This video is a small look at several places in Meadowview along with an interview from a longtime teacher at a Meadowview school.
I grew up in Sacramento; in fact I’ve lived here all my life. One of the things I love to do is photography. I fell in love with cameras two years ago. Every since then I have been telling my story though my Canon 55mm lens. Photography has become a stress outlet for me. I am not one who likes to talk in camera code such as ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Honestly, I am just heavenly infatuated with the fact of being able to capture my thoughts into a still frame.
Some of the goals I have are nothing to out of the ordinary. My first goal is to graduate from high school. The second goal is to be accepted to New York University where I plan to will major in communications with an emphasis on journalism and minor and film and photography. The third goal is to do my part to make this country economically stable and to keep up with my finances.
Last time around when I first became a Neighborhood News Correspondent, I was fresh to the journalism scene, but this time I’ve kind of got a feel for it. Although I am still learning the ends and out of it I am very eager to keep reporting, typing, posting and filming about the many thing that go on in the Sacramento community.
In conclusion, I hope you enjoy and can relate to or learn from my articles, and feel free to give me your input and feedback, as it will be high appreciated. If there is something going on in the community you would like me to blog about feel free to also contact me via email at email@example.com.
By Taylor Marshall
Foothill High Student, age 16
October 12, 2012 was the night that many martial artists in Sacramento experienced something great. Kyoshi Dave Kovar took his 8th degree black belt test at the Waldorf School in Fair Oaks, an event which lasted two hours on a cold Wednesday night.
Mr. Kovar is the founder of Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts, which was founded back in 1978. Mr. Kovar is the son of World War II veteran and prisoner of war survivor, Len Kovar. Mr. Kovar is said to know ten or more different styles of Martial Arts, and he performed all of them with excellence at his test. Everyone attending was wowed.
There are a total of ten degrees or levels to master when learning to be a Black Belt in martial arts. Gaining his 8th degree took Mr. Kovar eight years of persistent and hard training. It’s said that he had practiced up to five hours a day, every day. The academy’s founder had many of the lower Black Belts and instructors participate in his demonstrations, which not only assisted Mr. Kovar in becoming better, but provided knowledge and inspiration to the students as well.
“I had been a part of the show, and the purpose was to show development,” Mr. Tim Leard, and instructor at Kovar’s Satori Academy in Carmichael. “He is a great example of what can be achieved through determination, patience and hard work,”.
Mr. Kovar achieved his goal, passing his test. His 8th degree black belt was awarded by Master Fred Degerberg and Master Nishiuchi. Not only did Mr. Kovar do this for himself, but for martial artists of all ages. He is a prime example which proves that you can achieve anything if you really try.
On October 26, 2012, the La Familia Counseling Center held their annual costume giveaway event. The program coordinators at La Familia were expecting over 300 kids and people were lining up at the door before the event even started. It is events like these that shows that the community really needs and uses their resources. This is a recap of the event.
Hello AccessLocal.Tv reader, my name is Adrian Chao. I am a senior at Hiram Johnson High School, and a new AccessLocal.Tv Neighborhood News Correspondent. I am proud to say I was born right here in Sacramento, California. I feel privileged to be working for AccessLocal.Tv, and from here allow me to share some information about me to you.
I am an ambitious youth, set apart from my fellow peers. I have set myself to be a of a higher stature in my community. I had obtained various leaderships roles throughout my community. My companions at school recognize me as a leader after I became a student coordinator of Hiram Johnson’s Medical Path and the president of various clubs. Right now, I am working with Pesticide Watch to coordinate a community garden for my senior project.
For my future education endeavors, I hope to obtain an education all the way to a Ph. D. I someday hope to become a general surgeon. I have a passion for helping people, and I consider myself a man of compassion.
My hobbies include playing volleyball, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends. I was on my school’s volleyball team both my freshman and sophomore years. There is just something about volleyball that I really like; from getting down the perfect technique for a spike to the teamwork needed to play. I am a pianist and I soon hope to become proficient enough to play for charity. But most of all, I just enjoy the fellowship of my family, my friends, and meeting new people. It is always a pleasure for me to meet a new person, and to hear their stories.
I decided to apply for this position here at AccessLocal.Tv on the basis of spreading positive, uplifting, and untold stories. I also applied because believe I of my networking skills and my communication skills will make me a good Neighborhood News Correspondent. I believe this opportunity to write about stories in my community will help me in the near future for my next job and future projects. I want be the one to tell the untold tales that I see in my neighborhood and deserve to be shared.
Stay tuned for my next article!
Hi AccessLocal.tv readers! I’m Mikayla Franklin, a junior at Foothill High school and new AccessLocal.tv Neighborhood News Correspondent. I was born in a small town called Henderson in Eastern Texas. I moved to California when I was 10-years-old and have since learned a lot about stereotypes and that it’s best to ignore them until you get to know a person or place for yourself. I believe it’s unfair to judge anyone until you know their whole story. I have met many people from many different places, and it’s always interesting to see and learn about someone new.
With the help of friends and my high school advisors, I have taken on many media-related jobs around campus. I have helped with the creation of the yearbook, our school newspaper, and have participated in various filming for our school’s video crew. I have always loved writing and hope to keep doing journalism, both now and in the future. I hope to be a person who gets to make a living doing something that they’re passionate about.
Along with writing, I love movies, music, traveling, and basically anything that involves getting out and trying new things. In my opinion, scary movies are the most fun, since they really get my adrenaline running! I listen to all kinds of different artists, both new and old. My music collection includes everything from The Beatles to Falling in Reverse. I hope to someday visit every state in the U.S., and hopefully several different countries throughout the world as well. What better way is there to learn about different kinds of people? I’m also a part of the all-girl youth group Extreme Adrenaline. In our travels we do everything from visiting haunted houses to zip-lining. It’s always exciting to find out what we’re doing next!
One of the many things I hope to improve on through this program is my shyness. I know from experience that in order to get the facts you need to be able to go out and talk to people without hesitation, which can be difficult for me. Being an AccessLocal.tv Neighborhood News Correspondent, I know I can’t afford not to be outgoing, and I’m not going to let my shyness keep me from getting the facts!
I love to stay busy, and being a member of this team is something I know will keep me on my toes! I feel like I finally have the opportunity that I have been hoping to gain. Thanks for reading and learning a little bit about me, hope to update even more soon!
A few of you may know me, but a lot of you don’t. For those of you who don’t, my name is Gabriel Ramirez and I am a Neighborhood News Correspondent for AccessLocal.tv. I have returned to the program is because it’s really changed the way I see and feel about life and news.
Before I began participating in this program, I was just another bad teenager like one you may have seen walking around Oak Park. My life had no meaning or direction and I felt as if I was a nobody in this world and bound to end up dead. After I wrote my first article about my neighborhood and later seeing it on the News 10 website, I realized that I can be heard.
Whenever I watch the news all I see about are homicides and the people who are wanted by the police. The news influences all of our lives but if all we hear about are shootings and criminals who are on the run, we will think there is no good left in this neighborhood. If we can show people that there is still good in this neighborhood it will influence the other good people to come out and do good things.
One example is that if we show people about how a whole community will come out and help clean their local neighborhood park, people in the community will realize that we are all connected, just like a family. I now believe that news isn’t news if it doesn’t have a message to the people.
Without even knowing it, journalism is something I did before I started this program. I used to write for days in my journal about things that have happened to me and how I can benefit, learn, and grow from the things that happened. I’ve written about some stories that may not always send a positive message to the audience, but do however convey a lesson learned and an important life experience that I hope the reader will appreciate without having to go through it yourself.
I am Brianna Taylor. I am 20 years old and a new Neighborhood News Correspondent for AcessLocal.tv. I am an alumnus of John F. Kennedy High School and before that Rosa Parks Middle School, formerly known as Charles M. Goethe Middle School. I have lived in the Meadowview area of South Sacramento since I moved to this city in 2001 with my family. I went on to attend Texas Southern University in Houston, but due to financial issues, I have returned home for a while.
I have always loved to write, whether it was short stories, articles, poems, journal logs, and even essays since I was very young. Writing is not my only hobby though. I also like to listen to music and my favorite genres are hip hop, R&B, rap, and pop. I like to sing as well, although the closest I’ve come to performing is singing into my showerhead or hairbrush in the mirror.
I like to get out and do things, whether it’s alone or with other people. I enjoy riding my bike, going to the park, and going to the movies. I love technology. I like seeing new gadgets and playing with them and learning how they work. I always want to see the latest phone, computer, tablet, iPod, or TV to see how they work and how efficient they are.
I also like to volunteer in my spare time. I have done a lot of volunteer work at school, church, and a few local non-profits such as Sacramento ACT, Breakthrough Sacramento, and the Relationship Skills Center. I like to help people in any way that I can and in ways that will also benefit the various communities of this city.
I was really excited when I first heard about this job. Like I said, I like to write. Before I left school, I had recently changed my major to communications, with focus on journalism or radio and television. My friends even said this job would be perfect for me when I told them about it. I was very excited that I would finally be able to share what goes on in this city from my perspective, as a young person. All of the television news anchors and newspaper journalists are older and have a different viewpoint of things. I want to see more of a variety of news stories and I believe we as Neighborhood News Correspondents can provide that very missing perspective.
I am very excited and I can’t wait to start writing about things going on in Sacramento!
Are you a youth in Sacramento between the ages of 14 and 17 looking for a job? The City of Sacramento Department of Recreation Lighting and Landscaping programs has a job announcement geared towards youth. The Lighting and Landscaping Program runs from March 2nd to May 12th 2013, and it requires youth to work in groups consisting of other youth aides and an adult supervisor. Together the youth are expected to complete basic park maintenance tasks such as weeding, trimming and picking up trash.
“The Lighting and Landscaping Program is a good head start for teens that are new to the working world,” says Zacorya Tillman, a former youth aide of the 2012 phase. “It teaches you a lot of things about yard work and things you can do to keep your community clean and it also teaches you teamwork.”
Living within the Sacramento City limits and being a U.S citizen are other requirements to apply for this program. The application deadline is Friday January 18th 2013. For more information about the Youth Aide position check the link bellow. For those over the age of 25 the Lighting and Landscaping Program offers a Special Program Leader position.
The Duty of the leaders is to be responsible for managing the work of youth including developing job skills, managing tools and materials, and keeping records of work hours. The requirements for this position are a valid California Class C driver’s license and proof of citizenship. For more information about the Special Program Leader position application please check the link bellow.
This video is an interview with Chief Mark Iwasa with the Sacramento State Police Department. Chief Iwasa goes over how the police unit runs on campus and about the crime activity on campus. In the end, Chief Mark will tell us about the two best ways to stay safe for students and the people on Sacramento State’s campus.