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SMUD’s Shine Program Now Accepting Applications

Shine is a community development program designed to improve and revitalize neighborhoods in the Sacramento region.

(June 21, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
Hope For Horses Rescue Settles Into New Home

Local horse rescue Hope for Horses (H4H) celebrated its successful move to a new location after three months marked by uncertainty about the group’s future.

(May 26, 2022) → Read the full The Galt Herald report

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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: The homeless is California are often afflicted with severe mental health issues.
Mental Health and the Homeless: Newsom’s CARE Court Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new CARE Court plan aims to get homeless Californians experiencing mental health problems into treatment and off the street. But can it actually work?


Image caption: César Chávez in 1979, originally photographed for U.S. News & World Report.
What’s the Best Way to Celebrate César Chávez Day?

Californians have the perfect opportunity to remember César Chávez by making March 31 a day of service.


Image caption: The Sacramento Farmers Market features numerous Black-owned businesses.
New Site Aims to Boost Sacramento’s Black-Owned Businesses

A Sacramento Observer report focuses on a new website, SacBlackBiz.biz, that aims to promote the city’s Black-owned businesses.


Image caption: Stacy Caldwell, right, says the annual Give Back Tahoe campaign has become a “collective giving engine.”
Give Back Tahoe’s Biggest Season

A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.


Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.


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Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved

These organizations aim to help citizens engage with their governments.


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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.


Image caption: Californians have a lengthy history of getting involved in the civic affairs that govern their daily lives.
California’s History of Civic Engagement, Explained

California’s history of people getting directly involved in the affairs of government dates back more than a century, but it has sometimes been coopted by business and other interests.


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