Boat adrift — found just south of Garcia Bend

Boat adrift — found just south of Garcia Bend

Photos and story by Monica Stark When the sun came out for a beautiful Wednesday after the heavy storm early last week flooded much of the region and huge waves crashed on More »

A Christmas tradition:

A Christmas tradition:

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The holidays are here and our friends at Chad’s Fresh Cut Christmas Trees in the Greenhaven/Pocket neighborhood are looking forward to another wonderful Christmas tree season. From 2 More »

One-act version of the Nutcracker to be performed at “The Center” in the Arden area

One-act version of the Nutcracker to be performed at “The Center” in the Arden area

Crockett-Deane Ballet Company, in conjunction with the Deane Dance Center will present its annual holiday shows December 16-December 18 at the The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred in Sacramento.  Friday evening, December 16 More »

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 »

 

From Your Councilman – Parks Update

In a recent article, I noted that our parks are our greatest community attraction. I truly believe this sentiment and it is this belief that drives me to push for greater improvements and enhancements of our treasured amenities. Years of

Door-to-Door: Keeping Warm

By Pat Lynch We had ways of keeping warm. We girls wore long, flannel nightgowns and raced to stand over the floor heaters on chill mornings. The warm air rushed up, nightgowns billowed out and we looked like tiny-headed creatures

Boat adrift — found just south of Garcia Bend

Photos and story by Monica Stark When the sun came out for a beautiful Wednesday after the heavy storm early last week flooded much of the region and huge waves crashed on the Sacramento River, Pocket residents took to the

What’s Happening, Pocket/Greenhaven?

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 EWASTE FOR AWESOME SAM BRANNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS!: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., drop off your ewaste at John Cabrillo Elementary School parking lot for Sam Brannan Music Program. No batteries, lights, microwaves, or lamps. You

Life in the Village #17      

By Jan Dalske for the East Sacramento News Timothy would celebrate his fifth birthday soon. Our mom was planning to bake him a special cake to celebrate the occasion. She was a great baker. She made us cookies whenever we

Cougar football coach leaves JFK for Pleasant Grove

By John Hull Elk Grove Citizen Matt Costa, the football coach and athletic director at John F. Kennedy High School, will leave the Pocket area for Pleasant Grove next fall, leading the football program there. There were many years where

Tea dances continue to gain popularity at the Elk Lodge, No. 6

By Monica Stark A social event that harkens back to an era when television was just a concept, tea dances are making a come back at the Elks Lodge, No. 6, 6446 Riverside Blvd. Scheduled for the first Sunday of

Faces and Places: Greenhaven Estates held Christmas party

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com Complete with fajita bar, hot chocolate bar, desserts and a visit with Santa, seniors at Greenhaven Estates enjoyed a festive day on Sunday, Dec. 11 as a live entertainer sang Christmas jingles. It truly was

Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop at St. Mary Elementary School

Photos by Monica Stark On Sunday, Dec. 4, families and friends at St. Mary’s Parish and Elementary School (1351 58th St.) enjoyed Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s Workshop. At the workshop, folks made beautiful presents, enjoyed delicious food and drinks,

What’s Happening, East Sacramento?

THURSDAY, DEC. 15 THIRD THURSDAY POETRY – Bring your favorite poems (by a writer other than yourself) to read and discuss.  Poets and poetry enthusiasts learn together in a relaxed setting in the historic Sacramento Room.  Adult program hosted by