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Debit Cards Replace Unemployment Checks
The Employment Development Department (EDD) will be issuing debit cards in place of unemployment checks, beginning July 8th. The new EDD Debit Cards will offer a faster, more convenient, and more secure way for individuals to receive their benefits. The EDD has also created an informative YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/user/CaliforniaEDD) explaining features of the card, such as how to use it and avoid fees, as well providing important information customers need to know about their transition to the card. The card will be good for three years and may be used like any other Visa card to withdraw cash at an ATM and make purchases anywhere Visa is accepted. There is also a direct deposit transfer option so customers can choose to have some or all of their benefits transferred from their card account to their own personal bank account. The new EDD debit card is one of the largest prepaid card programs in the nation, covering both the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program as well as the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. As there are 1.2 million unemployed Californians who receive unemployment benefits, the debit cards will be an important cost-saving method of distributing billions of dollars. The EDD will start issuing about 10,000 cards a day so the roll-out is expected to take a few months to complete. Click here for the full press-release: http://edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/pdf/nwsrel11-29.pdf

Technology Agency Launches New Mobile Template
Technology Agency Secretary Carlos Ramos announced the launch of a new California State Mobile Web Template, Version 3.0 at the Government Mobility Forum. The newly redesigned template allows developers to create mobile applications that can access state resources from any smartphone device...

California’s Unemployment Rate Decreases to 11.1
California’s Unemployment Rate Decreases to 11.1 Percent In December, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 10,700 during the month for a total gain of 240,300 jobs since 2011 began, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys...

Shots for School (7th-12th Graders)
This site provides news and information for schools, parents, and healthcare providers about school immunization requirements in California. 7th through 12th graders need a whooping cough (pertussis) shot before starting the school year. http://www.shotsforschool.org/

Be Careful When Selecting a Tax Preparer
The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) remind the 65 percent of California taxpayers who use a paid tax preparer to be cautious when choosing a professional. CTEC and FTB partner to educate taxpayers about tax preparers’ legal responsibilities...

California’s Unemployment Rate Decreases to 10.9%
California’s unemployment rate decreased to 10.9 percent in January, and nonfarm payroll jobs decreased by 5,200 during the month, for a total gain of 322,400 nonfarm jobs since the recovery began in September 2009, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys...

CA.gov Receives Sunny Award for Transparency
For the second consecutive year, California has been honored with a Sunny Award by the Sunshine Review for having one of the most effective government websites in the nation for promoting government transparency. The non-profit citizen advocacy group gave California an A grade for the CA.gov state portal which has easy-to-navigate information on the state budget, financial audit reports, state contracts, state official contact information, state taxes, state ethics commission information, public records requests, and registered lobbyists listings and reports... http://techblog.ca.gov/?p=1474

California News Portal Celebrates First Anniversary
It's been a year since we launched news.ca.gov, and it has proven to be valuable tool. Already, more than 5,000 people use it each month to catch up on California news. The news site, which was launched in July 2010 as a part of the award-winning CA.gov State portal, aggregates real-time news and social media from across state government into a central page. More than 200 news feeds, Twitter feeds, and YouTube channels continuously populate the site with up-to-the-minute news. Clicking on topical areas such as business, education, government, health and safety, family, and visit provides users a view into new items organized by category. Users can also search for topics using the search feature. The site provides a way for people to find out what is happening in California at a glance. The unique part of the site is that it is constantly updated with real-time information, but it costs virtually nothing to operate or manage. As state agencies publish their news feeds, make Twitter updates, and post YouTube videos, the site is automatically updated with new content. The only time the system needs to be touched by staff is when a new feed is added or deleted. Before the creation of this news site, there was nothing like it available in state government. Anyone looking for up-to-date news and information would have to go directly to each agency website and search for it. Now, those looking for the news can go to the news.ca.gov site and find all of the information in one place. Since we first launched the site, there have been improvements. In January, we added the ability to search the news site and began archiving all of the Twitter, YouTube, and news feeds. Also, we added the ability to subscribe to the feeds. For example, if someone wanted to subscribe to the business news, they could subscribe and get all of the news delivered to their preferred news reader (e.g., Google Reader, FeedDemon). Once they subscribe to the feed in their own reader, they don't even have to visit the news.ca.gov page since their own news reader will check for updates for them. We also created a mini-news channel widget http://www.ca.gov/Multimedia/multimedia_rss.html. The dynamic widget takes all the feeds and puts them into a compact package, making it available for anyone to embed on their websites. The widget has received more than 6,300 impressions and has already been embedded on a number of different websites (including .com and .org sites). This brings more traffic to the news site and to state agency social media channels. All state agencies are encouraged to participate in the news channel. If your agency wants to add their feeds to the site, please contact info@eservices.ca.gov.

Child Safety Seats: New Law
California Law Beginning January 1, 2012: Children *MUST* be secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint (safety seat or booster seat) IN THE BACK SEAT OF A VEHICLE until they are at least 8 YEARS OLD or 4' 9" in height.

Job Fairs and Events
Check out EDD's Job Fairs and Events page for seminars and workshops throughout California. http://www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/Job_Fairs_and_Events.htm



California’s ‘Kill The Gays’ Initiative Sparks Outrage
California’s “Kill the Gays” initiative has become a point of heated controversy. Officially called the Sodomite Suppression Act, the initiative suggests executing homosexuals “by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.” Although ...

California jogger kills 15-pound pug with single kick as horrified owner looks on
It was a killer kick. A jogger in California’s Bay Area sent a 2-year-old pug to an early grave with a swift boot that instantly killed the 15-pound pooch. Little Mei Fun, standing not nine inches off the ground, died Saturday after the jerky jogger ...

California woman's kidnapping plot led to baby's death, police say
LONG BEACH, Calif. – A violent kidnapping that ended with the murder of a 3-week-old baby girl took an even more sordid turn when police announced they had arrested a California woman who they said plotted to steal infants and pass them off as her own.

California Changes Sex Offender Residency Restrictions
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Thursday that certain registered sex offenders in the state will soon be allowed to live closer to parks and schools. Department of Corrections spokesperson Luis Patino told FOX40 that a ...

Sea otter rescued in California oil spill dies of shark bite
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter that became an ambassador for her species after a remarkable recovery from an oil tar soaking off the coast of Northern California has been killed by a shark. "Olive the Oiled Otter" made headlines in 2009 when she ...

California eases Jessica's Law restrictions for some sex offenders
When California voters approved Jessica's Law in 2006, the goal was simple: to keep sex offenders away from children. The sweeping measure prohibited all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools and parks where children gather, regardless of ...

Lawyer of California woman says she is talking to police, kidnapping wasn't a hoax
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for a California woman who disappearance is being investigated as a possible hoax says she has met with police and is cooperating with the probe. Attorney Doug Rappaport says his client Denis Huskins' kidnapping was not ...

California Woman Found Safe, Police Eye Her and Boyfriend in Kidnapping Hoax
A California couple are under investigation after seemingly plotting a fake kidnapping that garnered national attention before their plot was exposed. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Denise Huskins was found safe Wednesday in southern California ...

California Chrome Headlines $10 Million Dubai World Cup
The world’s richest race has attracted the world’s most popular horse, with 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome making his way across the world to take on eight foes in Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1). The 2014 Kentucky Derby and ...

$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber,D-San Diego, is congratulated by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica after the pair of drought relief measures she carried was approved by the Assembly at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday March 26, 2015.






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