Category Archives: Columns and Blogs

Door-to-Door: Keeping Warm

By Pat Lynch We had ways of keeping warm. We girls wore long, flannel nightgowns and raced to stand over the floor heaters on chill mornings. The warm air rushed up, nightgowns billowed out and we looked like tiny-headed creatures

Matias Bombal’s Hollywood

  ALLIED   The MPAA has rated this R Paramount Pictures has had a good year with movies that echo that studio’s past greatness. Their new release “Allied” is yet another example of the studio returning with force as a

Matias Bombal’s Hollywood

CAFE SOCIETY The MPAA has rated this PG-13 Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” is released by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate and marks the first time that the master director has photographed a movie in digital format, a transition from using actual

Door-to-Door: Memories of the State Fair

By Pat Lynch When we were kids in East Sac we waited every year for the California State Fair. The fair brought amazements—beautiful show horses prancing with pure elegance and gigantic Clydesdales clopping along with hair on their hooves, pulling

Janey Way Memories #163

The Last Janey Way Memory

I published my first Janey Way memory, The Story of the Janey Way Gang, on July 2, 2009. Then, I thought the column would last perhaps a few years. I guess my memory proved much better than I imagined. During

Door-to-Door: Keeping Our Dignity

By Pat Lynch What if our local politicians tweeted lurid accusations/insinuations about their opponent’s mates? What if we had debates where one candidate said another candidate had tiny hands? You know what that means. And then the tiny hands candidate

Janey Way Memories #162

Learning about My Family History By Martin Relles Back in the 1950s when I was growing up on Janey Way, every Father’s Day my family attended an Italian Picnic in McKinley Park.  In fact, all of my extended family attended.

Matias Bombal’s Hollywood

By Matias Bomal I Saw the Light  The MPAA has rated this R Sony Pictures Classics offers “I Saw the Light” a screen visualization of the life of singer-songwriter Hank Williams, who in his tragically short career, made an indelible

Matias Bombal’s Hollywood

New in theaters: The nation of Columbia’s Oscar submission “Embrace of the Serpent”

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT This film has not been rated. Oscilloscope Laboratories has a studio logo not unlike like the classic Toho-Scope logo of the Golden Era. In glorious black and white, it sets the stage for remarkable cinematography to

Janey Way Memories #161

When Sacramento Was a Boxing Town

By Martin Relles Last Thursday, when I picked up my granddaughter Gabrielle for dance, I got into a conversation with my son-in-law Ryan.  I asked him about his plans for the weekend, and he told me he was attending a