Funding For Children’s Education

The LCFF, or Local Control Funding Formula, is California’s new school funding law that ensures school budgets address the needs of students. Information and discussions about the LCFF and development of the LCAP, or Local Control and Accountability Plans, took place at the La Familia Counseling Center on December 3rd. “The new Local Control Funding […]

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NNC Stories

How do local parents feel about the Local Control Accountability Plan?

On December 3rd students, parents, and school officials gathered with local community members to see how the district is using the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the school districts funds. The event took place at the La Familia Counseling Center. The night was dedicated to inform the community and get feedback on what parents and […]

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Who’s voice will be heard at the Sacramento Environmental Justice Working Group

On December 11th from 12 to 2pm at Ubuntu Green facilities at 2614 36th Street, a working group is defined as a committee or group appointed to study and report on a particular question and make recommendations based on findings. This meeting will focus on the findings of the 2014 housing and urban agriculture reports. The […]

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MLK Essay Contest Taking Entries Now

On January 31st of next year, the Martin Luther King Celebration Committee will host the annual MLK Celebration Dinner at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. This event will mark not only the celebration’s 17th anniversary but also the 50th anniversary of the Civil rights Act of 1964. Assisting in the tribute of Dr. King and the […]

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Voices From Our Streets

Coming This Fall: A Vision for Safer Streets

This fall, a local organization called WALKSacramento will take new steps toward safer communities. For the first time in Sacramento, a program called the Vision Zero Initiative will be implemented in order to approach pedestrian safety from a unique angle. Vision Zero, a program successfully implemented in New York City and San Fransisco, holds promise for the Sacramento […]

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Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoints Help to Ensure Safety of Local Residents

Every 48 minutes, someone in the United States dies in a car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of alcohol.  According to a recent press release by the Sacramento Police Department, driving under the influence led to more than 700 deaths in California.  However, local measures can and are being taken in Sacramento to help ensure […]

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Healthcare for Sacramento’s Immigrants Remains a Dream

It’s estimated that nearly 11.2 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, meaning that some 11.2 million people do not have access to health care. According to Juan Hernandez, an Oak Park resident and immigrant from Sinaloa, these immigrants usually get sick but wait until the last minute to get help. “Sometimes we get […]

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