Category Archives: Community Interest

Compassion Village takes root in Sacramento

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Because everyone in the Sacramento region plays a role in helping our community and if we all work together, in the places we work best, we really can transform lives and bring hope to our community.

23rd Spare The Air season now underway

Air pollution affects us all The Sacramento region’s 23rd Spare The Air season began May 1. Each summer, the Spare The Air campaign educates the public about the health effects of air pollution and asks residents to drive less when

Pocket author among other writers celebrating former teachers

By Jackie Boor If asked, we all can name a favorite teacher or two or three…. For me, in the third grade, circa 1958, there was tiny Miss Mack who firmly ruled the one-room school house in the Bald Hills

Sacramento River Levee Access Concerns

“The levee is not any homeowner’s backyard. When the State acquired easements many years ago to improve the levees, the homeowners’ predecessors surrendered their right to control what they do with the levees. From 10 feet off the landside levee

Personal Journeys photo project

What’s the magic equation for aging well? Is it about health? Exercise? Attitudes and perspectives? Staff members at Hart Senior Center in midtown Sacramento think it’s actually the sum of all these things, plus a lifetime of experiences to build

Over the Fence:

Vic’s goes belly up

VIC’S IGA GOES BELLY UP Vic’s IGA, the supermarket with the zig zag roofline that anchors the South Hills Shopping Center, has filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and closed its doors. Vic’s Market, which was originally a Jumbo Market designed by

River Park resident discusses his storied life as a former Israeli soldier and growing up in small town Ukiah

When a youthful and handsome 24-year-old River Park resident John-Michael Kibrick enters the room, a feeling of familiarity and comfort fills the air as he smiles widely and introduces himself. On the surface, it’s as if nothing terrible could have

Greek church approaching groundbreaking for major project

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, which has a rich history in East Sacramento, is nearing the groundbreaking for its new campus at its site across Alhambra Boulevard from McKinley Park. The large, Byzantine-style church, which is the centerpiece

Push-ups to Feed the Hungry: Sacramentan attempts to beat the world record for push-ups at the Run to Feed the Hungry

Sacramentan Maria Tobar is trying to break two world records – one for the most amount of push ups over 24 hours and one for the most in an hour, which she plans on starting 23 hours into the challenge.

Chautauqua Playhouse opens 37th season with west coast premiere

Chautauqua Playhouse will open its 37th season with the new comedy, “A Visit from Scarface”, by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger. This is the West Coast Premiere of this funny new show. “A Visit From Scarface” is an almost true