014
AM Alert: Jerry Brown signs budget in San Diego

budgetsign.jpgFive days after the Legislature eked out a budget deal just hours before its deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the spending plan this morning in San Diego.

An unexpected choice, perhaps, but it's the home of new Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, who will join Brown for the signing,...

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California health exchange wants to analyze rate initiative

Jun 19, 2014
California health exchange wants to analyze rate initiative

California's health insurance exchange pressed for answers Thursday to how an initiative slated for the November ballot would affect its operations. Covered California board members said they want an expedited analysis of the measure, including its ...

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California health exchange wants to analyze rate initiative

Jun 19, 2014
California health exchange wants to analyze rate initiative

California's health insurance exchange pressed for answers Thursday to how an initiative slated for the November ballot would affect its operations. Covered California board members said they want an expedited analysis of the measure, including its ...

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California lawmakers seek ways to address oil train risks

Jun 19, 2014
California lawmakers seek ways to address oil train risks

With elected officials sounding alarms about crude-laden trains rumbling through California, state lawmakers on Thursday pressed for more information about safety risks to cities and water reservoirs sitting near rail lines. "We need to make sure ne...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Biotech Guru Steven Burrill in ‘Deep Yogurt’


Steve Burrill is perhaps the leading maven on biotech in California as well as nationally. 

He has raised more than $1 billion for life sciences financing via his investment banking firm. He publishes an annual state-of-the-industry study that is something of a bible.

He is an omnipresent speaker at major biotech conferences. In 2006, his firm organized a stem...

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Jerry Brown to sign budget Friday in San Diego

Jun 19, 2014
Jerry Brown to sign budget Friday in San Diego

Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the state budget Friday in San Diego, his office announced Thursday, less than a week after both houses of the Legislature approved the spending plan. Governors have the right to reduce or strike appropriations in budget bil...

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Measure to limit football practice heading to Jerry Brown

Jun 19, 2014
Measure to limit football practice heading to Jerry Brown

Full-contact football practice would be banned in the off-season and limited during the playing seasons for California teenagers under a bill that is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state Senate on Thursday passed Assembly Bill 2127 by Ken Cooley, D-...

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YubaNet.com
2.4 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into California’s Waterways

Jun 19, 2014

Vallejo June 19, 2014 - Industrial facilities dumped 2.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals into California's waterways statewide in 2012, making California's waterways the 26th worst in the nation according to a new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center.

The "Wasting Our Waterways" report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a...

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