- A Catholic Church in Stockton has announced they will add 300 small housing units to house the homeless, which they say will house up to 600 people who have been living on the streets. Click here to read more.
- There is a new experimental program that will reward drug users for negative drug tests by offering them gift cards. Also known as contingency management, the program has shown success in clinical trials and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been using it for more than a decade. The program is expanding due to a recent waiver by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that allows the agency to cover its costs. Click here to read more.
- The Folsom Zoo has a fence problem. Federal regulators say it needs to be raised by March of 2024 or the zoo will be fined. The fences are currently between 6 and 7 feet tall, but need to be 8 feet tall and free from obstructions. Click here to read more.
- New numbers are revealing the number of students who transfer from California Community Colleges to four year colleges is dropping and is failing to meet the goals set by state education administrators. Click here to read more.