Join me for my very last video on this site.
Victims of Crime Resource Center and Filmmakers of “Sole” Join us on LiveWire!
Mariam El-menshawi of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will join us to talk about The Victims of Crime Resource Center. El-menshawi is the director and principal attorney at the Victims of Crime Resource Center (VCRC), which is located on the McGeorge campus. The VCRC has operated the State of California’s confidential, toll-free 1-800-VICTIMS line since 1984.
Maritza Flores and Sam Manaoat will also be our guests this week. They one of this year’s A Place Called Sacramento film festival script winners for the short film “Sole”. This upcoming film is one of ten short films submitted to this years festival to be highlighted at the Crest Theater in Sacramento on October 7th.
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I had so much fun this summer working for Access.
I remember my first assignment, I had to write an article about why I want to work at Access and make a video about my community. My task was so broad that I naturally overthought it and I didn’t upload my video until the last minute.
I ended up interviewing my neighbor about the highlights of living in the Arden Fair area and I was sweating up a storm because I thought my video wasn’t very good (It wasn’t, obviously, but I’d like to think I’ve improved at least a little since then). Back then, I could barely interview my neighbors without my voice shaking, but I feel like now I have enough confidence to walk to the mayor and ask him questions.
Around my second and third official videos, I started noticing that I was improving. Aside from Isaac, I have my coworkers to thank for that. Without their feedback and tips, all my videos would look the way my first did and I feel a lot more professional now knowing I can just taking a simple iPod and a microphone and make an amazing video.
The Imagine Justice Concert we covered was definitely the highlight of my summer. There has to be about twenty thousand people there! I got to interview people who drove in from Bakersfield just to see the concert, and even the families of some of my school mates. At one point, I was even interviewed and I got semi-spontaneous photoshoot. When I got back home, my family members were so proud of me. They already knew I wanted to be a journalist but I feel like they support be even more now that I’m doing it.
I suggest that for future reporters is to take your assignments seriously. A lot of time you will have an assignment you don’t like or you’ll get distracted. Just know that you have to represent, and that this is a job, not a club. If you try your best on all of your assignments your improvement will be dramatic.
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by Will James
Eager to avenge last year’s stunning upset loss to the Sacramento Dragons that broke Folsom‘s remarkable 52-game CIF-SJS winning streak, Kaiden Bennett and the top-ranked Bulldogs climbed off the Hughes Stadium turf to register a clutch 28-19 comeback victory over a determined Sacramento High School football team in Access Sacramento‘s Game of the Week.
Will James and Jim Dimino call the highlights:
The contest was played before a raucous crowd that ebbed and flowed proportionately with each wild twist and turn on the field by two intensely driven, undefeated teams.
Playing with fierce determination, sixth-ranked Sacramento appeared to be on its way to deal Folsom another setback as the Dragons took control with an early 10-0 lead thanks to the superlative all-around play of Sacramento’s Anthony Bradley.
Sacramento scored first on a short Esau Perez field goal following a fumble recovery. Bradley then took matters into his own hands. He made a leaping interception of a Bennett aerial, and moments later hauled in a scoring pass from quarterback Derek Shelton to send a harsh wake up call to the Bulldogs.
The early shock treatment awakened a struggling Bennett, whose 26-yard scoring connection with wide receiver Elijah Badger started Folsom’s comeback.
Another Perez field goal accounted for Sacramento’s 13-7 lead at the half, until Bennett and Badger combined for a 46-yard touchdown connection midway through the third quarter to place the Bulldogs on top, 14-13.
Early in the fourth quarter, Shelton connected with Daunte Moore to pull the Dragons within 21-19, but tough Folsom defense and Bennett’s 10-yard touchdown run sealed a 28-19 victory in a fierce battle played with playoff intensity.
A replay of the entire game may be seen on Access Sacramento Sat. Sept. 16 at 11 a.m., Tues. Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., Wed. Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. on Comcast or Consolidated Communications Cable channel 17, AT&T U-Verse channel 14, or live streamed from Access Sacramento.org at that same time. Video on Demand is available from Access Sacramento and the NFHS Network.
Instead of trying to tell you to not procrastinate, I will tell you how to do it because procrastination is almost inevitable. First thing first, do not worry about the project assigned to you until nine hours before it is due. Second, drink five cups of coffee and panic really hard. Third, throw together some sloppy work as fast as possible. And there, you have successfully procrastinated! But in all seriousness, procrastination will make your job very hard. Do not treat your assignment as homework but rather as duties you must fulfill. That is what helped me, I hope you found that useful.
Being a journalist is not only an opportunity but also a responsibility. There are many things I learned while working at accesslocal.tv over the summer that has improved me as a person and as a content producer. I wish to pass the things I have learned to you, the future Neighborhood News Correspondent. The biggest thing above all is to be yourself. Being yourself is what allows the articles and videos you produce to be unique. There are general guidelines to how you should make content but there are no rules that are set in stone. Every article you write and video you make will improve your skills as a journalist. It is a continuous learning experience that does not stop unless you decide to stop. I hope you will always grow when you are with the team.
From September 8th through September 10th, the Neighborhood News Correspondent team covered the Free Our Dreams Summit at UC Davis. In this video report, four participants and organizers of the event answered what they personally stand for and how they plan to have a voice in the current political climate.
The Free Our Dreams event at UC Davis brought youth from all around California to come together and discuss issues in their communities. One of the most recent issues Californians and many other people across the country face is the fazing-out of the DACA program. In this video, we explain what DACA is, and how it will affect the people.
The power of youth who use their voice to advocate on their own behalf has been growing stronger in California in the past few years. The Free Our Dream Conference, held at UC Davis over the past weekend, seeked to empower young people from all across the state to make changes in their communities.
On Friday, September 8th, UC Davis again hosted the Free Our Dreams event. This Free Our Dreams, like previous events, brought youth from all corners of California, with the help of their adult allies, to come together and have conversations about statewide advocacy strategies for change. The youth came to Davis from as far away as San Diego, Bakersfield, and Eureka.
This event came only a week after President Trump’s decision to repeal the DACA program that supported over 800,000 “dreamers”. The DACA program will be phased out over the next two years.
The DACA program was eligible for undocumented immigrants who had been living in the U.S. before 2007 and were under the age of 30 before 2012. These undocumented immigrants had to be either working or going to school and could not receive federal benefits.
DACA’s removal was a huge topic at this year’s Free Our Dreams event as some of the participants were undocumented or know someone who is. Many youths in attendance are supported by DACA and have many concerns on what to do now.
Throughout the event, there were workshops set up for undocumented youth to participate in and learn more about what happens next. One of these workshops had an undocumented healing circle which allowed youth let out their words and feelings about DACA being repealed through the sharing of personal and emotional stories.
One student from San Francisco City College had more than a few words to say about DACA.
“DACA being revoked was devastating news,” said Cynthia Diaz. “However, DACA was never the solution to what was demanded, but still it offered protection from being separated from this community. I would just want to remind those affected that they are loved and supported, always. We must take initiative to start learning to go beyond DACA and this is by understanding class struggle and political theory. Unified, we will protect each other and build to overcome the system that oppresses us.”
“The fact that this conference brought out so many youths from across California and was very well attended and of course productive,” said Diaz. “This is perfect timing to get together as leaders of this state to create dialogue and share brilliant ideas with one another. Many more gatherings are needed, and definitely necessary.”
by Will James, Hometown Sports
Among a handful of highly intriguing Week-3 high school football games, one of them stands apart from the rest; the eagerly awaited rematch between the top-ranked Folsom Bulldogs and the #6 Sacramento Dragons.
Access Sacramento logged this high profile confrontation at Hughes Stadium as the Hometown Sports Game-of-the-Week, Fri. Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. This live telecast may be seen on Comcast channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The game will also be streamed from AccessSacramento.org and on the NFHS Network. Play-by-play by Will James and commentary by Jim Dimino and Rick Stewart.
A year ago, the Dragons registered a stunning upset of the Bulldogs at Folsom’s Prairie City Stadium with a resounding 32-27 triumph. The victory snapped Folsom’s 48-game regular-season winning streak, and its 52-game streak against CIF Sac-Joaquin Section opponents dating back to the 2012 season.Kris Richardson, has guided the Bulldogs to 132 wins since 2005. Along the way the Bulldogs collected seven league titles, five SJS crowns, and two CIF State Championships.
The 2017 edition of the Bulldogs appears to be as dominant as ever; explosive on offense, stingy on defense, and showcases yet another terrific quarterback to further extend an amazing list of stellar QBs.
Taking center stage is Kaiden Bennett. The junior QB blasted out to a dazzling start, demonstrating the composure of a veteran while serving up a most impressive blend of precision passing and slick running.
Bennett’s stats are sensational. He’s accounted for 15 touchdowns in three games with 73% passing efficiency and leads the team in rushing. Complementing Bennett is another collection of outstanding play- makers and defensive stalwarts.
Under first-year head coach, Joe McCray, the Dragons continue to feature big-play offense and hard hitting defense. All-purpose threat, Anthony Bradley, sparks the offense . The defense is anchored by rampaging linebacker, E.J. Haag-Larry.
This game marks the fifth meeting of the teams since 2008. Folsom won the first three meetings by an average of 39 points before Sacramento’s upset last year. The previous four games were all played at Folsom High School.
Many factors add plenty of spice to this impending brawl in the Big House. Emotion will run extremely high at Hughes Stadium, generated by an extra large crowd expecting to be treated to a game packed with playoff intensity, electrifying plays, and heavy drama. Don’t miss this one.