Tag Archives: Riverside Boulevard

Pocket resident voices concern for safety of local geese

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Pocket News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Christine McCall, a 27-year resident of the Pocket and a longtime advocate for the safety and protection of wildlife, is currently on a mission to prevent further deaths of wild Canada geese on

Campbell Soup plant built on former ranch of Southside area resident

As the years pass by, the memories of certain people of prominence also fade. And such is the case of Joseph Holmes, whose sale of his ranch at 47th Avenue and Franklin Boulevard led to the establishment of the West

Missing Yorozu sign leaves a hole in the history of the old Riverside Boulevard gift shop

On the heels of the transition from Oriental gift shop to kids dental office, last July the Land Park News reported about the disappearance of the 1968 Yorozu cabinet sign and questioned its whereabouts. More than six months later the

The Best of the Land Park News 2014

Dear readers, This year, the Land Park News has enjoyed bringing you stories about your neighbors and about the history that has made up the community you call home. What follows are summaries and excerpts from some of our favorite

Happy 90th birthday, Al Balshor!

Sacramento native Antonio Alberto “Al” Balshor, a man known for his longtime ownership of Balshor Florist on Riverside Boulevard, just south of Broadway, recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Al, who was born on Nov. 22, 1924, grew up in a

Remembering Mike Nishio

Over 700 family, friends, McClatchy staff, and former students attended the funeral of Mike Nishio at the Sacramento Buddhist Temple on Riverside Boulevard on July 16. The entire temple and gymnasium were full for the service. In mid-June Mike and

Where’s the 1968 Yorozu sign?

Editor’s Note: A follow up about the old 1968 Yorozu sign will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Land Park News. As demolition is underway over at the old Yorozu Oriental Gifts shop on Riverside Boulevard, so are

Notes From The Eagles Nest: Three New Eagle Scouts Honored at Troop 259 Eagle Court of Honor

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, three new Troop 259 Eagle Scouts, Billy T. Hernandez, Robert Shirley and Joseph Krieg, were honored at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at Elks Lodge #6 on Riverside Boulevard. They were joined by family,

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

Pocket youth Austin Updegraff to attend West Point

Pocket youth Austin Updegraff received the principal nomination from Congresswoman Doris Matsui to attend the United States Military Academy, West Point. Departing July 1, his parents, Dennis and Linda Updegraff couldn’t be more proud. In a joint statement sent to