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Mental Health Series

Alternative Court Offers Therapy (And Cupcakes) To Mentally Ill Probationers

April 28, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Once a week, a Sacramento courtroom is full of laughter and cupcakes. It is an alternative court for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness that contributed to their crimes.

Illustration By Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

Mental Health Series

A Day In The Life Of A Mental Health Emergency Responder

April 12, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Cops don't just enforce the law. They must also find ways to peacefully resolve mental health emergencies. Ride along with a Sacramento police officer who is part of a team that's trained to respond to the need for mental health services.

State Government

State Audit Finds Disaster Agencies Are No Longer "High Risk"

October 15, 2015 | Ben Bradford

The California state auditor has found two departments in charge of responding to emergencies can shed their "high risk" label.

Environment

Warm Weather Brings Out The Rattlers

May 15, 2014 | Rich Ibarra

Warm weather is bringing out the snakes earlier this year...and of special concern are rattlesnakes in the foothills.

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Environment

Sacramento 'River Cats' Troubling To Wildlife, Human Health

April 16, 2014 | Pauline Bartolone

Sacramento animal managers say there could be as many as 77,000 stray cats in the city and some people feed them. But experts say the feral animals can pose risks to the ecosystem and human health.

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