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Bobby at Loaves & Fishes

by Sally Ooms Volunteers at Loaves and Fishes come in many forms. Bobby is a long-term, full-time volunteer who has been working at Friendship Park facilities for almost a year. After he finished college back east, he decided he wanted … Continue reading

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Angels of the Fields

by Sally Ooms Every December a Sacramento River Delta event brings joy to hundreds of farm workers’ children. Kids from Clarksburg to Rio Vista, communities along the river, come to an invitation-only carnival hosted by the every-growing cadre of women … Continue reading

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River City Food Bank

by Sally Ooms Things are winding down at the River City Food Bank at 2 p.m. on a Tuesday. “But they are still coming,” says Executive Director Eileen Thomas. “We’ve had 156 today and will have more.” Volunteers hand out … Continue reading

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Oak Park Sol

by Sally Ooms It’s the first evening of summer, the end of a long, fairly  hot day, but the community garden is a welcoming spot. Families, couples and single folks are strolling in for the third in a series of cooking … Continue reading

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DOJ says Criminalization of Homelessness is Cruel And Unusual

August 11, 2015 Press release from Western Regional Advocacy Project: DOJ Determines Criminalization of Homelessness As Cruel And Unusual Punishment, Homeless Community and Advocates Applaud Department of Justice Briefing Acknowledging This On-Going Torture San Francisco, CA– On Thursday, August 6, 2015, … Continue reading

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Right to Rest

The Right to Rest Act, SB608, was introduced into California’s State Legislature by Senator Carol Liu this past February. This bill includes the following protections: 1. Right to move freely, rest, sleep, pray and be protected in public space without discrimination.;  2. … Continue reading

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