SCNA seeks new board members

The SCNA board has approved the Nominations Committee’s recruitment of potential new board members for the December 2020 election. These characteristics will help round out the board’s perspectives, strengths and

Progress still slow on X Street shelter

The city continues to work, although at a slow pace, on its goal ofconstructing and operating an emergency shelter on X Street near Alhambra Boulevard to address the needs of

The Side Door creates live concert streaming series

The dire warning “#SaveOurStages – Time is running out” came from NIVA, the nonprofit National Independent Venue Association. According to a July survey of 2,400 independent live music venues and

23 Years on Portola Way

Meet Linda and John Elgart, who moved to Portola Way 23 years ago. “We found our house riding bikes up and down the streets,” Linda says. As sales reps for

A Welcome Brunch on the Back Porch!

Meet Kris and Dave Backus of Portola Way. During Labor Day weekend 1997, when Kris and Dave moved from Rocklin to Curtis Park, their next-door neighbor Judy Harper immediately invited

The color lines that divided us

Decades of racist attitudes, restrictive covenants and government actions segregated city neighborhoods Why is Curtis Park so white? U.S. Census Bureau data show Curtis Park is the fourth-whitest of 50

Notice of Intent to Amend SCNA Bylaws

SCNA Board members have been discussing some bylaw changes that address its current situation relating to the conduct of electronic meetings and providing authority for the Executive Committee to act

Three generations in Curtis Park

Meet three generations here in Curtis Park — Daniel and Jonathan Calabretta, their sons Parker and Declan, and Daniel’s parents, Kathleen Van Ness and Charles Silber. Daniel’s parents actually moved

Meet Jen, Justin and their girls!

Jennifer Albinson and Justin Cohan-Shapiro moved to Curtis Park in March 2019 with toddler Whitney, and a year later their family has grown to include baby Harriet. “We picked Curtis

Meet the Snider family!

Greg and Mary Snider moved from Tucson to Curtis Park about a year ago to be near their son’s family, including their 4-year-old grandson. Soon, their second son will join

Meet the Landsberg-Dean family!

Elizabeth Landsberg and Gordon Dean moved to Curtis Park in 2004 because they wanted more room for their growing family, which now includes teen aged sons Jacob and Ari. “We

Restaurants show support for Black community

‘We Stand With You’ encourages discussion Open conversations can lead to better understanding and societal changes. That was the concept behind 200 Sacramento restaurants participating in the “We Stand With

4 longtime SCNA board members quit

Four longtime members of the SCNA board submitted a joint letter of resignation in mid-June. “It has become increasingly obvious over the past several months that our opinions, thoughts and

What’s up at Sierra 2?

With the shelter-in-place orders announced on March 19, Sierra 2 Center was immediately shuttered. More than three months later, we are still closed as a community center – no classes,

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