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Low-Income Communities Need Art

Low-Income Communities Need Art

Participating in creative activities and having access to cultural resources is crucial to one’s mental health and wellbeing, according to researchers. Having access to art also improves the experiences that lower income communities have such as having better...

My Four Years At Access – By Ivan Caballero

I’m Ivan Caballero and I have been working here at Access Local for almost four years now. Four awesome years of writing, podcasting, and reporting. This job has given me so many opportunities to expand my skills, so much so that I’m not even entirely sure if I...

Neighborhood News Correspondent Star Porras, Signing Off

In my few months AccessLocal, I feel like I have gained so much more than at any other program I've ever been involved with. I've gained the courage to go up to random people and ask them questions about their opinions,  created videos that were shown on television,...

Julia Sidley Neighborhood News Correspondent

Throughout the past 5 months of my life, Access Local has been a huge part of my life.  Not only have I been able to attend so many amazing events, but I have also met so many phenomenal people.   Through the work I have done at Access, I have...

The Meadowview Community History Night Event

The Meadowview Community History Night Event

On May 9th, Capitol Public Radio hosted the Making Meadowview Community History Night event where people from the surrounding neighborhood came out and brought old photos that they had of Meadowview and shared their stories of the area. This is a part of a long...

VIDEO: Skyland Art Festival

The kickoff event for the youth-led Skyland Youth Media Collective was a huge success.  I went to speak to some of the artists and organizers to see what this event and this collective is all about.  

California Rent Control Passes Its First House Committee

California Rent Control Passes Its First House Committee

Last month Assembly Bill 1482 was proposed which would put limits on the amount a landlord can increase the rent.  This proposal comes in the face of the housing affordability crisis in California. Assemblyman David Chiu, who proposed the bill in March explained, “We...

Trans Students Are At Higher Risk Of Sexual Assault

Trans Students Are At Higher Risk Of Sexual Assault

A new study suggests that transgender and non-binary teens in the United States are at higher risk of sexual assault in schools where they are prohibited from using the bathrooms or locker rooms that match with their sexual identity. Researchers conducted a study of...

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Soda Sales Drop Rapidly In Philadelphia After Soda Tax

Soda Sales Drop Rapidly In Philadelphia After Soda Tax

In January of 2017, Philadelphia passed a 1.5 cent tax on sugary drinks. This caused an immense drop in sales of sugary drinks, including soda, by 38% percent. Many people opposed to the tax threatened that if the law were to pass, they would simply go to outside of...

California Rent Control Passes Its First House Committee

California Rent Control Passes Its First House Committee

Last month Assembly Bill 1482 was proposed which would put limits on the amount a landlord can increase the rent.  This proposal comes in the face of the housing affordability crisis in California. Assemblyman David Chiu, who proposed the bill in March explained, “We...

Solace on Stockton Boulevard

Solace on Stockton Boulevard

Within the last two years, the homeless population has grown by 30%  in Sacramento. Seemingly around the same time as an increase in housing, such as The Brownstones at Crocker Village and the rise of “North Oak Park”, the newly gentrified area of Oak Park.  ...

Lack Of Trans-Diversity In The Art World

Lack Of Trans-Diversity In The Art World

  Wikipedia defines the art world as “everyone involved in producing, commissioning, presenting, preserving, promoting, chronicling, criticizing, and selling fine art.”  However, what this definition lacks is the fact that so often the art world tends to be very...

Trans Students Are At Higher Risk Of Sexual Assault

Trans Students Are At Higher Risk Of Sexual Assault

A new study suggests that transgender and non-binary teens in the United States are at higher risk of sexual assault in schools where they are prohibited from using the bathrooms or locker rooms that match with their sexual identity. Researchers conducted a study of...

Students’ Views On Pollution In Sacramento

Students’ Views On Pollution In Sacramento

Following a study that identified Sacramento, California as the 5th most polluted city in the United States, I spoke to my fellow students to see what they had to say about our city and how we can do better. The study mentioned can be found here....

Teen Dehydration – Why aren’t young people drinking H20?

The water drinking rate of teens and children in the U.S. is at an extreme low. It is estimated that 1 in 5 children do not drink water daily. Living in California as a teenager, we are constantly reminded of the state's drought and are often aggressively pressured to...

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Soda Sales Drop Rapidly In Philadelphia After Soda Tax

Soda Sales Drop Rapidly In Philadelphia After Soda Tax

In January of 2017, Philadelphia passed a 1.5 cent tax on sugary drinks. This caused an immense drop in sales of sugary drinks, including soda, by 38% percent. Many people opposed to the tax threatened that if the law were to pass, they would simply go to outside of...

Online Bullying

Online Bullying

In the age of social media and endless platforms to talk, play games, and even video chat on, you encounter several people and have no idea what to expect from it. One of the things that could happen is bullying. Alexis O’neil says, “I have not been bullied online,...

California Rent Control Passes Its First House Committee

California Rent Control Passes Its First House Committee

Last month Assembly Bill 1482 was proposed which would put limits on the amount a landlord can increase the rent.  This proposal comes in the face of the housing affordability crisis in California. Assemblyman David Chiu, who proposed the bill in March explained, “We...

Solace on Stockton Boulevard

Solace on Stockton Boulevard

Within the last two years, the homeless population has grown by 30%  in Sacramento. Seemingly around the same time as an increase in housing, such as The Brownstones at Crocker Village and the rise of “North Oak Park”, the newly gentrified area of Oak Park.  ...

Lack Of Trans-Diversity In The Art World

Lack Of Trans-Diversity In The Art World

  Wikipedia defines the art world as “everyone involved in producing, commissioning, presenting, preserving, promoting, chronicling, criticizing, and selling fine art.”  However, what this definition lacks is the fact that so often the art world tends to be very...

Trans Students Are At Higher Risk Of Sexual Assault

Trans Students Are At Higher Risk Of Sexual Assault

A new study suggests that transgender and non-binary teens in the United States are at higher risk of sexual assault in schools where they are prohibited from using the bathrooms or locker rooms that match with their sexual identity. Researchers conducted a study of...

Students’ Views On Pollution In Sacramento

Students’ Views On Pollution In Sacramento

Following a study that identified Sacramento, California as the 5th most polluted city in the United States, I spoke to my fellow students to see what they had to say about our city and how we can do better. The study mentioned can be found here....

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The Gift – 2018 “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival

“The Gift” by Ritu Atwal pcsTheGift@gmail.com A young woman discovers that the greatest gift we can give to those we love, is honesty. Awards: "BEST ACTRESS in a LEADING ROLE" Rachel Brown "BEST ACTRESS in a SUPPORTING ROLE" Oliva Pratt "BEST EDITING" by Jag Sandju...

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