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Santa Rosa Seeks to Tax Cellphones, Keep Utility Tax Cap for Businesses

Jul 30, 2014

The inequity of requiring landline owners to pay the tax and not cellphone users is one of the key drivers of the need to “modernize” the city's existing tax, which has been in place since 1970.

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Gov. Jerry Brown, Mexican Officials Sign Climate Pact

Jul 30, 2014

Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate change, looking north across the border to adopt some of his state's policies and technology. The post Gov. Jerry Brown, Mexican Officials Sign Climate Pact appeared...

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Stockton Unified School District Puts Electronic Education Bond on Ballot

Jul 30, 2014

No need to double take. It's not the same Measure E the district passed in 2012. This Measure E will be a new $114 million bond the district said will pay for "Excellent Electronic Education." The post Stockton Unified School District Puts Electronic E...

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State and Local Govs Not Ready For Mobile, Survey Says

Jul 30, 2014

One of the hottest trends in government has most state and local agencies caught off-guard, according to a new survey. The post State and Local Govs Not Ready For Mobile, Survey Says appeared first on TechWire.net.

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UC Davis Online Calculator Helps Car Buyers Pick Electric, Hybrid or Gasoline

Jul 30, 2014

The University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation Studies has developed an online tool called EV Explorer that aims to make that tough choice at least a little bit easier. The post UC Davis Online Calculator Helps Car Buyers Pick Electric...

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Microsoft Expands IT Training Academy to Camp Pendleton

Jul 30, 2014

The training program was made possible by the 2011 VOW to Hire Heroes Act, which allows service members to begin the employment process before their separation from the military. The post Microsoft Expands IT Training Academy to Camp Pendleton appeared...

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Tech Industry to Play Golf for Charity on Sept. 26 in Sacramento

Jul 29, 2014

Deloitte started the golf tournament 13 years ago to bring Sacramento’s business community together to help local nonprofit organizations. All funds raised go to local children's charities.

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Open Data: California’s Water Records Should Be Made Public

As California struggles through one of the more brutal droughts in its history, hundreds of thousands of water-related records are left languishing in cardboard boxes in Sacramento. These records are ripe with potential — for

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S.F. Law Blocks Tech Boom Expansion

Jul 29, 2014

For the first time in nearly 15 years, San Francisco's most powerful commercial developers are gearing up to face off in a competition to win the approvals needed to construct the city's next generation of office buildings. The post S.F. Law Blocks Tec...

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California Officials Want to Build a ‘Total Disaster City’ for Training

Jul 29, 2014

The $56 million training facility would pit emergency crews against a variety of realistic, pressure-packed simulated disasters.

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