Sacramento County Local News: Families & Children


All Local Families & Children News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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12/07/2023
Although the federal government is providing four free COVID tests per month, that’s not the only way to get them. Aetna and Blue Shield of California members can be reimbursed for up to eight at-home tests per month, while Kaiser Permanente is offering discounts on tests.

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12/06/2023
California‚Äôs ‚Äúfailure to protect‚ÄĚ law allows child welfare agencies to take kids from households scarred by domestic violence. Advocates say the separation can worsen a family‚Äôs trauma.

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12/05/2023
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Court is not usually a place for young children. But on Nov. 4, 29 families finalized the adoptions of 34 children at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relation Courthouse.

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12/03/2023
San Diego-area nonprofits and faith organizations struggle to provide for tens of thousands of migrants border agents have released on San Diego streets.

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12/03/2023
In 2020, the state agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed too many students were not learning to read. As part of that agreement, the state spent over $50 million on 75 schools with the lowest reading scores.

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12/01/2023
Students and teachers alike are decrying the actions of the Temecula Valley Unified School District board, which became conservative in majority following the recent elections of three members. The board’s actions include banning critical race theory and mandating parental notification if their child is transgender.

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11/30/2023
Utility giant PG&E is set to raise its rates an average of 13% on Jan. 1. That equals an extra $32.50 a month, or $390 for the year.

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11/28/2023
Parents say flavored medication can help ensure their kids finish a prescription. Far fewer California pharmacies are offering that service as they await new rules from a state regulator.

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11/24/2023
A longstanding resident was honored with a Good Neighbor award during a Citrus Heights City Council meeting for her service to children in the community.

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11/15/2023
The state will offer a free mental health app beginning Jan. 1 for people ages 13-25. It is currently being tested in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

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11/14/2023
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The expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act cut child poverty rates in half‚ÄĒnow they‚Äôve doubled. Lawmakers, it seemed, had found a viable solution: giving people money, no strings attached.

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11/08/2023
Five years ago, the Camp Fire disrupted lives, followed quickly by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving students in Paradise with few options to connect with others outside of the internet.

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11/03/2023
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The call of the wild is not just a poetic phrase; it’s a fundamental need, especially in elementary education. It may also be what’s missing from science curriculum.

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11/03/2023
Sacramento‚Äôs Cal Expo will soon be adorned with bright festive light displays with the return of Imaginarium. The ‚Äúlargest holiday light festival‚ÄĚ in the capital city will light up Nov. 17 to Jan. 7, and will feature a circus, Santa, an ice skating rink, and games.

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10/31/2023
California kids have some of the lowest-ranked dental health in the United States, with challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. Here’s a look at the problem and what’s being done to address it.

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10/24/2023
Signed by the governor in September 2022, AB 2881 aims to help student parents in California by offering them priority registration. Advocates are optimistic the law will formalize data collection, allowing them to better serve this student population that represents 1 in 5 students nationally.

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10/24/2023
More than 40 states are suing the social media giant. The legal actions allege that Meta has deceived the public about the harms of Facebook and Instagram, which the attorneys general say ‚Äúexploit and manipulate‚ÄĚ children.

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10/18/2023
Despite an influx of money to counter learning loss during the pandemic, English language arts and math test scores remain low.

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10/12/2023
Kaiser patients waited 19 days for follow-up mental health appointments in 2019, nine days longer than state law permits. The settlement includes the largest-ever penalty issued by California’s behavioral health regulator.

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10/01/2023
Newsom rejected Senate Bill 799, which would have paid striking workers California unemployment benefits after two weeks, and SB 686, which would have extended workplace safety protections to domestic workers, such as housekeepers and nannies.