The pulse of healthy neighborhoods

Sacramento Voices have taken on a big assignment in September — surveying the health of their South Sacramento neighborhoods. The project is creative and subjective. And it’s based on clinical observations and personal experiences that can only come from people who live and work in the communities under examination. The results are authentic. They will […]

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A level-headed barber finds success

Sports Center on ESPN is playing on the flat-screen television mounted on the wall. Four barber stations, tidy and organized with clippers, mirrors, oil sheen and other materials a barber needs to manicure clients, stand ready. A chalkboard hangs above with prices. There are pictures on the wall and a vending machine with snacks. In […]

Marianne Sousa demonstrates a survival kit.

How to save yourself: survival kit made easy

Let’s face it: emergencies can hit on any day. The unknown risks of emergency or crises cause uneasiness and worry. But have no fear. You can be your biggest savior. The idea is not to walk around in fear, but to be aware of safety precautions — and be responsible enough to create crisis prevention […]

Your survival made simple

Sacramento Voices correspondent Marianna Sousa is a big believer in self-help — especially when it comes to the essential act of survival. She’s become an advocate for personal family safety kits, packed full of material that may save your family in times of emergency. Sousa demonstrated a safety kit at the Sacramento Voices Community Forum […]