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32 Years Ago Today: The 1986 Floods

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 [...]

By |2018-02-20T17:19:27+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Back in the Day..., The Big Picture|Comments Off on 32 Years Ago Today: The 1986 Floods

Aftershock: 50,000 Fans Converge on Discovery Park

Sixth Annual Festival Sells Out For Third Consecutive Year The sixth annual Monster Energy Aftershock brought 50,000 rock and metal fans to a sold out Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22 for a massive weekend of music that included performances from legends Nine Inch Nails and Ozzy Osbourne (recently reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde for the first time in over a decade), plus A Perfect Circle (who premiered their new [...]

By |2018-01-09T15:17:50+00:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Happenings, The Big Picture|Comments Off on Aftershock: 50,000 Fans Converge on Discovery Park

Mar Val Plaza Walkthrough January 2nd 2017

After many years of asking and waiting and receiving no satisfaction, community advocates, real estate brokers, property managers and investors met with Shaun Morrow from Cushman and Wakefield to finally tour the long dormant Mar Val Plaza in Downtown Rio Linda. Our first stop was at the Mar Val grocery store building, but the locks had been tampered [...]

By |2017-01-14T15:42:26+00:00January 14th, 2017|Categories: News, The Big Picture|Comments Off on Mar Val Plaza Walkthrough January 2nd 2017

Our First Ever Christmas Parade was a HUGE Success!

On the evening on December 10th 2016, Rio Linda held its first ever Hometown Christmas Light Parade, and what a parade it turned out to be! After raining steadily for the two days prior, precisely at 10 minutes til six, the rain stopped and the parade started. Beginning at Westside Park on West 2nd Street, the [...]

By |2016-12-13T14:34:02+00:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: News, The Big Picture|Comments Off on Our First Ever Christmas Parade was a HUGE Success!

Rio Linda Library Centennial Celebration

The Rio Linda Library celebrated it's 100th birthday on Tuesday, September 27th 2016 and invited us all over for dinner. Librarian Sally McGrath arranged a party with music, a quiche throw-down competition which I was lucky enough to judge, with some history, and a lot of handshaking. District 4 Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan was in attendance and gave [...]

By |2016-09-27T19:23:49+00:00September 27th, 2016|Categories: Happenings, News, The Big Picture|Comments Off on Rio Linda Library Centennial Celebration