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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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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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Placas play highlights Escaping the Vicious Cycle

Nov 19, 2014
Placas play highlights Escaping the Vicious Cycle

On November 14th The Crest Theatre opened its doors to welcome anyone who purchased a ticket to watch a play known as Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo. Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo revolves around gang violence, the result of having a tattoo, and how it can affect a youth’s future. “Maybe there is such...

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#DoTheMath Encourages Wiser Spending

Nov 18, 2014
#DoTheMath Encourages Wiser Spending

A major issue facing communities all over the state of California is known as “Do The Math” and it concerns the spending of approximately $62,300 per prisoner each year while student spends lingers beneath $10,000 per child. Many Californians, from safety and justice backgrounds and individuals have come together through the internet to support highlighting this cause,...

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Prop 47 sentence reduction: Sacramento's court has a new form and guide for peop…

Prop 47 sentence reduction: Sacramento's court has a new form and guide for peop…

Prop 47 sentence reduction: Sacramento's court has a new form and guide for people who qualify to reduce their felony convictions to misdemeanors. https://www.saccourt.ca.gov/criminal/criminal.aspx Prop 47 went into effect right after the election, so petitions can be filed immediately. Reducing a felony to a misdemeanor may qualify the petitioner for...

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Health Resource Fair Set For Saturday in Oak Park

Nov 17, 2014
Health Resource Fair Set For Saturday in Oak Park

On November 22nd, Sacramento Charter High School will play host to a resource fair sponsored by WE Connect, an event designed to help members of the community find ways to save money and sign up for affordable healthcare. The event will start at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. WE Connect, a project...

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VIDEO: South Oak Park Association holds a Block Party

Nov 15, 2014
VIDEO: South Oak Park Association holds a Block Party

On November 9th the South Oak Park Association held a block party. This block party aimed to have residents in the area meet their neighbors and  discuss problems in the neighborhood. This block party  is the first step in making the neighborhood a great place to live.

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VIDEO: Affordable Housing the Topic of Recent Round Table Discussion

Nov 14, 2014
VIDEO: Affordable Housing the Topic of Recent Round Table Discussion

On Thursday, November 6th, members of the Oak Park community met at the Guild Theater to participate in a round table discussion on the state of low income housing in the region.

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What’s it Like to Live Off $4.90 a Day? The Food Stamp Challenge Offers Insight

Nov 13, 2014
What’s it Like to Live Off $4.90 a Day? The Food Stamp Challenge Offers Insight

November 16th will mark the beginning of the Sacramento Hunger Coalition’s seven-day Food Stamp Challenge. The premise is simple: anyone can participate, but can only eat what they can buy for $4.90 per day, a little over $34 for the week. Sorry, no stocking up on snacks from the office, either. The idea is...

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