Black History Month

Black History Month

Black newspapers date back more than a century ago in Sacramento By LANCE ARMSTRONG With Black History Month currently being celebrated, it is a good to present the history of black newspapers More »

Alhambra Theatre to be featured in new, big-screen production

Alhambra Theatre to be featured in new, big-screen production

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Once recognized as the “showplace of Sacramento,” East Sacramento’s Alhambra Theatre captured the hearts of many area residents. And although more than four decades have passed since this movie More »

Sutterville Bicycle Company celebrates four years in business and giving back to the community

Sutterville Bicycle Company celebrates four years in business and giving back to the community

Shop works in tandem with East Sacramento-based Boys 4 Bikes charity By Joe Perfecto For many local (and not-so-local) bicycle-riding residents, Jeff Dzurinko is a household name. The mechanic-cum-fabricator-cum-engineer-cum-philanthropist recently marked the More »

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

By Lance Armstrong Among the more unusual scenes in Sacramento this holiday season is a 4-foot tall, plastic Santa Claus waving from the interior of a bell tower. Perhaps even more unusual More »

Iceland to open under new roof in 2018

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 More »

 

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.

“Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” Latino Center of Art & Culture exhibition open through Nov. 26

The Latino Center of Art and Culture, Sacramento’s non-profit Latino art and cultural center, opened a special Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibition “Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” and will run through Saturday, Nov. 26. The exhibition

Door-to-Door

Steve lived with his sister and her husband. Steve was a handsome man, well built, engaging. His sister got him a low stress, part time job maintaining an office,–some clerical work, some sweeping. “He’s doing great,” she said. “We talk

Farm and Flavor: Allostatic load vs. soup

By Kerin Gould I’m driving along on a smoky fall day, listening to the radio, and I hear Dr. Anthony Iton of the California Endowment, mention the term “allostatic load,” meaning the wear and tear that chronic stress produces in

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,

Dust off your Hats and Boots: These Boots are Made for Country Dancin’ at the Sacramento Elks Lodge

By Bia Riaz bia@valcomnews.com If you missed a chance to dress up and celebrate any of the Halloween festivities around the city, you will have another chance right here, just steps from the Sacramento River, in the heart of Pocket.