Tag Archives: Italy

Janey Way Memories: Returning Home – Part 2

When I separated from the U.S. Army in Germany during 1971, I opted to stay in Europe to travel. So, together with my buddy, Sergeant Jeff Lucas, I bought a car and headed south. Over the next three months, we

Remembering the ‘Mayor of 37th Street’

There are many memorials that can be found in various places throughout the capital city. But one of the most hidden and less known memorials is that of former East Sacramento resident Ray Bertolucci (1911-2011). At the end of a

From Slovenia to Banjo-Rama, meet girl-band Navihanke

It took some complex negotiations, but Navihanke, the award-winning Slovenian women’s folk music group, has just been cleared for a national U.S. tour during which they will perform several times at the annual Sacramento Banjo-Rama on May 1-4 at the

Stan Atkinson had a ‘career to remember’

Editor’s Note: This is part six in a series about local people connected to the early days of television. Stan Atkinson, one of the Arden area’s more notable residents, continued his discussions about his storied career in television during a

Talini’s Nursery: Another successful East Sacramento, Italian business

For those familiar with East Sacramento’s historic Italian district, it is well known that the area, despite its changes, continues to be home to several successfully operated Italian businesses. And certainly among these businesses is Pietro Talini’s Nursery and Garden

Sacramento couple to come full circle on Janey Way

From an East Sacramento street that already receives much coverage in this newspaper by way of Marty Relles’ “Janey Way Memories” column, comes yet another memory of the past, as well as a look at the present and planned future. For

Italian memories plentiful at 14th annual Calabrese Picnic

Margaret (DeFazio) Jacobs, Louise (Arcuri) Schultze, Rose Marie Pane and Anthony DeFazio are among the senior members of their families who enjoy sharing their family memories at the annual Calabrese Picnic. / Valley Community Newspapers photo, Lance Armstrong It is

‘That’s-a Italian’ – Authentic New York flavor at Giovanni’s Pizzeria

  John Ruffaine, the “Giovanni” of Giovanni’s Old World New York Pizzeria in Sacramento, is committed to creating pizzas with authentic New York taste. / Valley Community Newspapers photo, Tom Paniagua When displaced New Yorkers walk through the door of

Land Park’s Masullo offers unique, tasty pizzas with Neapolitan flair

  One of the restaurant gems in Land Park is a little “hole in the wall” place – a Neapolitan pizzeria called Masullo. Located on Riverside Boulevard, just across from the historic Masonic cemetery, this local restaurant is building a

The Mayor of Janey Way

Big Lou seemed larger than life and always donned a smile...