Panama Art Factory tenants asked to vacate studios, retail yard to stay open for business

Panama Art Factory tenants asked to vacate studios, retail yard to stay open for business

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Ten days to vacate. Met with that message upon arrival to their artist studios at the Panama Art Factory on the afternoon of Friday, July 7, tenants spread More »

Spirit of the Pocket Independence Day Parade drew 48 entries

Spirit of the Pocket Independence Day Parade drew 48 entries

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com The festive, celebratory spirit of a traditional community Independence Day celebration brought together the neighborhood with the annual Spirit of the Pocket Parade on July 4. Totaling More »

2017 Fireworks Buyers Guide  Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

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 More »

Sacramento Zoo to celebrate 90th anniversary June 17

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 More »

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 »

 

CKM’s Prospector newspaper staff petitions permanent funding for the Prospector

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com C.K. McClatchy, a high school named after one of the most important editors of the Sacramento Bee, without a journalism program? The McClatchy Prospector has been a staple of McClatchy since 1938. Supporters are trying to

Traffic tsunami approaching and still no plans for bridge at Sutterville Road

Editor’s Note: This letter was originally submitted to the West Sacramento News-Ledger for publication. I also edit that paper and asked the author if he’d like me to run it in the Land Park News. He obliged. -Monica Stark Dear

Life in the Village

By Jan Dalske After the first day at our new school, my brother Rodney and I were feeling a little more comfortable living in our new neighborhood. We were strangers in a new place. We had never attended a public

Faces and Places: Michaelmas festival at Camellia Waldorf portrayed inner struggle between dark and light

Photos by Stephen Crowley As the seasons between to change from long days of sunshine to darker, cooler days of fall and winter, the Camellia Waldorf School, located at 7450 Pocket Road, celebrated this transition in the calendar on Friday,

Artist Bill Styler reminisces about his iconic KZAP cat mascot

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Lance@valcomnews.com   Many longtime Sacramento residents have fond memories about the city’s legendary radio station, KZAP 98.5 FM, which entertained its listeners from 1968 to 1992. And many of those people recall the station’s iconic cat mascot.

The Wild West of California pizza culture presented on film Subheadline: Improv comedy group filmed first digital sketch at Land Park’s Buffalo Pizza

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The adventures of a pair of New Jersey pizza snobs lost in the Wild West of California pizza culture have been caught on film. On location at Buffalo Pizza and Ice Cream Co., “the snobs” actually

William Land Park comes alive with the sounds of the Kennedy marching band Salute to local teaching legend Nick Angiulo attracted hundreds of alumni from around the world

William Land Park came alive on Sunday, Sept. 19 as the 130-plus members of the John F. Kennedy High School Marching Band came together to perform before nearly five decades of alumni band members.  The celebration marked the long and

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, My question for Holy Spirit School is this: “How German is this particular Oktoberfest?” Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a ‘Contact us’ email address towards which to dispatch that question. The reason this question is important

A Pocket area David and Goliath story: Small school up against the big ones, and still winning big

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Middle school girls volleyball – not a sport that usually makes the news – and yet, in our neighborhood the Didion Dragons just last weekend beat Sutter Middle School’s “second team.” “It’s like the equivalent of

Colorful luminosity: Carmichael-based businessman lights up Sacramento area developments Nearby McKinley Village underpass gets daily light show

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Lit up each night with a colorful display of luminosity, the underpass that leads people into McKinley Village – the 49-acre community developed by The New Home Company and Riverview Capital Investments – is meant to