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For more than 40 years of community journalism, the News & Review has explained complex political issues and encouraged civic involvement for social change.

Now, through awareness journalism, N&R Publications takes complex subjects and uses stories about real people to communicate them in ways that engage and inspire readers. The Community category includes stories about business, finance, housing, politics, religion as well as events programs.

Sacramento County Probation Department

Published Aug 2023

Digital Stories

The Sacramento County Probation Department supervises adult and juvenile offenders granted probation by the Courts. The department provides clients with the assessment, treatment, supervision and support necessary to prevent re-offending, resulting in a safer community. Our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary workforce uses innovative strategies to support positive change.

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Sacramento County Probation Department

Published Aug 2023

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"We are in the profession of supporting positive change." Sacramento County Probation works to uplift clients and keep them from falling back into the system.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Oct 2022

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Versión Horizontal A partir de las elecciones de 2022, la comisión independiente de redistribución de distritos de California adoptó los distritos congresionales y legislativos definitivos para la próxima década. Cuando oiga hablar de un distrito de mayoría latina en California, piense en el poder de las latinas. ¿Por qué? Porque las votantes latinas superan sistemáticamente a sus homólogos masculinos en la votación.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Oct 2022

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LANDSCAPE VERSION: California’s independent redistricting commission adopted final congressional and legislative districts for the next decade, starting with the 2022 elections. When you hear about a Latino majority district in California—think Latina power. Why? Because, Latina voters consistently outperform their Latino male counterparts in voting.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Oct 2022

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CNC Education Fund

Published Oct 2022

Publications

Our Voice, Our Choice, Our California. California’s independent redistricting commission adopted final congressional and legislative districts for the next decade, starting with the 2022 elections. When you hear about a Latino majority district in California—think Latina power. Why? Because, Latina voters consistently outperform their Latino male counterparts in voting.

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Berkeley Strategy Advisors

Published Jun 2022

Digital Stories

Berkeley Strategy Advisors is made up of a team who met while students at UC Berkeley in the 1980s. Reunited after careers in the corporate and academic worlds, they are now piloting a program aimed at local businesses called Economic Gardening 2.0. It amplifies the successful longtime national Economic Gardening project by helping business owners implement the research and data that can help their companies grow, all while supporting their communities.

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Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)

Published May 2022

Digital Stories

We believe in housing that is affordable for all. CHIP is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation serving Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties. We assist low-income and rural disadvantaged residents, seniors and others who lack financial resources or knowledge to improve or provide adequately for their housing. Our organization has built more than 2,600 housing units in our seven-county service area and is acknowledged as an innovator and leader in rural housing issues.

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BRIDGE Housing

Published Feb 2022

Digital Stories

BRIDGE Housing strengthens communities and improves the lives of its residents, beginning—but not ending—with affordable housing. Since 1983, BRIDGE has been a mission-driven nonprofit that pays close attention to the double bottom line of financial and social return on investment, always in pursuit of quality, quantity, affordability and in keeping with our core values.

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Pioneer Community Energy

Published Oct 2021

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Pioneer Community Energy offers local control of electrical service in Placer and El Dorado counties, giving those communities power over their choice of power.

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Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada

Published Oct 2021

Digital Stories

Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region. We provide shelter and housing to over 3,000 men, women, and children every night.

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Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Published Sep 2021

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Help those experiencing homelessness in Tulare County with these tips, provided by the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency.

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Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities

Published Sep 2021

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Learn how a sister gained a better understanding of her brother's disabilities and how she can offer the correct support for him going forward. She attended programs she found through the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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Rape Crisis Center

Published Apr 2021

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Rape Crisis Intervention of North Central California has been supporting sexual assault survivors for 47 years. Learn why that is important for the entire Tri-County region. If you have experienced any sexual assault at any age, reach out today.

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The California Endowment

Published Feb 2021

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. These stories in 2021 concluded their coverage of the work that was done on this project.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2020

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. These stories published in the Sacramento News & Review and onine in 2020 covered the work that was done on this project.

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Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance

Published Nov 2020

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Learn how Sacramento County is responding to homelessness and helping people in need.

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The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

Published Sep 2020

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The 2020 Census is almost over! Have you been counted? The future of Kern and Tulare counties depends on it.

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The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

Published Sep 2020

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El censo de 2020 casi ha terminado. Por qué el censo es importante para los condados de Kern y Tulare.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Sep 2020

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Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census. Community partners share what is at stake for Central Valley communities in the big count.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Sep 2020

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Se acaba el tiempo para completar el censo de 2020. Los socios comunitarios comparten lo que está en juego para las comunidades del Valle Central en la gran cuenta.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Aug 2020

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An Air Force veteran tells how and why the Census impacts veterans and their services — and why all veterans should stand up and be counted.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Aug 2020

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The 2020 Census marks the first time that the Census will recognize same sex marriage and the LGBTQ community. Why that matters to so many people.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Aug 2020

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Crucial resources for Californians rely on federal funding. That funding is determined by population and demographics counted in the Census, which only happens every 10 years. For every person counted, local communities receive an estimated $2,000 a year in funding. For every person not counted, communities lose out on $20,000 over a decade. CNC Education Fund strove to educate rural and hard-to-count residents about the importance of being counted in the California Census.

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Sacramento Regional Transit District

Published Jul 2020

Printed Stories

The Sacramento Regional Transit District, commonly referred to as SacRT, is the regional transit provider for Sacramento, operating more than 80 bus routes, 43 miles of light rail serving 52 light rail stations and ADA paratransit services--all within a 400 square-mile service area throughout Sacramento County. This includes service in the cities of Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom and Rancho Cordova. These columns in the Sacramento News & Review and online illuminated their programs.

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Del Paso Boulevard Partnership

Published Jul 2020

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Del Paso Boulevard Partnership celebrates the reopening of local businesses after the COVID-19 shutdown.

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California Census Office

Published Apr 2020

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Por qué cada residente de California debe completar el Censo.

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California Census Office

Published Mar 2020

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Why every Californian should complete the 2020 Census.

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SEIU Local 1000

Published Mar 2020

Printed Stories

Representing 96,000 state workers, SEIU Local 1000 worked to give their members—and all Californians—the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice. Yvonne R. Walker’s weekly column explored the work that SEIU Local 1000 was doing to achieve those goals.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Mar 2020

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Por qué el Censo de los Estados Unidos es tan importante para todos? Nuestro futuro en el Valle Central depende del Censo!

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CNC Education Fund

Published Mar 2020

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Your guide to the 2020 Census and why it's so important that everyone get counted.

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United Way of Northern California

Published Mar 2020

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8 page special insert to Chico News & Review about United Way of Northern California and the aftermath of the Camp Fire.

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Washoe County Health District

Published Mar 2020

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The lack of housing that is affordable in the rapidly growing Northern Washoe County has created a public health crisis, with more and more residents priced out or rent-burdened, and few financial reserves to pay for food and medicine. Find out how a variety of creative stakeholders are working together to solve this problem.

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Mono County

Published Mar 2020

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Recycling in rural communities looks different than in urban areas. But Mono County has innovative, creative ways for people to recycle glass, aluminum, plastic and cardboard, as well as fishing line, mattresses and paint.

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Midtown

Published Feb 2020

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County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters

Published Feb 2020

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With three voting options, conditional voter registration and several days to vote, California's Voter's Choice Act has made voting in Santa Clara County easier than ever!

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SEIU Local 1000

Published Dec 2019

Printed Stories

Representing 96,000 state workers, SEIU Local 1000 worked to give their members—and all Californians—the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice. Yvonne R. Walker’s weekly column explored the work that SEIU Local 1000 was doing to achieve those goals.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2019

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. This bi-weekly series of stories published in the Sacramento News & Review in 2019 covered the work that was done on this project.

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Sacramento County Voter Registration & Elections

Published Dec 2019

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The California Voter's Choice Act has made voting in Sacramento more accessible and convenient than ever before. Learn of the three effortless ways to cast a vote in any Sacramento election, and how you can still vote even if you missed the registration deadline!

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Butte County Fire Safe Council

Published Nov 2019

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With over 33 million acres of forest and woodlands in California, it is imperative that Californians adopt policies and practices that help prevent the catastrophic fires seen throughout the state in recent years. With the help of Butte County Fire Safe Council, discover various methods for restoring and maintaining forest health, and subsequently everyone and everything that calls California home.

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Habitat for Humanity

Published Oct 2019

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In 2016, Habitat for Humanity's Build for Unity project brought various religious communities in the greater Sacramento area together to build two homes in an act of solidarity. Several cities across the United States followed with build projects of their own and Sacramento began another build in 2019! Learn more about the the impact of Build for Unity and ways to contribute.

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Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Published Oct 2019

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Currently diverting over a million pounds of food from landfills annually, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank helps eradicate food insecurity throughout Los Angeles County while safeguarding the environment from unnecessary waste. However, changed behavior at every level of the food cycle is essential to fight hunger and protect the environment. Whether a farmer, retailer, consumer or nonprofit, discover how you can reduce waste and support your community with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank!

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Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center

Published Oct 2019

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Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center understands that taking the courageous step to leave an abusive environment can be stressful. As a result, the organization hosts comprehensive services for those impacted by abuse including legal representation and counseling. That courageous step also requires the support of one's entire community, from family to law enforcement. Learn now how Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center can help with escaping and healing from abusive circumstances.

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San Mateo County Voter Registration & Elections Division

Published Sep 2019

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Registered voters in San Mateo County can now choose to vote by mail, by drop box or at a voting center. Learn which method is best for you!

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United Public Employees

Published Sep 2019

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United Public Employees is dedicated to representing some of the lowest paid workers in public service, fighting to secure good working conditions and fair pay for people who provide critical services to society.

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SHELTER Inc.

Published Jun 2019

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With preventative services, housing and employment assistance, SHELTER Inc. helps reduce homelessness and increase stability among the residents of Contra Costa County and Solano County.

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California Housing Finance Agency

Published Jun 2019

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Through various programs, CalHFA helps relieve the hurdles many low and moderate income earners face when renting and buying a home in California.

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Chinatown Community Development Center

Published Jun 2019

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San Francisco's bustling Chinatown wouldn't look and feel how it does today without the hard work and protection of the Chinatown Community Development Center.

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Brilliant Corners

Published May 2019

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Skyrocketing home prices and rents in California have created a true housing crisis, especially for vulnerable, low-income individuals and families. Brilliant Corners, a nonprofit supportive housing agency with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, is working to change that.

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Mutual Housing California

Published Mar 2019

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Building a community takes more than buildings — it takes an understanding of housing development and people development. Mutual Housing California gets that. Learn how inside this publication.

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The Arc of San Diego

Published Mar 2019

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From its humble beginnings supporting children in the region, The Arc of San Diego has grown into a vast organization that provides resources and support for both children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nonprofit is able to offer tools these individuals need to not just survive, but to thrive. Take a look inside to learn more about how The Arc of San Diego helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2018

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. This bi-weekly series of stories published in the Sacramento News & Review in 2018 covered the work that was done on this project.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2018

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Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

Published Dec 2018

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Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) formed in 1994 to work on issues of justice — including economic justice, social justice and environmental justice. 25 years later, PLAN continues to fight for progressive issues, and works hard to make Nevada better. Take a look to see how PLAN has helped Nevada "then" and "now," and how you can join the movement!

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N&R Publications

Published Dec 2018

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You may not be able to control if or when you or a loved one encounters ICE agents, but planning ahead may make a stressful and frightening situation easier on you and your family.

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Immigration Advocates of Sacramento

Published Dec 2018

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ICE está buscando y deteniendo un número creciente de personas en todo California, especialmente en ciudades santuarias. Ahora es más importante que nunca saber tus derechos, sin importar tu estatus migratorio. Si eres inmigrante, es posible que en algún momento ICE pueda acercarse a ti. Saber lo que debes hacer en el momento puede impedir a ICE que te detenga y te ayude a no ser deportado — manteniéndo a tu familia junta. Conoze tus derechos, manten la calma, ten un abogado para llamar, y formula un plan familiar.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Nov 2018

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The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) is a powerful network of local governments, non-government organizations, businesses, and individuals who support policies and projects where producers share in the responsibility for managing products at end-of-life. CPSC is California's thought leader and expert on the Producer Responsibility Movement. Find out how this small nonprofit took on Big Pharma and won, and learn how you can help them to accomplish even more!

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Sacramento County Coalition for Youth/City of Sacramento

Published Nov 2018

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Parents and mentors can have an impact on whether or not youth use marijuana, also known as cannabis. Pre-teens, teens and youth in their early 20s often seek out new experiences and engage in risky behaviors, such as using marijuana. You can help prevent underage use by starting the conversation about marijuana with youth in your life and making sure they are aware of potential consequences. Open up this publication to learn more about the dangers of marijuana use!

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Immigration Advocates of Sacramento

Published Nov 2018

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity is on the rise, but all people living in the U.S. are still protected by the same constitutional rights — no matter their immigration status. Knowing how to act and respond may stop someone from being deported and increase the odds they will eventually be released. Las actividades de la Oficina Federal de Aplicación de las Leyes de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) han aumentado significativamente, pero todas las personas que viven en los Estados Unidos siempre están protegidas por los mismos derechos constitucionales, independientemente de su estatus migratorio. Saber cómo actuar y responder podría evitar ser deportado e incrementa las probabilidades de eventualmente ser liberado.

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Nonprofit Hospice Coalition of Northern California

Published Oct 2018

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When you have a life-limiting diagnosis, you want to make the most of the time you have left. Hospice and palliative care put patients in charge of how they want to live, but not all hospices are the same. Nonprofit hospices have been shown to provide better quality care because their mission is to support patients, not to make profits. If you or a loved one is facing the end of life, you have a choice. Click here to learn more about nonprofit hospice care.

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Pit bull advocates of the Sacramento region

Published Oct 2018

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Pit bulls are amazing dogs. No matter if you're looking for a marathon partner, fellow couch potato, mischievous trickster or loving family dog, there's a pit bull out there for you. Read more to learn about pit bulls and how to find your perfect furry friend today!

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San Mateo County Voter Registration & Elections Division

Published Oct 2018

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Thanks to the California Voter's Choice Act, registered voters in San Mateo County can now vote in one of three ways! Voting is now more convenient than ever before, and voters can choose which method works best for them. Click here to learn more!

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Alameda County Social Services Agency

Published Sep 2018

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No one should have to choose between paying their rent and feeding their family, CalFresh is here to help! Many people may not know they can qualify for assistance, but many immigrants, students, seniors and low-income workers are all eating better because of CalFresh. Read on to see how you and your family could qualify if you live in Alameda County.

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Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center

Published Aug 2018

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The Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center (SRFJC) offers a safe, healing environment for victims of domestic violence, child and elder abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking. A "one-stop" center of comprehensive services, SRFJC offers clients a place to start the healing process through counseling, protective measures or just someone who can listen. Learn how, here.

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Agency on Aging \ Area 4

Published Aug 2018

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AAA4 and AARP believe how and where we age is shaped by how safe and accessible our communities are — no matter our age. In this publication, you’ll learn what makes an “age-friendly” community. Representatives from AAA4’s Governing Board share what makes their communities great places to live, work and play as we grow older. This publication also features a survey, also available online at www.agencyonaging4.org.

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Joshua’s House

Published Aug 2018

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No one wants to die alone. And yet on average, one of Sacramento’s homeless residents dies on the streets each week. Sacramento will soon be able to offer a more dignified ending with Joshua's House, a hospice house that will provide compassionate end-of-life to people experiencing homelessness. Find out who is behind the organization and how you can help with construction and other costs to make Joshua's House a reality.

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CalSavers

Published Jul 2018

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Business owners and state officials outline the new CalSavers retirement savings program, which gives California private-sector workers a way to save for retirement.

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CalSavers

Published Jul 2018

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The Penny Ice Creamery owner talks about the advantages of the CalSavers retirement savings program for business owners and employees.

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CalSavers

Published Jul 2018

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Janico Building Services talks about the advantages of the CalSavers retirement savings program for business owners and employees.

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CalSavers

Published Jul 2018

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The owner of GEPermit talks about the advantages of the CalSavers retirement savings program for business owners and employees.

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Runnin’ for Rhett

Published Jul 2018

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Runnin' for Rhett wants to get kids doing what Rhett Seevers always wanted to do, run! Learn how your school can get involved with the nonprofit's Youth Fitness Program and your students can get moving for free.

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CalSavers

Published May 2018

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Los trabajadores de California merecen jubilarse con dignidad. Gracias a una ley estatal, todos los empleadores con cinco o más trabajadores pronto tendrán que ofrecer un plan de ahorros para la jubilación o brindar acceso a CalSavers, el nuevo programa de ahorros jubilatorios del estado para empleados del sector privado. CalSavers ayuda a los dueños de negocios a garantizar la seguridad financiera de sus empleados, sin cargos para los empleadores y con esfuerzo mínimo. Para los trabajadores, CalSavers hace que sea fácil ahorrar para la jubilación —se deduce automáticamente de su sueldo antes de que tengan la oportunidad de gastarlo—. Es como pagar antes que nada tu futura jubilación.

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CalSavers

Published May 2018

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Nearly half of California's workers are on track for retire into economic hardship. Currently, more than 7 million California workers are not offered a retirement savings plan by their employer. Californians deserve to retire with dignity. That's why all employers with five or more employees will soon be required to offer retirement savings plans through a private sector company or through CalSavers, the state's new retirement savings program. CalSavers has no cost and no risk for employers while giving employees an easy way to save for retirement through an automatic deduction from their paycheck. Learn what employers and employees are saying about this safe, simple and portable way to save for retirement.

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CalSavers

Published May 2018

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Nearly half of California's workers are on track for retire into economic hardship. Currently, more than 7 million California workers are not offered a retirement savings plan by their employer. Californians deserve to retire with dignity. That's why all employers with five or more employees will soon be required to offer retirement savings plans through a private sector company or through CalSavers, the state's new retirement savings program. CalSavers has no cost and no risk for employers while giving employees an easy way to save for retirement through an automatic deduction from their paycheck. Learn what employers and employees are saying about this safe, simple and portable way to save for retirement.

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CalSavers

Published May 2018

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Nearly half of California's workers are on track for retire into economic hardship. Currently, more than 7 million California workers are not offered a retirement savings plan by their employer. Californians deserve to retire with dignity. That's why all employers with five or more employees will soon be required to offer retirement savings plans through a private sector company or through CalSavers, the state's new retirement savings program. CalSavers has no cost and no risk for employers while giving employees an easy way to save for retirement through an automatic deduction from their paycheck. Learn what employers and employees are saying about this safe, simple and portable way to save for retirement.

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CalSavers

Published May 2018

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Nearly half of California's workers are on track for retire into economic hardship. Currently, more than 7 million California workers are not offered a retirement savings plan by their employer. Californians deserve to retire with dignity. That's why all employers with five or more employees will soon be required to offer retirement savings plans through a private sector company or through CalSavers, the state's new retirement savings program. CalSavers has no cost and no risk for employers while giving employees an easy way to save for retirement through an automatic deduction from their paycheck. Learn what employers and employees are saying about this safe, simple and portable way to save for retirement.

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Rebuilding California

Published May 2018

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SB 1 is a landmark transportation investment act designed to rebuild California by fixing neighborhood streets, freeways and bridges in communities across California.

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Valley Clean Energy

Published Apr 2018

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A new, local power company gives residents the chance to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce their electric bill.

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A Community For Peace

Published Feb 2018

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A Community For Peace addresses the social injustice and generational causes of domestic violence. Learn how this organization is serving as an advocate for the victims of violence and the systems them must access.

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CNC Education Fund

Published Jan 2018

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In order to enact change, the residents and families of low-income or minority neighborhoods must have a voice. When neighborhoods organize into one cohesive power, critical issues that affect its residents are given the attention they need, leading to resolutions that improve lives. In this publication, learn how CNC Education Fund transforms residents into leaders — bringing change to California one neighborhood at a time.

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Sacramento Central Labor Council

Published Jan 2018

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Working people in unions make improvements at the workplace, and they fight to improve the rights of all people. Union members helped create workplace health and safety standards, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and many other laws we all rely on. The Sacramento Central Labor Council works on behalf of all workers to support better conditions for everyone. When labor is strong, our community is strong.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2017

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. This bi-weekly series of stories published in the Sacramento News & Review in 2017 covered the work that was done on this project.

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Capitol Compliance Management

Published Dec 2017

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Relax and take a deep breath — recreational cannabis is legal now in California! In this publication, new and returning marijuana users will find information on selecting appealing products and tips for how to enjoy them safely. They'll also find a directory of Sacramento-area dispensaries affiliated with Capitol Compliance Management, a cannabis consulting and management firm that is bringing local dispensaries into a new era of legitimacy.

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TulareWORKs

Published Nov 2017

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TulareWORKs sirve a más de la mitad de la población del condado. Un departamento de la Agencia de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Tulare, conecta a las familias con recursos para ayudarles en su camino hacia la autosuficiencia a través del empleo, nutrición, clases para padres, asistencia en efectivo y seguro médico.

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TulareWORKs

Published Nov 2017

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TulareWORKs serves more than half the county's population. Find out how it connects families with resources to help them in their path to self-sufficiency through employment, nutrition, parenting classes, cash assistance and health insurance.

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Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center

Published Oct 2017

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Families in Sacramento are facing a serious problem that should concern all of us: family violence. Fortunately, there is hope. Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center offers victims of violence a safe, secure place to turn, where they can access resources, make a safety plan with social workers and become empowered to start a better life. The Family Justice Center also works to educate the public about family violence and encourage people to take a stand against it.

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California State Fair

Published Jun 2017

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Now celebrating its 50th summer at Cal Expo, this year's California State Fair will celebrate our state's ideas, cultures and talents in new and exciting ways. Horses, wine, history, dinosaurs, wiener dogs, bacon-wrapped corndogs, art, goats and craft beer — don't even try to do it all in one day!

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SMUD

Published May 2017

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There’s a side of the SMUD story that’s not often told. As a community-owned energy provider, every decision made at SMUD is based on the benefit of the community. SMUD has made a promise to be a good corporate citizen and give back through volunteers, donations, education and support that creates a more vibrant community that uses energy more efficiently. The voices of its partners who have benefited from SMUD’s leadership, generosity and expertise highlight SMUD’s corporate citizenship philosophy and the many ways in which SMUD Makes Sacramento Brighter.

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Sacramento Democrats

Published May 2017

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Do you care about universal health care? Are you worried about the growing income gap? Do you feel that the “winners” in our society should not be determined by one’s gender, skin color or where they were born? Guess what? You’re a Democrat! In this publication, find out how Sacramento residents took their passion for an issue and acted on it by getting involved with local democratic groups.

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River City Phoenix

Published Apr 2017

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At River City Phoenix, patients’ needs always come first. River City Phoenix (RCP) is a medical cannabis dispensary with a history of providing patients with a variety of medicine, personalized recommendations and education around each product they offer. Since it opened as RCP in Sacramento, professional, caring staff strive to maintain the gold standard for the medical cannabis dispensary business model. This publication aims to reach medical marijuana patients who are not yet connected with RCP, encouraging them to come in, meet the staff and see what RCP offers. It's also intended for a more general audience, reducing stigma around medical marijuana businesses and users. Their stories show that patients are a diverse group with a variety of needs, and that staff are there to help everyone.

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Fresno County Department of Social Services

Published Apr 2017

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Adaptarse a las capacidades cambiantes, las necesidades de salud y las restricciones financieras puede ser difícil de manejar para las familias con dependientes o adultos mayores. Las personas viven más tiempo de lo previsto y los ahorros para la jubilación no duran tanto. Departamento de Servicios Sociales de Fresno tiene muchos programas que atienden a las necesidades de los adultos mayores, así como los adultos dependientes de todas las edades. El objetivo del Departamento de Servicios Sociales es ayudar a los adultos mayores a la edad en sus hogares durante el tiempo que sea posible hacerlo con seguridad. Con los servicios para adultos del Condado de Fresno, tendrán un lugar donde acudir cuando necesiten ayuda.

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Fresno County Department of Social Services

Published Apr 2017

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People are living longer than they planned and retirement savings aren’t lasting as long. Older adults need a safety net, one that is made up of family, friends, neighbors and the resources they have in Fresno County. Fresno’s Department of Social Services has many programs that cater to the needs of older adults as well as dependent adults of all ages. Being proactive and having a family conversations about the needs of older or dependent adults now can prevent crises. This publication will encourage readers to take control and start a conversation now to help the loved one in their life. With Fresno County’s adult services, they will have a place to turn when they need help.

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Eco Foundation Systems

Published Mar 2017

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Eco Foundation Systems uses ground screws to replace common concrete foundations, resulting in a quicker, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable way to build. Find out where the ground screw came from, what it's being used for and why cities, counties, government agencies and solar contractors should give Eco Foundation Systems a turn on their next public project.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2016

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. This bi-weekly series of stories published in the Sacramento News & Review in 2016 covered the work that was done on this project.

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Ray Morgan Company

Published Oct 2016

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The workplace is evolving. If you’re a business owner today, you don’t want to be stuck in the past — because it could be costing you time and money. Enter a new era: Ray Morgan Co. is a Document Technology Solutions company that specializes in improving efficiency and cutting costs. In this publication targeted at businesses of all sizes, readers will learn what makes Ray Morgan Co. different from the other guys and some of the solutions that enable RMC to improve workplace efficiency.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Published Sep 2016

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento is building two homes with the help of local faith leaders, mosques, temples and churches to make a statement about religious diversity and tolerance in our community. Learn more about this interfaith effort and how you can help! Build hope and homes -- #BuildforUnity!

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Washoe County Department of Human Services

Published Aug 2016

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Washoe County Department of Human Services is here for the community, offering a wide array of programs and resources serving all ages to build stronger, healthier, and more secure families. The agency helps support families and connects them to the resources they need to thrive. Readers will learn more about the newly created Human Services Agency (resulting from the merger of Social Services and Adult Services), and how its programs and services are making a difference in the community every day.

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Napa County Health and Human Services

Published Jul 2016

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CalFresh nutrition assistance helps put healthy food on Napa County's tables. But more residents (around 6,000) could be claiming this benefit. Find out who's eligible, how to apply and why CalFresh is contributing to the overall health of Napa County.

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Napa County Health and Human Services

Published Jul 2016

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A través de CalFresh, la Agencia de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Napa ayuda a las personas que reúnen los requisitos a contar con alimentos nutritivos durante todo el año.

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County of Santa Clara Office of Pretrial Services

Published Jul 2016

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Si queda arrestado, deberá tomar una decisión:¿Permanecer en prisión o pagar una fianza?No todas las personas pueden pagar una fianza, pero en el condado de Santa Clara, los acusados tienen otra opción: Servicios Previos al Juicio. Dentro encontrará información sobre cómo los Servicios Precios al Juicio están garantizando que los acusados reciban un tratamiento justo.

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County of Santa Clara Office of Pretrial Services

Published Jul 2016

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If you are arrested, you face a decision: jail or bail? Not everyone can afford to post money bail, and in Santa Clara County, the accused have another option: Pretrial Services. Find out how Pretrial Services is ensuring fair treatment for the accused.

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California State Fair

Published Jun 2016

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Why settle for good? Go for the BEST at the California State Fair! The Fair continues to be THE destination to experience the best in food, entertainment, agriculture, arts and fun!

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Tahoe SAFE Alliance

Published Jun 2016

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For more than 30 years, the nonprofit Tahoe SAFE Alliance has been serving the community with programs, services, education and outreach united around the goal of stopping abuse for everyone. Discover the broad program reach and proven successes of Tahoe SAFE Alliance and learn how you can support TSA through donations, volunteerism and engagement.

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Nevada County Libraries

Published May 2016

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Celebrate the Nevada County Libraries and discover all they have to offer. So many people in the community say: “I didn't know the library does that!” Connect with your local branch and take advantage of all the available programs and services today!

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Sacramento Steps Forward

Published Apr 2016

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The problem of homelessness is more complex than many realize; housing those on the streets today is phenomenal progress, but newly homeless individuals emerge every day and need an ongoing, coordinated system of support. Sacramento Steps Forward is Sacramento's unique, home-grown solution to the ongoing problem of homelessness. What we're doing here is Sacramento is different — as a distinctively collaborative effort between public and private entities, Sacramento Steps Forward works to devise comprehensive and sustainable solutions to preventing homelessness.

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Alameda County MEDS Coalition

Published Apr 2016

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Join members from across Alameda County who are working together to reduce demand for prescription medications and dispose of them safely.

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Santa Clara County Safe Drug Disposal

Published Apr 2016

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There is a health and safety epidemic happening in Santa Clara County, and it starts in each and every one of our homes. The improper use and disposal of prescription drugs can lead to poisonings, crime, water quality issues and even death. Learn what Santa Clara County is doing about this issue and how you can help.

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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Published Mar 2016

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Faith is about more than showing up to church. It’s more than words in a book. Faith is a hunger, a basic need. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral strives to meet that need. With a commitment to respecting the dignity of every human being, the church believes in living out faith in the world through service to others in need. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, whoever you are — Trinity Episcopal Cathedral invites you to feed your spiritual hunger here.

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Work Training Center

Published Feb 2016

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The nonprofit Work Training Center has been serving adults with disabilities in Chico and surrounding communities for decades. Filling a vital niche and serving an all-too-often forgotten population, WTC improves the quality of life of 700 individuals each year through its programs.

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The Sacramento Rendering Company

Published Jan 2016

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Where do the animal byproducts from the agriculture and food processing industries go? The answer is they are recycled into products we use every day (like dog food and soap) through the ancient practice of rendering. Find out why rendering makes sense for the environment, health and safety and our economy.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2015

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. This bi-weekly series of stories published in the Sacramento News & Review in 2015 covered the work that was done on this project.

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Sacramento Youth Homelessness

Published Dec 2015

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Sacramento's homeless youth aren't much different from their housed counterparts. Learn about the systemic issues that drive youth homelessness and the hopes these young people have for their futures. Homeless youth are part of our community's fabric and future — they just long for a place to be. Here we meet several of them who have received help through Wind Youth Services.

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GRID Alternatives

Published Nov 2015

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GRID Alternatives' stated mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. Equal parts eco-evangelists and social impact warriors, GRID Alternatives makes green solar power accessible for income-qualifying homeowners, helps fight poverty by reducing energy costs for participating homeowners, offers no-cost job training in a growing industry to fight unemployment and promote upward mobility, and helps build greener communities.

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Sacramento Area Council of Governments

Published Nov 2015

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In 2004, the Sacramento region developed a roadmap for smart growth and improving the quality of life for all residents. It’s called the Sacramento Region Blueprint Transportation/Land Use Plan and it has helped point our region in the right direction. With a wealth of participation from ordinary people, elected representatives and planning professionals, Blueprint was a bottom-up response to how we wanted to see the Sacramento region grow.

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Yolo County CalFresh

Published Oct 2015

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It’s time to rethink CalFresh. Think it’s hard to apply? Think you have to fumble with stamps at the checkout line? Think you have to report your income every three months? Think again. The new CalFresh makes it easier to sign up and renew, easier to qualify and easier to use. That means even more people can get access to this vital resource to supplement their household food budget. Everyone deserves to eat, and the people who need CalFresh are our neighbors, co-workers and friends (Russian).

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Goodwill

Published Oct 2015

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When you come to Goodwill, the person sorting donations and selling items is there because of you. Your donations create jobs and support training that make people more employable in our community.

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Kern County Department of Human Services

Published Oct 2015

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What happens after a child is removed from an unsafe environment? How can the community step in to fill the need by caring for these children? With many children in Kern County in need of forever families, this issue is one that deeply affects both the children and the greater community. This piece brings a message of hope, demonstrating the positive outcomes that are possible by showcasing children who are thriving thanks to their resource and adoptive families. Targeted particularly at potential resource/adoptive families, the piece educates and encourages, helping families gain the confidence to step forward and welcome a child into their lives.

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Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency

Published Sep 2015

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It’s time to rethink CalFresh. Think it’s hard to apply? Think you have to fumble with stamps at the checkout line? Think you have to report your income every three months? Think again. The new CalFresh makes it easier to sign up and renew, easier to qualify and easier to use. This publication will help eliminate the stigma associated with seeking nutrition assistance by sharing real stories of people who use CalFresh.

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SMUD

Published Jul 2015

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SMUD is committed to supporting local businesses to ensure they not only stay in business but thrive. SMUD is here to help businesses with incentives and guidance that in turn support the local economy. SMUD recognizes that when businesses save money and energy is conserved, it’s good for everybody.

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Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency

Published Jul 2015

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Nevada County Health & Human Services Agency is here for you, offering a wide array of programs and resources to build a stronger, healthier, better community. The agency integrates services as much as possible, helping support families and connect them to the resources they need to thrive. Learn more about what we have to offer, and ways we can help you and your family. The 12-page newsprint publication helps create awareness and understanding of the agency's programs and ecourages individuals to see if they're eligible for programs and sign up.

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The California Endowment

Published Jul 2015

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California voters approved Proposition 47 on Nov. 4, 2014, enacting changes to how some low-level criminal offenses, like drug possession and petty theft, are classified. Applicable charges have been reclassified from felony to misdemeanor, carrying lighter sentences. This publication, an effort of The California Endowment and partners, will help get the word out to the general public. The publication explains the law and its impacts, helps readers understand some of the benefits to both individuals and society of enacting less severe punishments for low-level drug and theft offenses, and educates readers on the process to reclassify felonies.

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Placer County

Published Jul 2015

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For Placer County residents who are food insecure, CalFresh is an important benefit to help put nutritious food on the table and gain information on making healthy meal choices. But CalFresh is just the beginning. Getting CalFresh benefits is like an entry portal to other benefits the county administers, including Medi-Cal, WIC and CalWORKs.

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California State Fair

Published Jun 2015

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California's best summer days are at the fair.

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Eppie’s Great Race

Published Jun 2015

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If you’ve lived in the Sacramento area for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of Eppie’s Great Race. “The World’s Oldest Triathlon” is a Sacramento tradition, at 42 years and counting. But how much do you really know about Eppie's? Learn more about this fundraising fun run, and how to get involved!

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Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties

Published Jun 2015

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CalFRESH helps thousands in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties put food on the table. But many more don't even know they qualify. Are you one of them?

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Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance

Published Jun 2015

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Working families, students, seniors — we all need access to healthy, fresh food. There are 243,000 individuals in Sacramento County who receive CalFRESH now. Do you know someone who may be in need of assistance?

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Vaping Education Council

Published Jun 2015

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Vapor products have allowed many to reduce or completely quit smoking conventional cigarettes. Learn how vapor organizations are protecting people's access to vapor products.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Jun 2015

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Prescription medication can save lives, but it can also take lives. San Mateo County is addressing this serious problem head-on.

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Sacramento County Adult Protective Services

Published Jun 2015

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Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Adult Protective Services is a state-mandated program dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of older and dependent adults who are subjected to neglect, abuse or exploitation, or are unable to protect their own interests.

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San Bernadino County Aging and Adult Services

Published Apr 2015

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San Bernadino County Aging and Adult Services helps meet the need of seniors with food, socialization and recreation, contributing to the overall happiness and health of seniors.

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Paradise Irrigation District

Published Apr 2015

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Even a century ago, Paradise residents knew water was a necessity for sustaining life on the ridge. In 1916 the people of Paradise voted form the Paradise Irrigation District, which sought to give residents control of their water and make improvements. Today, PID still operates as a local government agency that is committed to providing residents and businesses with the highest-quality, most affordable water possible.

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NIMBY Awards

Published Apr 2015

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Recognizing that NIMBY warriors rely on the California Environmental Quality Act to spawn litigation to block construction projects, the Not In My Backyard Award Contest — the NIMBYs — was created to honor those who best embody the “Let’s sue ’em” approach to municipal planning disagreements.

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Sacramento County CalWORKs Program

Published Apr 2015

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An innovative new program in Sacramento County will give 300 families a second chance at stability and a fresh start. Approved in 2014, California Senate Bill 855 allotted $20 million for housing support to homeless CalWORKs recipients. Sacramento County was one of 42 counties that applied, and one of only 20 accepted, for this transformative program.

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Summit Christian Church

Published Mar 2015

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With vibrant, contemporary weekend services and many small group sessions throughout the week, Summit Christian Church offers a variety of ways to encounter God in a deeply personal way.

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Monterey County Department of Health and Human Services

Published Mar 2015

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Tax season offers an opportunity for low-income individuals and families to access hundreds or even thousands of dollars by filing a tax return. Yet, too many local families making under $53,000 annually fail to file tax returns and take advantage of tax credits that they are entitled to. Monterey County Department of Health and Human Services and United Way Monterey County have partnered to offer free tax preparation at volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) sites.

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Chico Hearing Aid Center

Published Feb 2015

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When you can't hear what's going on around you, every aspect of your life can be negatively affected — your relationships, your work and your overall happiness. It's never easy to admit you need help. But why miss out on hearing your favorite sounds when a solution is available? The Chico Hearing Aid Center can help!

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Habitat for Humanity

Published Jan 2015

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Habitat for Humanity is widely known, but not everyone understands how the organization works. Many don't realize that Habitat needs to raise a significant amount of capital as cash-in-hand before beginning a build. While volunteers are plentiful, large cash donations are not. Habitat's retail location called ReStore sells new and gently used home goods to help raise funds to support the organization's work.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2014

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. This bi-weekly series of stories published in the Sacramento News & Review in 2014 covered the work that was done on this project.

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Crossline Community Church

Published Dec 2014

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Crossline Community Church is where it's all happening. This is a no-fear, no-holds-barred community of believers who are both friendly and fiercely passionate about God. It's a place where you can be yourself and feel welcome, no matter your age, stage or background.

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Sparks Christian Fellowship

Published Nov 2014

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Sparks Christian Fellowship welcomes all — whether you haven't been to church in years or are a Sunday service maven. Learn how SCF helps people find hope, direction and fun through its connection to community.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Nov 2014

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This publication increases public awareness and understanding of the threats posed by improper disposal of sharps and meds and educates public on best practices and existing resources for proper disposal of sharps and meds. in their local community in Marin County. The publication also educates about the movement for product stewardship legislation, which can further improve access to and ease of proper disposal options for meds. and sharps.

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City of Roses Tattoo and Art Festival

Published Nov 2014

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The City of Roses Tattoo and Art Festival is more than ink — it's art. Many of the artists at this show have their work featured not only on skin, but gallery walls. Come see talented local artists who represent the new generation of tattooing during this three-day festival at the Placer County Fairgrounds.

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California Capital Book Festival

Published Oct 2014

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Californians Love To Read! Kids, pet owners, sports fans, cooks, poets and more will find something to love at this festival held at the Sacramento Convention Center.

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Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

Published Oct 2014

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The nonprofit Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County has been helping to build a safer, healthier and more prosperous community for more than 50 years. Find out more about the life-changing impacts of CAP Sonoma's 22 programs, and how you can help them continue to make a difference.

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City of Sacramento Department of Utilities

Published Sep 2014

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Saving water needs to be in our thoughts every day — when we turn on our sprinklers, brush our teeth and wash our clothes. Learn how the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities is helping homeowners and businesses conserve water and how you can do your part!

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Sacramento Republic FC

Published Sep 2014

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Experience professional soccer in Sacramento during this exhibition game held July 18, 2013 at Raley Field.

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Eskaton Foundation

Published Sep 2014

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We're in the middle of an "age wave" - Baby Boomers are reaching retirement and people are living longer in general. That means the need for services to seniors, who often live at or below the poverty level, will only become greater in time. Eskaton Foundation helps support many innovative programs that serve the neediest of seniors now and needs the community's help to grow these programs in the future.

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Covered San Joaquin

Published Aug 2014

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More people than ever are getting access to health coverage through Medi-Cal. Even if you've been denied before, now is the time to try again, as eligibility rules have changed.

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California State Fair

Published Jun 2014

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The California State Fair is all about showcasing the best of the Golden State. For 160 years, the Fair has featured the top food, artists, wine, livestock and vendors from around the state. Learn what makes the California State Fair "the best" from July 11-27, 2014.

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Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.

Published May 2014

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Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. provides a solution to poverty through a holistic, customer-service driven model. Find out how this approach is leading to success in the community.

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YMCA of Superior California

Published May 2014

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Since 1866, the YMCA has been a vital resource in the communities it serves. Today, the YMCA of Superior California's commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is stronger than ever. Readers are encouraged to give, join and volunteer in support of the Y and strengthening their community.

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Lincoln Presbyterian Church

Published May 2014

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Lincoln Presbyterian Church has been a cornerstone of the local community for 61 years. It's a friendly and supportive place where real people can turn to satisfy their spiritual hunger and engage authentically in their walk with God. The publication offers a look inside Lincoln Presbyterian Church, and encourages readers to come by for Sunday service.

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SMUD

Published May 2014

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Small to mid-size business owners can help keep costs down and increase the profitability of their ventures by managing energy use. And SMUD makes it easy, with two Energy Solutions programs to provide incentives, rebates and even financing for energy-saving upgrades.

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Community Action Agency of Butte County

Published May 2014

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Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, economic disparities are still alive in our communities, including Butte County. Community Action Agency of Butte County is serving the community through programs that address hunger, housing, energy use and seniors. Community action gives consumers the tools to lift themselves out of poverty, so they rely less on government aid.

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Friends Church

Published Apr 2014

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Friends Church is a dynamic, non-denominational Christian church in Yorba Linda and Orange.

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Sacramento Zoo

Published Mar 2014

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How much do you really know about your zoo -- the Sacramento Zoo? Learn about the state-of-the-art veterinary care, conservation efforts and educational opportunities the zoo provides and how you can be part of the experience.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Mar 2014

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Unwanted medications and used needles can pose a hazard to our families, our community and our environment. The California Product Stewardship Council is working with stakeholders to find a solution to this problem through safe disposal options.

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Healthy Sacramento Coalition

Published Feb 2014

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Muchas organizaciones en nuestra comunidad comparten la opinión de que nuestra salud se ve afectada por otros factores que no son el acceso a la atención médica. Ochenta y dos de estas organizaciones se unieron en la Coalición por un Sacramento Saludable (Healthy Sacramento Coalition). Con financiamiento de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades y el liderazgo asumido por la Fundación Sierra Health, en 2011 se creó la Coalición por un Sacramento Saludable con el fin de comprender mejor cómo nuestro medio ambiente afecta nuestra salud en Sacramento.

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Healthy Sacramento Coalition

Published Feb 2014

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Being healthy isn't just about having access to medical care. The community you live in plays a major part in your ability to lead a healthy and full life. The Healthy Sacramento Coalition is exploring how the environment affects our health in Sacramento.

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Sac Pride News

Published Feb 2014

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Sac Pride News

Published Jan 2014

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Sac Pride News

Published Dec 2013

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2013

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. This bi-weekly series of stories published in the Sacramento News & Review in 2013 covered the work that was done on this project.

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Sac Pride News

Published Dec 2013

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Sac Pride News

Published Nov 2013

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Sac Pride News

Published Nov 2013

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Sac Pride News

Published Nov 2013

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Capital Christian Center

Published Nov 2013

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You won't find “preachy” Sunday sermons here. Just real talk about living a real life in today's world, and a casual, come-as-you-are service with rocking worship music that will get you out of your seat. You'll find a place to fit in and people like you to connect with, no matter what your age, cultural background or life experiences. Capital Christian is a great place for real, imperfect people. You'll get real support for pursuing growth, and you'll find many ways to live God's love for the world by making a difference in the local community and around the world. There's never a dull moment at Capital Christian. So what are you waiting for? Check it out for yourself.

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Sacramento World Music & Dance Festival

Published Oct 2013

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Feast your eyes, your heart and your mind. Each year, the Sacramento World Music and Dance Festival hosts performers from all over the globe to showcase the cultural diversity of the Sacramento region.

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Sacramento World Music & Dance Festival

Published Oct 2013

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Music is the language that brings us all together. Each year, the Sacramento World Music and Dance Festival hosts performers from all over the globe to showcase the cultural diversity of the Sacramento region.

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Sac Pride News

Published Sep 2013

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When Sacramento Metropolitan Church pastor Jerry Sloan took on the Moral Majority's Jerry Falwell, it led to the creation of the GLBTQ Community Center. Because of activists like Sloan, the climate for gays in religion is much more tolerant.

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Intel

Published Sep 2013

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Intel is more than just an innovative technology leader. The company provides several philanthropic opportunities for its employees to give back to the communities they live in.

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Sac Pride News

Published Sep 2013

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Sun Grove Church

Published Sep 2013

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Check out the amazing things happening at Sun Grove Church. A welcoming atmosphere, contemporary worship music, and outreach that has a real impact on the community make Sun Grove Church feel like home.

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Sac Pride News

Published Aug 2013

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Sacramento's first LGBTQ radio show aims to serve as a voice for the community. Every week, the hosts of Sac Pride Live set out to start an honest conversation — even if it gets a little uncomfortable.

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Root of Happiness

Published Aug 2013

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For more than 3,000 years, Polynesian culture has shared and enjoyed the calming properties of kava. Now, the drink is making waves in Northern California.

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Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.

Published Aug 2013

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Georgia has the third highest poverty rate in the nation. Macon-Bibb Economic Opportunity Council provides an essential safety net for low-income individuals and families in Macon and Bibb counties.

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Northeast Florida Community Action Agency

Published Aug 2013

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The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency is one of the largest, volunteer-based organizations in the state. NFCAA changes people's lives by promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles and providing services to those in need.

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California Restaurant Association

Published Aug 2013

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The Affordable Care Act serves up new insurance coverage standards for employers. The California Restaurant Association is helping to navigate the restaurant industry through health care reform.

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Sac Pride News

Published Jul 2013

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Sacramento Republic FC

Published Jul 2013

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Sacramento Republic FC is Sacramento's own professional soccer team. The team logo, crest and colors were unveiled after three months and thousands of entries from excited soccer fans in the community.

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Reno News & Review

Published Jul 2013

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Meet the artists who will be featured at the 2013 Arts in Bloom Art & Wine Festival.

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Sacramento Republic FC

Published Jul 2013

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The dream of having an MLS soccer team in Sacramento can be achieved. Sacramento Professional Soccer is working toward that goal by bringing a professional team to play and prove the city is ready to compete on a national level.

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Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital

Published Jul 2013

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Work has begun on Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital's new emergency department, set for a 2014 grand opening.

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California State Fair

Published Jul 2013

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The California State Fair has the fun that moves you. Don't miss out on all the rides, food, exhibits and memories that the state fair has to offer.

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California Worldfest

Published Jun 2013

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Listen to the music. California Worldfest is held in Grass Valley each year and features eight stages of music and dance from around the world.

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Sac Pride News

Published Jun 2013

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Sac Pride News

Published Jun 2013

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Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus summer program takes you back to a time when ABBA ruled disco. Don't miss all the catchy harmonies and melodies performed by the time-honored choral group.

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Sacramento French Film Festival

Published Jun 2013

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The Sacramento French Film Festival celebrates contributions French filmmakers have made to the art of cinema. This unique cultural event brings together fans of French cinema and culture.

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Citizens Who Care

Published May 2013

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Who cares for the caregiver? The nonprofit Citizens Who Care provides support for caregivers, so they are able to have time for themselves and improve their quality of life.

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Georgia Community Action Association

Published May 2013

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Georgia has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. For more than 40 years, the Georgia Community Action Association has been fighting to find the root causes of poverty in the state and eliminate them.

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SETA

Published May 2013

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The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency works to help disadvantaged people by giving them the tools to succeed. SETA prepares people for success through its programs Head Start and Sacramento Works.

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SMUD

Published May 2013

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The future looks bright. Sacramento Municipal Utility District can help homeowners transform lighting in their homes to more efficient and less costly options.

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Sac Pride News

Published May 2013

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American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter

Published May 2013

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Heroes are needed in our community every day. The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter shows how anyone can help out a person in need by taking a class, making a disaster plan, volunteering or donating.

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Nortec

Published May 2013

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The Alliance for Workforce Development aims to get people back into the workforce by linking job-seekers with potential employers.

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Sac Pride News

Published May 2013

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Good Game! Softball league is about more than keeping score.

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BerryFest

Published May 2013

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Sink your teeth into some juicy, red strawberries at BerryFest. This annual festival brings together local farmers and strawberry lovers for two days of family fun.

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California Beef Council

Published Apr 2013

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How does beef get from the farm to your dinner table? The California Beef Council helps educate consumers about beef production and works to ensure the highest quality product.

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ECOS

Published Apr 2013

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Protecting our environment is important. Sacramento Earth Day is a family-friendly event bringing together hundreds of vendors, businesses and individuals united in the goal of preserving the planet for future generations.

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Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Published Apr 2013

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One out of every six Ohioans lives in poverty. The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies provides support and a chance for a better life for low-income individuals and families in the state.

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Community Action Agencies of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.

Published Mar 2013

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Some 35,000 people in San Luis Obispo are living in poverty. The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County aims to make a positive change for low-income families and individuals across central and southern California.

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Keep Your Home California

Published Mar 2013

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When the housing market collapsed in 2007, many homeowners in California struggled to pay their mortgages. Keep Your Home California is helping homeowners stay in their homes by giving Californians the assistance they need.

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California Pork Producers Association

Published Feb 2013

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Pork is a versatile dish. The California Pork Producers Association is working to ensure quality care for their animals, as well as decreasing the environmental impact of their farms.

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First 5 Sacramento Region

Published Feb 2013

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Usted es el primer maestro de su hijo. La región de Sacramento de First 5 California provee apoyo para los nuevos padres a preparar a sus hijos para la escuela y la vida a través de un ambiente de aprendizaje sano.

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Sacramento Ballet

Published Jan 2013

Publications

Get into the spirit of the Roaring '20s. The Sacramento Ballet presents Artistic Director Ron Cunningham's original dance version of "The Great Gatsby."

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City of Sacramento

Published Jan 2013

Publications

Making Sacramento more sustainable and accessible is a goal shared by everyone. Updating the city's zoning code will allow for smarter infill growth, while also spurring economic growth.

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Snow Goose Festival

Published Jan 2013

Publications

The Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway is a longstanding celebration of all things snow geese. Features art exhibits, discussions and, of course, plenty of bird-watching.

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North Valley Community Foundation

Published Dec 2012

Publications

The North Valley Community Foundation brings organizations and individuals together to do good in the Butte County community.

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The California Endowment

Published Dec 2012

Printed Stories

In 2010, the California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion plan to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state. Over the 10 years, community-based organizations and public institutions worked together to address the socioeconomic and environmental challenges contributing to the poor health of their communities. This bi-weekly series of stories published in the Sacramento News & Review in 2012 covered the work that was done on this project.

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Consumer Watchdog

Published Dec 2012

Publications

When it comes to looking out for average Americans, Consumer Watchdog has got your back. The organization aims to educate, advocate and litigate on behalf of the consumer to protect them from corporate and political corruption.

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Consumer Watchdog

Published Dec 2012

Publications

When it comes to looking out for average Americans, Consumer Watchdog has got your back. The organization aims to educate, advocate and litigate on behalf of the consumer to protect them from corporate and political corruption.

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KCEOC Community Action Partnership

Published Dec 2012

Publications

The poverty rate in Eastern Kentucky is 35 percent higher than the national rate. For more than 48 years, KCEOC Community Action Partnership has been working to find the root causes of poverty and eliminate them.

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Farm City Celebration

Published Oct 2012

Publications

Farm City Celebration aims to bring local farmers and the community together through food. In this official event guide, find participating restaurants as well as a rundown of festivities.

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CAP - Boston ABCD

Published Oct 2012

Publications

For 50 years, Boston ABCD has been fighting poverty and improving lives. Today, the community action agency serves as New England's oldest and largest anti-poverty organization, serving 85,000 people annually.

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SMUD

Published Sep 2012

Publications

Imagine a future where your car is not dependent on the gas pump. Electric vehicles are a great environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel-dependent vehicles, and SMUD is powering the road ahead.

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Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra

Published Sep 2012

Publications

It's music to Sacramento's ears. The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the city's most prestigious organizations producing 96 concerts, including eight national or world premieres.

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CGNIE

Published Aug 2012

Publications

Follow the rainbow. Featuring several attractions, musical performances and vendors, Rainbow Festival is Sacramento's annual LGBTQ street fair celebration.

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CalFresh

Published Aug 2012

Publications

No one should go hungry. CalFresh is California's supplemental nutrition assistance program to give low-income people access to fresh and healthy food.

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Nevada Humane Society

Published Aug 2012

Publications

Over 10,000 homeless dogs, cats and other animals rely on the Nevada Humane Society every year for food and shelter. The Nevada Humane Society Duck Race and Festival helps raise money to support the organization.

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Stonewall Alliance of Chico

Published Aug 2012

Publications

Chico's Stonewall Alliance is committed to its mission of creating an accepting environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the North Sacramento Valley.

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Mountain Vibe Entertainment

Published Aug 2012

Publications

Mountain Vibe Music Gathering is a music festival set against the backdrop of the beautiful Tahoe National Forest.

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California Restaurant Association

Published Jul 2012

Publications

California is home to a vibrant restaurant scene. The California Restaurant Association provides advocacy, education and resources for restaurant professionals in one of the state's largest industries.

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Launch Festival

Published Jul 2012

Publications

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California State Fair

Published Jul 2012

Publications

The California State Fair is a family tradition. Don't miss the food, exhibits, animals, rides and — most importantly — the fun the state fair has to offer.

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California Worldfest

Published Jul 2012

Publications

A world of music awaits you. Held in Grass Valley each year, California Worldfest is an eight-stage music festival featuring music and dance from around the world.

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CalFresh

Published Jun 2012

Publications

Research shows access to fresh food directly affects a person's health. CalFresh is a supplemental food program designed to increase access to fresh food for low-income individuals and families.

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NeighborWorks

Published Jun 2012

Publications

Buying a house for the first time can be a daunting task. Neighborworks assists potential and current homeowners in Sacramento to achieve long-term financial success with homeownership.

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French Film Festival

Published Jun 2012

Publications

The Sacramento French Film Festival celebrates contributions French filmmakers have made to the art of cinema. This unique cultural event brings together fans of French cinema and culture.

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Luis Palau

Published Jun 2012

Publications

In 2013, international Christian evangelist Luis Palau and his team hosted a free festival featuring several Christian music artists and Palau to share the gospel with Sacramento.

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Luis Palau

Published Jun 2012

Publications

In 2013, international Christian evangelist Luis Palau and his team hosted a free festival featuring several Christian music artists and Palau to share the gospel with Sacramento.

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Fiesta en la Calle

Published May 2012

Publications

Sacramento's only Latino music concert series is an event not to miss. Fiesta en la Calle is open to the public and free, so you can salsa and samba along to the best Latino music in the region.

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CARES

Published May 2012

Publications

Anyone can contract HIV. The Center for AIDS Research, Educations and Services in Sacramento aims to educate and empower people to take charge of their sexual health.

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Butte Humane Society

Published May 2012

Publications

Butte Humane Society dedicates itself to the lost and abandoned animals of Butte County. BHS offers adoption services, a low-cost spay-neuter clinic and plenty of ways to get involved.

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Bell Bros

Published May 2012

Publications

Keep cool during summer and warm during winter for less with efficient central heating and air. The Bell Brothers are Sacramento's leading heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company.

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BerryFest

Published May 2012

Publications

Roseville takes notice when strawberries are in season. Each year, berry enthusiasts gather at the Placer County Fairgrounds for food, music and fun at BerryFest.

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CAP - Butte, Tehama, Colusa, Glenn, Trinity Counties

Published Apr 2012

Publications

Weatherizing your home can have so many positive effects, from reduced heating and cooling bills to preparing for a big storm. But it can be costly. The Community Action Agency of Butte County and the Community Action Partnership of Glenn, Colusa and Trinity counties can help.

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Sacramento Habitat for Humanity

Published Apr 2012

Publications

Habitat for Humanity ReStores sell donated, reusable home improvement materials to the public. For windows, doors, wood and even the kitchen sink, ReStores have homeowners covered.

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ECOS

Published Apr 2012

Publications

Earth Day is a celebration of the birth of the environmental movement. Every year, the Environmental Council of Sacramento hosts Earth Day to raise awareness and advocate for environmental causes.

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Chico Hearing Aid Center

Published Apr 2012

Publications

One hearing aid does not fit all. Chico Hearing Aid Center has a history of bringing sound to those who could not hear, and doing so on a personal, case-by case basis.

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CAP - Butte, Tehama, Colusa, Glenn, Trinity Counties

Published Apr 2012

Publications

More and more people in our communities are facing hardships due to job loss and other factors. Community Action Agencies are here to help.

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Rape Crisis Center

Published Apr 2012

Publications

Chico's Rape Crisis Intervention and Prevention Center offers assistance to any man, woman or child who has experienced the trauma of unwanted sexual imposition, which includes all forms of sexual violence, stalking and harassment.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada

Published Mar 2012

Publications

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, volunteers put in the time to make a real difference in children's lives.

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Citibank

Published Mar 2012

Publications

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) lets working people who do not earn high incomes keep more of what they earn. Citibank provides instructions on how to claim the tax credit and make the most of your money.

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South Yuba River Citizens League

Published Jan 2012

Publications

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival features films that highlight the good people are doing for the planet. In addition, organizer South Yuba River Citizens League aims to inspire further acts of kindness on behalf of the earth.

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United Blood Services

Published Dec 2011

Publications

Give the gift of blood to someone today. Only through the selfless act of giving is United Blood Services able to have blood available to those who need it.

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership

Published Nov 2011

Publications

If you're looking for ways to fill your holiday spirit in Sacramento, look no further than downtown. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership offers several tips and destinations to check out during the wintery months.

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Nevada City Film Festival

Published Aug 2011

Publications

The Nevada City Film Festival is an annual event featuring four days of independent dramas, comedies, documentaries and animation from around the world.

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Nevada County Land Trust Benefit Concert

Published Jul 2011

Publications

Nevada County Land Trust is a nonprofit, membership-supported group dedicated to the conservation of the state's natural resources and landscapes. Each year, national headlining acts perform at a benefit concert to raise money for the organization.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities in Northern California

Published Jun 2011

Publications

For parents seeking the best care for their sick child, travel is sometimes necessary. Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families who are displaced in more than 300 locations across the country.

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Sacramento GLBTQ Community Center

Published Jun 2011

Publications

One of the most important resources for the GLBTQ community in Sacramento is the GLBTQ Community Center. Through its outreach, peer support and education programs, the center serves more than 30,000 people each year.

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SiGBA and Local Green Sierra

Published May 2011

Publications

Northern California's Green Life ECO Fest is a gathering place where new ideas and technologies on sustainability for businesses and communities can be shared.

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership

Published May 2011

Publications

Summer in Sacramento is a great time to get outside. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership lists "must-visit" events and locations to maximize your summer fun.

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BerryFest

Published May 2011

Publications

Held in Roseville every year, BerryFest celebrates one of the region's most delicious exports. Enjoy two days of food, entertainment and, of course, strawberries.

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ECOS

Published Apr 2011

Publications

Sacramento's Earth Day brings together environmental activists and organizations to celebrate efforts to preserve the planet for future generations.

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“Bank On” Committee & Citi

Published Feb 2011

Publications

Tax season provides an important opportunity for economic opportunity. Citibank offers tips on filing taxes, banking and achieving financial freedom.

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Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Published Nov 2010

Publications

Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services is primarily known for serving food. But the nonprofit also provides several other valuable services to the community, including adult education and youth programs.

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Francis House

Published Oct 2010

Publications

Francis House has been a beacon of hope for the poor in downtown Sacramento since 1970. The nonprofit celebrated its 40th anniversary at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in 2010.

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Sacramento Natural Gas Storage

Published Sep 2010

Publications

Natural gas used to generate electricity in Sacramento comes from a pipeline outside the city. Sacramento needs natural gas storage to ensure there are no interruptions in production.

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Salvation Army

Published May 2010

Publications

What does it take to save lives? For 125 years, the Salvation Army has been a life-changing resource for communities, offering hope and empowerment through a diverse range of programs.

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Sacramento Region & Community Foundation

Published Mar 2010

Publications

Presented by Sacramento Steps Forward and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, this campaign asked residents to donate one day of their mortgage or rent to help end homelessness.

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Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District

Published Aug 2009

Publications

Mosquitoes are the primary vector of the West Nile virus. Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District works to protect you and your family from this debilitating disease.

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