News & Notes

July 1, 2014 

AUDIT OF NURSING BOARD TECH OK’D

A request by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Riverbank, for an audit of a troubled technology upgrade at the state Board of Registered Nursing has been approved, she announced Tuesday. Olsen asked the Joint Legislative Audit Committee for an audit on the new electronic processing system within the Department of Consumer Affairs, specifically the system called BreEZe that is used by the nursing board. The $52 million upgrade was supposed to streamline license applications and improve enforcement databases for the 37 licensing boards under Consumer Affairs. “BRN’s implementation of BreEZe caused a backlog of 4,000 licensing applications that took months to make current,” a news release from Olsen said.

DUI ENFORCEMENT

UP FOR HOLIDAY

To crack down on drunk driving over the Fourth of July weekend, the Avoid the12 DUI Task Force will be out in full force. “Every Stanislaus County law enforcement agency is ramping up their enforcement to make our roads safer this Fourth of July,” said Ceres police Sgt. Chris Perry in a news release. Officers will be deployed to six DUI saturation patrols. They are scheduled Friday in Ceres; Saturday in Ceres, Turlock and Modesto; and Sunday in Modesto. Also, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department will staff extra deputies at Woodward and Modesto reservoirs this weekend dedicated to DUI and traffic enforcement. The California Highway Patrol will assign all available officers to the region’s freeways and unincorporated roads from 6 p.m. Thursday through midnight Sunday.

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