Tag Archives: California State Fair

Neighbors gear up for the state fair

Shown here is a photograph from last year's California State Fair. This year's state fair will take place July 10-26 and is located at 1600 Exposition Blvd. / photo by Stephen Crowley Excitement surrounding the inaugural 2015 U.S. National Drone

Know your neighbor: Linda Hayward, solar cooking extraordinaire

“Who knew, we, modern advanced societies, could cook with free abundant clean energy from the sun? It seems like going backward is the answer to moving forward as we respond to the demands of our changing world. (Solar cooking) is

Know your neighbors: Don Coan and Barbara Jodry

“I enjoy using the sun for baking during the summer. It saves on gas and doesn’t heat up the house.” –Don Coan, East Sacramento resident, Solar Cookers International Order of Excellence (2009), SCI Volunteer of the Year (1989, 1993) East

California State Fair begins 17-day run July 12

For many decades, the California State Fair has been known as a well attended event that offers something for everyone. And this year’s edition of the fair is no different. The buzz regarding the fair, which begins tomorrow, Friday, July

Taste of Carmichael spotlighted ‘Carmichael’s only winery’: Wreckless Blenders

The Kiwanis Club of Carmichael hosted the 11th annual Taste of Carmichael on May 18 at the La Sierra Community Center. The event, which is a major fundraiser for the club, benefits some 70 different local children’s charities including Little

Climbing up the Bell Tower of St. Mary’s Church

As I drove down M Street toward St. Mary’s Church last week, I gazed up at its bell tower, which dominates the skyline in our neighborhood. It harkened up a long-since forgotten memory. When I reached 12 years of age,

Greek Festival to be held August 31 through September 2

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation is not only known for its historic East Sacramento church complex west of McKinley Park, but also for its annual Greek Festival. And playing an important role in the founding of this event

Local youth artists ‘step up’ to be counted the State Fair

For the last 158 years, Californians have proudly celebrated the talent and bounty of this great land at the annual California State Fair. Whether in good times or tough ones, somehow the good folks of the Golden State manage to

159th State Fair opens at Cal Expo

The California State Fair has a long history, which has created fond memories for many Sacramento residents, others throughout the state and beyond. And this year’s fair, which opens today and continues through July 29, is loaded with many attractions

Funderland celebrates 65th anniversary

Thousands upon thousands of children have passed through the gates of Funderland, Land Park’s small-scale, old-fashioned amusement park for young children. And despite its longtime identity issue, as it is often overshadowed by or confused with its neighboring Fairytale Town,