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Janey Way Memories – Sacramento State College

Sacramento State College played a very important role in my life. When I was young, growing up on Janey Way, I often walked across Elvas Avenue, over the levee and onto its sprawling campus. There, I did things like playing

Janey Way Memories: Starting Over

When I returned home from my 2-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army in 1971, I had to literally start my life all over again. All I possessed was the cloths on my back, but fortunately my parents let

Janey Way Memories: Remembering Catholic Youth Organization Basketball

Last Friday night, I watched my grandson Angelo play in a youth basketball game. It was a blast. Angelo at 4 feet, 10 inches tall was one of the big kids on the court. The boys played on the main

Marty Takes up Acting

I graduated from St. Mary’s School in 1960 and headed off to ninth grade at Christian Brothers School. That year our eighth grade class presented a play for the entire student body: Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado. The Mikado is a

Janey Way Memories #95: Tragedy Strikes Janey Way

Thursday, April 4, 2013, started out like a normal day for me.  I woke up early, fed the cats and made coffee for Barbara and me.  Later, after doing my chores, I drove to La Bou on Howe Ave. to

Former Carmichael Park pool manager, swim coach shares memories of pool

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a series regarding the old Carmichael Park pool, which was recently demolished. Back in the early 1970s, when Richard Nixon was still president and bell bottoms and disco were the rage, a young

Pocket resident speaks about her contribution to local history

Editor’s Note: This is part seven in a series about the history of the Sacramento River. As presented in the previous article of this series, Sacramento became a city built upon a city, as a project of grand proportions was

Janey Way Memories: The Draft Man Cometh

I graduated from Sacramento High School in 1964, and immediately enrolled at Sacramento City College.  I took two classes that summer and all went well.  Then, over the next two years I completed nearly 60 units at the college.  At

Sacramento Zoo has experienced many changes throughout the years

Note: This is part two in a series regarding past and present details about the Sacramento Zoo. The Sacramento Zoo has experienced many changes since Sacramento State College – today’s Sacramento State University – published Marvin Delfendahl’s official William Land

Climbing up the Bell Tower of St. Mary’s Church

As I drove down M Street toward St. Mary’s Church last week, I gazed up at its bell tower, which dominates the skyline in our neighborhood. It harkened up a long-since forgotten memory. When I reached 12 years of age,