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Fond memories of the Alhambra Theatre’s gardens

Undoubtedly one of East Sacramento’s all-time most notable landmarks was the Alhambra Theatre, which was located on a block of land on the eastern side of Alhambra Boulevard at J and K streets. And anyone who remembers this palatial movie

Active, growing ‘Friends’ membership marks Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library’s success

Since its establishment seven years ago, the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library has reached many milestones. From its earliest times of advocating for what eventually became Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library at 7335 Gloria Drive to replenishing new books and materials

WWII vet John Kanelos to participate in McClellan Airfield aviation event

It has been nearly seven decades since former Land Park resident John Kanelos served as the lead radio operator aboard a Consolidated B-24J Liberator warplane. But he will soon be at the radio controls of one of these classic American

The legacy of Sam Gordon – Restauranteur

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part history series about Sam’s Hof Brau and other restaurants that were founded in Sacramento by the late Sam Gordon. Read part two Undoubtedly one of Sacramento’s longtime institutions is Sam’s Hof

Family tombstone, missing for over half a century, discovered in Auburn

Last summer, this paper published a two-part series regarding the history of the New Helvetia Cemetery, which was formerly located at the northeast corner of Alhambra Boulevard and J Street (these articles can be read at www.valcomnews.com). And since that

California Automobile Museum founder shares his Sacramento memories

While relaxing in his Little Pocket backyard last week during a meeting with this publication, Sacramento native Dick Ryder was in a very reminiscent mood. He also proved that he enjoys kidding with others, as he chuckled and explained that

Sacramento native recalls 98 years of life in capital city

Sacramento is undoubtedly a place in which many people take pride. But when it comes to life experiences in this city, few people remember Sacramento better than Lou Bordisso, Sr. For the great number of years he has lived in

La Salle Club inducts new members to Baseball Hall of Fame

More than 200 people arrived at Christian Brothers High School to attend a dinner honoring the latest inductees to the La Salle Club Baseball Hall of Fame on April 28. For those who are unfamiliar with this annual event, the

St. Elizabeth Parish has longtime connection to Sacramento Portuguese

The historical St. Elizabeth Portuguese National Church building at 1817 12th Street has been a part of the Sacramento community for nearly a century. And throughout the existence of the church, many residents of the Riverside-Pocket area have been members

Arden woman preserves Latter-day Saints heritage

For Arden area resident Penny Hogge-Dayley, her appreciation for history is something that is a very important part of her life. And for anyone who has had the opportunity to visit her home, it certainly does not take long to