North Sacramento has big pockets of food deserts where residents have to leave the neighborhood to find a full-service grocery store. Now, some are hopeful a discount grocery store will begin to change the landscape.
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The number of people living in poverty in California has dropped since the beginning of the decade. But the decline in the overall poverty rate masks considerable geographic differences within the state.
California has the highest poverty rate of any state in the nation when cost of living is taken into account, but it’s cut the number of medically uninsured residents nearly in half. Those are among the takeaways from newly-released U.S. Census data.
Sammy Nuñez is the executive director of Fathers and Families of San Joaquin and represents people struggling with poverty. He joins Insight to explain whether he thinks the governor's programs are enough to help the Central Valley's poor.