Category Archives: Spotlight

Local nonprofit raising money to give abandoned horse a second chance at a happy home

TEAM (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter), the nonprofit affiliate of the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, is raising funds to help cover the costs of an expensive surgery needed to give Pablo the Pinto horse a chance at finding his “forever home.”

Swainson’s Hawk (hopefully) to return to Sutter’s Landing

On Saturday, April 13, Friends of the Swainson’s Hawk will celebrate the hopeful return of the Swainson’s Hawk to Sutter’s Landing. There will be a presentation with live birds, plus a walk along the river to look for the hawks,

Debbie Eto named first Japanese-American Exalted Ruler of Elks No. 6

To Debbie Eto, being the first Japanese-American Exalted Ruler of Sacramento Elks No. 6 is an honor. Unlike most previous exalted rulers who have gone “through the chairs” to the highest position, Eto became the Lecturing Knight in December 2012,

Carmichael Park pool: 1955-2013

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a series regarding the old Carmichael Park pool, which was recently demolished. Carmichael Park’s public swimming pool, which provided recreation and relief from the summer heat for thousands upon thousands of people for

Sacramento Zoo has history of inspiring appreciation for wildlife, nature

Note: This is part three in a series regarding past and present details about the Sacramento Zoo. As referred to in the last article of this series, the Sacramento Zoo has experienced many changes throughout the years. The zoo became

New Caiman at the Sacramento Zoo

The Reptile House at the Sacramento Zoo is now home to a Smooth-fronted Caiman, a crocodile species native to South Africa. This youngster is only two years old but, as an adult, he will reach between 4- and 5-feet long.

Faces and Places: Free Museum Day at The Aerospace Museum of California

Children were able to climb inside old airplanes on Feb. 2, as families enjoyed Free Museum Day at The Aerospace Museum of California. The museum is open six days a week excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

East Sacramentans gather unwanted citrus for Harvest Sacramento

Every winter, starting in late November and early December, massive amounts of citrus fruit begin to show themselves on front yard and backyard trees throughout Sacramento.  Lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges and kumquats all begin turning from their “hidden” dark green

Sing-Along Messiah Tradition Returns; Community Invited to Free Christmas Concert on Dec. 9

A free Christmas “Sing-Along Messiah” concert will take place Sunday, Dec. 9, starting at 4 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5625-24th Street, Sacramento (off Fruitridge Road between I-5 and Highway 99, just 10 minutes south of downtown Sacramento). Free parking

Atrium resident shows proof of her Mayflower lineage

Shirley Ruth Payne is proud of her heritage. Tracing back her ancestry, the 86-year-old Atrium resident has come to find out she is a descendant of Mayflower boarders. After many trips to the San Francisco Genealogy Family History Library, Payne