On Saturday, August 4th, friends, family, and fans gathered at the Colonial Theatre to celebrate the life of Virgil Flynn III with a memorial wrestling show.
The Oak Park Famers market provides a space for many types of local businesses. This helps to provide them with the advertising they need for more people to recognize their products.
On Friday, August 3rd, La Familia’s Club Excel; Youth Voice, hosted a paint night at the Maple Neighborhood Center. They meet every Friday during their free summer program from 1-4pm in room 10 until August 24th.
Being that summer can be a tough time for some students, due to a lack of resources and a unhealthy environment at home, Club Excel aims to provide a safe and engaging environment for the youth of the community by allowing them to participate in STEM activities, art, physical activities, and lunch.
Next Friday, Youth Voice will be taking a field trip to go bowling! Visit https://lafcc.org/event/club-excel-26/ for more information.
On Saturday, July 28th, the Washington Neighborhood Center held a small workshop for kids and family. It focused on art made with materials from around the house, like tissue paper and paper plates. Check out the Barrio Art Workshop in this video.
On July 20th, the Sacramento Land Trust Committee met at Southside Park Co-housing. They discussed the need for expansion, and how they plan to reach more Sacramento residents. The Sacramento Land Trust Committee, a nonprofit organization, aims to build equity for low to moderate-income residents.
On Monday, July 23rd, Sacramento residents joined State Senator Dr. Richard Pan at the Fruitridge Community Collaborative for free nutritious meals and health care services, including free dental and optical exams.
Food deserts appear when there are no fresh fruits, vegetables and the like in low-income neighborhoods. In this video, you can learn more about food deserts and in some ways, people are combating them.
On Sunday, July 8th, The Latino Center of Art and Culture hosted the 5th annual ¡Fiesta De Frida! The event celebrated the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and consisted of Cumbia, food, local vendors, art, and a Frida Kahlo look-alike contest.
In this video, I show you clips of live performances taking place at a weekly open-mic at Luna’s Cafe and clips of Concerts in The Park, a free, reoccurring summer concert at Caesar Chavez Plaza. Two interviews play in the background by two anonymous people.