Black Lives Matter

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association was founded on the belief that, “Our community is one of respect that does not merely tolerate and accept differences, it celebrates them. No community member shall be made to feel unwelcome in their neighborhood.” We recognize, however, that this ideal has not always been the reality for many in our community and around our region, a burden borne disproportionately by our Black neighbors. And so, we say, Black Lives Matter.

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association  was founded on the belief that, “All community members, regardless of age, gender, national origin, political preferences, race, religion, residential status or sexual orientation must be treated fairly and have equitable access to our organization, their representatives in government and to the natural and cultural amenities of our neighborhood.”  We recognize, however, that too often, our government, our schools and, yes, our police have failed to provide the same level of service and protections to our Black neighbors. And so, we say, Black Lives Matter.

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association was founded on the belief that, “Ensuring the Pocket-Greenhaven neighborhood remain the safest neighborhood in the city must continue to be a top priority.” We recognize, however, that while we remain grateful for the brave men and women of Sacramento PD who help ensure that safety, there remains a great need to rectify the historic and ongoing abuse towards people of color especially the Black community and to make racial justice and equity a reality. And so, we say, Black Lives Matter.

The Pocket-Greenhaven Community Association joins our neighbors in calling out:  “All Lives cannot Matter until Black Lives Matter”

We join our nation in mourning the senseless murder of George Floyd and are saddened by violent reactions to peaceful protest.

Featured Businesses: All of Our Local Restaurants!

This is a very challenging time for our local restaurants. Nearly all of our local restaurants remain open for takeout (T) or delivery (D).  As of July 3, we have verified that all of the following are open, though mostly with limited hours. Restaurants with “Outdoor” are open for outdoor dine-in service, consistent with County regulations. Please support all of our local restaurants!

Device Brewing Co. T/D (916) 594-9043 Menu Outdoor
A Taste Above Café T/D (916) 272-2311 Grubhub
Beijing Garden T/D (916) 458-0888 Menu
Sai Varee T/D (916) 422-7701 Menu
Ramen House Tenjin T (916) 661-6656 Menu
Papa Murphy’s T (916) 424-7272 Order
Mountain Mike’s T/D (916) 970-5360 Order
Riverlake Village
Cacio T (916) 399-9309 Menu
Caffe Latte T (916) 395-9230 Menu Outdoor
Pho Bac Hoa Viet T/D (916) 393-0138 Doordash
Poke Ichii T/D (916) 329-8752 Grubhub
Hop Junction T (916) 382-9211 Menu
Vientos Mexican Cocina T (916) 391-7100 Menu Outdoor
Pizza Guys T/D (916) 429-1111 Order
Subway T/D (916) 392-6720 Order
Riverside Plaza
Chopsticks Express T/D (916) 393-1161 Yelp
New China T/D (916) 424-1717 Menu
Baskin Robins T (916) 393-1331 Order
Banzai Sushi T (916) 421-4055 Menu
Le Croissant Factory T (916) 392-9227 Yelp
Greenhaven Plaza
Edokko T (916) 395-0632 Yelp
Manley Donuts T (916) 392-4469 Yelp Outdoor
Round Table Pizza T/D (916) 422-7557 Order
Taco Bell T/D (916) 393-8557 Order
Lake Crest Village
Tamashii Ramen T/D (916) 228-4172 DoorDash Outdoor
Shari’s Café & Pies T/D (916) 422-0366 Menu
Jimboy’s Tacos T (916) 391-4893 Order Outdoor
Burger King T/D (916) 392-6145 Order
L&L Hawaiian BBQ T/D (916) 392-5555 Order Outdoor
Subway T/D (916) 428-4808 Order Outdoor
T4: Tea for U T (916) 758-5747 Menu
Corporate Way
Domino’s Pizza T/D (916) 504-4000 Order

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Featured Business: Device

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is Device Brewing, join us as we get to know its owner and head brewer Ken Anthony:

Devin: Hey Ken, we have been looking forward to this for a long time! I know this location means a lot to you, as Pocket residents. Can you start out by telling us a little about yourselves?

Ken: I started Device with my wife, Melissa. We opened in 2013, after about a year and a half of prep. We ran the first location until opening Ice Blocks in 2018. This will be our third, and perhaps final, location.

We’ve lived here for about 6 years. We like the community, the feel of the Pocket. It’s welcoming, not pretentious and it’s close to the things we need, downtown and the freeways. There’s good shopping with Nugget, Bel Air, Delta Shores. The neighborhoods are nice and quiet. We love walking on the levee, the bike paths, the parks. Garcia Bend is awesome. Marriott Park is where we spend most of our time. My only complaint is that there hasn’t been enough to do with the family, especially family dining options.

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Holiday Lights Yard of the Month 2019

Congratulations Kimberly Hobart on winning Yard of the Month: Holiday Lights 2019 for her display at 7296 Riverwind Way! You can still see it, but tonight’s the last night!

8 Freon Ct and 7080 Rivercove Way tied for second. Thanks to everyone who contributed to a beautiful, bright and festive atmosphere in our wonderful neighborhood! 

Halloween Yard of the Month!

Yard of the Month is back!

Who has the most spooktacular, frightful yard in the Pocket?

Nominate your neighbor! Nominate yourself!

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Featured Business: A Taste Above

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is A Taste Above, join us as we get to know its co-owner and manager Rich Wong:

Devin: Hi Rich, thanks for sitting down with me at your restaurant at Promenade Shopping Center, across from Bel Air. You’ve got a diverse menu, tell me about your inspirations …

Rich: Basically, I asked a lot of neighbors, what do you think is needed? They told me, something homemade, something unique, that we don’t have to travel miles and miles to get. In the beginning, we tried to please everyone, it was rough. But we were able to focus in on an Asian-fusion menu, with an island flair that really worked for the neighborhood. We’ve streamlined our service and have been getting the food out faster. Thankfully people gave us a second chance and people have been really enjoying it. We picked up a couple of big catering accounts with ACC and Bank of America. It’s humbling. People have choices, we understand that, so it’s humbling when people choose us.

Devin: The Garcia Bend Mi is my personal favorite, what other dishes are popular? How about something unique you know everyone would love if they gave it a try?

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Featured Business: Beijing Garden

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is Beijing Garden, join us as we get to know its owner and manager Derek Hui:

Devin: Hey Derek, thanks for taking the time! I’d love to welcome you to the neighborhood, but you’re a local …

Derek: I am! I love Greenhaven. I grew up here and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. I managed multiple restaurant in the past 20 years. I’m living downtown, but own a home in the neighborhood where family lives. My hobbies are eating and wine tasting.

Devin: It’s a wonderful neighborhood! One of the few complaints I hear are not enough restaurants, so we’re glad you set up here. What are the inspirations for your restaurant?

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