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City approves $5 million to continue housing stability programs near Aggie Square campus
The Sacramento City Council this week approved $5 million from UC Davis to further implement housing stability programs for eligible households surrounding the UC Davis Aggie Square campus. The ne...
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Former Folsom Cliff House to Become Crawdads on the Lake
It’s been the common question around town the last few weeks: “What is happening with the former Cliff House of Folsom?” Here’s what the future looks like for the longtime restaurant venue.
MinervaVerse Set to Invest in Sacramento’s Women and Minority-led Businesses
MinervaVerse will be the first venture capital fund founded by women in the Sacramento region and will offer wraparound support to entrepreneurs through their fund, accelerator and business incubators.
From Los Angeles Times...
Two Rare Tornadoes Seen in Central California
A tornado stuck Kings county briefly, and another touched down in Madera county, as favorable conditions came together during a powerful winter storm which swept the region.
Waymo Approved to Start Robotaxi Service in Los Angeles and San Mateo Counties.
On March 1, the California Public Utilities Commission gave approval for driverless taxi company Waymo to expand service into Los Angeles and San Mateo counties.
Sacramento River Cats Announce 2024 Coaching Staff
With the first game of the season coming up, the Sacramento River Cats, proud Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have announced that manager Dave Brundage returns.
Coordinated Access System Creates ‘Front Door’ for Those in Need of Shelter
Sacramento County’s most recent Point-in-Time Count took place in January, and preliminary data continues to point to a major crisis. In response, city and county officials have pioneered a system with nonprofit groups that centralizes information and streamlines access to resources.
Study Finds Almost 50% of San Francisco Drug Users Not Residents
A report of a 12 month study which ended in February indicates almost half of those cited for drug usage were not residents of the city, leading to questions about city approaches to drug addiction.
From The Sacramento Observer...
Online Training To Identify Mental Health Issues In Youth
The Living Room and the African American Suicide Prevention Project are presenting “Youth Mental Health First Aid,” Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 23. The virtual training instructs participants how to understand and identify signs of addiction and mental illness in youth.
Construction at East Bidwell, Iron Point Road to Begin
The City of Folsom is set to begin a project to improve traffic flow at the Iron Point Road and East Bidwell Street intersection.
Folsom Veteran Crafts Wooden Flags With Patriotic Passion
A Folsom veteran has found a way to share his woodworking talents and love for his country in a venture that has turned into local business that he hopes will improve his own family’s future.
EPA Announces New Superfund Cleanup Projects in California
Part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the projects include California’s Lava Cap Mine in Nevada City, Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine in Clearlake Oaks, and Southern Avenue Industrial Area in South Gate.
Antidepressant Prescriptions to Young People Surged During the Pandemic
The monthly rate of antidepressants being dispensed to young people increased about 64% more quickly during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics.
CJ Foods Manufacturing Beaumont Corporation Recalls Trader Joe's Chicken Soup Dumplings Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Saturday Market Canceled Due to Inclement Weather
Fast food workers in California will soon earn a minimum of $20 an hour, thanks to a new state law. To celebrate, we take a look at the chains that got their start in the Golden State—and other ways we …
Founding CEO John Foley and others speak about SSHH’s roots and early successes.
If you have a hard time understanding why in the world anyone would choose to place the seat of California government where they did—you don't know Sacramento.
Based in California’s most iconic vacation spot, Katherine Hill celebrates Tahoe Guide’s 42nd birthday.
The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.
A once-groundbreaking nonprofit working with chronically homeless people in California’s capital closed and filed for bankruptcy in 2023.
Sacramento has more homeless residents than San Francisco. One story about why that happened, and another about an attempt to help. And: Black literature, California style.
Mark Black History Month by reading these novels, nonfiction books and collections that feature Black voices exploring the Black experience in the Golden State.
The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a travel guide to California chocolate.
From giant companies with roots in the Gold Rush days to local microproducers with a focus on fair trade, California is ground zero for high-end chocolate.
Taylor Swift is so hated by fans of Donald Trump, they’ve set aside their hatred of San Francisco to root for the ’49ers in the Super Bowl, because Swift’s boyfriend plays for their opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.
Meet the organizations working to win social justice for African Americans in California and beyond. And: Welcome Yolo County to CALocal.
Here’s a short list of just some of the organizations working to build better futures for African Americans in California.
“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.
In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.
While millions of Californians seek affordable housing elsewhere, an ambitious man backed by billionaires dreams of building an urban Utopia in Central Valley farm country.
We’re getting ready to track the progress of California Forever’s plans to build a city of 400,000 in what is now Solano County farm country.
In NYT’s “The Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,” we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.
Data Report: How the City responded to homelessness Feb. 19-25
The City of Sacramento has released its weekly progress report for the City’s Incident Management Team responding to homelessness. From Feb. 19-25, the City of Sacramento received 745 calls to 311...
Kristy Venrick-Mardon brings bunnies and goats from Only Sunshine Sanctuary, her Elverta animal rescue, to interact with students at Meristem. But it’s not just playtime.
Best Kept Secret
Want to know a secret? Sacramento’s best bargain is not Costco’s hotdog lunch or thrift store discards. It’s the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, tucked into the back of Fair Oaks Park on a 1-acre s...
The City Council is in a bind. It must pass a balanced budget in June. Revenues are not keeping up with expenses, though our tax rate is the highest in the region. The council faces a $50 million ...
There’s something wonderful and worrisome about a political novice running for mayor. A rookie brings fresh ideas and perspectives. Trouble is, what happens if the rookie wins?
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