Category Archives: East Sacramento News

Mom and Pop Garcia reflect on four years of hard work and fun at Blue Lamp

By Laura I. Winn Not many mom and pop shops boast of burlesque comedy shows, punk rock fundraisers and hip hop concerts, but for the Garcia’s, an eclectic lineup of performing arts paired with some good, strong drinks is just

Civil rights musical: Local filmmaker’s documentary on Sacramento Hyers Sisters to air on PBS

By Laura I. Winn Sacramento’s own Hyers Sisters are the civil rights and musical theater pioneers most people have never heard of. But thanks to local filmmaker Susheel Bibbs, the story of these African American sisters and their history-changing musical

East Sac’s SacYard Community Tap House to open by the end of the year

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Sixteen years ago, East Sacramentans Melody and Dan Thebeau had their first date at a brewpub and before the end of this year the duo will celebrate a major milestone – the opening of their own

“Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” Latino Center of Art & Culture exhibition open through Nov. 26

The Latino Center of Art and Culture, Sacramento’s non-profit Latino art and cultural center, opened a special Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibition “Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” and will run through Saturday, Nov. 26. The exhibition

Community celebrates return of Greek Food Festival to East Sac

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Sacramento’s annual Greek Food Festival returned to East Sacramento on Oct. 6-8, as the event was held at the church’s Alhambra Boulevard and F Street grounds for the first time in 37 years. That return was made

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

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

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