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2017 Fireworks Buyers Guide Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

By David Dickstein It’s almost time to enjoy a slice of our country’s birthday cake, and as Sacramento collectively blows out 241 candles by day, many citizens will keep the flame alive at night by celebrating the Fourth of July

Sacramento Zoo to celebrate 90th anniversary June 17

By Lance Armstrong lance@valcomnews.com   The Sacramento Zoo recently turned 90 years old, and to celebrate that milestone, the public is invited to join in a birthday bash at the zoo on June 17. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Local author to discuss romance thriller at Arden-Dimick Library book talk

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com For years the CIA has been trying to capture the elusive criminal, the mysterious drug lord of all the Americas and possibly beyond, El Tiburón (The Shark). Meanwhile, a character named Sean and his partner Gary

River City Chorale to perform Disney favorites

By Laura Winn Be their guest, be their guest. Put their voices to the test. On Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, River City Chorale will present “It’s A Small World,” a cabaret concert of Disney tunes at Serbian

Know Your Neighbor: Carmichael puppet-maker brings shows to Swanston Park Community Center

Words by Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Photos by Stephen CrowleySteve@valcomnews.com Get ready for a roller coaster ride through the galaxy as the courageous Captain leads his misfit crew of aliens on a hilarious delivery mission gone wrong. Featuring movie quality animatronic

Sacramento Women’s March to the Capitol

By Leigh Stephens In 1958, with my new college degree in hand, I, with my new husband, interviewed for a high school teaching position in Macon, Georgia. My husband was offered $3,500 a year, and I was offered $3,000. The

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

Boat adrift — found just south of Garcia Bend

Photos and story by Monica Stark When the sun came out for a beautiful Wednesday after the heavy storm early last week flooded much of the region and huge waves crashed on the Sacramento River, Pocket residents took to the

A Christmas tradition:

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The holidays are here and our friends at Chad’s Fresh Cut Christmas Trees in the Greenhaven/Pocket neighborhood are looking forward to another wonderful Christmas tree season. From 2 feet to 12, Chad’s has Douglas Firs, Noble

One-act version of the Nutcracker to be performed at “The Center” in the Arden area

Crockett-Deane Ballet Company, in conjunction with the Deane Dance Center will present its annual holiday shows December 16-December 18 at the The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred in Sacramento.  Friday evening, December 16 at 8 pm, a special preview of selected