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Grant helps Sacramento YMCA fight childhood obesity

SACRAMENTO -  Tens of thousands of dollars in grant money is being distributed to schools and community-based organizations across the country by United Healthcare. The Sacramento YMCA is on the receiving end of some of that money, and they will be using it to fight childhood obesity.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 30.5 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 are considered to be overweight and obese.  The YMCA will put their allotted $1,000 out of the $200,000 in overall grant money towards a program designed to help children lose weight and become better educated in terms of healthy eating.

Thanks to the grant, more than 160 kids will participate in a 16-week program, meeting twice a week for 75-minute sessions.  Each session includes 45 minutes of physical activity, a healthy snack, counseling, and lifestyle education.

Hollywood comes to Sacramento!

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Help us raise money for the Capital City AIDS Fund, with all net proceeds benefiting local AIDS service organizations.

Energy Savings Workshops Offered in February

Energy Savings Workshops Offered in February

(Woodland, CA) – In February, the Yolo County Library and Woodland Public Library are sponsoring workshops to assist residents with energy savings in their homes.  Participants will learn about how much electricity their households appliances really use, Pacific Gas & Electric’s home energy programs and various rebates and incentives.  Workshops have been scheduled in each corner of Yolo County as follows:

 

February 2, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Winters Community Library

708 Railroad Avenue in Winters

 

February 9, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Veterans Memorial Center

203 E. 14th Street in Davis

 

February 15, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Woodland Public Library

250 First Street in Woodland

 

February 23, 7:00 - 8:30pm

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What's in Your Center Console?

What's in Your Center Console?

 

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Shocking Co-Sleeping Ad: Effective or Offensive?

Shocking Co-Sleeping Ad: Effective or Offensive?

The City of Milwaukee has unveiled a new and controversial ad campaign aimed to warn parents about the “dangers” of co-sleeping. As you can see, the ad is quite shocking and morbid. And, clearly, they know that.

Apparently, Milwaukee has recently seen at least 10 infant deaths per year as a direct result of unsafe sleep environments. Their aim is to decrease these numbers and save lives.

However, does the ad go too far? Is co-sleeping with your baby equivalent to tucking him in next to a butcher knife?

Yikes.

The ad is certainly over the top and morbid in my opinion. I don’t like it. However, the message about safe sleep practices for our infants is an important one and certainly has us all talking about it.

CCSA calls for the non-renewal of 10 charter schools

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is calling for the non-renewal of ten charter schools from across California that are below CCSA's Minimum Criteria for Renewal.

This public call for non-renewal represents a significant step towards advancing accountability and fulfilling our collective promise of quality education for children across the state.

"We cannot have an honest discussion about education reform and increasing accountability without closing the charters that have demonstrated an inability to meet the challenge of excellence-granted to us by law-and chronically underperform. Our accountability framework has been pressure tested, analyzed and deliberated thoroughly. The time to act on persistently low-performing schools is now, because our children's education cannot be put on the back-burner," said Myrna Castrejón, Senior Vice President, Achievement and Performance Management, CCSA.