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“Two Steps Ahead, Protect Your Digital Life”

“Two Steps Ahead, Protect Your Digital Life”

February 27, 2015

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

February 26, 2015

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 [...]

California Legislative Women’s Caucus Announces Action on Equal Pay

California Legislative Women’s Caucus Announces Action on Equal Pay

February 25, 2015

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 [...]

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

February 24, 2015

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

February 13, 2015

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 [...]