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10 Sacramento Films Premiere in A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival

10 Sacramento Films Premiere in A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival

Ten original Sacramento based films received their world premiere before more than 600 supporters at Access Sacramento‘s 14th Annual A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival Sunday at The Crest Theatre.  The festival culminates a script writing and storytelling contest that began last April with the submission and selection of 10 screenplays for production.

All of the films involved locations, actors and stories based in the Sacramento region.

Writer/Producer/Actor Jessica Benz film “Resolution” won the Audience Favorite award after ballots were collected and counted at the conclusion of the event.

Her film tells the story of a young woman whose desire to be beach-bikini ready conflicts wi

Trustees' honoree overcame addiction, HIV

Trustees' honoree overcame addiction, HIV

Sacramento Man Creates Unique Business of Saving Memories

Sacramento Man Creates Unique Business of Saving Memories

After a varied and colorful career spanning everything from environmental activism to running a passport photo business, Marty Nelson opened Video Lab Multimedia, now located at 2630 Arden Way. Since 1985, as he tells it, he’s been in the business of saving memories.

In fact, Nelson is confident that Video Lab provides the most comprehensive source for saving memories in Sacramento and possibly Northern California.

In short, customers bring in everything from VHS tapes, audiotapes, vinyl records, old photos and negatives, professional format video, 8 and 16mm film and just about everything else out there and Nelson transfers, duplicates or even edits them into a more contemporary, durable, longer lasting digital format, including DVDs and hard drives. Memories saved!

And what sorts of memories is Nelson saving? Everything from irreplaceable home movies to slides of precious family vacations to old ¼ inch audiotape reels.

Top Sacramento Beginner Rock Bands Recorded for TV Special

Top Sacramento Beginner Rock Bands Recorded for TV Special

The Access Sacramento Hometown TV crew documented top beginner rock bands Sunday at the 33rd annual Skip's Music "Stairway to Stardom" competition at the downtown Crest Theater.

Of 11 competing band, judges sele

JMG Tennis Player from Arden Hills Wins Wildcard to Men’s US Open

JMG Tennis Player from Arden Hills Wins Wildcard to Men’s US Open

Never accomplished before by an unseeded player until now, Collin Altamirano, a tennis player at JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills, has earned a Wildcard to the Men’s US Open with a win at the USTA National Championship. Led by Academy Director Joseph Morris Gilbert, two top JMG Academy players from Arden Hills, Collin Altamirano and Jenson Brooksby, competed in national tournaments both taking home first place victories this weekend.


In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Collin Altamirano was the one to watch in the Boys 18s Division at the 71st USTA National Championships.

Knit One... Purl Two

Knit One... Purl Two

Sacramento -- During the last six years, these cozy crocheters -- Jean Nakano, Karolyn Simon and Cheryl Allen -- volunteer at St. John's Shelter for Women and Children teaching residents the art of knitting and crocheting. Today, the project has 12 volunteers who share their love of creating handmade delights with many women and children who find safety at the shelter.

Sutter Dietitian Tasks Patients to Take Action in National Nutrition Month

Sutter Dietitian Tasks Patients to Take Action in National Nutrition Month

One in three adults is obese in America and Sutter Health registered dietitians are taking advantage of national nutrition month to raise awareness of the many strategies to combat the obesity epidemic.

“You can reach healthy weight goals by making gradual, healthy and reasonable changes in your eating and activity,” said Debbie Lucas, Registered Dietitian with Sutter Options for Success, one of the medical weight loss programs in the new Sutter Weight Management Institute.

In order to lose weight it is important to eat a healthy diet. What does that mean? “Eating less fat and fewer calories than what you are currently taking in.” says Lucas. “There are three ways to do it: eat high-fat, high-calorie foods less often, or in smaller amounts, or eat  lower-fat, lower-calorie foods instead.”

She says being physically active must be a priority.