Tag Archives: American River College

The story behind changing the name of Sacramento Junior College

By Jim Coombs On a beautiful fall afternoon in 1958 about eight of us from the student government were sitting around the quad at Sacramento Junior College talking about life, sports, dating, and politics.  (Dave Alltucker, Gene Breeland, Jackie Mauger-Linn,

Meet your local embalmer: Cody Bartlett

There used to be a time when those who worked at East Lawn’s mortuaries acted as both embalmers and funeral directors, but times have changed and more recently the business has switched to centralized embalming out of the Greenback Lane

Carmichael-based Sacramento Fine Arts to present the best of the best local artwork with Magnum Opus XXVI

A national juried art exhibit showing original art, sculpture, photography, painting aptly called “Magnum Opus XXVI” and is Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s annual open show, judged this year by the highly popular and much acclaimed ceramics professor at American River

Rotary Club of South Sacramento president’s first meeting was a memorial for herself

Editor’s note: This is the first story in this publication about South Land Park resident Andrea Picot, the new president of the Rotary Club of South Sacramento and the current manager and funeral director at Klumpp’s Funeral Home, a Land

Over the Fence

Cowboy Jerky At The State Fair I’m a fiend for beef jerky, a beef jerky connoisseur if you will. Every year I attend the California State Fair and one of my regular stops is Jerry’s Cowboy Jerky Stand. Some of

Cougars baseball clinches Metro title

A flurry of green and yellow ignited a fire of excitement amongst Kennedy baseball fans for a historic game against Burbank High School on Wednesday, May 7. The Cougars were one win away from winning the Metro League title –

Sacramento area played roles in television pioneering history

Editor’s Note: This is part three in a series about local people connected to the early days of television. In addition to celebrating local people who had roles in the pioneering days of broadcast television, this series also serves as

Wickedly funny, ARC presents Alan Ball’s “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” a hilariously honest comedy, opened Nov. 22 for a three-week run at American River College’s Stage Two Theatre. Alan Ball wrote the play a decade before winning an Oscar for writing “American Beauty,” and

People with disabilities perform comedy skits and learn acting techniques

Fifteen people with developmental disabilities in UCP of Sacramento and Northern California’s adult day programs participated in an acting workshop at American River College’s theatre department on Oct. 4. They learned how to act in front of a camera, participating

Faces and Places: Volunteers clean up Arcade Creek

Volunteers cleaned up Arcade Creek, filling bags with trash on Saturday, April 13. Some even made art sculptures out of some of the garbage that was found. They were welcome to enjoy a barbecue afterward at Carmichael Park. The following