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Winter Wonderland

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

Keen Observer

SACRAMENTO OBSERVER FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER Dr. William Lee marks the 10th anniversary of his newspaper in this Sacramento Bee photo from Nov. 26, 1972. The Observer was created to help share stories of African...
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Mask From the Past

MASK-WEARING ISN’T ONLY a modern-day phenomenon. This woman, whose identity is unknown, poses outside a home at 2031 16th St. in Sacramento during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.
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Statements of Support

Many local businesses and nonprofits have issued formal statements in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and some of the statements include steps the organizations plan to take to combat...
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On the Front Lines

THE SACRAMENTO NURSES WHO ATTEND TO COVID-19 patients belong to a lineage of distinguished medical professionals that extends deep into our city’s history. In this 1912 photo, nurses gather in front of Mater Misericordiae at 23rd...

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