San Benito County Librarian Nora Conte calls them “magical moments” – those opportunities a parent has to impact their child’s life in a positive way. And she has seen a number of them through the Grow Strong Benito program.
Chief Probation Officer Brent Cardall likes to call the program, “Booked in a Different Way,” which really does sum up the intent – and success—of the program.
Our adversarial election process is one of the hallmarks of American democracy, and it is generally a good thing. However, election-driven rhetoric isn’t always the best way to transmit factual information about complex issues. For example, the next gubernatorial election in California is 19 months away and already the friction around public safety realignment is [...]
In recent years we began using the motto “California Counties: 38 Million Served” to show the magnitude of the task that our 58 counties face very day. And while the state’s official population was a bit under this figure, it’s safe to say that there are thousands of individuals who go uncounted – individuals to [...]
When the CSAC Finance Corporation was formed in 1986 for the purpose of providing a public benefit no one would have guessed just how expansive the organization would become. In response to queries from counties regarding financing assistance, the CSAC Finance Corporation was formed and started creating a chain of public/private partnerships that have now spanned close to three decades and have grown to provide an impressive amount of public benefit to California Counties and residents.
At their regular board meeting earlier this month, members of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors jokingly suggested that they would rather go to jail than return a portion of their Secure Rural Schools funding to the federal government because of sequestration. According to news reports, Board Chairman Terry Swofford asked the Plumas sheriff if [...]