Students south of the border are learning to plant their own vegetable patch in a program a lot like 4-H. The UC and the Agriculture Secretary of Baja are teaming up to offer hands-on classes and mentoring to low-income children in Mexicali.
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"Leveling the playing field." That's the theme of a package of bills in the California state legislature intended to end child poverty. The Children's Defense Fund of California is pushing nine bills this year to ensure all kids thrive.
In June, voters in the City of Sacramento may be asked to support a 5 percent tax on medical marijuana cultivation with the money going to youth programs. The idea comes from a city councilman. Three other council members have expressed reservations.