Tag Archives: Southside Park

100 years of history shared at old Sutter School building event

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series about the Cabrillo Civic Club #5 building, which was originally home to a public school for children in the then-rural Riverside-Pocket area. A special event was held at the Cabrillo

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

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

New possibilities for community cohousing in the New Year

A “Cohousing Forum” on Saturday, Feb. 8, is bringing together national and local experts to discuss how these collaborative neighborhoods can be a great option for active adults looking for a place they’ll be able to age in place. Cohousing

McClatchy Soccer wins Section Championship 1975

Back before soccer became a suburban sport in Sacramento in the early to mid 1970’s Southside Park was where everyone went to watch soccer on the weekend. Saturday, the youth soccer teams played and on Sundays, the adult leagues drew

YMCA to operate Glenn Hall and Tahoe pools this summer

The Central Valley YMCA is adding two more city pools to their roster this summer as they will be operating Glenn Hall Park and Tahoe Park pools. Last year the Y operated Southside and will do so again this year.

Women marched and rallied to end violence

Women Organized to Resist and Defend [W.O.R.D.] Sacramento held an International Women’s Day March and Rally to End Violence on Friday, March 8. It started at Southside Park and ended at the Capitol. From the flyer: “Rise up! We hold

Late Sacramento resident known for his ship models

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series regarding Victor Silva, a former resident of the Riverside-Pocket area. In his spare time, former Riverside-Pocket area resident Vitorino “Victor” Dias Silva enjoyed making scale models of sailing vessels using

Southside Park established more than a century ago

Sacramento has for many years been a city renowned for its parks. And among the city’s older and larger parks is the Land Park area’s longtime popular Southside Park. It was more than a century ago that the park, which