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Comcast Extends Internet Essentials Program ‘Indefinitely’

Mar 4, 2014
Comcast Extends Internet Essentials Program ‘Indefinitely’

David Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, announced today that the Internet Essentials broadband adoption program would be extended “indefinitely”. He said 1.2 million Americans had signed up for... Read more »

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San Rafael Passes California’s 100th Plastic Bag Ban

Mar 4, 2014

San Rafael, Calif. March 3, 2014 - The City Council voted unanimously tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags citywide. San Rafael is the 100th California community to ban plastic bags. Nearly 1 in 3 Californians, 12.3 million in all, now live somewhere with a plastic bag ban.

"This important step forward for San Rafael...

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Video: Drought concerns in California’s rice industry


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Capitol Alert
Candidates for California secretary of state make pitches

Mar 4, 2014
Candidates for California secretary of state make pitches

Six contenders for California's top elections post made their cases Monday night at a forum in Los Angeles, voicing many of the same positions while trading a handful of jabs. Democrats Derek Cressman, Alex Padilla and Leland Yee, Republican Pete Pe...

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Plan for rural broadband collapses

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Mar 4, 2014
Plan for rural broadband collapses

Mary Callahan, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif. A $138 million initiative to extend high-speed Internet capacity to about 150,000 rural California households — including 3,520 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties... Read more »

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Capitol Alert
AM Alert: Reggie Jones-Sawyer seeks audit of judiciary spending

Mar 4, 2014
AM Alert: Reggie Jones-Sawyer seeks audit of judiciary spending

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee will consider whether to investigate the finances of California's judicial branch when it meets today at 1:30 p.m. in Room 126 of the Capitol. The request from Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, to lo...

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Capitol Alert
Dan Walters Daily: Ron Calderon’s leave shakes up Senate plans

Mar 4, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: Ron Calderon’s leave shakes up Senate plans

With the Democrats unlikely to regain their supermajority this term, hopes for raising taxes or placing constitutional amendments on the ballot have gone down the drain, Dan says. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook pag...

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Public CEO
Mitigate Early and Often: Four Public Agency Strategies for Streamlining Projects

Mar 4, 2014
Mitigate Early and Often: Four Public Agency Strategies for Streamlining Projects

By Steven M. Anderson and Lucas I. Quass, Best Best & Krieger LLP Like private development, public projects must frequently obtain and comply with a variety of state and federal regulatory permits. Too often developers, under pressure to complete projects as

HealthyCal.org
Covering Cambodia Town

Mar 3, 2014

By Jessica Portner

At the Mietphoum Khmer Spirit Center in the heart of Long Beach’s Cambodia Town, Vouchmeng Sieng is talking, as always, about health insurance. A small gathering of Cambodian American immigrants have trickled into the center on a bright Saturday afternoon to find out about the new, still mysterious, Affordable Care Act.

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