Category Archives: The Pocket News

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

By Lance Armstrong Among the more unusual scenes in Sacramento this holiday season is a 4-foot tall, plastic Santa Claus waving from the interior of a bell tower. Perhaps even more unusual is that the bell tower does not rise

Garden Party Coffee & Tea announces grand opening in South Hills Shopping Center

By Monica Stark South Land Park residents Tony and Elizabeth Moseby announced the grand opening of the long-awaited Garden Party Coffee & Tea shop to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2. As this article went to press, a soft opening

Link Crew brings students back together at JFK

By Saeri Plagmann (Editor’s Note: The author is a journalism student at Kennedy High School and wrote this piece originally for the student newspaper, The Clarion.) During her freshman year, Sariyah Williams, current senior at John F. Kennedy High School,

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

By LANCE ARMSTRONG The life of Betty Maude (Lorbeer) Dias, a longtime Pocket resident who was known for her strong-willed demeanor and determination to live life in her own manner, was celebrated on Sept. 30 by about 50 of her

Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

By Mark Hanzlik Many artists approach a blank canvas without any expectation or where the creative journey might take them. There are also those who seek immediate gratification, a desire to see their creation come to life quickly. Jim Piskoti,

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com In her memoir TigerFish, Pocket author Hoàng Chi Trương Smith chronicles the tumultuous years growing up in war-torn Vietnam and the abrupt and brutal regime change that forced the disruptive and disorienting coming of age between

Kennedy HS Student Selected for national Student Leaders Program

Bank of America announced that five high school juniors and seniors from the greater Sacramento area have been selected as Student Leaders. One of them is from John F. Kennedy High School. Part of the company’s three-year $40 million commitment

City to release prioritized list of expectations for Panama Art Factory building owner

Sacramento City Council Member Jay Schenirer’s office provided the following statement when asked for an update regarding the notice for artists to vacate the Panama Art Factory building: “The Council office met with the building owner to discuss addressing code

Kennedy HS Student Selected for national Student Leaders Program

Bank of America announced that five high school juniors and seniors from the greater Sacramento area have been selected as Student Leaders. One of them is from John F. Kennedy High School. Part of the company’s three-year $40 million commitment

Turning the tide on increasing vacancies: Promenade’s new leasing agent reveals big changes at the Pocket shopping center; Device Brewing looking to move into old Tuesday Morning building

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The setting: The vacant Tuesday Morning building. The announcement: New tenants signed leasing agreements inside troubled shopping center and Device Brewing Company considering the Tuesday Morning location for an expansion. Especially with the Delta Shores on