Daily Archives: August 13, 2010

State-of-the-Art Technology to Help California Gambling Addicts Help Themselves

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today unveiled an innovative, web-based computer program for all of California’s licensed cardrooms that is intended to help addicted gamblers break “their spiral of debt and addiction” by allowing them to voluntarily exclude themselves from gambling establishments.

“This system serves as a safety net for gambling addicts fighting to end their spiral of debt and addiction,” Brown said. “These are people who have chosen to help themselves, and we’ll assist them in keeping their pledges not to gamble.”

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sandag to allocate $4.5m for Senior, Disabled, low-income, and Reverse-Commuter transportation

SANDAG is soliciting applications for $4.5 million in funds available through three separate grant programs that will support various transportation initiatives serving seniors, the disabled, low-income individuals, and reverse commuters.

The three grant programs include two funded by the federal government and administered by SANDAG – Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom. The third program – Senior Transportation Mini Grant — is funded by the local TransNet half-cent sales tax. (All three programs require various levels of matching funds.)

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