Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Building on President Obama’s Testing Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Education today released a series of case studies with examples of work states and districts are doing to ensure fewer, better and fairer tests for students. The examples are part of the Department’s continued efforts to lift up promising practices and provide information to states and districts about thoughtful ways to reduce and improve testing.
Washington, DC - Changes in the tests that diagnose foodborne illness are helping identify infections faster but could soon pose challenges to finding outbreaks and monitoring progress toward preventing foodborne disease, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Week Report.
Consumers Union Urges Lawmakers to Support Bill Requiring Doctors on Probation for Serious Offenses to Notify Patients
Sacramento, California - Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is urging state lawmakers to support SB 1033, which would protect Californians’ right to know about doctors who have been disciplined by the state medical board for a history of misconduct. The bill requires doctors on probation for serious offenses to inform their patients and will be voted on today by the Senate Business and Professions Committee.
Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President discussed important steps the Administration has taken to encourage competition – the most essential ingredient in a healthy free market. Right now, too many companies are engaging in behaviors that stifle competition, stacking the deck against consumers, workers, and small businesses. The President emphasized that this isn’t fair – and that’s why he is doing everything he can to reverse this trend and to promote more competition. The President said that’s also why his Administration is encouraging the FCC to open up set-top cable boxes to competition, which will allow for companies to create new, innovative, higher-quality, lower-cost products – because it’s good for workers, businesses, and our economy.
Folsom, California - Officials at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) are investigating an assault by an inmate that sent one employee to the hospital.
CDFA Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing one vacancy on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board
Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing one vacancy on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board. This advisory board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program.