City, County and Neighborhood News
I have two healthy habits. One is a long walk every morning after breakfast. The other is looking for ways Sacramento political leaders blow opportunities to create a wonderful city.
After a walk the other day, I dug through some Sacramento Library archives. I wanted to learn how various neighborhoods came to be, how industrial operations were shoved north of B Street, how R Street was filled with warehouses, how businesses districts were dislodged from residential streets.
Out And About April 2023
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Inside remembers the life of Jim Hastings (1928 - 2023).
Book Of Memories
Celebrating 100 years, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in East Sacramento has published a compendium of its history, family stories, memories, parochial groupings and historical photographs.
“Celebrating 100 Years: Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation” is not to be taken lightly. The book is a ton of tome, weighing 7 pounds. The two-year project “was done with love and devotion,” says church docent Pauline Cazanis.
“Getting the history of our Greek community written down is something special,” says Terry Kastanis, Keeper of the Papers for the Church of the Annunciation. He sees the book as important because it is not only a “history of the church and its community, but a history of Sacramento.”
Out & About March 2023
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I still have nightmares about a guy who came to City Hall and talked about floods. He worked for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency and spoke words that terrified me.
Growing up in Sacramento, I knew about floods and the dangers they presented. Thankfully, those dangers were always theoretical or viewed from safe distance.
When big floods came they inundated Peach Tree Mall in Yuba County. Or they swamped roadways and overflowed canals in rural areas such as Wilton or Arcade or Dry Creek. That’s what I knew.
Floods didn’t happen in Sacramento, at least not anymore. A system of dams, weirs and levees guarded the city. The last time rowboats floated on Downtown streets was 1862, when a levee broke near today’s River Park and flooded the town.
Pocket Life March 2023
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Out And About February 2023
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Since 1975, when the city announced plans for the Sacramento River Parkway and bike trail, various people said they would sue to stop it. For 48 years, there were no lawsuits. There was also no parkway.
As the levee parkway and bike path finally head toward completion in the next two years, it’s fair to wonder whether litigation can slow or derail a project that’s already a half-century behind schedule.
Anyone can threaten to sue. As a young reporter at The Bee, I thought I had a scoop when a soccer team owner told me he was going to sue the government for messing with his players’ visas.