Tag Archives: California

State Gets Failing Grade in Children’s Health

By Kenny Goldberg The report card measures how well California children are faring in three major areas: education, health and the welfare of foster youth. There are 27 categories in all, ranging from K-12 funding to obesity. Children Now President … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Health, News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Health Providers Speaking a Common Language on Interpretation

The children of East African refugees in City Heights watch their mothers present on the need for better medical interpretation. Often, medical providers and patients call on English-speaking children to interpret at doctors appointments. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Graphic: San Diego’s Curfew Push

By Keegan Kyle San Diego police have arrested hundreds of kids in recent years by conducting regular curfew sweeps in the city’s urban core. The sweeps have been widely publicized since their inception. What hasn’t received much attention is the … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Health Care Advocates Slam Proposed Cuts to Healthy Families Program

By Kenny Goldberg Criticism continues to mount over Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget. Health care advocates are especially concerned about cuts to the Healthy Families program. Healthy Families provides low-cost dental, vision and health benefits to children of the working … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Health, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tweet City Heights: City Reacts to Redevelopment Ruling

By Megan Burks The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state can dismantle redevelopment agencies and redirect their funding to its general fund. City leaders and affordable housing advocates called the ruling a bad move for San Diego, saying it … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Land Use, News | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

What Is Redevelopment?

By Andrew Donohue [Editor’s Note: Redevelopment as we know it is dead. But what exactly was lost in yesterday’s court ruling? Voiceofsandiego.org explains how redevelopment worked and what its demise could mean for local schools, neighborhoods and affordable housing.] Looking … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Land Use, News | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Schools May Benefit From Redevelopment Ruling

By Jose Luis Jiménez Richard Barrera sees the elimination of redevelopment agencies as a boon for public education. Not now, but in the future. Gov. Jerry Brown’s current state budget includes about $1.8 billion of redevelopment money, which is being … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Land Use, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Gloria: Redevelopment Decision is ‘Worst Case’ for Neighborhoods

The California Supreme Court upheld a law that lets the state take back tax revenue used by redevelopment agencies to fund projects like the City Heights Urban Village and library. The move is an effort to replenish state coffers for … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Land Use, News | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

California’s English Language Learner Programs Criticized

By Ruxandra Guidi There are an estimated 1.6 million English learners in California. But only 1 in 10 reached proficiency levels in English last year. Children from multilingual homes are tested for English proficiency as they begin school, and if … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Governor Approves State Dream Act, Nixes E-Verify for Private Employers

By Ruxandra Guidi The two bills faced Republican opposition and were passed right before the legislative deadline. Assembly Bill 1236, the Employment Acceleration Act of 2011, will not make it mandatory for private companies to use the federal employment verification … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment