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San Diego

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November 20, 2018 – Voice of San Diego Leaders Make Incremental Progress on Trolley-to-Airport Proposal
Project to Turn Wastewater into Drinking Water to Begin Construction in Spring 2019

November 9, 2018 – KPBS
San Diego Mayor Proposes Reforms To City’s Parking Requirements

November 7, 2018 – 10 News
Nathan Fletcher, Jim Desmond win San Diego County Board of Supervisors seats

November 7, 2018 – 10 News San Diego voters approve SDSU West, so what’s next?

November 6, 2018 – Times of San Diego
Democratic Supermajority for City Council as 2 Incumbents Are Defeated

Bay Area

November 21, 2018 – The Daily Journal
San Mateo County: Election Update Nearly Done, Some New Changes in Tallies

November 19, 2018 – CBS SF Bay Area
SF Mayor Breed Seeks to End Legal Uncertainty Surrounding Prop C

November 15, 2018 – San Francisco Examiner
Recycling Proposal to Require Hiring Trash Sorters Held Up in Committee

November 7, 2018 – Curbed SF
San Francisco Election Results: the Board of Supervisors Races

Los Angeles

November 20, 2018 – Los Angeles Daily News
LA City Councilman Jose Huizar Returns to Work Following FBI Searches

November 14, 2018 – Curbed LA
County Supervisors Move Ahead with Plan to Reuse County General Hospital as Housing

November 7, 2018 – MyNewsLA.com
LA County Officials Applaud Likely Passage of Stormwater Tax


January 02, 2019 – The Sacramento Bee
Gavin Newsom’s first hires suggest the next California governor has big health care plans

November 7, 2018 – San Francisco Chronicle
Brown, Newsom wade in to delay plan to withhold water from cities, farms

November 6, 2018 – CALmatters
How Gov-Elect Gavin Newsom could shape California’s future, issue by issue

November 6, 2018 – AP News
Key races in California Assembly, Senate remain tighta>


November 1, 2018 – CNN
FDA isn’t doing enough to prevent medical device hacking, HHS report says

November 1, 2018 –Healthcare Informatics
BREAKING: CMS Publishes CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule/QPP Final Rule

October 31, 2018 – Modern Healthcare
CMS will pay for remote patient monitoring by home health agencies

October 31, 2018 – FierceHealthcare
HHS set to implement long-delayed 340B final rule in January

October 30, 2018 – RAPS
Genome Editing in Animals: FDA Preps for New Flexible Regulatory Approach

October 28, 2018 – Wall Street Journal
Why Are Drugs Cheaper in Europe?


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