Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the rafting season along the American River. This year’s storms have left the river flowing fast and cold, and Sacramento public safety officials are concerned about drownings.
Anna Jarvis spent decades fighting to keep Mother’s Day from becoming the commercialized holiday that it is today. To her, it was simply a day to honor mothers, and she started it to commemorate her own. So when people co-opted her idea for other purposes, Jarvis was incensed.
Hundreds of parishioners marched in a bilingual pilgrimage to seven parishes in a procession to celebrate Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The pilgrimage started at St. Elizabeth and ended at Our Lady of Guadalupe near Southside Park in Sacramento.