Ellen Cochrane– East Sacramento Preservation
51 years old
I'm a teacher who is interested in photojournalism concerning local, East Sacramento topics. I volunteer my time to East Sacramento Preservation, Inc., a grass roots neighborhood association. (www.eastsacpreservation.org.) ESP is determined to: protect the quality of life and the unique appeal of residential neighborhoods; unite to preserve residential character, to maintain and expand the urban tree canopy; defend the health of our environment and the safety of our streets; preserve safe neighborhoods that are bicycle friendly, walkable, and tree lined for future generations. We want: to see city officials who are sensitive and supportive of our mission goals; genuine transparency in the municipal process so citizens are informed and heard. Where the process is broken we want it fixed; where it works we want to ensure that it works for everyone. Our values are Service Truthfulness Activism Teamwork Accountability.
Riverview Capital Investments has left Sacramentans scratching their heads. The venture capital company is leading the latest attempt to develop Lanatt (called ‘McKinley Village’), the low-lying acreage tucked snugly between Business 80 and the Union Pacific tracks. What the company is not doing, however, is answering neighbor’s questions. Four different attempts have been made to build on the site. When Riverview Capital Investments representatives met with neighborhood groups on February 12th they presented an old plan, tweaked and recycled, and then asked the neighbors for input. East Sacramento Preservation’s meeting generated 39 questions and requests for information. Based on the q
The next time you tear off a piece of white bread and pop it into a duck’s beak at the city parks remember that ducks and geese in the wild feed on large amounts of protein, greens and unprocessed grains. Worms, crustaceans, grasses and vegetables––not processed breads, cookies or candy. The ubiquitous duck has a cosmopolitan distribution and is often a young city dweller’s introduction to wildlife. Watching a little one feeding ducks never loses its charm. So how to keep the ducks healthy and give kids the wildlife interaction that feeding provides? Here are some tips to keep the feeding fun and the ducks healthy: • Don’t overfeed. Take a small bag of treats. • Explain to the ki
Heat didn't put the kibosh on East Sacramento Preservation's party to celebrate National Night Out. More than fifty neighbors came to the three-hour ice cream social to meet friends and strengthen bonds in the neighborhood. Public servants, police and the people rubbed elbows. Notable attendees included, Benjamin Wagner, United States Attorney, Phil Serna, Supervisor, 1st District, Rick Braziel, Chief of Police, Steve Cohn, Sacramento City Councilmember and John F. Shirey, City Manager. More importantly neighbors met and talked about neighborhood issues. East Sacramento Preservation works to preserve safe neighborhoods that are bicycle friendly, walkable, and tree-lined. Our web site is
When Jim Ferry couldn’t get help from Sacramento Mercy Hospital he armed himself with paintbrushes and fought back. Smokers from the hospital were plaguing him, sitting on his wall, smoking under his windows and dropping butts. Ferry went to hospital meetings, asked for help and complained through all the appropriate channels. All for naught. Patient and employee smokers in the neighborhood were not on the top of Mercy’s list of concerns. The smokers needed a close by place when a craving hit and Jim’s house was a good place to go. It’s right next to the front of the hospital on 40th and J Streets and has a convenient short-wall fence. Perfect sitting height. Last year the hospital adopt
The weather was perfect. The parade grand. And the turn out––astonishing. One of the officers estimated that more than 1500 people came to march around two city blocks. The mayor and his bride smiled. Children ate, grined and giggled. Dogs gazed around in confusion and jokers wore a variety of odd costumes...including a golf cart full of Elvises. Enjoy the photos.