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engagED voices feature key initiatives in the region to educate community members about the developments and critical work underway in our region. For this month’s feature, we talked with Single M...
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As Alzheimer’s Cases Grow, Sacramento Wants to Make Communities 'Dementia-Friendly’
In Sacramento County, a new initiative is underway to make the area “friendlier” for people who have dementia and attempt to lower rates of the disease in the first place. Officials want more businesses to be able to see the signs, and for families to have more clarity on local resources.
Barbershops in Sacramento Host Free Therapy Sessions for Black Men
Local barbers and the Greater Sacramento Urban League partner on a mental health program for Black men.
By: Hanna Nakano
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.
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 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.
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