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VIDEO: Neighborhood News Correspondent Takes the Food Stamp Challenge

Nov 28, 2014
VIDEO: Neighborhood News Correspondent Takes the Food Stamp Challenge

There are two parts to being successful at this challenge: changing buying habits and changing cooking habits. Honestly, this is what happens when the challenge isn’t taken so seriously. Knowing what I do now about living off $4.90 a day, it should have been obvious that it is crucial to shop smart rather than...

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VIDEO: Growing healthy habits in local schools

Nov 27, 2014
VIDEO: Growing healthy habits in local schools

Common Vision and Pacific Elementary School hosted a garden party Saturday  November 22nd. Local community volunteers were provided with food and snacks as they assisted with the hands on work in the garden. In late September, the school added on to the garden by adding an orchard. The orchard has twelve fruits trees, and...

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VIDEO: Healthy Food Advocates are Paving the Way for a Productive New Year

Nov 26, 2014
VIDEO: Healthy Food Advocates are Paving the Way for a Productive New Year

Last Tuesday, members of the Sacramento BHC Healthy Food for All Coalition (HFAC) came together in order to collaborate and brainstorm new ways to share resources. For attendees, 2015 is a chance to work even harder and more efficiently with each other to make fresh, healthy food options available to the Sacramentans who need...

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VIDEO: Promoting a Healthy Community at the WEConnect Fair

Nov 25, 2014
VIDEO: Promoting a Healthy Community at the WEConnect Fair

In the above video, scenes from a recent WEConnect fair at Sacramento High where members of the community were able to get the resources that they needed.  

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New Data Confirms “Hidden Crisis” Among California Children

Nov 25, 2014
New Data Confirms “Hidden Crisis” Among California Children

Years of data collection from an organization advocating for children’s health is now available in its latest Hidden Crisis Report. The Center for Youth Wellness hopes to put a spotlight on a crucial yet hard-to-quantify part of childhood development: adversity. “The Center is a centralized resource center where school staff, administrators, teachers, parents and...

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Donate to a Healthy Future

Nov 24, 2014
Donate to a Healthy Future

Food Literacy Center is a health awareness organization that focuses on ways to provide a nutritious lifestyle for children. They educate low-income elementary school students to ensure that every kid has a chance to experience a bright and healthy future. “Our plan is to just continue to reach more and more children with food...

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MLK Essay Contest Taking Entries Now

Nov 24, 2014
MLK  Essay Contest Taking Entries Now

On January 31st of next year, the Martin Luther King Celebration Committee will host the annual MLK Celebration Dinner at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. This event will mark not only the celebration’s 17th anniversary but also the 50th anniversary of the Civil rights Act of 1964. Assisting in the tribute of Dr. King and...

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Sacramento Area Congregations: Passing Proposition 47

Nov 22, 2014
Sacramento Area Congregations: Passing Proposition 47

History was made when Proposition 47 was passed in Sacramento, due in part to the Let My People Vote Campaign and the Sacramento Area Congregations Together. Both of these programs worked hard, using volunteers and other resources to accomplish their goal. Proposition 47 was able to be passed and supported by a large amount of...

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Look at the Googie-wonderful Eppie’s at 30th & N in…

Nov 21, 2014
Look at the Googie-wonderful Eppie’s at 30th & N in…



Look at the Googie-wonderful Eppie’s at 30th & N in this vintage postcard. It’s still standing, though I trust that it’s been updated inside many times over… (currently an IHOP)

(postcard courtesy of Alan Almeida’s collection)


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Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sol Collective Hosted Program

Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sol Collective Hosted Program

Every Sunday at Sol Collective from 7 – 9:30pm, Foreign Native, an organization who uses creative expression and poetic arts to engage youth from different backgrounds, hosts an open mic called Penny For Your Thoughts. Foreign Native helps young people become successful in their journeys through the world by providing them with educational achievement and leadership...

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