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Local centenarian is well known in the community

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series about Sacramento’s newest centenarian, Pete Rossi. Longtime Sacramentan Pio “Pete” Rossi, who turned 100 years old on Aug. 23, has experienced many things in his long life. And along the

Pocket runner qualified for the Junior Olympics in track

On your marks, get set, go Terrence, go! As this edition of the Pocket News was going to press, John F. Kennedy High School incoming senior Terrence Gladney, Jr. was in Virginia just having competed in the AAU Junior Olympics

South Land Park resident speaks about his Swiss heritage, lengthy career

Swiss immigrant Ferdinand Morant is a man who knows sausages. This point is certainly difficult and actually useless to argue, considering that Ferdinand, 92, has been making sausages for the majority of his life. Although retired from his longtime career

Capt. Sutter’s descendants visit Sutter’s Fort

Among the most common questions that state employees and docents at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park at 2701 L St. regularly receive from visitors of this historic site pertain to whether there are still any Sutter family members in existence

Quick Lunch sign is a reminder of earlier times on Broadway

Many people who are familiar with the western end of Broadway recall seeing an old, small, neon sign above a building at 513 Broadway. And for those who enjoy local history, that sign, which reads, “Quick Lunch,” is a cherished

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,

Cramer’s Bakery was among city’s most popular bakeries

Throughout its history, Sacramento has been home to popular bakeries, and many longtime residents recall some classic local bakeries of the past such as Philipp’s Bakery and the Muzio Baking Co. in East Sacramento. And certainly, Cramer’s Bakery was once

Pocket resident Jim Anderson in the running for Man of the Year

On Friday, Feb. 28 Pocket resident Jim Anderson ran for 12 hours on a treadmill at Urban Fitness, a downtown gym, putting him in the running to raise $100,000 in 10 weeks for the Greater Sacramento area chapter of the

New Helvetia Brewing Co. building has rich history

Among the historic buildings in the Land Park area is a two-story, brick structure at 1730 Broadway. As the building’s current tenant, the New Helvetia Brewing Co., draws closer to its one-year anniversary, it is timely to review this landmark’s

Sacramento became a city built upon a city through extensive mid-19th century street raising project

Editor’s Note: This is part six in a series about the history of the Sacramento River. Within a quarter century of its founding, flooding had become the bane of Sacramento. It was a city born out of convenience rather than