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Obituary: George Samuel Vernatchi (1926 – 2017)

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...

Erwin Hayer, In Memorium.

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...

Back in the Day: President Clinton Visits Soggy Rio Linda

With all the talk of the storm of the decade coming this week, I thought we could revisit the 1995 floods. Following is a...

Rural Rio Linda, Elverta May Push for Cityhood

(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,...

Back in the Day: 12-14-2003

So, a little over a decade ago, I decided to run around town and take a few pictures. I figure that sooner or later,...

April 10, 1958 – USAF Plane Crash in Rio Linda

Something I just discovered... Apparently on April 10, 1958 a USAF F-102 Delta Dagger crashed into the backyards of two Rio Linda homes after...

Rio Linda News: Volume 1, Issue #1, March 1983

As many of you may know, the longtime publisher of the Rio Linda News, Don Flesch, is moving out of his office on Front...

Back in the Day: Sacramento County says “NO” to Rio Linda-Elverta Law Enforcement

Taken from The Rio Linda News, July 20th, 2007 In a presentation to the RLE Community Watch on June 21, 2007, Jerry Trautman spoke before...

Back in the Day – February 7th, 1978

You Think It's Been Windy Lately? That's Nothin'. On Tuesday, February 7th 1978, a rare Valley tornado barrelled it's way through 3 miles of southeastern...

Rio Linda Barber Cuts Hair, But That’s Just The Beginning

If you dial the Rio Linda Chamber of Commerce, chances are you'll get a barber on the other end of the phone. And not just any barber. Sid Allen, 42, often picks up the chamber's calls at his 65-year-old Front Street shop. 'No one mans the chamber office,' he said. 'I either take a message or run down the people they need.'

We Are Where We Eat: Reviving Rio Linda’s Poultry Culture

Today, Elaine Corn takes a trip to Rio Linda, which for a time was the poultry-and-egg-capital of the Sacramento Valley.

Jeff Gordon Comes Back Home

At five years old, father John Bickford strapped Gordon into a quater-midget at Hayer Speedway.
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