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Calif. Court Upholds Mother’s Right To Spank Daughter

A California court has sided with a mother who was placed on a state child abuse database after spanking her 12-year-old daughter.

01/21/2014

Families First lawsuit

Former Families First Employee Sues Embattled Davis Group Home

He claims the group home told him he was actually being let go after improperly blocking an assault from a student. He says there was no investigation.

07/17/2013

Families First Investigation

Department of Social Services Seeks To Revoke Davis Group Home’s License

The Davis group home where two teens allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl is now faced with the possibility of losing its license.

06/13/2013

Davis Police Department (credit: CBS)

Police Investigating Sexual Assault Of Girl Living At Davis Treatment Center

Police are investigating the sexual assault of a young girl residing at a juvenile treatment center in Davis.

06/06/2013

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Loomis Caregiver Who Served Wild Mushrooms Barred For Life By State

The caregiver who served poisonous mushrooms to residents at a senior care facility in Loomis, resulting in four deaths, has been barred for life by the Department of Social Services from working in any state-licensed community care facility.

11/29/2012

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Lotto Loophole Allows Ticket Purchases With EBT Cards

A loophole allows EBT cardholders to buy lottery tickets with one swipe.

03/30/2012

California State Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) (credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Welfare Recipients’ Children Being Forced To Make Parents’ Payments

A debt demand from the state is raising eyebrows. At issue: the state has been recouping overpayments it made to welfare recipients, but officials are going after their kids to get those paybacks.

12/05/2011

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State Seeks To Close Sacramento Montessori School

State authorities want to shut down a popular Sacramento Montessori school because there are too many kids and children are sometimes unsupervised, according to complaints from the Department of Social Services.

09/30/2011