Category Archives: The Pocket News

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

Greenhaven ceramicist details personal experience at the Panama Art Factory

  By Miguel Paz “Panama Art Factory is closing due to a series of building code violations.” That’s what I heard from a friend as I was about to enter Panama key in hand, turning the dead bolt and then

Spirit of the Pocket Independence Day Parade drew 48 entries

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com The festive, celebratory spirit of a traditional community Independence Day celebration brought together the neighborhood with the annual Spirit of the Pocket Parade on July 4. Totaling the amount of entries this year, one of

Pocket/Greenhaven Community Forum transitions into a community association

After serving the community for over a year, The Pocket/Greenhaven Community Forum will be transitioning into the Pocket/Greenhaven Community Association. The Pocket/Greenhaven Community Forum has served as a venue in which community members could come together to discuss and work