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Happy 95th birthday, Jeanne! Jeanne marked one item off her bucket list this year

Just months ago Jeanne Johnson didn’t know what a bucket list was. But, on her 95th birthday, Monday, Oct. 5, she marked one item off it. On the fence about skydiving, she made the announcement to friends at the Pioneer

In the kitchen and on stage with neighbor Gabriel “Gabe” Levan Aiello

In the face of a world filled with corn syrup, sugary sodas and preservatives, neighbor Gabriel “Gabe” Levan Aiello goes old school, back to a time when pharmacy soda fountains had drinks to help with people’s ailments. Gabe pops into

Janey Way Memories #144

One hell of a man

My father had a tough life. Like all of the people from his generation, he survived the Great Depression and World War II. Not only that, Dad lost his father when he was 5 years old. Consequently, he was raised

Sausage city

Made-Rite Sausage Co. had East Sac connections Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a three-part series about sausage factories that operated in Sacramento. As a sausage city, Sacramento was once home to several sausage making plants, two of

Former East Sacramento resident shares his early memories

At 90 years old, Jim McFall, who grew up in East Sacramento, enjoys reminiscing about the early years of his life. And it is because of that fact that he did not hesitate in accepting an offer to share some

South Land Park magician traveled the world

Sacramento native Robert Forrester “Bob” Brown, Sr. is well versed in geography, having visited six continents of the world. But he assures readers of this paper that his regular visits to many countries were not simply for leisure. Instead, Bob,

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

Jimmie Yee remembers Sacramento’s Chinatown, political career, more

Editor’s Note: This is part nine in a series regarding historic Asian districts of Sacramento. Sacramento native Jimmie R. Yee, who will officially retire from his long run as a Sacramento County supervisor representing District 2 next week, has certainly

The Best of the East Sacramento News 2014

Dear readers, This year, the East Sacramento 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