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

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, More »

River City Chorale to perform Disney favorites

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,” More »

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

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 More »

Sacramento Women’s March to the Capitol

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 More »

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

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 More »

 

Mini jazz festival held at local Elks lodge

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Pocket News writer Lance@valcomnews.com The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society on Sept. 11 presented the first of which could eventually be many mini jazz festivals at the Elks Lodge No. 6 building on Florin Road. The society, which

One Blue Friend

By Pat Lynch One Blue friend says, “I live in a Red state. If I put out a sign it would be seen as…hostile.” She says her Red and even Purple neighbors would view the sign as brazen public criticism

A Pocket hero: GeriRae Gray

GeriRae (she pronounces her name “GARY”) has been picking up garbage on the Sacramento River levee twice a week since July 4.  Sometimes, she is joined by other volunteers, her doggie sidekick and otherwise she does this task on her

Community Choir Forming in the Greenhaven/Pocket Area

ACC, 7334 Park City Drive, is proud to announce the formation of a community choir. With classes on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 5 at 3 p.m., ACC Program Director, Linda Revilla is excited to offer this to the community.  “I jumped

McKinley Village has arrived: 14 model homes unveiled last weekend By Monica Stark

mailto:editor@valcomnews.com McKinley Village, the 49-acre community developed by The New Home Company and Riverview Capital Investments in East Sacramento near Business I-80, opened last weekend with the unveiling of 14 model homes and community amenities. McKinley Village is an infill

Life in the Village #7 – Our First Day in the Village

By Jan Dalske We were finally moving into our new home. But, while we were in the process of getting settled, we had to stay where our parents told us to. Linda and I had to babysit our younger siblings,

50-plus years of Kennedy high school music students to honor their former leader, Mr. Nick Angiulo

By Karen Bakula Special to the Pocket News   In Sacramento, public schools with decades-long award-winning music departments are few and far between.  No one understands that more than the 50-plus years of John F. Kennedy High School Marching Band,

Political forum to tackle local measures: Event set for Oct. 6 at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com With 17 statewide initiatives and three local measures on the ballot, voters in the Pocket-Greenhaven community will have a lot of decisions to make. To help inform these decisions, the Pocket-Greenhaven Community Forum is bringing together

Senior Lifestyle – September 2016

Our semi-annual themed publication with a focus on services, products and resources for our older reader. It is an ideal placement for any business wanting to target seniors, designed as a pull-out to be kept for future reference.

What’s happening East Sacramento?

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17      GREAT AMERICAN RIVER CLEANUP: The Great American River Cleanup is an annual event, organized by the American River Parkway Foundation, which provides everything you need to do the job. Last year 1550 volunteers removed 20,000