This video is about the Heart Walk project held Saturday 11th at the La Familia Center. This video contains a recap of the event, as well as interviews with the organizers. Also discussed is the partners that helped bring the program together.
The Sacramento Bee recently wrote an article about the city being a dangerous place for pedestrians, this video shows some of the dangers in Oak Park.
For years, cars have been speeding down Palm Avenue in Sacramento. This has resulted in accidents and made some residents a bit uneasy. Whether the solution be to install a speed bump or not, concerned citizens will continue to voice their ideas. If you would like to learn more about how speed bumps effect public safety, you can read more here. Featured image from flickr creative commons.
“Driving Safety is Important all Year ‘round”
Be smart and safe this Holiday season. LiveWire! is happy to welcome back Chris Cochran, Assistant Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. He will be on the program to give us some safe driving tips for the season. He always has a wise word to share regarding driving safety and information that is important to keep you, your family and friends safe and happy this season.
For more information about the California Office of Traffic Safety log on to http://www.ots.ca.gov
We are also happy to welcome Alice Lopez, Senior Insurance Compliance Officer of the California Department of Insurance. It is a state sponsored program and can help you find affordable insurance to protect you and others in case of traffic collision or other vehicle related incident. The law requires California residents to have insurance and Ms. Lopez will give you all the basic you will need to know so you will feel protected and safe and in compliance with the law.
For more details about the California Department of Insurance – Low Cost Auto Insurance please visit http://www.insurance.ca.gov
Tune in to LiveWire! on Wednesday, November 20th at 5 p.m. on Access Sacramento Channel 17. You can also watch the simulcast online at the same time at www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’.
“Let’s Hear it from the Authorities”
This week LiveWire is happy to welcome back guests from the Regional Water Authority and the Office of Traffic Safety. They will be on the show to share with us some important information.
The Office of Traffic Safety is always looking out for us. They keep us aware of our surroundings and possible dangers. May is Motorcycle Safety month and we’ll get some tips for sharing the road along with many other valuable tid-bits. Chris Cochran will be on the show to tell us all how we can be safe as possible while we’re out on the road.
For more information about the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) log on to www.OTS.Ca.gov
We will also be joined by guests from the Regional Water Authority. They will give us this season’s rain report and what we can do to be water wise in our own yards, apartments and communities. Learn how to be ‘Water Smart’ this week on LiveWire.
More information for the Regional Water Authority is available at www.RWAh20.org
Tune in to LiveWire on Wednesday, May 22nd at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 or Watch the simulcast online at the same time www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’.
With many sights to see and things to do, Sacramento can be a fun place to explore. However, it’s important to know where you are at all times. Safety should always come first. Don’t forget to always use your street smarts when out and about in a big city.
It’s the time of year when it gets dark early. Many people are walking home from work and school in the dark. I talked to a firefighter and a few people around the neighborhood about how to stay safe while walking at night.
Sacramento Area Congregations Together, or ACT as it’s better know, is a multicultural organization that empowers Sacramento residents to create a more healthy and less violent community. This organization is made up of 40 congregations, schools, neighborhood groups and 40,000 families from Sacramento. ACT’s purpose is to bring change by enlightening people that the greatest resource they have is their community. One of the ways ACT is improving the community is with their Youth and Gang Violence Prevention program.
The Youth and Gang Violence Prevention program has become a region-wide effort to bring a youth violence reduction strategy into Sacramento. This program has been set up so that ACT members and participating officers from the Sacramento Police Department can meet face-to-face and speak directly to the teens on the street involved in gangs and other violent situations. This strategy has been named the Ceasefire approach. The members of this organization try to show the youth that there is a brighter future ahead and provide them with assistance to move on to that better place.
ACT works together with several other organizations and is funded in part by the California Endowment in order to make their difference. The Ceasefire program is able to provide the willing youth participants with a living wage, jobs, counseling and much more community support to motivate and encourage the youth to make a positive change in their lives.
The heart and soul of the Ceasefire program are the “Call Ins.” That’s when targeted youth are brought in to meet with a panel of community members, youth formerly involved in the same type of violence, service organizations, criminal justice agencies, family members and faith leaders. This specific program is designed to show the youth that the community wants the offender to succeed but strongly reminds the youth that law enforcement will intervene if their violence in the community continues.
“Sacramento’s youth have becoming more violent and have been getting into more problems than ever,” says Officer Michelle Lazark of the Sacramento Police Department. “There are more than 4500 gang members in Sacramento so the Ceasefire program is a way that ACT is using to face these problems head on, and show other teens that there is a better way of life.”
If you know of a teenager or member of Sacramento’s youth that needs help, or to find out more about ACT and their programs you can visit their website at http://www.sacact.org/.
3rd annual Youth Media Forum For Social Change – 2012
PSA – Teenage Drinking
Whitney High School – Wildcat Productions