Thirty-Two years ago, in February 1986, one of the greatest and most widespread floods on record devastated California and Nevada with phenomenal amounts of precipitation. On February 11, 1986, a vigorous low pressure system drifted east out of the Pacific. The slow-moving storm meandered south where it tapped into warm moist air from the tropics. Suddenly [...]
George Samuel Vernatchi passed away in Sacramento, CA on April 19, 2017, at the age of 91. George was born on February 1, 1926, to Samuel and Lillian Vernatchi in Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Margaret Rakela and Mabel Lillman. George leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife of 62 [...]
Many of you may have heard about Erwin Hayer's passing this past week. However, many of you don't know why he and his family were so very important to the history of the community. To celebrate and commemorate his life, here is the biography of Erwin Hayer. Thanks to his sons Jeff and Greg and the rest of [...]
With all the talk of the storm of the decade coming this week, I thought we could revisit the 1995 floods. Following is a reprint from the Sacramento Bee, from January 18th 1995. It was written by Bee staff writers Nancy Vogel and Art Campos. With a visit to Roseville Tuesday, President Clinton raised hope of a [...]
(This is a reprint from the Sacramento Business Journal, Sep 18, 2005 by Stephanie Flores) Residents of Rio Linda-Elverta cherish their family homes on large lots, equestrian charm and country flavor. So they'll do what they can to preserve the rural setting, even if it means becoming a city. Members of the Rio Linda-Elverta Incorporation Committee say [...]
So, a little over a decade ago, I decided to run around town and take a few pictures. I figure that sooner or later, they'll be interesting to someone. I rediscovered those pictures this week. Boy... what a difference.