Category Archives: Lance Armstrong’s History Features

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

The State Fair is open and Arden-Carmichael artists rack up awards

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com At 10 a.m. last Friday, the Cal Expo’s gates officially opened for the 163rd California State Fair. Guests were excited to see what the Fair has in store this year. Included in the excitement on a

Lincoln Junior High graduates celebrate 76th anniversary reunion

Event has additional significance for Japanese American classmates By LANCE ARMSTRONG Land Park News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Graduates of Lincoln Junior High School’s winter and summer classes of 1940 recently gathered together in South Land Park for their 76th anniversary reunion.

New east Sac neighborhood edging closer to becoming a reality

More than 100 homes to be built on old Sutter Memorial Hospital site

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com The plan to transform the grounds of the old Sutter Memorial Hospital into east Sacramento’s newest neighborhood continues to move forward. Behind chain-link fences, demolition work has already changed a portion of

Former Marshall School student envisions museum for century-old school building

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com For Sacramento resident Alexander Vasquez, the current efforts to find a new use for Marshall School is something that is of great interest to him. After all, this now-vacant, more than century-old

Former Pocket Bistro owner bids farewell

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Pocket News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Nearly eight months have passed since Edmund and Jade Abay shut the doors of their popular restaurant, Pocket Bistro, with plans to reopen in a new location. But since that announcement was made,

Billy Rico: Lifelong lover of baseball remembered

Rico was player-manager of Carmichael Firemen’s 1946 Canadian-American ‘World’s Series’ champions

By Lance Armstrong Special to Valley Community Newspapers Former Riverside area resident William F. “Billy” Rico died at the age of 93 on Feb. 18, leaving a legacy as a lifelong lover of baseball. More than a half-century ago, Rico

College Cyclery was established in former Safeway building in 1945

College Cyclery has a long history in the capital city – a history that includes its establishment in a building that had formerly housed an early Safeway grocery store. Furthermore, this popular bicycle shop, which is located at 2760 21st

100 years of history shared at old Sutter School building event

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series about the Cabrillo Civic Club #5 building, which was originally home to a public school for children in the then-rural Riverside-Pocket area. A special event was held at the Cabrillo

Locally famous mansion was home to successful laundry owner, photographer, others

Many historic homes can be found in Sacramento, and one of the grandest of these homes is a palatial, 11-room structure at the northeast corner of 21st and T streets. It certainly is not easy to miss seeing this well-preserved