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Project Update: CalSTRS Pension Administration System

Sep 19, 2014

Procurement of a new pension administration system for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is on schedule and work continues to ready the organization for the arrival of a contractor in spring 2015.

YubaNet.com
Boxer Urges All CA Universities to Follow the Lead of UC System by Creating a Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate on Every Campus

Sep 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 18, 2014 - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today sent a letter to California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White, California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President Kristen F. Soares and California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools Executive Director Robert W. Johnson urging...

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YubaNet.com
Restore Hetch Hetchy Supporters ‘Outbid San Francisco’ For The Rights To Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park

Sep 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 18, 2014 – Restore Hetch Hetchy put out a call to action in a special fundraising appeal to ‘outbid San Francisco' for the rights to the Hetch Hetchy Valley last month and nearly 200 people responded bidding $63,684 – more than twice what San Francisco pays annually in rent to...

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YubaNet.com
Study Finds Water Metering Essential to Effective Water Management During Drought, Particularly at Local Level

Sep 19, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 18, 2014 - The new "Need to Know" factsheet Metering in California finds water meters an essential element of effective water management, particularly during the drought.

As more Californians take a closer look at the use and management of water resources during the drought, water meters have come under increased scrutiny....

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HealthyCal.org
Despite Guidelines to the Contrary, Millions of Older Men Continue to Be Screened for Prostate Cancer

Sep 19, 2014

By Fran Kritz Millions of older men continue to get the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test to screen for prostate cancer, contrary to new guidelines, according to research by investigators at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The PSA test was...

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TechWire
California Innovation Officers Reveal Success Secrets

Sep 19, 2014

Experts discuss how public-sector agencies can move the needle on innovation in the state.

TechWire
Comcast Takes Steps to Save Water in California

Sep 19, 2014

Comcast announced Thursday its goal of reducing the company’s water use in California by 25 percent, equaling 10 million gallons annually.

The Sacramento Bee
Shifting winds could bring smoky air to foothills, valley

Shifting winds could bring smoky air to foothills, valley

Shifting winds may bring some of the King fire smoke into the foothills and Sacramento Valley on Friday. The advancing end of the King fire in El Dorado County looking north east from Camino on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

TechWire
Where’s the App for an Earthquake Warning?

Sep 19, 2014

Since last month's Napa temblor, a handful of California startups are developing apps that would quickly broadcast warnings of upcoming quakes to users on their smartphones, tablets or other gadgets.

TechWire
Oracle CEO Shifts Gears at 70

Sep 19, 2014

Oracle Co-Founder and CEO Larry Ellison is taking a more peripheral role as he rolls out his successors.

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