Tag Archives: Freeport Boulevard

Del Rio Trail continues to move forward

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Editor’s Note: We’ve written sporadically on the topic of the Del Rio Trail and you can read archived stories on the topic by entering “Del Rio Trail” into the search feature on our website: http://www.valcomnews.com. A

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,

Freeport Boulevard gets art resurgence

Cruising down Freeport it’s hard not to notice two major pieces of public art – the “Balancing Act Too” Tony Natsoulas sculpture that was saved from the wrecking ball at Downtown Plaza and a mural covering the side of the

Over The Fence with Greg Brown

Hollywood Hardware, which has been a fixture in Sacramento for 48 years, has been sold. I was getting my car washed over at Gem Auto Wash when I heard the news. The blood rushed from my face and I felt

Gunther’s Ice Cream to celebrate 75th anniversary May 16

Gunther’s Ice Cream, one of the city’s iconic, old-time businesses, will host a celebration of its 75th anniversary with a variety of attractions this Saturday, May 16. Food, giveaways, speeches, other amusements The event, which will be held from noon

Faces and Places: Land Park Farmers’ Market

Now underway, the Land Park Farmers’ Market in William Land Park is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard. The market is full of great, local produce and many

Over The Fence

Dog Problems at da Vinci Hollywood Park has gone to the dogs. Well sort of. Unlike Land Park, Tahoe Park and Curtis Park, Hollywood Park technically doesn’t have a park. There is, however, a large green field area at Leonardo

Over the Fence

DON’T CALL IT A MCMANSION Last October, I mentioned in “Over The Fence” an enormous 3,700-square-foot, seven-bedroom, six-bathroom house in Carleton Tract was getting a complete makeover by Lincoln Creek Builders. I made a few wisecracks about how it didn’t

OVER THE FENCE with Greg Brown

RALEY’S GETS A MAKEOVER The Raley’s on Freeport Boulevard has really stepped things up. They have repainted the entire front of the building and spiffied up the classic neon Raley’s sign. They have an all new interior; the outdated orange

Lions wrestling team held first classic car show

About 60 cars, the oldest a 1923T-bucket Ford, entered into car show to benefit C.K. McClatchy’s Wrestling Team on Saturday, May 10. Organized by wrestler Beau Smith for his senior project, the team raised more than $2,500 for a cash-strapped