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Kelley Atherton's Blog

Between March and May, I had several moments of panic about whether I was going to be able to... more »
posted 06/13/11
I attended a meeting Tuesday evening where I felt real inspiration. more »
posted 10/20/10
Sometimes it seems like all I ever hear about is the bad in Del Norte County. more »
posted 10/18/10

Kelley Atherton's Work

While other social services are facing budget cuts, the funding to serve Del Norte County’s mentally ill population seems relatively secure.

While funding for California's welfare programs has seen a steady decline over the past few decades, the state's financial crisis may mean even more severe cutbacks. Many who depend on these programs may face homelessness and illness as a result.

Project: Baby Teeth

Del Norte County has a serious problem with tooth decay. In fact, the problem is spread across California — a recent study found that two-thirds of the state’s children have some form of tooth decay. Kelley Atherton finds out why.