Category Archives: Community Interest

Iceland to open under new roof in 2018

By Lance Armstrong lance@valcomnews.com Iceland, Sacramento’s iconic ice-skating rink that was demolished by a fire in 2010, will return to its former existence as a full-time indoor facility in 2018. Since this devastating, five-alarm, arson fire, Iceland has been operating

Garden Party Coffee & Tea announces grand opening in South Hills Shopping Center

By Monica Stark South Land Park residents Tony and Elizabeth Moseby announced the grand opening of the long-awaited Garden Party Coffee & Tea shop to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2. As this article went to press, a soft opening

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

Faces and Places: CruiseFest 2017

The 9th Annual CruiseFest on Fulton Avenue, Northern California’s premier car cruise, benefiting the California Automobile Museum was held on Oct. 7, and this year, 500 classic and custom cars of every make, model and era, cruised down the Avenue.

Link Crew brings students back together at JFK

By Saeri Plagmann (Editor’s Note: The author is a journalism student at Kennedy High School and wrote this piece originally for the student newspaper, The Clarion.) During her freshman year, Sariyah Williams, current senior at John F. Kennedy High School,

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

Community looking to plant a Sakura Grove in Southside Park

Southside Park is on the cusp of creating something extraordinary and we need your help to make this happen! Sakuramento is partnering with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation, and the office of

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

By LANCE ARMSTRONG The life of Betty Maude (Lorbeer) Dias, a longtime Pocket resident who was known for her strong-willed demeanor and determination to live life in her own manner, was celebrated on Sept. 30 by about 50 of her