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Winnemem Wintu tribe Run4Salmon boats From Pittsburg to Sacramento

Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk and Captain James Netzel of Tight Lines Guide Service. Photo by Dan Bacher. | 

By Dan Bacher | October 14, 2017 | 

The Wiinnemem Wintu Run4Salmon, a “participatory, prayerful journey” to build public support to help protect and restore declining salmon populations, California river systems and indigenous lifeways, took place this year from September 9 to 22. 
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Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - 100 Years before the hippies, we had our own seekers after hidden knowledge, including some well-known city fathers and a congressional candidate! Last year’s sold out success is being reincarnated for one night only. We’ll meet sincere followers of Blavatsky, Crowley, Swedenborg and others, and a few double-jointed con artists preying on the gullible. With special guests, if the spirits are willing…

The tour convenes at the 10th Street gate. Early arrival is recommended. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person and tickets will be sold online only at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079477. Note that no tickets will be sold at the gate. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Solar eclipse watch party draws crowd in West Sacramento

More than 300 people gathered at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library to watch as the moon came between the Sun and the Earth to create a solar eclipse. The Library provided the public with free glasses to safely view the cosmic event. City staff also witnessed the eclipse from the roof of City Hall.


Click here to see NASA’s coverage of the eclipse.

For a list of future eclipses, please click here... Read More

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum... Read More

The lost graves of New Helvetia

The lost graves of New Helvetia

New Helvetia, a beautiful Sacramento cemetery, possibly related to where Sutter did burials in the 1840s, was turned into a park (and later the site for Sutter Middle School). The “known” remains were unceremoniously removed to the Old City Cemetery, whereas almost 5,000 others were re-interred at East Lawn as “unknowns.” We’ll share their stories, from the famous to the “infamous” and speculate on what happened to their grave markers. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Call (916) 448-0811 for more info.

Symbolism & Victorian mourning

Symbolism & Victorian mourning

The Old City Cemetery is filled with the symbols of a time long past, but what do they mean? Is there more to a lamb, a broken bud or an urn than meets the eye? Come join us as we attempt to unlock the secrets hidden in plain sight and take a look into Victorian mourning culture. Widow’s weeds not required. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am.


Barn receives vision award arom American Planning Association

West Sacramento’s iconic Barn has been named a 2016 Local Vision Award winner by the Sacramento Valley, California Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The APA describes the Barn as “an innovative approach to public placemaking.” Located along the Sacramento River in the Bridge District, the Barn is a regional destination for food, music, and outdoor enjoyment. It is also the new home for the West Sacramento Farmers Market.

The Barn is a public/private partnership project between the City of West Sacramento and Fulcrum Property. It was built by Brown Construction.... Read More