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MEP Trades

Published Aug 2017


Apprenticeships in the building construction trades give workers an edge in today's job market and fill a skills gap in our economy. So why aren't we telling young people about them? Learn about getting a no-cost post-secondary education through three Sacramento unions: Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447, IBEW Local 340 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 104. Plus, find out how one Sacramento high school is hoping to encourage the next generation to go into the building construction trades.

Eco Foundation Systems

Published Mar 2017


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.

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.