A Look Back

Pancake Circus

Would You Like Pancakes with Your Ballot?

The people queued up outside Pancake Circus aren’t waiting for pancakes. They’re waiting to cast their votes for California governor. In the November 1982...
Menorah

A Jewish Tradition for 25 Years

The state capitol’s 11-foot-tall menorah made its first appearance on Nov. 27, 1994. In this Sacramento Bee photo from that year, Chabad of Sacramento’s...

A Look Back: Every Worker Counts

During World War II , as many of the region’s men left for military service, labor shortages became commonplace, and women and immigrants started...

A Look Back – Busted!

CRACK A SAFE OR PICK A POCKET—or at least get arrested for doing so—and your infamy might live on for 150 years or more. With...

Pomp and Circumstance

This season of commencement ceremonies might prompt those who graduated from the UC Davis School of Law in 1980 to reflect on their own...

On Target

The girls in this photo may have taken a cue from Ginger Rogers, who was famous for doing everything Fred Astaire did, except backward...

Dance of the Flowers

In the 1950s, Sacramento’s annual Camellia Festival flourished as a 10-day-long celebration of the city’s official flower, and included a parade, a ball and...

In Honor of Valentine’s Day

We bring you a Sacramento love story. During World War II, Louise Stephens and Walter Parker Jones Jr. were married in a red brick...

Working for Change

In 1973, Grace Douglas founded Rumble, a newsletter that gave voice to Sacramento’s black communities. The bimonthly publication soon gained a circulation of more...

Newsies

In the 1920s, being a “paper boy” for The Sacramento Bee came with some cachet. Paper carriers got to ride a train to Lincoln...

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