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Department of Insurance Menu Modernization Project Gets Under Way

Oct 21, 2014

The $21 million initiative will replace, centralize and modernize database applications running on an old version of Oracle Forms that won’t be supported after 2017.

Gillihan Appointed Department of Human Resources Director

Oct 21, 2014

Gillihan has been filling the role in an interim capacity since February, when Director Julie Chapman and her chief deputy suddenly departed after an unflattering Little Hoover Commission report criticized the department’s management.

Geothermal Power Industry Lost Steam But May Be Poised for Comeback

Oct 21, 2014

Industry leaders say the energy harnessed from the Earth is poised for a renaissance, powered by new technology that will boost production, pare costs and expand its reach.

Apple Pay Q&A: What You Need to Know

Oct 21, 2014

Despite a few dozen retail chains pledging support for Apple Pay, so-called contactless payments are still new. Here's a guide to how Apple Pay works and what to expect.

Irrigation District Wins Global Award for Farm Water Conservation

Oct 21, 2014

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, meeting last month in Gwangju, South Korea, presented its annual WatSave Technology Award to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

IBM Sells Computer Chip Manufacturing Operations

Oct 21, 2014

GlobalFoundries will take over IBM's computer chip manufacturing operations, making it the exclusive provider of high-end microprocessors powering IBM's leading-edge servers and such supercomputers as Watson.

Higashidani Exits from California Correctional Health Care Services

Oct 20, 2014

In the role, Higashidani served as an adviser to California Prisons Receiver J. Clark Kelso on fiscal, procurement, contract and business services matters, according to CCHCS.

Geraghty Joins Esri After California Health Data Portal Project

Oct 20, 2014

Geraghty, who was the project leader for the Health and Human Services Agency’s open data portal launched in August, has joined Esri to lead the company’s health and human services team.

Will Leland Yee’s Last Voter Registration Bill Make a Difference?

Oct 20, 2014

A little-noticed bill enacted a year ago requires “each Internet website maintained by the state” to include a hyperlink on its homepage to the Secretary of State’s voter registration page.

L.A. Wants to Ban Parking Space Sales Via Apps

Oct 20, 2014

In an 11-0 vote without comment, a council requested that the City Attorney’s office draft a measure similar to what other cities have done to ensure that parking spaces are not hoarded by companies and are fully available to the general public.

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