Take a hike! Or a walk on the ‘Wildside’

Take a hike! Or a walk on the ‘Wildside’

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Cell phone tethered nature lovers out there will appreciate the latest achievement from three local girl scout troops. Just in time for this year’s Walk on the Wildside, More »

A Taste of Carmichael

A Taste of Carmichael

By Steve Liddick Carmichael, CA – If fun could be measured, the perfect yardstick would be the 14th annual “Taste of Carmichael” event. Hundreds of supporters will bring their appetites and their More »

Historic Marshall School building’s future discussed

Historic Marshall School building’s future discussed

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com The Sacramento City Unified School District on April 5 hosted a community meeting to discuss details and seek input pertaining to a re-use of More »

Country Club Lanes Says goodbye to the Fred Flinstones of bowling alleys and Hello to modern bowling

Country Club Lanes Says goodbye to the Fred Flinstones of bowling alleys and Hello to modern bowling

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Saying goodbye to the Fred Flintstones of bowling alleys, County Club Lanes president and general manager David Haness tells his staff: “Don’t call this an alley; it’s an More »

Del Rio Trail continues to move forward

Del Rio Trail continues to move forward

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Editor’s Note: We’ve written sporadically on the topic of the Del Rio Trail and you can read archived stories on the topic by entering “Del Rio Trail” into More »

 

Janey Way Memories #163

The Last Janey Way Memory

JaneyGang

I published my first Janey Way memory, The Story of the Janey Way Gang, on July 2, 2009. Then, I thought the column would last perhaps a few years. I guess my memory proved much better than I imagined. During

On the Rise: Health conscious living to be celebrated in the Pocket

Story

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Celebrating healthy choices from nutrition to physical movement, Rise Wellness invites the public to an open house where staff will showcase classes and services to the community, neighbors and friends. Opening their doors to introduce their

Door-to-Door: Keeping Our Dignity

Val Com Icon

By Pat Lynch What if our local politicians tweeted lurid accusations/insinuations about their opponent’s mates? What if we had debates where one candidate said another candidate had tiny hands? You know what that means. And then the tiny hands candidate

Take a hike! Or a walk on the ‘Wildside’

Slider

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Cell phone tethered nature lovers out there will appreciate the latest achievement from three local girl scout troops. Just in time for this year’s Walk on the Wildside, the young ladies from Elk Grove created a

From your councilmember

Val Com Icon

We are fortunate in Pocket/Greenhaven to have an outstanding library. It is hard to believe that almost six short years ago it opened on Aug. 28, 2010 in the heart of our community. In addition to serving the general public

Former Marshall School student envisions museum for century-old school building

Story

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com For Sacramento resident Alexander Vasquez, the current efforts to find a new use for Marshall School is something that is of great interest to him. After all, this now-vacant, more than century-old

A little measure of kindness: Personal chef donates proceeds to women in need

East Sac moms group helped build customer base

Story

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Never asking for a thing in return, personal chef Sarah Thompson of the Arden area created what she’s called a “Kindness Campaign” – free food donated to those in need. More than a year into cooking

30TH annual Curtis Park Home and Garden Tour set for Saturday

Story

What a record!   Since 1986, now celebrating 30 years, dozens of generous, community-minded Curtis Park residents have opened their homes and gardens to the public to raise funds for the operation of the Sierra 2 Community Center and for neighborhood

Your neighborhood in bloom: Check out nearby gardens at the 18th Land Park Garden Tour, Tea & Fine Arts Festival

IMG_4537 (1)

The 18th Annual Land Park Garden Tour, Tea & Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour features seven residential gardens in the Land Park area. The event supports the Holy

Sacramento City College approaching 100th anniversary

Story

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Land Park News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Sacramento City College will celebrate a very special milestone in 2016 – the 100th anniversary of its founding. This institution, which was originally known as Sacramento Junior College, began its existence as