Edith Abbott

Despite reforms, state's efforts to help developmentally disabled riddled with complexity

X-ray room at the vacated Sonoma Developmental Center photo credit: Marc Albert/KRCB Problems in California's system of care for the developmentally disabled are well known, and persist.   That's was the main take-away from a two hour meeting Thursday of California's Little Hoover Commission. An independent oversight agency, the commission can propose far reaching reform.    Aaron Carruthers, executive director of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities and the committee's witness, said the state's system, intended to help, too often fails to serve those in need.    "It's opaque, it's complex. The regional centers are also complex. They are also impacted and complicated by their role as the...

More than shelter; high hopes Labath Landing and projects like it can help end homelessness

Local leaders gathering for the groundbreaking June 2022 photo credit: Marc Albert/KRCB The city of Rohnert Park’s unsheltered population has increased fivefold in 7 years.... to more than 250 people in 2022.    After responding for decades in a way similar to many other California cities, earlier this year Rohnert Park began building small economical lodging paired with basic services and counseling. In the Northern California Public Media documentary "From Homeless to Housed," showcases the policy shift and people behind Labath Landing, the new 60-unit housing project, and some of those calling it home.   According to those tasked with planning, designing and delivering this micro-village, the...

The 7 Best Non-See-Through White T-Shirts

For many, the perfect white T-shirt tends to have one distinct trait: It's opaque. But, finding the best non-see-through white T-shirt is easier said than done, and you’ll want to look for options with a tighter fabric weave to avoid a sheer shirt. With so many variations on this theme, paying attention to details on necklines, hemlines, and fit will also help narrow down the search for an endlessly wearable white tee.

Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 9, 2022

The Susquehanna River is running at a good level for late season fishing. Walleye and Smallmouth Bass are being caught on jigs and jerkbaits fished slowly and seasoned anglers are catching a good number of larger fish as well. Proper warm weather outerwear and patience is a requirement to catch fish at this time of year.

This All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Ohio is a Must-Visit

Disclaimer:The following information is updated for 2022. It is for educational purposes. If you have a large appetite and are in the mood for some great food in a comfortable atmosphere, this All-You-Can-Eat buffet in Ohio should be put on your list of places to eat.

That was fast: Amazon's 'Alexa thank my driver' tip program is over

Each night, before I go to bed, I ask the Alexa-enabled Lenovo nightstand clock what the weather will be like. Last night, right after dutifully announcing the weirdly balmy weather, Alexa informed me that I could tip my Amazon driver $5 by saying, "Alexa, thank my driver." There are currently...

Inside an Arizona anti-smuggling unit ride-along

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (NewsNation) — A lack of manpower along the southern border is forcing authorities to release suspected smugglers. NewsNation’s Ali Bradley was able to go on a ride-along with a specialized anti-smuggling unit with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. During that time, NewsNation learned how thin the U.S. Border Patrol is being stretched.

4 Great Burger Places in Utah

Photo byPhoto by amirali mirhashemian on UnsplashonUnsplash. If you live in Utah and you like having a burger with your friends from time to time, here is a list of four amazing burger places in Utah that are highly known for serving absolutely delicious food, made with high-quality ingredients only.

‘Aftersun,’ ‘Banshees’ lead AP’s best films of 2022

The Associated Press’ Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr’s picks for the best movies of 2022:. 1. “Aftersun”: Rarely does such a delicately crafted tale pack such a wallop. Charlotte Wells’ breathtaking feature debut, starring newcomer Frankie Corio and Paul Mescal as an 11-year-old girl and her father on vacation in Turkey, is such a keenly observed accumulation of detail and feeling that you hardly notice the undertow of heartache that will, in the end, absolutely floor you.

Missed Connections – Air France Lounge in Paris, Thursday at Sonoma wine bar, Thursday 10 – 10:40 PM Chicken and Whiskey (back bar), and Whole Foods on Florida Ave

Ed. Note: If this was you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. “We were in the Air France Lounge in Paris and made eye contact a few times. On my way out, I came up to say hi. We had a short awkward exchange and realized coincidentally that we were both waiting for the Air France flight to Washington Dulles and that we both lived in DC. I had hoped we will have a chance to chat a bit more. I saw you briefly from afar at Dulles but could not get closer.”

Old Fisherman’s Wharf extends outdoor dining through 2023

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV)- Outdoor dining became a staple for restaurants during the pandemic across the country, Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf being no different. The California Coastal Commission announced Friday that they extended the wharf's outdoor dining permit through Dec. 2023. The commission said that former Mayor Roberson submitted a letter asking for an extension on Oct. 21, 2022.