Category Archives: The Pocket News

The origin of the name Greenhaven

By Lance Armstrong Lance@valcomnews.com   For well more than a half century, local residents have referred to a portion of the Pocket area as Greenhaven. Commuters in the area often see Greenhaven Drive and a nearby pedestrian bridge above Riverside

WHAT’S HAPPENING, POCKET/GREENHAVEN?

SUNDAY, FEB. 19 JR HOME RUN DERBY: The Parkway Little League is hosting a Jr. home derby for boys and girls ages 12 and under and 14 and under at 1 p.m. at 4700 Brookfield Drive. For questions, call Coach

From Your Councilman – Parks Update

In a recent article, I noted that our parks are our greatest community attraction. I truly believe this sentiment and it is this belief that drives me to push for greater improvements and enhancements of our treasured amenities. Years of

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

Boat adrift — found just south of Garcia Bend

Photos and story by Monica Stark When the sun came out for a beautiful Wednesday after the heavy storm early last week flooded much of the region and huge waves crashed on the Sacramento River, Pocket residents took to the

What’s Happening, Pocket/Greenhaven?

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 EWASTE FOR AWESOME SAM BRANNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS!: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., drop off your ewaste at John Cabrillo Elementary School parking lot for Sam Brannan Music Program. No batteries, lights, microwaves, or lamps. You

Cougar football coach leaves JFK for Pleasant Grove

By John Hull Elk Grove Citizen Matt Costa, the football coach and athletic director at John F. Kennedy High School, will leave the Pocket area for Pleasant Grove next fall, leading the football program there. There were many years where

Tea dances continue to gain popularity at the Elk Lodge, No. 6

By Monica Stark A social event that harkens back to an era when television was just a concept, tea dances are making a come back at the Elks Lodge, No. 6, 6446 Riverside Blvd. Scheduled for the first Sunday of

Faces and Places: Greenhaven Estates held Christmas party

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com Complete with fajita bar, hot chocolate bar, desserts and a visit with Santa, seniors at Greenhaven Estates enjoyed a festive day on Sunday, Dec. 11 as a live entertainer sang Christmas jingles. It truly was

What’s Happening, Pocket/Greenhaven?

SATURDAY, DEC. 17 FAMILY MOVIE MATINÉE AT THE ROBBIE WATERS POCKET-GREENHAVEN LIBRARY: “The Secret Life of Pets”: From 1:30 to 3 p.m.: The library will hold a free screening of a silly animated movie. (87 minutes; rated PG for action