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Los Angeles Unified Working to Improve $133M Computer System

Jul 30, 2015

Los Angeles Unified’s MiSiS computer system will work well enough to avoid another crisis when students head back to class next month, school district officials said.

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Santa Barbara to Reactivate Desalination Plant as ‘Last Resort’

Jul 27, 2015

The Charles E. Meyer Desalination Facility was built during a drought in the 1990s but closed in 1992 when desperation for water subsided. The plant was never utilized beyond a testing period, but the city maintained it in the event that a severe water...

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Report: Sacramento Has Nation’s 3rd Most Diverse STEM Workforce

Jul 16, 2015

The Sacramento area may not be enjoying much job growth — if at all — in its tech workforce, but those workers it does have in STEM fields are among the most diverse of any metro area in the nation, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data compiled Wednesday.

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2015-16 Sacramento City Budget Data Visualization

Jul 10, 2015

Sacramento-based Digital Splash Media used publicly available data to build a pictorial visualization of the flow of funds within the 2015/16 City of Sacramento budget. Currently in beta, the visualization tracks how funds move from

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Ed-Tech Startups Envision L.A. as Hub for the Growing Sector

Jul 9, 2015

The best-known hubs are in Silicon Valley and New York City, but the blossoming tech scene in L.A., with its strengths in animation and entertainment, has even more potential to improve how students learn, they say.

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Oakland, Calif.’s Real-Time Crime Map Uses Data to Drive Community Engagement

Jul 8, 2015

Users can view the latest criminal and emergency activity on a map as it is filtered through the Oakland Police Department’s 911-dispatch system.

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Stockton Man Wins Big on 2nd Chance Lottery Program

Jul 7, 2015
Stockton Man Wins Big on 2nd Chance Lottery Program

STOCKTON — A lucky man in Stockton won a $1,000 a week for the next 25 years, totaling at $1.3 million. Bruce Seitz won with what was originally a losing ticket through the California Lottery’s 2nd Chance Program. The cool part of this story is that Seitz seems to have winning in his blood....

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New Details on Big Marijuana Bust in Antelope

Jul 7, 2015
New Details on Big Marijuana Bust in Antelope

SACRAMENTO — Local residents say a bad stench and high foot traffic in one Antelope neighborhood prompted them to contact Sacramento County Sheriff’s department authorities. After serving a search warrant Monday, investigators say they seized $4.5 million worth of marijuana Monday, including 950 plants and 200 pounds of processed marijuana. “We didn’t realize this...

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Fresno Police Unveil ShotSpotter System to Track Down Gunfire

Jul 7, 2015

Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the ShotSpotter system, which uses acoustic sensors placed in three areas where gunfire is a frequent occurrence, will notify officers within seconds when a gun is fired with “pinpoint accuracy.”

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Silicon Valley Struggles to Pitch Water-Saving Tech to Farmers

Jul 6, 2015

The next generation of precision agriculture may germinate in Silicon Valley, but it will have to take root in rural California, where growers soak up about 80% of the water diverted for human use.

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