From South Sacramento to the White House: David Garibaldi discusses his professional life journey thus far

From South Sacramento to the White House: David Garibaldi discusses his professional life journey thus far

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Just a kid from South Sacramento, David Garibaldi started painting in a garage and on the railroads, tagging boxcars, and running from the police, but he never gave More »

Featuring some of the animals and critters at NatureFest 2016

Featuring some of the animals and critters at NatureFest 2016

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Promoting science and nature education and outdoor recreation NatureFest, Effie Yeaw’s largest family event of the year, held on Sunday, Oct. 9, enabled visitors to learn more about More »

Barrio Cafe now open, offering delicious coffee, pastries to neighbors

Barrio Cafe now open, offering delicious coffee, pastries to neighbors

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Business has been steady over at the newly-opened Barrio Cafe (1188 35th Ave.) in the South Hills Shopping Center. “It’s been incredible,” exclaimed co-owner Sergio Barrios. “It took More »

Faces and Places: Michaelmas festival at Camellia Waldorf portrayed inner struggle between dark and light

Faces and Places: Michaelmas festival at Camellia Waldorf portrayed inner struggle between dark and light

Photos by Stephen Crowley As the seasons between to change from long days of sunshine to darker, cooler days of fall and winter, the Camellia Waldorf School, located at 7450 Pocket Road, More »

A Pocket area David and Goliath story: Small school up against the big ones, and still winning big

A Pocket area David and Goliath story: Small school up against the big ones, and still winning big

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Middle school girls volleyball – not a sport that usually makes the news – and yet, in our neighborhood the Didion Dragons just last weekend beat Sutter Middle More »

 

Home for the Holidays

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Holiday Magic 2016

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Our annual insert that features places to go and things to do for the holidays.

Around the Hood – November 2016

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Celebrate the close of the never-ending election cycle….. Barks For Art… Tim Collum Gallery on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. The exhibit benefits the Chester Foundation, an organization that provides emergency medical care for “disadvantaged animal companions.”  The gallery is

Faces and Places: Matsuyama Harvest Festival

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Photos by Stephen Crowley On Friday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. Matsuyama Elementary School held its annual harvest festival. A “cornucopia of fun” for the entire family, the festival featured arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, a cake

What’s Happening, East Sac?

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3 COLONIAL HEIGHTS LIBRARY PRESENTS EDIBLE WILD WEEDS 101 CHANOWK & JUDITH YISRAEL: We’ve all thought weeds in our garden are nothing but trouble makers that grow in places where they “shouldn’t be”. It turns out many plants

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By Jan Dalske East Sacramento News When we attended Mass at All Hallows Church on the Sunday following our First Communion, Rodney and I went to the front of the church and knelt at the railing with our parents. It

‘Above the Fray’: Handwoven silks and textiles from Laos and Vietnam will be displayed at the Shepard Garden and Art Center

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By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Traveling to the remote hilltribe villages in Laos and Vietnam, Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein of Eugene, Oregon-based Above the Fray personally select hand-woven, naturally-dyed silks and other finely-woven textiles and other traditional craftwork directly from

What’s Happening Pocket/Greenhaven?

FRIDAY, NOV. 4 ART OF THE CAR FEATURING DAVID GARIBALDI: California Automobile Museum Benefit Dinner will be held at the museum, 2200 Front St. from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost: $75 per person through Nov. 1; $85 per person after

Cassatt String Quartet to perform the 39th Annual Festival of New American Music

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The internationally acclaimed,  New York based Cassatt String Quartet will perform as part of the 39th Annual Festival of New American Music on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., at California State University at Sacramento,  Capistrano Concert Hall, CSUS School of

The fight against pancreatic cancer: PurpleStride celebration to be held Nov. 12 at William Land Park

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Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society reported that more patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. To change