Housing program helps mentally ill find stability, treatment and employment at a time when resources are scarce.
Month: October 2012
Latino voters value conservation – so much so that protecting the environment is just as important as improving the economy to this fast growing section of the electorate, a recent survey found.
A San Diego program uses parent volunteers to help elementary school students stay safe on their way to and from school.
As Californians head to the polls, taxes will be the biggest issue on the state ballot—again. Here’s a brief primer on state taxes and spending and what’s at stake Nov. 6.
A UC Davis group consults informally to help a lawmakers find solutions to child obesity in his district. Could community gardens help?
Support is falling for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to raise income and sales taxes to balance the state budget, according to a new survey from the independent Public Policy Institute of California. Backing for a rival measure to raise income taxes and dedicate most of the money raised to the public schools is also eroding. Brown’s measure, Proposition 30, would increase taxes on earnings over
Poor people continue to seek dental care in emergency rooms years after Denti-Cal is cut.
California is home to more than 14 million Latinos, who make up roughly 38% of the state’s population. In this community, caring for one’s elders is often a source of pride and a strong familial tradition. Yet a coming wave of need for services threatens the financial security of many Latinos in the state. Six of 10 Latino voters over the age of 40 say a close family member will likely need long-term care in the next five years, yet most do not know where they will turn for help, according to a new poll by The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Undocumented immigrants and lawfully present immigrants who’ve been here less than five years are excluded from health care reform. That may put community clinics that treat the poor in a difficult financial position – and make getting care harder for immigrants.
Critics of prison realignment say that the law has caused a spike in crime. But experts caution that it is far too early to understand the effects of the law.