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Mills College makes history

Mills College, an all-women’s college in Oakland, has let history walk through its front doors as it is the first of the 119 single-sex colleges in the country to ever consider accepting transgender people.



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Vintage Sacramento
Early 1960s Land Park fun!Looks like Pops got a brand-new movie…

Aug 28, 2014
Early 1960s Land Park fun!Looks like Pops got a brand-new movie…

Early 1960s Land Park fun!Looks like Pops got a brand-new movie camera, and the kids are pretty excited! Sonny is even snapping a shot of Pops snapping a shot of him! Now, lets hope he gets the hang of composing his shot!

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Groundbreaking ceremony for repairing Bridgeport Covered Bridge is September 2

Groundbreaking ceremony for repairing Bridgeport Covered Bridge is September 2

The public is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the stabilization project for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, located in the South Yuba River State Park on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the entrance of the bridge. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge has been an important part of California’s history for over 150 years, and...

Vintage Sacramento
Today is the celebration of 175 years since John Sutter’s…

Aug 16, 2014
Today is the celebration of 175 years since John Sutter’s…



Today is the celebration of 175 years since John Sutter’s arrival, at Sutter’s Fort! This Fritz Vibe postcard shows it from the 1960s.


Bamboo and More
Hawaii: Kona is for chillin’

Hawaii: Kona is for chillin’

Kona (or Kailua-Kona as the post office calls it) is the main town on the western side of Hawaii. It was established in 1812 by King Kamehameha I as the capital of the new Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. After the capital moved on to Lāhainā and then to Honolulu, Kona was primarily...

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Bamboo and More
Hawaii: Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau

Hawaii: Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau

Here’s a tongue twister for you: Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau. Hawaiian is a seemingly difficult language to pronounce, but it really isn’t. The key is to break words into individual syllables. So Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau is pronounced “poo-oo-HO-new-ah o HAW-now-now.” Easy, isn’t it? Not!

Hōnaunau is a small town south of Kailua-Kona, the...

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Vintage Sacramento
Happy Heat Streak! I like the multi-tasking going on in this…

Jul 29, 2014
Happy Heat Streak! I like the multi-tasking going on in this…



Happy Heat Streak! I like the multi-tasking going on in this 1950’s Land Park backyard! Not only are the boys cooling off in the nifty striped pop-up pool, but they are also drying out their laundry on the line… seems like a perfect way to spend the day, then & now! 


Vintage Sacramento
Another stop on our impromptu tour of Sacramento’s…

Jul 21, 2014
Another stop on our impromptu tour of Sacramento’s…





Another stop on our impromptu tour of Sacramento’s Catholic churches, we are now at the corner of 39th and J, looking over at the beautiful Sacred Heart cathedral!


Vintage Sacramento
Happy opening day for this year’s State Fair! Art,…

Jul 11, 2014
Happy opening day for this year’s State Fair!  Art,…











Happy opening day for this year’s State Fair!

Art, agriculture and stuffed poodles captivated the crowds at 1967’s State Fair. This was the fair’s last year on Stockton Blvd prior to the move to Cal Expo!


Vintage Sacramento
“Come to State Fair, it’s all right there…” is how…

Jul 10, 2014
“Come to State Fair, it’s all right there…” is how…



"Come to State Fair, it’s all right there…" is how the jingle went! This photo shows the Cal Expo site during construction in the late 1960s. While there is a pavilion full of magic mops and miracle knives where these cars are parked, those Brutalist buildings are still just as striking now!
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