SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — A new California data warehouse system unveiled Wednesday should help policymakers better understand and address the issue of homelessness in a state that has the most unhoused people in the country, officials said. This is the first time the information has been collected at a state level, according to the state’s homeless coordinating and financing council. The announcement comes two months after a state audit that criticized California for an approach so fragmented and incomplete as to possibly hinder efforts to get people into stable housing. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says “Given the magnitude of the homelessness crisis in California and the amount of funding the state and federal governments commit to combatting it, the state needs to ensure that its system for addressing problems … is coherent, consistent, and effective,” state auditor Elaine Howle said in a letter to Gov. Gavin … [Read more...] about ‘First Of A Kind’: New California Homeless Database Aims To Help Policymakers
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NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – As wildfires get larger and deadlier, one local school district is on the frontlines clearing danger away from classrooms. In Nevada County, the place where kids go to learn is also surrounded by some of the most dangerous fire risks in the state. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says Nevada City School District Superintendent Monica Daughterty wants to be ready. “It kind of makes your stomach turn for sure because you do, as a member of this community and somebody working at the school, feel that responsibility for the students,” she said. Her district partnered with the Nevada County Fire Safe Council and the California Conservation Corp to learn more about the safety needs on campus. “We have a lot of lessons that have been learned from the Camp Fire,” said Nevada Fire Safe Council Executive Director Jamie Jones. Several years ago in Paradise, thousands of students were evacuated. Photos … [Read more...] about Nevada City School District Completes Massive Tree Clearing Project In Effort To Protect Students From Wildfire Danger
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Intensive care nurse Meynard Villa was on the verge of losing his family’s $150,000 investment in his new senior care home because he couldn’t hire workers while grappling with a glitchy state system designed to automate criminal background checks. The California Department of Social Services’ new portal is supposed to help home and community care providers, foster care families and even nannies and babysitters who apply for clearance under the state’s background check system. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says But only 38% of California’s nearly 60,000 licensed facilities are using the Guardian tool since it went live in January, while the rest find workarounds or remain frustrated. The department had promised that the $788,650 portal “will ensure background checks are completed faster and more efficiently, while making the process easier for applicants and agencies.” Villa said he lost two … [Read more...] about California’s Troubled Background Check System Delays Elder Care Hiring
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — In the beginning stages of Pennsylvania’s high stakes Democratic Senate primary, even the most progressive of candidates are downplaying the label. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey’s decision to retire next year means that for the first time in more than a decade, voters in what has become one of the country’s most hotly contested swing states will not see an incumbent senator on the ballot in 2022. The opening has gifted Democrats both a chance to expand their narrow advantage and — depending on who captures the nomination — the opportunity to introduce a pathbreaking new lawmaker to the Senate’s mostly wealthy and buttoned-down, White male ranks. READ MORE: Fall Full-Capacity Concerts, Xfinity Live! Preparing To Reopen Has Philadelphia's Stadium District Buzzing With Energy Following President Joe Biden’s victory last November — and his early success in coalescing Democratic lawmakers behind his agenda — overlapping questions of representation and ideology are … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate Race Raises Simmering Divisions Inside Party
With the establishment of his commission to study the possible packing of the Supreme Court, President Biden has adjoined his name to one of the most inglorious efforts of Franklin Roosevelt. Court packing has long been anathema in the United States, and polls have consistently shown the vast majority of Americans oppose the idea. Biden himself once denounced it as a “boneheaded” idea, but that was back in 1983, when there remained a real space in politics for at least the pretense of principle. Now Biden and others seem to think the Supreme Court must be canceled for its failure to yield to the demands of our age of rage. Many of us were surprised when he pandered to court packing calls in the 2020 primaries. Some of us have called for expanding the court over a lengthy transitional period, but commentators and some Democrats called for an immediate infusion of new justices to give liberals the controlling majority. Unhappy with conservative rulings, Democrats demanded that the … [Read more...] about Did Joe Biden pack the Supreme Court commission to simply fail?