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High Teen Pregnancy Rates in California Foster Care

Jun 6, 2015
High Teen Pregnancy Rates in California Foster Care

Teen pregnancy rates in California are at an all-time low but it is opposite for the youth in our state’s foster care system. Youth within the state’s foster care system pregnancy rates are at an all-time high and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and the John Burton Foundation recently went to the California State Capitol to...

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Local Organizations Battle Racism on a New Front

Jun 5, 2015
Local Organizations Battle Racism on a New Front

Racism is an issue that America has been struggling with for over a century and has recently captured the attention of the people. Last month, members of the Sacramento Building Healthy Communities movement, funded by the California Endowment, met with Julie Nelson, Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity to help combat...

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BHC Music Video Sheds Light on School Funding

Jun 4, 2015
BHC Music Video Sheds Light on School Funding

Of all of the hot-button issues seen talked about in the media, something called the Local Control Funding Formula is not among them. It’s one of those issues that takes a great deal of time to understand, which means that it often flies under the radar without much public concern. The LCFF is, however,...

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Sacramento takes one million steps for OCD

Sacramento takes one million steps for OCD

Like a broken arm, mental illness hurts. However, unlike a shattered bone, there are many people in the nation afraid to go to a doctor for treatment for a mental illness. In 2012, a man named Denis Asselin walked from Cheyney, Pennsylvania to Boston, Massachusetts. This trek was made in honor of his son,...

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Oak Park Sol Offering Free Cooking, Nutrition Classes

Jun 4, 2015
Oak Park Sol Offering Free Cooking, Nutrition Classes

Sacramento is considered by many to be the Farm-to-Fork capital of America, so it only makes sense that the next generation of Sacramentans carries the urban agriculture torch. One organization working to make that happen is Oak Park Sol, whose mission is to “co-create with local residents vibrant and productive green places such as...

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A Girl’s Journey Through A Week Sans-Sugar

Jun 3, 2015
A Girl’s Journey Through A Week Sans-Sugar

People said it could not physically be done. “Jenny, you’re never going to make it that long.” People said that today’s modern lifestyle wouldn’t allow it. “Jenny, what if you don’t come out of this alive?” Those are all just words, I told myself, and I am a woman of action. I would prove...

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The California Legislative Black Caucus is Making a Change

The California Legislative Black Caucus is Making a Change

About 50% of African-American students drop out of school in Sacramento. There are local organizations trying to lower that percentage. For example, since 1967 The California Legislative Black Caucus has worked on making a change for African-American students. The issues which CLBC focuses on two important areas- life learning and earning among African-American residents of all ages. Their...

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Farm to Fork events overflowing with participants

Farm to Fork events overflowing with participants

As many California citizens know, our state is widely known as being one of the best agricultural sites in the nation. According to the USDA’s crop statistics for 2013, California was the top selling agriculture states in the nation, with its farms earning $46.4 billion in revenue. More than a third of America’s vegetables and two thirds of...

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Theater for Young Actors and Local Book Author Tomorrow 5pm on LiveWire!

Jun 2, 2015
Theater for Young Actors and Local Book Author Tomorrow 5pm on LiveWire!

  Happy June everyone! We’re starting off this month with some great entertainment. First up is the brand new California Stage Theater Camp for Teens, headed by our very own host, Ray Tatar. Second, we have author Danna Wilberg on to talk about her new book “The Grey Door”.   California Stage is a...

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Hidden Hunger in the Farm to Fork Capital

Hidden Hunger in the Farm to Fork Capital

On Wednesday, May 13th, the Clunie Community Center hosted yet another brilliant event to shed light on some of the hidden issues in Sacramento. Capital Public Radio, Village Square, and many more important community organizations joined to discuss hunger in our area and how to help eliminate it. As stated in the mass email...

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