Sacramento County Local News: History


All Local History News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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11/28/2023
Political wonks in California, Florida and maybe a few states in between, will be glued to their screens Thursday night to watch Gov. Gavin Newsom and Gov. Ron Desantis square off in a highly-anticipated Blue vs. Red State debate that’s been brewing since the summer.

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11/22/2023
Hundreds of people are expected at Alcatraz on Thanksgiving morning to commemorate Native Americans occupying the island from 1969-71. The event is known as the Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Gathering.

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11/21/2023
She was the first Black woman on the Sacramento City Council and while she had just one term in office, her legacy of service was solidified by decades of commitment throughout the community.

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11/08/2023
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The Historic District Commission protects the district by preserving its small-town, retaining residential areas, and ensuring new development is consistent with its character.

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11/07/2023
A statue of Miwok elder William J. Franklin has been installed on California State Capitol grounds. The monument replaces a statue of Father Junípero Serra, which protestors toppled in 2020.

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11/03/2023
Tribes like the Muwekma Ohlone have been asking UC Berkeley for decades to give back ancestral remains from burial sites around the Bay Area. The school is in the process of repatriating 4,400 remains and 25,000 tribal items.

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10/30/2023
Robert Irwin, an artist and MacArthur genius grant recipient, died in San Diego at 95 on Oct. 25. Michael Govan, who heads the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, offers a colorful retrospective on Irwin's work.

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10/27/2023
Camille Dixon, the announcer for Disney California Adventure, and her husband, Bill Rogers, the voice of Disneyland, are moving on from this work. They have been at the parks for more than 40 years combined.

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10/26/2023
Image for display with article titled Unearthing the History of a Real-Life Cannibal’s Café in Sacramento

In 1851, someone went into the food and hospitality business who was notorious for his culinary predilections.

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10/13/2023
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The Stockman Club made itself the drinking den that got Fair Oaks through the Great Depression. Nearly eight decades later, it holds Sacramento County’s second oldest liquor license.

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09/26/2023
The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved the final draft of the African American Historical Project Context Statement, documenting over 150 years of African American history and contributions to the city of Sacramento.

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09/25/2023
Given the critically important role agriculture continues to play in the region, many local museums offer special exhibits, experiences and activations that highlight ever-enduring farm-to-fork connections.

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09/04/2023
California wildfires every year emit as much carbon as almost 2 million cars, posing a threat to efforts to battle climate change.

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08/19/2023
Esther Pelkey started working for See’s Candies in the 1950s, long before the company's now-shuttered location at Sunrise Mall ever opened.

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08/18/2023
The city of Placerville is looking for ways to attract more visitors. Councilmember John Clerici came up with the idea to transform the Bell Tower Plaza, located on Historic Main Street, into a wedding venue.

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08/17/2023
In a new study published Aug. 17 in the journal Science, fossil records at La Brea Tar Pits indicate that the disappearance of California’s sabertooth cats, dire wolves and other large mammals nearly 13,000 years ago was linked to rising temperatures and fire activity spurred by people.

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08/09/2023
The Galt City Council approved a request to demolish a historic but run-down house. Since it is on the city’s list of historic structures, special permission is needed to demolish it. The council also made an appointment to the Commission on Aging.

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08/08/2023
Sacramento’s African American Historic Context Statement is part of the city’s African American Experience History Project, an initiative to codify local Black history from 1839-1980 and recognize historic properties.

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07/31/2023
The American Association for State and Local History bestowed the Leadership in History Award of Excellence to the Center for Sacramento History for its short film series ‚ÄúUnlocking the Past: A History of Prejudice and Racism in Sacramento.‚ÄĚ

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07/26/2023
The Sacramento History Museum located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park has debuted an exhibit titled Mómtim Péwinan, River People curated by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Exhibits and Collections Center.