Category Archives: East Sacramento News

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

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