John Todd

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

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12th Annual California Waterski ProAm

Aug 25, 2014

The 12th Annual California Waterski ProAm (Professional & Amateur), formerly known as the Diablo Shores ProAm, will be held on September 13-14, 2014 at Bell Acqua Lakes in Rio Linda, California.  In the 90’s and early 2000’s, Bell Acqua Lakes was the location for the Malibu Open that attracted over 10,000 spectators every year.  This International...

What can Brown do for you?

Aug 25, 2014

From Joe Davidson,  Marcel Brown, Rio Linda, RB, Sr. – A three-year starter, what can Brown do for you? He has power and burst and all sorts of school records after going for 2,031 yards and 26 scores in 2013. Read more here:

Football Championship Bowl Games Format Change

Aug 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO - The CIF State Office today announced a return to the original format and philosophy of the CIF State Open Division Championship Bowl Game presented by Farmers. The best school from the North Region and best school from the South Region, as determined by the selection committee, will be chosen and automatically advance to...

Rural Rio Linda, Elverta May Push for Cityhood

Aug 22, 2014

(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, equestrian charm and country flavor. So they’ll do what they can to preserve the rural setting, even if it means becoming a city. Members of the Rio Linda-Elverta Incorporation...

Let’s Start a Bowling Alley!

Aug 19, 2014
Let’s Start a Bowling Alley!

Ok… let’s talk about vacant commercial properties in Rio Linda for a bit. You can’t “Have a fundraiser to start a bowling alley” in a property if the owner of said property A) Doesn’t have the financial means to manage a location, and B) Doesn’t want to be in the bowling alley business! These...

Sheila Hudson to Enter Hall of Fame

Aug 12, 2014

Our very own Olympian, Dr. Sheila Hudson, will enter the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame on Aug. 24th at Sleep Train Arena. Sheila is a 1985 Rio Linda High School graduate, where she won the State triple jump title as a Senior. She won six NCAA titles at the University of California, Berkeley. Hudson was...

Hemis and Mustangs at the Farmers’ Market

Aug 1, 2014

The last Farmers’ Market of July turned out to be an amazing success, despite the 100+ degree heat. DJ Justin Time provided the beats, while 2014 KCRA A-List winner Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen and Happy Cow Ice Cream provided the eats. We didn’t have as much produce as we hoped, but we’re making a...

Rio Linda Vet Clinic Mural Project

Jul 26, 2014

The Rio Linda Vet Building Mural is scheduled to start today 26-27 July 2014. Donate to the Rio Linda Elverta Country Faire Mural Project or have your animal as part of the mural, contact Mike Huiras at 916-320-9520 or email There will be a live television event and doggy grooming at 432 M...

The Squeeze Inn food truck visits Rio Linda Farmers’ Market.

Jul 25, 2014

On Thursday, a few hundred Rio Linda and Elverta folks got together at Depot Park to have supper at the Rio Linda Farmers’ Market and Peddler’s Fair. The Squeeze Inn food truck was in town bringing the nationally famous cheese skirted hamburger to our community. The Squeeze with Cheese was so popular, they were...

Elverta’s Mowasaurus Has Retired to Arizona

Jul 15, 2014
Elverta’s Mowasaurus Has Retired to Arizona

I got a nice email from Janeen Scharf last week and I’d been waiting to get some time to write when the funniest thing happened. There was discussion of the effort to bring a piece of custom metal art to Troy Park, and community activist Wendy Whitehouse happened to reference our past history of...

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