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Community Learns About Potential Elk Grove Zoo

As the Sacramento Zoological Society explores the option of moving the Sacramento Zoo to Elk Grove, community members were invited to share their thoughts with the City Council. The proposed site is in south Elk Grove.

(Aug. 26, 2022) → Read the full Elk Grove Citizen report
Local Programs Help Support Black Families During Difficult Times

These pandemic-related programs may have been able to reverse a trend that has been incredibly detrimental to Black families during past recessions, like in the Great Recession.

(Aug. 1, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report

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Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.


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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.


Image caption: New Year's Day has been a time for celebration for at least 4,000 years.
Happy New Year, Explained

New Year's celebrations have been around as long as civilization itself. Here's how they started and how California marks the New Year today.


Image caption: A new bill would expand the state's paid family leave.
New Bill Makes Paid Family Leave Affordable for All Workers

A new bill now in the state Senate would make paid family leave accessible even to workers on the lowest end of the income spectrum.


Image caption: Participants in a recent board meeting of the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee discuss affordable housing in the wake of a pandemic-fueled boom in real estate prices.
Paradise Found

A pandemic-fueled real estate boom has exploded in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Mountain Housing Council is working to ensure that locals can keep their own little slices of heaven.

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