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Darlena Belushin McKay

lady and the boys rock band

Looking Back at Lady and the Boys

In the 1980s, the rockin’ rhythm and blues of Lady and the Boys electrified audiences at Melarkey’s, Bitter Creek and Crawdad’s in Sacramento, Framastanyl’s in Nevada City, and other hot venues of the day....
photo from 1933 shows a run on the Sacramento branch of The Capital National Bank

Bank in 1929

After the stock market crash of October 1929, the American public grew increasingly nervous about the stability of the financial institutions they had trusted with their savings. Waves of anxious people started to withdraw...
st. patrick's day

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Bill Reid, Sacramento’s Irishman of the Year in 1971, appeared as guest of honor at a St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the Sacramento Inn. In this Sacramento Bee photo, Reid and his wife are...
runway fashion

Reflect: Runway Ready

2012: Models wearing designs by Janelle Cardenas prepare for the catwalk at Sacramento Fashion Week’s Designer Showcase in the Elks Tower Ballroom.2021: A style-packed virtual event called Fashion in the City takes place Feb....
winter snowfall

Winter Wonderland

A rare Sacramento snowfall created this chilly scene at Capitol Park on March 14, 1942.
santa claus

Here Comes Santa Claus

SANTA GREETS A CROWD ASSEMBLED on K Street between Sixth and Seventh streets in this photograph taken during Sacramento’s Christmas Parade in November 1940. The festivities included a children’s costume contest, a pet parade and...
retail madness

A Look Back: Retail Madness

Throngs of shoppers attended the Oct. 20, 1989 grand opening of Nordstrom at Arden Fair, as seen in this Sacramento Bee photo by Jay Mather. That same day, the mall unveiled a second story, but Nordstrom clearly stole the show, with...
news team walker and hart

A Look Back: News Team Supreme

This year, Sacramento Magazine’s Best of Sacramento Party was canceled due to the pandemic. While we await next year’s event, let’s remember our first-ever Best of Sacramento Party, which took place in 1999 at the Radisson Hotel Sacramento and...
Henry Hines III

An Accomplished Athlete

HENRY HINES III WAS one of the best long jumpers of all time. He competed for Sacramento City College, then USC, and was a national champion in 1971 and 1972. When his interests expanded...
bonnie pannell

Shining Star of South Sacramento

IN THE ANNALS OF SACRAMENTO, Bonnie Pannell will be remembered as a fierce champion of the south area. She was elected to District 8 of the Sacramento City Council in 1998, following the death of her...