Category Archives: The Land Park News

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

Making good pizza better: Land Park’s breakfast pizza revolution

  By Bia Riaz bia@valcomnews.com Land Park’s Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream Co. has been a Sacramento institution for over 30 years. Loved and known by locals for its signature Original Breakfast Pizza and quirky hours of operation, it is

Longtime East Sacramento guitar store to move to Curtis Park

Longtime East Sacramento guitar store to move to Curtis Park By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com   Because of the likes of corporations like Amazon, John Green, the owner of the Fifth String says he’s winding down the store’s retail operations to

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

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

What’s Happening, Land Park?

THURSDAY, JULY 13 MANDALA- THE ART OF MEDITATION (BEGINNING 1): For centuries, people have created mandalas to focus attention, quiet the mind and state of meditation and prayer. Learn how to create original designs for quilts, artwork, stained glass and

Panama Art Factory tenants asked to vacate studios, retail yard to stay open for business

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Ten days to vacate. Met with that message upon arrival to their artist studios at the Panama Art Factory on the afternoon of Friday, July 7, tenants spread shock waves across social media asking their legions

Sacramento Zoo to celebrate 90th anniversary June 17

By Lance Armstrong lance@valcomnews.com   The Sacramento Zoo recently turned 90 years old, and to celebrate that milestone, the public is invited to join in a birthday bash at the zoo on June 17. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Community Park Planning: Meeting at John F. Kennedy High School garnered residents’ input

by Leigh Stephens Parks nourish our spirits! Walking through glorious trees, sitting on comforting grass, taking that toddler to the playground on a sunny or overcast day, taking a run or walk by the rivers, unpacking that luscious picnic lunch…Our

Councilmember Steve Hansen addresses neighborhood needs

By Monica Stark Looking ahead to the next four years as a member of the city council, Steve Hansen (D-4) shared many of his goals and discussed at length various issues such as homelessness in the Broadway corridor as well