Category Archives: The Pocket News

Pocket/Greenhaven Community Forum transitions into a community association

After serving the community for over a year, The Pocket/Greenhaven Community Forum will be transitioning into the Pocket/Greenhaven Community Association. The Pocket/Greenhaven Community Forum has served as a venue in which community members could come together to discuss and work

Clarion Staff Receives Area Journalism Awards

By AARON SOLIZ John F. Kennedy High School Clarion newspaper staff On May 8, a group of John F. Kennedy High School Clarion writers and photographers attended the 6th Annual Student Journalist Awards Dinner, an event funded by the California Scholastic Journalism

Pocket author among other writers celebrating former teachers

By Jackie Boor If asked, we all can name a favorite teacher or two or three…. For me, in the third grade, circa 1958, there was tiny Miss Mack who firmly ruled the one-room school house in the Bald Hills

The origin of the name Greenhaven

By Lance Armstrong   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


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