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City of Sacramento to activate weather-respite center Nov. 30
With the National Weather Service forecasting cold nighttime temperatures, the City of Sacramento is activating weather-respite operations at its Outreach and Engagement Center (3615 Auburn Blvd.)...
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More than 70,000 households who needed and applied for state aid to pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic by the March 2022 deadline still have their applications listed as "pending." Now they could be evicted from their homes.
By Will Duvall and Kimberly Gomez Santos The number of deaths due to opioid related overdoses has steadily increased in Sacramento County, with 215 fatalities...
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature mental health policies allow the involuntary treatment of more Californians with severe mental illnesses. Some fear the new laws will infringe on the civil liberties of people confined against their will.
California collects a special tax on high incomes to fund mental health services. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change how the money is spent so a share of it can be used to fund housing for homeless people with mental …
More workers are filing claims with the state alleging employers are retaliating against them for engaging in legally protected activities, such as seeking overtime pay or reporting wage theft or discrimination.
Under a system that has long prioritized local control for school districts. state officials now are fighting some recent board decisions regarding LGBTQ students.
By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.
A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
The legislation would overhaul the process to appeal denials of coverage by private health insurance companies. By Mark Kreidler, Capital & Main This story is...
The Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced 21-year-old Nathaniel Cabacungan was convicted of second-degree murder, among other charges, as it relates to a Roseville-area fentanyl death of a 15-year-old-girl reported in June 2022. The conviction is the first of its …
A popular program doubles CalFresh benefits to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets. It is among the California food benefit programs on the table in the budget negotiations between legislative leaders and Gov. Newsom.
As extra pandemic benefits end, food banks say that they're becoming long-term supermarkets for Californians facing food insecurity. Several bills to boost CalFresh are before the Legislature, but the state budget deficit may get in the way.
California’s new CARE Court system that compels treatment for people with severe mental illness is set to roll out in seven counties this October, despite efforts by civil liberties groups to stop it.
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.
Feeling stressed? Confused? Or just a little blue? Help is just a phone call away for residents of Sacramento County.
Thinking about making a change in your relationship to drugs and alcohol? Here are some things to consider.
Sam Quinones, whose last book dealt with the opioid epidemic, talks to the LA Times about his new work on the twin perils of fentanyl and meth.
California will soon add a new emergency hotline service with the number 988. Here’s the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.
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