California’s Universal Meals Program

By now, schools have already opened back up for the new school year. With a sudden rise in food prices and food insecurity following the pandemic, families everywhere continue to face economic hardships. In an attempt to fix this growing issue, the policymakers in California came up with a plan – the Universal Meals Program.

With this program, students are provided with free breakfast and lunch meals every day at school. The Universal Meals Program is designed to benefit educational districts and families, whom are all equally impacted by the current economic and food insecurity problems. California’s Universal Meals Program is part of the Assembly Bill 130 and was signed into law by Governor of California, Gavin Newsom in July 2022. Thanks to this program, we won’t have to worry as much about our children being hungry while they are in school. All students are able to benefit from this program regardless of status and household income. California is the very first state to implement such a program. The state of Maine ultimately adopted the program as well. Hopefully, every other state will do the same.

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What You’re Not Allowed to Do in a Toxic Relationship

  • Having your own opinion.
  • Making yourself a priority.
  • Having your own space.
  • Feeling good.
  • Making independent decisions.
  • Trusting your partner.
  • Relying on your partner for love and support.
  • Talking about your deep feelings.
  • Discussing problems in a relationship.
  • Resolving issues together.
  • Having any real intimacy.
  • Feeling safe and secure.
  • Enjoying validation.
  • Feeling heard and appreciated
  • Sharing any real intimacy.

Things To Stop Doing to Start Healing

I get it, we all have habits and traits we need to break. But it can be so hard to do so. Here’s a few things we need to stop doing so that we can start our healing process.

  • Holding grudges.
  • Pretending to be okay and strong versus vulnerable.
  • Ignoring being hurt and judging our own feelings.
  • Not naming our own needs.
  • Being silent about our pain just so we can keep the peace.
  • Blaming ourselves for the thing we really have no control over.
  • Thinking small about our abilities and our purpose.
  • Carrying all these emotional baggage that don’t belong to us.
  • Entertaining any unhealthy relationships.
  • Replaying the pain in our heads.
  • Refusing to release the things that drain us.
  • Not being clear about our boundaries.
  • Wasting our time and energy.
  • Being unkind to ourselves for not healing fast enough.
  • Repeating old bad habits out of fear and comfort.
  • Thinking that we have to figure everything out alone.
  • Holding ourselves hostage to our past and mistakes.
  • Trying to make people understand who were not meant to.

Cops Rush to a California High School Due to Gun Shots. Staff Injured.

Yesterday, past three o’clock, there were heavy police presence and activity at the Vallejo High School in Vallejo, California following reports of gunshots. There were about three classes going on during a Career Fair being held in the campus when a few of the teenagers got into a fight with a few other guys. The three other guys fled the scene as the staff tried to break up the fight. Upon fleeing, the other guys fired shots and the staff who was breaking up the fight was shot and rushed to the hospital. Luckily the injuries sustained are not life threatening. As per protocol, a school-wide lockdown was immediately put in place.

An update from the Vallejo Unified School District was issued today regarding the shooting incident outside of the campus yesterday. The staff member is currently recovering from his injuries. The district has partnered up with the Vallejo Police Department to ensure safety and will be working on plans to ensure more safety for everyone. They also have mental health providers ready on-sight to assist any students who need additional support following the incident.

The VPD is still investigating the incident and the motive. There will also be an increase in the presence of site safety officers and Vallejo Police Department patrolling the area. For more information and tips, please contact the VPD immediately.