Who is responsible for the growing homeless crisis in Sacramento?


By: Ananda Rochita/KXTV-ABC10 The homeless crisis in Sacramento is impacting more people today than it has in recent history. According to the most recent Point-In-Time count conducted throughout Sacramento County, more than 5,500 people are experiencing homelessness on a given night. That is an increase of nearly 20% from 2017 and just over 2,650 people in 2015. TheContinue reading “Who is responsible for the growing homeless crisis in Sacramento?”

Trying To Be Happier Won’t Work. Here’s What Will, According To Science.


By: Catherine Pearson\Huffpost At the start of the new year, my husband and I were reflecting about what we hope for our two kids both now and as they grow up. Rather quickly, we agreed that we just want them to be happy, whatever paths they take. It sounded nice when we said it, andContinue reading “Trying To Be Happier Won’t Work. Here’s What Will, According To Science.”

9-Year-Old NC Girl Donates 107 Turkeys, 35 Hams To Food Bank


Kimberly Johnson/Patch  11/26/2020 MOORESVILLE, NC — This time of year, as children across the land take out a clean sheet of paper and dust off their best handwriting to write down their biggest holiday wishes, it’s not often that a frozen turkey makes the list. Much less 100 frozen turkeys. But that’s exactly what 9-year-old ReeseContinue reading “9-Year-Old NC Girl Donates 107 Turkeys, 35 Hams To Food Bank”

Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.


  By: Michelle Colin and Christopher Walljasper/Reuters On Sept. 1, U.S. health officials announced they would suspend evictions across the United States to help stem further spread of the novel coronavirus. That was three days too late for Latrise Bean. About 72 hours before the declaration by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionContinue reading “Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.”

Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?


Really Really Bad Idea! The Mayor and the City Council rubber stamped a very bad idea Tuesday night.  Perhaps they should have polled a group of parents with 18-24 year old adult children before voting. Perhaps, I’m missing a few details in the plan for the trailers.  Perhaps they have included 24/7 on site security/police. Continue reading “Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?”

Fresh Not Frozen: “Paradise Gone”


Eighty seven miles northeast of Sacramento is the City of Paradise. Last night around 6:45 pm “The Camp Fire” Jump a line and destroyed this eighteen square mile city, population 27,000. As of 4am today more than 35,000 people have been evacuated in the area as the fire has not been contained. Six people haveContinue reading “Fresh Not Frozen: “Paradise Gone””

From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’


  An Iraqi refugee remembers the day when 12 of his relatives, including a six-month-old, died in the Battle for Mosul. Mohamed fled Mosul after a US attack, apparently targeting an ISIL sniper, killed 12 relatives including his mother, father and six siblings [Jawahir Hassan Al-Naimi/Al Jazeera] By: Richard Hardigan/Al Jazerra  Lesbos, Greece – At 5amContinue reading “From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’”

Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?


Sub-Saharans in Tangier pray to be ‘lucky ones’ who reach Spain The popular Morocco-Spain route comes with danger, as authorities carry out raids and the navy fires on migrant boats. Migrants and refugees often ask Father Martinez of the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral for assistance and prayers [Joe Wallen/Al Jazeera] By: Joe Wallen/AlContinue reading “Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?”

Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers a Bandaid to slow the bleeding


Sacramento is the fastest growing big city in the State of California.  The capital city has seen a 9.4 increase in rent, three times higher than the national average and double the states average. With rents averaging $1700, the Capital city has become an attractive and lower cost alternative to renters in the San FranciscoContinue reading “Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers a Bandaid to slow the bleeding”