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Never Forget

In honor of Veterans Day, I offer a “soldier’s story” of life in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. My experience exemplifies a time shared by millions of other young men and women who served honorably—and is a tribute to those who no longer have a voice.

I served a 14-month tour in Vietnam, from Dec. 13, 1968, to Feb. 17, 1970. My unit was First Field Force Vietnam, 6th Battalion, 84th Field Artillery, stationed in An Khe in the Vietnam Central Highlands. Midway through my tour, I was transferred to Nha Trang.

Anatomy Of A Gate

She asked for a No Parking sign. City Councilmember Steve Hansen built a gate instead.

She lost access to her property. And the public lost a historic access point to the Sacramento River Parkway levee in Little Pocket.

Months after Inside Sacramento and retired attorney Jim Geary asked the city for documents relevant to Hansen’s new gate on Riverside Boulevard, important evidence has emerged.

Late Arrival

This dates me, but when I was The Sacramento Bee’s urban affairs writer in the early 1990s, the newspaper sent me to Indianapolis, Boston, Portland, St. Louis and Toronto to report on how those cities transformed once-busy downtown railyards into new attractions, housing, jobs and broader tax bases.

Doggone Good

If you take your pet to Sacramento Animal Hospital on H Street, you’re probably familiar with the adorable brightly colored animal portraits that decorate the treatment rooms.

They are the works of multi-talented East Sacramento artist Nikki Solone, who has been making art for as long as she can remember, but got turned onto her biggest creative niche—pet portraits—almost by accident.

Fighting The Good Fight

For Lynette Blumhardt, volunteering with the Sacramento chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association wasn’t just a nice thing to do—it was a matter of survival.

The College Glen resident and Sacramento native found herself turning to the association—the country’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, support and research—when her father was diagnosed with the disease in 2012.

Frank Fat’s

Still Going Strong After 80 years, the original Fat’s continues to deliver By Greg Sabin November 2019 Spend a lifetime in a city and you'll see plenty of businesses come and go. Small boutiques, neighborhood grocers and local hardware stores all serve the...
Labels That Stick

Labels That Stick

Some of Sacramento’s major assets have recently been christened with new names. SAFE Credit Union is putting its name on the Convention Center, currently under renovation. Golden 1 Credit Union put its brand on the Downtown arena. Sutter Heath is replacing Raley’s as the logo on the River Cats’ baseball stadium in West Sacramento. When an organization buys long-term naming rights, it makes a commitment to the future. The purchase of naming rights is a business decision, but also a strategic move to build community support.
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