John Todd

John Todd is a lifelong resident of Rio Linda since 1969.

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Greetings from Rio Linda

May 10, 2014

(Reprinted from the Sacramento Bee, January 13, 1993) Written by Dixie Reid, Bee Staff Writer Rio Linda is the land of yard cars and roaming dogs, where chain-link fences are a status symbol and the local law is something the cops call “Okie justice.” There is a story from a few years back about...

News10: Rio Linda horse owner accused of neglecting animals

May 8, 2014

News10 posted an update on the Lynn Countryman story. Sacramento County Animal Control has been investigating Countryman who owns the property at 16th and E Street. Countryman responded to complaints that she’s been neglecting the animals; “That’s not true. Every time animal control has been out there, there has been feed in the feeder.” Countryman...

Farm and Tractor Days – May 9-10

May 3, 2014
Farm and Tractor Days – May 9-10

It’s the Rio Linda/Elverta Historical Society’s 20th annual Farm and Tractor Days, set for Friday and next Saturday at the Dry Creek Ranch House. Featuring vintage tractors, hayrides, farm animals, crafts fair and more, the event is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Suggested donation is $3 per car. Among the...

RLHS Grad Dani Anderson honored at Virginia Tech

May 3, 2014

At the annual Virginia Tech Athletics Director’s Honors Breakfast held April 27, the athletics department recognized Dani Anderson from the VT softball team for being named the school’s ACC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. Anderson, a senior from Rio Linda, Calif., will graduate in May with a degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise and...

Pothole Sweeps Week

Apr 28, 2014

Sacramento CA – On Monday, April 28, the Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT) is starting up “Spring 2014 – Pothole Sweeps Week,” which is an intensified effort to identify and repair potholes, and is part of continuous efforts to improve preventative maintenance activities for unincorporated area roadways.  Pothole sweeps are performed twice each year: in late...

Sacramento County Zoning Code Draft Update

Apr 16, 2014

The Division of Planning and Environmental Review has announced the release of a public review draft of the updated Sacramento County Zoning Code. This new Zoning Code streamlines the entitlement review process in a user-friendly format with clear standards. A User Guide has also been prepared to help residents navigate this new Zoning Code, and understand...

From Bad to Worse; Horse Rescuer Now Accused of Running Illegal Kennel

Apr 15, 2014

Lynn Countryman has been in the spotlight because of her horses; some neighbors accuse her of neglecting them and now, Sacramento County Animal Control reveals she is also in trouble for having too many dogs on her property. Just like the horses, Countryman was selling the dogs online. Allen Krugman says he found his...

Malnourished horses euthanized, others rescued in Rio Linda

Apr 14, 2014
Malnourished horses euthanized, others rescued in Rio Linda

From the Los Angeles Times: Four horses belonging to a Northern California woman with a history of animal abuse have either died or had to be put down after they were found to be in such poor condition, officials said. Of the four malnourished horses kept by Lynn Countryman on her Rio Linda property,...

April 10, 1958 – USAF Plane Crash in Rio Linda

Apr 10, 2014
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 taking off from McClellan AFB. According to the San Mateo Times, “Witnesses said the delta wing plane piloted by 1st LT. Daren G. Webster. 26.  of Tacoma, Wash., sputtered and...

TR Launches Aggressive Plan for HVAC Installation

Apr 10, 2014

Twin Rivers Unified School District has unveiled an aggressive plan for installing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units in two schools—Grant Union High School and Harmon Johnson Elementary. The new five-month effort is being launched as a campaign called Feel the Difference: Creating a New Climate in Our Classrooms. “We understand the community’s...

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