Tag Archives: Portuguese

Grand marshal named for upcoming 4th of July Pocket Parade

Pocket-Riverside area native Dolores (Silva) Greenslate has been named grand marshal for this year’s Spirit of the Pocket Parade, which will begin at the Yay Pem Suab Academy (formerly Lisbon Elementary School) at 7555 South Land Park Drive on July

Japanese had early presence in Riverside-Pocket area

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series regarding historic Asian districts of Sacramento. Much has been written about the Portuguese people of the early years of the Riverside-Pocket area in this publication. But it should be recognized that

New Brookfield School site is a place of much history

As the dust continues to take flight on the 5-acre, future Brookfield School site behind The Trap bar at Riverside Boulevard and 43rd Avenue, the topic of history is also in the air. For instance, until Friday, March 21, the

Faces and Places: Holy Mackerel!

A Mackerel Festival was held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Sacramento Portuguese Holy Spirit Society, located at 6676 Pocket Rd. Kids activities included grape stomping and games. For more information, call 997-5074.

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

From poverty to riches: Sacramento man established historical Eagle Winery

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part history series regarding Manuel Silva Nevis and his local wineries. Historically, one of the industries that stands out in the Sacramento area is wine manufacturing. Among the city’s wine manufacturing businesses

Sept. 11-themed, 25-year time capsule placed at St. Joseph Church

A very special event was held last Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Sacramento Delta town of Clarksburg at St. Joseph Church – a place of worship both historically and presently connected with the Pocket area – as members of the

Riverside-Pocket area has a rich, longtime tradition of fine home construction

In the early 1850s, Portuguese immigrants began to settle in the Pocket area. They had small, wood-frame houses with basic rooms built for them and their families. And eventually, larger and finer homes began to be constructed in the area

Upper Lisbon School, ‘Dogtown’ remembered

Editor’s Note: Since the publishing of a two-part series regarding the Lisbon schools of the Pocket area last October (read articles at www.valcomnews.com), readers requested additional information about Upper Lisbon School and its surrounding area. The following article provides more

Holy Ghost Festa has been held in the Pocket since 1914

Being that Portuguese immigrants settled the Riverside-Pocket area more than a century ago, it should come as no surprise that one of the area’s oldest events is the Sacramento Holy Ghost Festa. The festa is a Portuguese religious festival honoring