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Smart Highway Aims to Cut Westbound I-80 Congestions

The I-80 Smart Corridor project will feature 133 large high-tech signs, and a system that will gather information from networks of sensors and cameras on the freeway, major side streets and ramps. The post Smart Highway Aims to Cut Westbound I-80 Conge...

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Marin Water-Wasters Will Soon Get a Nudge From WaterSmart

San Francisco-based WaterSmart transforms meter data into easy-to-understand home water reports sent directly to homeowners, using competition to motivate residents to cut down. The post Marin Water-Wasters Will Soon Get a Nudge From WaterSmart appear...

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North Coast Broadband Efforts Ramp Up Despite Failed Proposals

Sonoma County and its three neighbors — Marin, Napa and Mendocino counties — are rebooting plans to wire the region for the 21st century.

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San Francisco Gearing Up to Replace Public Safety Radio System

Aug 4, 2014

The current system — a mixed-mode, simulcast 800 MHz system — was first installed in 2000 and upgraded in 2009.

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Electronic Building Plan System Rolling Out in L.A. County

Aug 4, 2014

Customers in some communities can now upload engineering plans for review, pay fees and track projects from submission to permit approval 24/7. The post Electronic Building Plan System Rolling Out in L.A. County appeared first on TechWire.net.

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Jeff Uyeda Appointed Executive Partner at FI$Cal

Aug 1, 2014

Changes at the Office of Technology Services (OTech) continued Thursday with the announcement that Jeff Uyeda has been appointed executive partner for FI$Cal, the state’s new financial management system.

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San Jose Police Drone Inflames Surveillance-State Rumblings

Police officials say the drone is far from being air-ready, pending approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and the creation of policies governing its use, which police contend will be for only one purpose. The post San Jose Police Drone Infl...

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La Cañada Flintridge Officials to Discuss Social Media Policy in Advance of Facebook Page Release

For the past two months, city staff have worked with Tustin-based communications firm Tripepi Smith and Associates to find out more about how residents communicate and engage with one another, and how they’d prefer to interface with city news and notifications.

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S.F. Starts On Path to Regulate Airbnb

San Francisco now bans all short-term residential rentals except for people with bed-and-breakfast licenses. Thousands of listings on Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and FlipKey flout that law, which is loosely enforced. The post S.F. Starts On Path to Regulate...

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Los Angeles Wants Improved ‘Animal Management’ System

Aug 1, 2014

In 2013-14, the city’s Department of Animal Services said it took in nearly 57,000 cats, dogs, rabbits and other animals.

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