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VIDEO: Vision Zero Hopes to Eliminate Pedestrian Fatalities in Sacramento

Jan 21, 2015
VIDEO: Vision Zero Hopes to Eliminate Pedestrian Fatalities in Sacramento

On January 14th, leaders from around the city met at the Stockton Boulevard Partnership to discuss a bold initiative that has already had major success in other cities. The goal of Vision Zero is not to reduce pedestrian fatalities, but to eliminate them. There are many things that could be done to accomplish this,...

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Tomorrow at 5pm Brazilian Center of Sacramento and Sacred City Derby Girls

Jan 20, 2015
Tomorrow at 5pm Brazilian Center of Sacramento and Sacred City Derby Girls

We welcome the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange of Sacramento to about their big event in February. The Brazilian Center For Cultural Exchange is a grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 organization that proactively assists at risk children and provides assistance in helping individuals, families, and the community by with cultural, educational, civic information and through social...

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South Sacramento Leaders Announce New Community Action Plan

Jan 20, 2015
South Sacramento Leaders Announce New Community Action Plan

On January 15th, community leaders met at the site of the old San Juan Hotel on Stockton Boulevard to announce the release of their latest plans for more robust development projects in the South Sacramento area. Coordinated by Ubuntu Green, the event was also attended by members of Soil Born Farms, the Sacramento Building...

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Tensions Between People of Color and Police Could Persist in 2015

Jan 15, 2015
Tensions Between People of Color and Police Could Persist in 2015

The tensions between law enforcement and people of color are definitely going to be present in 2015. Just because a new year has arisen and resolutions fill the air does not mean that society has fixed itself. The relationship between people of color and police brutality seems to be an issue that rises and...

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2014 was the year of local Urban Agriculture in Sacramento

2014 was the year of local Urban Agriculture in Sacramento

My neighborhood, which is South Oak Park, is considered a food desert. That means affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain in my community, without transportation. But some residents have sparked solutions inside to this problem. One of the solutions is urban farming, which is bringing back agriculture into neighborhoods, such as mine. Urban farming is...

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Today at 5pm on LiveWire! Society for The Blind & Kawasaki Disease Foundation

Jan 14, 2015
Today at 5pm on LiveWire! Society for The Blind & Kawasaki Disease Foundation

We are celebrating two non profits for nationally recognized causes in January. The Society for the Blind will talk about Braille literacy and the Kawasaki Disease Foundation will share the importance of blood transfusions. Both 501(c)3 non-profits are from Sacramento. In their 60th year of service to the Sacramento region and Northern California, the...

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Health Care Forum in Sacramento This Thursday

Jan 14, 2015
Health Care Forum in Sacramento This Thursday

El Dorado, Yolo, Placer, and Sacramento Counties all have something in common; they all have  high populations of low-income families that do not have access to proper health care. To discuss this issue, on January 15th, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is holding a Regional Health Care Forum located at the Sierra Health...

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Lots of Experiences With Bullying in 2014

Jan 13, 2015
Lots of Experiences With Bullying in 2014

Bullying is an ongoing issue that has been addressed among individuals and in the media. It is the act of mistreatment which an individual causes to another individual, disregarding the emotional or physical abuse that has been inflicted. In 2014, bullying caught my attention. Between National Bullying Prevention Month, the young child locally that took his own life, and a...

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VIDEO: World Renowned Chefs Come to Pacific Elementary to Promote Food Literacy

Jan 13, 2015
VIDEO: World Renowned Chefs Come to Pacific Elementary to Promote Food Literacy

On January 7th, chefs Jamie Oliver, Ann Cooper, and Alice Waters met at Pacific Elementary School to take a tour of the school garden, as well as help the some chefs-in-training make lunch for dozens of guests. ...

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Looking ahead: California’s Drought Still A Big Issue for 2015

Jan 13, 2015
Looking ahead: California’s Drought Still A Big Issue for 2015

In 2014, California was affected by the drought. Governor Brown asked Californians to reduce all water use by 20 percent to help conserve. Starting in January of every year, the State Department of Water Resources measures how much water content is in the snowpack to determine the state’s water supply, and in doing so showed...

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