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Clara’s House is a no-cost clinic that provides health care for the poor and underserved who do not have access to governmental assistance or medical insurance.

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Citrus Heights Restaurant Latest Target of Vandalism

A vandalism incident last week resulted in property damage of around $28,000 for a popular Japanese noodle restaurant near Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue.

(June 16, 2022) → Read the full Citrus Heights Sentinel report
County Proposes a Second South Sacramento Tiny Home Village For Homeless Residents

Sacramento County on Monday proposed building a 44-unit tiny home community for unhoused residents in South Sacramento, near Florin Road just west of Highway 99.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full CapRadio report

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Image caption: The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think

The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.

Image caption: An affordable housing complex being built in Santa Cruz County.
A Real Solution to the Housing Crisis

Gov. Newsom and the state legislature should consider allocating $40 billion of the state's $97 billion surplus to subsidize the building of low-income housing.

Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here

How the California mental health crisis emerged out of the state’s history of deinstitutionalization and laws designed to protect the mentally ill, as well as the communities around them.

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Getting to Yes

In which we ponder how to make things better in a climate of no.

Image caption: A Senate bill to create zoning laws that promote affordable housing has been met with protest in Santa Cruz.
Bill to Allow More Housing Meets Protest in Santa Cruz

A State Senate bill would allow quick rezoning for multi-family housing, as a new research study reveals the high cost of single-family zoning laws.

Image caption: California's homelessness crisis shows no signs of improving, despite significant new measures to fight the problem.
State of the Homelessness Crisis

California's homelessness numbers continue to rise despite new spending on housing, services. Here's where the fight to end the crisis stands.

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