The District 8 Latino Community Festival was held at Mark Hopkins Park on the 26th of September. This Latino community festival featured food vendors, musicians, muralists, and more.
As I’m going for my third term for Accesslocal.tv, I’ve talked about my definition of community; the Meadowview area. In this video, I’ve changed things and decided to talk about my definition of community and what it means to me.
On May 21st, 2016 there was an event in Sacramento called the Youth Led Urban Ag Tour. This event took a selection of people on a bus to three locations. First stop was Luther Burbank High Urban Farm, next was the Yisreal Family Farm, and then finally the last stop was at the International Garden Of Many Colors.
This event was held on April 24th, and lasted from 11 AM to 4 PM! It was an event mainly focused on the idea of keeping Earth as safe and clean as it can possibly be while incorporating many interactive activities for anyone coming to the event.
Last year, I produced a video on the same concept as in this video, the Meadowview area. Here’s a new and updated version with some new interviews. Thanks for watching!
The Meadowview community provided me with an amazing experience growing up in the area. As I went around interviewing a few of the youth community in the Meadowview area, I found that they have very interesting and different opinions.
Hello, I’m Ivan Caballero and I am a junior at John F. Kennedy High School. I was born in Santa Clara, California. I was raised here in Sacramento. I also lived in San Antonio, Texas from 2008 through 2009. It was a very interesting experience. Eventually, I came back to Sacramento in 2010.
Growing up, I had an admiration of movies. I would go to my local BlockBuster and rent about ten movies at a time. Every time I would watch a movie, I would always wonder how they film, perform, and act all the scenes out. My imagination would go wild. I would always think that I would have a great idea for a film in my head. That’s when I realized that I may want to be a director.
When I was five years old, my mother bought me a Flip camcorder, which at the time meant so much to me. After that, I got a better camera and began getting more equipment so that I could do short films with a few of my friends. My first short-film was awful , but it got better as time went on. I’m still learning but I have become so much better than I was when I began.
I also love to read. My friends and family don’t realize that I read a lot. I mostly read online or through my phone. Reading a book is almost the same as watching a movie. It can be just as immersive. Just like a movie, a book can make you feel, think, and relate a certain way to a story. The only difference about a movie and a book is that in a book you can imagine how the story looks on your own. That’s the glory of reading. It could take you to a whole other world in the matter of seconds.
I am also very interested in science related subjects, such as astronomy. It fascinates me. I love to learn about new things. There is a saying from Neil Degrasse Tyson- “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies. Know more about today than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You would be surprised how far that gets you.” I personally have taken that as advice for how I live my life.
I am the first in the family to have ever wanted a job that involves the media. I think being a youth reporter is a great start for the present and the future of my life. I am happy to be where I am and to have received this job. I’m excited to see where this is going to go!