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California’s Foster Children Are Improperly Prescribed Psychotropic Meds, State Auditor Finds

Aug 24, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California foster children are frequently prescribed psychotropic medications, but oftentimes dosages exceed state guidelines and the children don’t receive follow-up services.

And, too often, no one notices.

That’s the grim news from State Auditor Elaine Howle in a report released Tuesday.

“This issue is of particular importance to California, which has the...

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Sac Foodies
Sacramento Cocktail Week 2016

Aug 24, 2016
Sacramento Cocktail Week 2016

by Brandon Smith Bathrobe-clad bartenders, a hole-in-one, rum punch, Caribbean jerk chicken, a race against time and brandied cherries. What do all these things have in common? You probably experienced at least one of these things if you attended a Sacramento Cocktail Week event. As we previously mentioned, Sacramento Cocktail Week is a week-long...

Davis Vanguard
Idyllic Bed and Breakfast Becomes the Subject of a Bitter Land Use Dispute

Aug 24, 2016
Idyllic Bed and Breakfast Becomes the Subject of a Bitter Land Use Dispute

Dahvie James sits on a chair in the living room of the main building in the Field & Pond bed and breakfast.  The 100-year-old building is decorated in period-specific decor.  Isolated from other residents, quiet and tranquil nestled against the eastern edge of the coast range just north of Winters, it is difficult to...

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VIDEO: Oak Park Sol Community Cooking Class

Aug 23, 2016
VIDEO: Oak Park Sol Community Cooking Class

The Food Literacy Center and Oak Park Sol Community Garden are working together to provide knowledge on the importance and skills of cooking and locally grown food.

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HealthyCal.org
Looking out for our most vulnerable children

Aug 23, 2016

By Alex Johnson

A child’s health and chance to survive a serious medical condition should not be dependent on their family’s income. All children deserve access to high-quality health care services – particularly children who are medically fragile or have serious diseases.

That tenet is at the heart of the California Children’s Services (CCS) program –...

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Game to 100
Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

Aug 23, 2016
Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

“Speedo drops Lochte. In retaliation, swimmer drops Speedos.” That’s a fanciful headline a copy-editor friend of mine came up with, and I can imagine seeing it soon in some racy tabloid. Why? Because disgraced swimmer Ryan Lochte is rapidly running … Continue reading

HealthyCal.org
Confronting Child Sex Trafficking on the Central Coast

Aug 22, 2016
Confronting Child Sex Trafficking on the Central Coast

A source from the FBI’s Los Angeles Division alerted the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office that the Central Coast had become a hub for commercial sexual exploitation of minors — a crime that had gone relatively undetected by local authorities. Photo: Ken Pfeiffer Photography

By Leah Bartos

Five years ago, when Lisa Conn became...

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HealthyCal.org
Most Survivors Want More Rehab, Less Punishment for Victimizers

Aug 22, 2016
Most Survivors Want More Rehab, Less Punishment for Victimizers

Victims of violent crime are more likely to be low-income, under 30 and Latino or African American, according to a survey by Californians for Safety and Justice. Aswad Thomas, pictured above, was shot in the back twice in 2009. Photo courtesy of Aswad Thomas.

By Lily Dayton

Aswad Thomas made a quick stop at a...

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Sacramento365
Get Festive This Week in Sacramento!

Get Festive This Week in Sacramento!



Get cultured this week at these festive River City outings! (Photo courtesy of the Sierra 2 Center)


Looking to plan a hot August night out? Check out Sacramento365's Top 6 Events list below for some inspiration:

 

 

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Wells Fargo Pavilion

Tues 8/23 - Sun 8/28

Behind the...

Game to 100
Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

Aug 22, 2016
Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and a bunch of Shasta Lake otters have this in common: they’ve messed up a good public image and need the help of smooth PR agents. Lochte, a12-time Olympic medal winner, concocted a wild story of … Continue reading

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