Lights, camera, fashion is all the buzz to be heard around the Emerald City as it kicked off its seventh annual Sacramento Fashion Week http://sacfashionweek.com/, February 24 - March 2. Growing in attendance each year since its launch in 2006, we have been able to watch fashion in Sacramento transition from adopted trends from nearby cities and magazines to developing designers and fashionistas with inimitable style. SACFW Editor in Chief, Bridgett Rex explained that SACFW allows us to educate our community about fashion and style, creating a demand for people to become more interested and eager to engage in fashion. “With events like Sacramento Fashion Week, the community becomes mor
Dubbed the "Emerald City" by Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento is known as one of the most diverse metropolitan cities in Northern California, fostering an estimated population of 472,178, according to the latest Census data recorded in April 2010. Much like the capitol's reputation to host diversity, in terms of culture, as does our Regional Transit Light Rail system, carrying diverse subcultures as its precious cargo. Currently, RT Light Rail offers three service lines that travel across the greater Sacramento region. The Gold Line, which services travelers between downtown and historic Folsom, the Blue Line, which services between Watt/I-80 to Meadowview and the more recently i
With more than 40 lively and inspiring performances planned on six stage areas throughout Old Sacramento on October 6 & 7, 2012, the complete SacWorldFest 2012 schedule is now available online at www.SacWorldFest.org. Designed to embrace the region’s rich and remarkable cultural diversity, the annual event offers an impressive and eclectic line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village and much, much more. In fact, since the inaugural festival in 2008, SacWorldFest has hosted more than 120 performances from more than 500 performers reflecting more than 40 ethnicities, cultures and nations. SacWorldFest 2012 kicks off
Sacramento gets its musical groove on for the 5th Annual SacWorldFest in Old Sacramento coming October 6-7, 2012, with an impressive line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village and much, much more. The annual SacWorldFest extravaganza is designed to celebrate and share the region’s rich and remarkable cultural diversity. In fact, since the inaugural festival in 2008, SacWorldFest has hosted more than 120 performances from more than 500 performers reflecting more than 40 ethnicities, cultures and nations. SacWorldFest 2012 kicks off the first Saturday evening in October with a very special international headliner pe
Join your peers at the Sacramento Regional Inclusion and Diversity Conference "Building Bridges" scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2012. The event is sponsored by VSP Global, Anthem Blue Cross, CalPERS, America at Work, Kaiser Permanente, My Sister's House, Wells Fargo, Delta Dental, Microsoft and the City of Elk Grove. The conference provides businesses the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from Northern California inclusion leaders and innovators. Keynote speaker, Dr. Steve L. Robbins, is a powerful communicator, insightful facilitator and inspiring motivator who can simultaneously challenge and encourage people with a dynamic use of story-telling, humor and extensive knowledge
The journey of Ed Etter Jr. to a home of his own is a telling documentary of the evolution of developmental disability services in California. In 1943, Ed Jr. was born in Missouri while his father, a Navy man, was bravely fighting in World War II. When Mr. Etter came home from the war, his wife was missing, and so was his newborn son. According to Mr. Etter, Mrs. Etter took everything (even the light bulbs) and moved to California. Eventually she placed an eight-year-old Ed into Sonoma State Hospital. Mr. Etter diligently searched for his son, finally tracking him down in 1954. What happened next boggles our enlightened minds - Sonoma State Hospital refused to release Ed to his father.
There’s something unusual happening at the Orangevale Recreation and Park District. It’s not ballet classes or a magic show—although those things are happening. It’s something that has grown behind the scenes and yet is a key part of the parks we enjoy. For almost 13 years, Orangevale parks have benefitted from a crew that does everything from waxing the slide at the pool, to chalking the baseball diamond. What’s unique about this crew is that it consists of three individuals who have a range of developmental disabilities. You might not normally think that people with developmental disabilities would be shredding almond branches through a wood chipper, or driving giant lawn mowers across
How do you remember your high school years? Some of us, myself included, would not go back even if our lives depended on it. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a group of current high school students. I walked away feeling a mixture of exhilaration and inspiration. Despite the gloomy headlines, I felt a glimmer of hope for our nation’s future. The impetus for this little sit-down was a conversation I recently had with my seventeen year-old son and his girlfriend Ebony. I had been fishing for good ideas for an article. In response to my question they both immediately replied, “You need to come to Sac High.” When I asked why, Ebony responded “Because they’re always writing arti
On Thursday, October 21st, the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) and California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) will unveil a new self-guided walking tour of Central Oak Park. The brochure highlights the community’s architectural and historical significance. The evening will include an address by the brochure’s author, Dr. Robin Datel, a professor in CSUS’ Geography Department. The lecture will be held at the historic Guild Theater in Oak Park (2828 35th Street at Broadway); doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The 32-page walking tour brochure includes historic photographs of nearly forty selected locations with
Sacramento's PRIDE 2010 kicked off with Dyke Night, an evening of music and entertainment on the west Capitol steps to lead into the new location of this year's festivities on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall near between the Tower Bridge and the Capitol building. Here are some moments: Two women in the audience respond to the performers on stage. Allyn Pharo and her dog Sterling. The crowd filled the lawn in front of the west Capitol steps. Aurora (top and bottom) played to the crowd. Emcee and Organizer Hilary Hodge keep the pace going throughout the evening. Tina Reynolds, Equality Action Now, gave folks an update on Prop.8. Dancers from Hot Pot Studios (above) moved their bodi
The sixth annual International Kid's Festival brought together hundreds of children and parents in William Land Park Monday. The event was organized by Russian American Media, Inc. and founder and CEO Sergey Ivannikov. Audience members watch performances on the festival's main stage. According to the festival's press release, it is organized to "inspire children to make healthy choices, live in harmony with nature and celebrate a world of diverse cultures." Performers were from an array of cultural backgrounds including Russian, Asian, Latin, Indian and African American to "inspire pride and represent their cultures." "Ping Pong" Flow Crew performs. "We'd like to teach kids how to be
This is not your daddy’s Sacramento Pride! Sacramento Pride is making big changes in 2010, all aimed at transforming the annual regional celebration of LGBT culture and accomplishments into an event worthy of its new tagline, California’s Capital Pride. The list of changes begins with the day-long Pride Festival’s move this year to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall. The Festival will be held Saturday, June 19, from 10 am to 5 pm. Sandwiched between the State Capitol dome on the east and the golden spans of the Tower Bridge on the west, the Festival’s move to the scenic city gateway is intended to raise visibility and emphasize the important role of the LGBT community in Sacramento and statewide.
From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., watch the Sacramento Zoo’s California Celebration event on the below livestream feed. Sacramento Press will be onsite during this unique event and will be showing live performances and conducting interviews with participants and visitors. Free live streaming by Ustream Free video chat by UstreamExperience California’s rich cultural diversity with live entertainment, music and dance. Local museums, historical societies and genealogy groups are also participating. Participants include: Sojouner Truth Multi-Cultural Art Museum, Jodama, African Drum and Dance, Education First, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts,
The Class ("Entre les murs") Director: Laurent Cantent By Tony Sheppard Capitol Weekly Set in Paris, "The Class" follows a year in the life of teacher Francois Marin as he tackles assorted challenges with students in his inner city high school. "Entre les murs" which is also the title of the adapted book, translates as "between the walls" and this may have been a better English title for the film also, as it conveys a better sense of the film being about a place and a dynamic as much as people that inhabit it. Much of the film takes place in one classroom. The director has described his approach to the film's style in part like that of a tennis match, with the majority of the perspect
From the City of Sacramento Department of Neighborhood Services newsletter The Bridge. A message from the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Services, Vincene Rogers Jones: Hello neighborhoods! I'd like to ask you a question, but one I'm sure you will help me answer. If I may be perfectly honest with you, we can do more than we have done in listening to and learning from each others’ cultures. Acknowledging that anything less is to be satisfied with things as they are. What am I trying to say? If a picture paints a thousand words, why haven't we seen a broader multi-cultural connection, like a train as it picks up passengers headed to the same destination? I am writing of our cu