Category Archives: East Sacramento News

And to Broadway, longtime East Sacramento guitar store on the move

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 focus more on teaching and to offer performance space – something

Elmhurst resident Amreet Sandhu honored by National Lawyers Guild

By JoAnn Fuller Special to the East Sacramento News Have you ever been at a demonstration and noticed folks with neon green hats taking notes? These are legal observers who have been trained by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) to

Sisters in Crime program at McClatchy Library shares murder mystery writing techniques

By Leigh Stephens She walked up the steps of the library, hoping to learn how to murder somebody.  A chill ran through her body. Did murder lurk in her heart? Oh, yes! She walked into the library meeting room, expecting

River Park neighbors celebrate Independence Day

The annual Firecracker Parade brought hundreds of neighbors together for the annual festival and parade featuring classic cars, followed by children and families on bicycles and neighborhood groups like the River Park Garden Club. Starting at Caleb Greenwood Elementary School

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Poetry is made for passion. Using sound and rhythm to convey messages of romance, beautiful love letters and literature are guaranteed to fill the hearts of students of Frank Dixon Graham’s The Literature of Love course

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

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

Faces and Places: Bike Party held “The Grinch Who Saved Christmas Ride & Toy Drive”

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com On the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, members of Bike Party Sacramento rode through East Sac decked out in Christmas lights. At this particular ride, folks brought new and unwrapped toys which they delivered to

More than $150,275 raised for the food bank at this year’s Run to Feed the Hungry

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The weather couldn’t be better for the 29,002 participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry who on Thanksgiving morning collectively raised more than $150,275 for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Made possible