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Veterans of World War II

Veterans of World War II

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Sacramento was a busy place during World War II. From our military bases, busy manufacturing and agricultural industries, to scrap and blood drives, you couldn’t get away from the war effort – even in the internment camps. Meet the local men and women who served in World War II. Special guest: James Scott of the Sacramento Public Library, co-author of World War II: Sacramento.

The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

A dozen ways to die: The saga continues

A dozen ways to die: The saga continues

We’re baack! It’s September and it’s time to hear the wild, wacky and weird ways that 12 citizens of Sacramento met their maker. Did they bite the dust, kick the bucket or bite the bullet?  Or did they meet their end another way? Join us for this fall classic and find out!!! Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Sakura-mento: Japanese-Americans in the River City

Sakura-mento: Japanese-Americans in the River City

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Join us at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery:

By 1910, Sacramento had become the 4th-most Japanese-populated city in California and had a thriving Japantown. That all changed with World War II. Hear the amazing story of Japanese-American immigrants’ battle to overcome discrimination. We’ll tell you about the farmers, the merchants, and the soldiers from the 100th Battalion and 442nd Infantry Regiment, who fought to free Europe while their relatives were in camps back home. The tour is free. The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. 

 

African-American history tour

African-American history tour

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Free born or slaves, slavery was not born in them. Celebrate the contributions of Sacramento’s African-American community as they struggled to gain a foothold in a dynamic and often hostile environment, and meet barbers, doctors, caterers, soldiers, singers, pastors, and others who settled the frontier. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information: (916) 448-0811

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

On any normal day, Marco Guzman, Jr. is a supervisor for Sutter Medical Foundation’s(SMF) Cardiology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine services, based in care centers located in Fairfield, CA.

But recently, on a day that by any stretch of the imagination was not normal, Marco the supervisor became “Marco the superfriend” and he, along with a few of his West Coast Avengers teammates, helped bring some joy to people dealing with the devastating wild fires in California’s wine country.

Sacramento History for Kids

Sacramento History for Kids

Who says history has to be boring? Come hear tales of floods, fires, revolts, and even a story that almost ended in death by duck! The kicker is that all of these stories are true and taken from the residents of the Old City Cemetery. Come see why truth is stranger than fiction. This tour is designed for kids in FOURTH GRADE and up.

 

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced today that he is being honored by the city of Citrus Heights for his work on behalf of the City to resolve its dispute with the State of California over redevelopment agency funds. The city’s work on this issue, aided by Assemblyman Cooley, ultimately saved the city and its taxpayers almost $8 million dollars.

In 2008, Citrus Heights made the prudent decision to fund its redevelopment agency via a loan of monies from its general fund, instead of funding through a bond which would have cost Citrus Heights taxpayers nearly $500,000 more in associated costs. In June of 2011, legislation was passed and signed by Governor Brown effectively ending redevelopment agencies and phasing out their activities into other local successor agencies over a period of years.