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Congratulations to movie reviewer Matias Antonio Bombal

The Sacramento Film & Music Festival honored The Arden-Carmichael News’ movie reviewer Matías Antonio Bombal for this year’s Film Arts Service Award, an honor given out to those who have dedicated their lives to supporting those who have worked in

Top rated radio personality, a Land Park resident, reminisces on his lengthy career and his famous Cafe Rock

“I told the guy in Wisconsin I gotta get out of here. Help me. How about anything on the West Coast? Anything.” Nineteen-eighty was the year and that’s when radio personality Bob Keller packed his bags and landed a gig

Martin “Wonder Rabbit” Ashley recalls his radio years, more

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh article in a series about the history of broadcasting in the Sacramento area. This series was inspired by readers’ positive responses to previous articles about local television history in this publication and several requests

Tony and Anne Muljat celebrate 65 years of marriage

Today is a very special day for one of the most notable Sacramento Elks Lodge No. 6 members, Anthony M. “Tony” Muljat, and his wife, Anne (Buljan) Muljat. The couple is celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. During an interview at

Janey Way Memories: Knocking on the back door of the Memorial Auditorium

The City of Sacramento constructed the Memorial Auditorium in 1926. This Sacramento cultural icon opened to much hoopla in 1927. Over time it became a center piece for entertainment in Sacramento. My recollections of the auditorium date back to the

Carmichael couple is longtime Camellia Show participant, supporter

Recognized as a camellia capital by camellia enthusiasts throughout the globe, Sacramento has been home to the Camellia Show for 87 years. And for about 40 of these years, Carmichael residents Don and Joan Lesmeister have been participating in this

When ‘Big Time Wrestling’ came to Sacramento

In 1962 a new phenomenon thundered across the air waves in Sacramento. They called it Big Time Wrestling. It featured wrestlers with names like Red Bastien, Pepper Gomez, Haystack Calhoun, Ray Stevens, Mitsu Awakawa and Kingi Shibuya. The show aired

Roller derby in the halls of Phoebe Hearst School

Roller derby first appeared on local television in 1961. It featured teams with names like: the San Francisco Bay Bombers, Portland’s Rose City Rollers and the San Diego Thunderbirds. They played weekly on a local UHF television station. The four

Brickyard was important Riverside-Pocket area business

The Riverside-Pocket area undoubtedly has much history, but it is certainly not everyone who knows that the area has a direct connection to some of the capital city’s most renowned architectural structures. Buildings such as the Memorial Auditorium, the Elks