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Elementary school building once stood on site of Sacred Heart Church

One of the more renowned architectural structures in East Sacramento is Sacred Heart Church at 3860 J St. And although few people are living today who recall when this church was not located at this site, the property was previously

A retrospective on artist Horst Leissl

As I child I was fascinated by The Incredible Hulk. Just about every morning from kindergarten through first grade, I looked out the window of the car and saw “The Hulk” bursting through the wall, granite flying, water splashing, the

Local cameraman recalls filming President Ford assassination attempt 40 years ago

Note: This is part one of a two-part series about local cameraman George Nyberg, who filmed the assassination attempt on President Gerald R. Ford in 1975. Forty years have passed since an attempt was made to assassinate President Gerald R.

Hubacher Cadillac had long history as a north area business

Note: This is part two in a series about and related to Hubacher Cadillac. A large piece of property lies vacant at the northwest corner of Howe Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard. But there was a time when the site

When We Were Colored: Retired Bee associate editor Ginger Rutland releases play based on her mother’s memoir

It’s Sacramento 1952 and you’re the first black family on your block. Ginger Rutland invites you to come laugh and cry with the Rutlands in, “When We Were Colored,” a play she adapted from her mother Eva’s legendary memoir. The

J.J. Jacobs planted roots for north area’s Hubacher Cadillac

Note: This is part one in a series about and related to Hubacher Cadillac. This month marks five years since Hubacher Cadillac ceased operations at the northwest corner of Howe Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard. And with the sale of

SMUD’s history began through local voters’ approval in 1923

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series about the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Part two of the series will feature details regarding the renovation of East Sacramento’s SMUD headquarters building. For well more than six decades, the

River lessons: Teachers never really know how lessons will follow students

“My parents drilled river safety into us with one rule: Don’t swim in the rivers.” Ellen Cochrane On the first day of each school year, I pull out a laminated story from The Sacramento Bee. The picture shows a boy

LOCAL AUTHOR SPINS ROMANCE AND INTRIGUE

Coy Rene Granderson, Sr. sits in a corner book nook at Sacramento Avid Reader, signing books and visiting with friends and family. He is a large, attractive man with a sunshine smile that lights up as he talks with admirers.

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