New vice president sees neighborhood as park-like dream

SCNA Vice President Bruce Pierini lives with his husband Wayne Anderson and their beloved cats on a friendly block of 25th Street where neighbors gather for progressive dinners and block parties.

Bruce moved to the neighborhood from Midtown more than 30 years ago. Bruce says Curtis Park is a “beautiful part of Sacramento, a dream, with a park-like atmosphere, varied architecture, and breathtaking streetscapes.”

Bruce was elected to the SCNA board three years ago. His primary interests were the Neighborhood Concerns Committee and the Curtis Park Village development. He also serves on the Executive Committee, the Neighborhood Concerns Committee and the Viewpoint Committee. He was recently elected vice president of the board.

Bruce is a longtime member of the Italian Cultural Society, one of Sierra 2’s original tenants. As a fluent Italian speaker, Bruce has organized a weekly group to meet and enjoy the language and culture of Italy. He authored a book, “Italians in Sacramento,” and has written for the Historical Society and The Sacramento Bee. He also organized a weekly group of French speakers.


Bruce was a professor of physical and cultural anthropology for more than 30 years at the Los Rios Community Colleges. Bruce and Wayne take advantage of the oak trees and migratory songbird activity close to home while strolling the neighborhood. They travel extensively. Retirement is “good for the soul,” says Bruce.

–By Carol Conti

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