Posted in July 2009

A Story We Loved: “Heartbreaking art helps kids with inmate parents”

By Dana Rosenblatt CNN http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/07/27/bia.children.of.inmates/index.html HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) — The drawings are macabre, especially because they’re created by children: stick figures writhing in pain and confusion, a knife dripping with blood and a broken heart. Child counselors say that for kids, art therapy can be more effective than traditional therapy. Next to the heart, the … Continue reading

Update to the State Budget Story

State budget to take about $84 million from Alameda County over next two years by Chris Metinko Oakland Tribune Updated: 07/22/2009 08:20:15 AM PDT With state officials ready to approve a budget to close a $26.3 billion shortfall in Sacramento, Alameda County leaders will have to head back to work to try to balance the budget … Continue reading