• “Two Steps Ahead, Protect Your Digital Life”

    “Two Steps Ahead, Protect Your Digital Life”

    STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and The National Cyber Security Alliance held a series of events to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers of security to their everyday online activities. Featured Guests: Mark S. Ghilarducci, Director California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Michele Robinson State Chief Information Security Officer California Information Security Office Joanne McNabb, Director [...]

    February 27, 2015
  • Bipartisan Effort Unveiled to Combat Date-Rape Induced Sexual Assaults & Address Prop. 47 Oversights

    Bipartisan Effort Unveiled to Combat Date-Rape Induced Sexual Assaults & Address Prop. 47 Oversights

    Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) and Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) held a press conference today to announce their bipartisan coalition to address the weakening of state sexual assault laws caused by the passage of Proposition 47. Prop. 47 significantly reduced the penalty for illegal possession of drugs commonly used to facilitate sexual assaults—frequently referred to as [...]

    February 26, 2015
  • California Legislative Women’s Caucus Announces Action on Equal Pay

    California Legislative Women’s Caucus Announces Action on Equal Pay

    Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus announced plans for legislation to address the wage gap that women face at work. The chair of the Women’s Caucus, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, which will strengthen California’s equal pay laws to ensure that women are paid [...]

    February 25, 2015
  • PPIC Briefing Series: The Health and Nutrition Safety Net for California’s Children

    PPIC Briefing Series: The Health and Nutrition Safety Net for California’s Children

    The Affordable Care Act has expanded opportunities to make enrollment in one safety net program a gateway to others. This integration can help California achieve a longstanding priority: increasing the participation of low-income children in health and nutrition programs. PPIC researcher Laurel Beck talks about recent trends in the use of safety net programs and factors that [...]

    February 24, 2015
  • She Shares with Speaker Toni Atkins & Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen

    She Shares with Speaker Toni Atkins & Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen

    She Shares, a speaker series focused on women leaders in California, brings together two legislative leaders from across the aisle. Dewey Square Group’s Karen Breslau moderates a conversation between Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen. Each conversation is a candid and unrehearsed exchange moderated by Dewey Square’s Karen Breslau, an award-winning [...]

    February 13, 2015

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State Lawmakers Demand Immediate Resolution of Labor Dispute to End West Coast Port Shutdown

State Lawmakers Demand Immediate Resolution of Labor Dispute to End West Coast Port Shutdown

February 26, 2015

At a press conference at the State Capitol, state lawmakers urged the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association to immediately come together and work through their differences to resolve the ongoing labor dispute that has impacted operations at West Coast ports and hurt California small businesses. “The ongoing West Coast port [...]

Governor Brown Addresses the California YMCA Youth and Government Conference

Governor Brown Addresses the California YMCA Youth and Government Conference

February 18, 2015

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The New Norm: Culturally Responsive and Linguistically Concordant Patient-Centered Care

The New Norm: Culturally Responsive and Linguistically Concordant Patient-Centered Care

February 18, 2015

UC Center Sacramento Speakers Series Presents Xavier Cagigas Director Cultural Neuropsychology Initiative University of California, Los Angeles The bilingual Latino population is now officially the majority in California, and there is also an equal number of people who speak English and Spanish in the State. Although the first-response solution of most healthcare systems has historically been [...]

A Symposium on Civil Rights and Sports

A Symposium on Civil Rights and Sports

February 12, 2015

2015 Living Legacy Award Recipient - The Honorable Kevin M. Johnson Johnson was honored by the California Chapter of the NAACP with a Living Legacy Award during a ceremony at Crocker Art Museum. In acknowledgment of the recognition, Johnson said he wanted to engage five close friends in the discussion. Participating in the Civil Rights and Sports [...]

Improving Success among Community College Students with Professor Robert Fairlie

Improving Success among Community College Students with Professor Robert Fairlie

February 12, 2015

UC Center Sacramento Speakers Series Presents Robert Fairlie Professor and Chair of Economics University of California, Santa Cruz Professor Fairlie talks about two recent research projects of his that examine the relationship between community colleges and human capital. One type of human capital that is important especially for low-income populations is community college. A higher percentage [...]

The James Irvine Foundation 2015 Leadership Awards

The James Irvine Foundation 2015 Leadership Awards

February 9, 2015

The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize Californians who are implementing effective solutions to critical state issues. The awards advance innovative, proven and replicable solutions, and contribute to better public policies and practices in the field. Learn more at Irvine.org/leadership. Recipients of the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards: Sandra Gutierrez, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, Los Angeles “We [...]

Press Conference: Governor Brown and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Discuss California’s Ongoing Drought

Press Conference: Governor Brown and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Discuss California’s Ongoing Drought

February 9, 2015

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Reclamation is making $50 million in funds available immediately for drought relief projects throughout the West —including nearly $20 million for California’s Central Valley Project. “California’s ongoing drought is wreaking havoc on farmers, ranchers, municipalities, tribes and the environment,” said Secretary Jewell. “With climate [...]

Precision Medicine: How our Genes Can Help Determine Our Risk and Treatment for Disease with Esteban Burchard

Precision Medicine: How our Genes Can Help Determine Our Risk and Treatment for Disease with Esteban Burchard

February 3, 2015

UC Center Sacramento Speakers Series Presents Esteban Burchard, Director, Center for Genes, Environments & Health Professor of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences & Medicine University of California San Francisco Dr. Burchard’s scientific interests center on identifying genetic risk factors for common diseases and traits (e.g. asthma and drug response) in racial/ ethnically mixed populations. “I am fascinated [...]