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  • Community Health Centers Rise to the Challenge After Wildfires

    Suzanne Potter California News Service PARADISE, Calif. – Community health centers are stepping up to the plate to speed recovery after the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey fire north of Los Angeles, by providing crucial non-emergency health care services. Ampla Health runs multiple clinics near...
  • Report: Calif. Makes Progress Helping Foster Youth

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s teenage foster youth are doing better than the national average in several important ways, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research found 84 percent of California young people who leave the foster care system at age 21 have...
  • Santa Clara County Agrees to Settle Class Action Lawsuit

    Lawsuit Addresses Improved Access for Inmates with Mobility Disabilities at the Santa Clara County Jails SCC SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA –The Parties to the action Cole v. County of Santa Clara, N.D. Cal No. 5:16-cv-06594 (filed Nov. 2016) have reached an agreement on a Consent Decree to address conditions...
  • CA Social Workers Speak Out After Latest Gun Massacre

    Suzanne Potter California News Service THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Social workers are expressing sorrow, and solidarity with the victims of the shooting massacre in Thousand Oaks. It claimed 13 lives, including a police officer and the gunman, whom officials believe took his own life. The California chapter of the National...
  • Report: CA Public Colleges Shortchanging Black, Latino Students

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s most selective public colleges still admit far too few black and Latino students, according to a new report which was released on November 13, 2018. Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found that six out of 100...
  • Migrants pray to Our Lady of Guadalupe to help them reach US

    EFE Mexico City – In the spirit of entreating favors of Mexico’s patron saint and remaining faithful to the promises they made in their countries of origin, some 1,000 migrants in the second caravan went Tuesday November 13 to the Basilica of Guadalupe, where they hope to get help...
  • Middle America calls for an end to escalating us-versus-them polarization, new study finds

    – 87% of Americans: “most divided our country has been in my lifetime” – 70% frustrated by how “both sides” handled Kavanaugh nomination – But 77% say that “the differences between Americans are not so big that we cannot come together” – Conventional wisdom of a nation split 50:50 is wrong: landmark study...
  • President Trump’s Plan to Revoke Birthright Citizenship Draws Ire

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Civil-rights groups are dismissing President Donald Trump’s plan to end birthright citizenship, calling it an unconstitutional election-week stunt to appeal to his base. Trump said in an interview Monday October 29 that he’s planning an executive order revoking the right to...
  • How to Protect Veterans and Active Duty Military from Scams

    As Veterans Day approaches, your Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges service members to keep an eye out for scams Better Business Bureau It has long been recognized that military families and veterans are at increased risk of being targeted by scammers. The steady paychecks and relative youth of active-duty...