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Drowning in Data, Cities Need Help

Aug 28, 2015

Urban planners have historically had to do their jobs with only the dimmest understanding of what’s going on. Now they have more information than they can handle.

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125 California Public Libraries Are Connecting to High-Speed Network

Aug 24, 2015

California’s public libraries are connecting to a high-speed broadband system for research institutions and schools as part of the latest expansion to a 3,800-mile fiber network called CalREN.

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California Releases GIS Tool Identifying Communities in Need of Parks

Aug 21, 2015

Twenty-four percent of California residents live further than a half mile from a park, according to the new Park Access Tool.

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UC Davis App Crowdsources Lake Tahoe Research

Aug 21, 2015

Citizen Science Tahoe is a free smartphone app through which the public can log information about what they see on the 71-mile shore of Lake Tahoe. The app logs the date, time and location of every user’s input and combines it with data acquired from real-time sensors put up in conjunction with lakefront property...

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PG&E Opening $40M Electricity Nerve Center in Concord

Aug 20, 2015

PG&E is opening a new state-of-the-art complex in Concord that will become the nerve center of the utility's power operations in the Bay Area and Central Coast, the company said Wednesday.

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L.A. Unified Looks to Fix Major IT Systems

Aug 19, 2015

Officials set aside $80 million this year to pay for additional fixes to the My Integrated Student Information System (MISIS).

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SMUD Using Federal Grant to Protect Grid from Cyberthreats

Aug 17, 2015

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has been awarded a $600,000 U.S. Department of Energy grant to install smart-grid technologies that will help protect against cyberattacks and other disruptions.

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Free Wi-Fi Comes to Downtown Modesto

Aug 17, 2015

Fire2Wire is starting with free Wi-Fi along Tenth Street between J and K streets and extending to the front of Modesto Centre Plaza, the city’s convention center.

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Solar, Other Renewables Take Center Stage at Central Valley Summit

Aug 14, 2015

Leaders discussed strategies for putting new technologies into place to deal with such problems as air pollution, drought and climate change while also calling for 50 percent of California’s power to come from renewable sources by 2030.

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UCLA Sued Over Recent Hospital Records Hacking

Aug 12, 2015

UCLA said it is working with the FBI and cybersecurity firms to upgrade security, and it provided patients with a year's worth of identity theft protection. The health system declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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