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Coy Rene Granderson, Sr. sits in a corner book nook at Sacramento Avid Reader, signing books and visiting with friends and family. He is a large, attractive man with a sunshine smile that lights up as he talks with admirers.

Sausage City

East Sacramento area was once home to Pureta Sausage Co.

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series about sausage factories that operated in Sacramento. The largest sausage manufacturer in the capital city was the East Sacramento area’s highly successful Pureta Sausage Co. Prior to reaching that status,

Metzger and Arroyo Head 2013 La Salle Club Baseball HOF Inductees

Butch Metzger and Fernando Arroyo—two rival pitchers from the old Metro League who eventually  pitched in the major leagues—head the list of eight ballplayers and one journalist to be inducted in the  2013 Class of the La Salle Club Baseball

Ravenous Café: A neighborhood gourmet restaurant

Ravenous Café owner Wade Sawaya fondly remembers the wonderful dishes his mother made for her family and the love and care she added to make each meal special. Born in the Azores Islands in Portugal, Sawaya had his first experience

McClatchy High’s 1951–1952 baseball team the greatest in Sacramento history

In the late 1940’s and early 50’s high school baseball in Sacramento was at its zenith. McClatchy, Sacramento, and Christian Brothers all had outstanding teams and talent. Roger Osenbaugh and Jim Westlake of CKM signed pro contracts after the 1948

‘Baseball gang’ fondly remembers the days of old

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series highlighting local baseball players who live in the publishing area of Valley Community Newspapers. Read the first part of this story at www.valcomnews.com. The Noah’s Bagels Baseball Gang, as described

Former Sacramento Solons umpire, World War II veteran reminisces about his eventful life

Many longtime Sacramento area residents have fond memories of attending baseball games at the original ball park at the corner of Riverside Boulevard and Broadway. And among such locals whose memories extend to America’s pre-World War II era in the

Progressive, Pioneer Congregational Church founded in 1849

It is quite fitting that directly south of Sutter’s Fort – the 19th century establishment that predates the founding of the city of Sacramento – sits a church that was established when the fort was only a decade old. Presently