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Old City Cemetery Tour - Melody & Murder

Old City Cemetery Tour - Melody & Murder

The Old City Cemetery Committee presents a tour featuring tales of their musical "residents" on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Long before iTunes, music was a large part of Sacramentan’s daily lives. Much-loved musicians and teachers, cacophonous conductors, perforated pianists, and ill-fated instrumentalists will all vie for your attention on this rhythmic tour.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.
 

Old City Cemetery Tour - Drugs in the Old West

Old City Cemetery Tour - Drugs in the Old West

The dice were not the only thing loaded in the old west.  From pharmacies to opium dens, many California pioneers were under the influence.  Join us on April 5th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for an uncut dose of history.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Residents Keep Pressure On Officials To Get Traffic Signal At Deadly Intersection

Residents Keep Pressure On Officials To Get Traffic Signal At Deadly Intersection

In the wake of the tragic death of 16-year-old Michelle Murigi, a West Campus High School student who was struck by a car while in a crosswalk on Fruitridge Road in January 2012, area residents demanded a response from local officials. After nearly 20 months of relentless community engagement, organization, and pressure, area residents finally got the answer they were waiting for. On September 11, 2013, representatives from the city government and school district announced that they are teaming up to fully fund a traffic signal at 58th Street and Fruitridge, the Sacramento intersection which claimed the life of a young girl in the prime of her life.

Mary Murigi holds a photo of her daughter, Michelle, who died in a crosswalk near her school in January 2012, at a press conference announcing that a traffic signal will be installed at the same intersection soon... Read More

Nighttime Construction Work Scheduled for I-5

Nighttime Construction Work Scheduled for I-5

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that nighttime construction work has been scheduled for Interstate 5 from just south of Pocket Road in Sacramento to north of Laguna Boulevard near the City of Elk Grove the weekend of September 7. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have units posted for enforcement and traffic control.

Motorists can expect traffic delays because the speed limit will be reduced in the work zone

with north and southbound lanes limited to one lane in both directions from 11 p.m. Saturday, September 7 to 7 a.m. Sunday, September 8. A contractor is scheduled to install K-rail and falsework at this location. Heavy construction equipment and machinery will be operating in and out of the work zone. Caltrans further advises motorists to factor in additional travel time and to use alternate routes until the work has been completed.

Major Renovation Project Underway For Sutter’s Fort Historic Central Building

Major Renovation Project Underway For Sutter’s Fort Historic Central Building

Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and once the largest building in California when it was built in 1840, the 6,500-square foot historic Central Building at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is currently undergoing important renovations. The first phase of the California State Parks’ “Sutter’s Fort Roof Rehabilitation and Seismic Stabilization” project includes a new roof and wall reinforcements for stabilization to make the roof less susceptible to damage caused by high winds or earthquakes.  This initial phase is expected to be completed by mid-September.

Sacramento History Tour at the Cemetery

Sacramento History Tour at the Cemetery

Learn about the early history of Sacramento by taking a tour of the cemetery on April 27 at 10:00 am. You’ll hear about the city’s pioneer leaders, as well as interesting facts, such as the meaning of “Urbs Indomita” on the Sacramento City seal.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation.

For more information, call 916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811, or visit www.oldcitycemetery.com.

Murders, Mayhem & Scuttlebutt

Murders, Mayhem & Scuttlebutt

Join us on April 6 at 10:00 am as we delve into murders, mayhem and scuttlebutt in Sacramento’s early days. You won’t believe the things people thought they could get away with!

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation.

For more information, call 916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811 or visit www.oldcitycemetery.com.