Community celebrates return of Greek Food Festival to East Sac

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 More »

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

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 More »

Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

By Mark Hanzlik Many artists approach a blank canvas without any expectation or where the creative journey might take them. There are also those who seek immediate gratification, a desire to see More »

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com In her memoir TigerFish, Pocket author Hoàng Chi Trương Smith chronicles the tumultuous years growing up in war-torn Vietnam and the abrupt and brutal regime change that forced More »

Kaleidoscopic Artwork PL!NK a Highlight of Museum’s Newest Art Spots for Kids

Kaleidoscopic Artwork PL!NK a Highlight of Museum’s Newest Art Spots for Kids

PL!NK Invites Virtual Visitors to Participate from Remote Locations Via Website In an immersible experience of dazzling color, light and reflection, children are invited to explore the Crocker Art Museum’s newest Art More »

 

Carlin Naify – Doing The Right Thing

By Debbie Ito Special to the Pocket News Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Carlin Naify, longtime Pocket resident has spent most of her life making

What’s happening East Pocket/Greenhaven?

————————- THURSDAY, JULY 21 CODING FOR KIDS – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (SCHOOL AGE (6-12)) AT THE ROBBIE WATERS POCKET-GREENHAVEN LIBRARY: Coding for Kids / Google CS First: Storytelling. In this series of 8 weekly workshops (Thursdays at 2pm-3:30pm, June 23 through

What’s happening East Sacramento?

————————- NOW THROUGH SUNDAY CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR CONTINUES: Get your tickets for the “best 17 days of summer” at www.castatefair.org. In this issue of the East Sacramento News, read about an East Sacramento woman and her Land Park pal who

ACC holds Monday Ikenobo Ikebana classes

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. Ikenobo is the oldest school of Ikebana and is considered the “origin of Ikebana.” The rules of Ikebana were established by enjoying nature and by careful observation of how plants grow. Today,

Music in William Curtis Park featured ice cream and good music

Photos by Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association put on a good show on Sunday, June 26 with musical acts Legal Addiction and children’s musician Mister Cooper at William Curtis Park.  That evening’s event also featured free delicious

La Fiesta de Frida! Frida Look-Alike Contest

Photos by Stephen Crowley Ladies young and old dressed up like Frida Kahlo on Sunday for the Frida Kahlo Look-alike contest. There were fabulous prizes, art workshops for kids as well as food and drink. The event also featured a

A Fair To Remember

Story and photos by Steve Liddick State fair attendees of a certain age can recall when the event was committed almost entirely to live animal and equipment exhibits, contests to determine whose grandma made the best pickles and preserves, and

Fridays are for Senior Citizens at the California State Fair

By Jan Dalske Anyone over the age of 62, is invited to celebrate their seniority on “Seniors Savings Fridays” at the California State Fair. A discounted admission of $8 is offered on Fridays July 8, 15, and 22, 2016. The

The State Fair is open and Arden-Carmichael artists rack up awards

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com At 10 a.m. last Friday, the Cal Expo’s gates officially opened for the 163rd California State Fair. Guests were excited to see what the Fair has in store this year. Included in the excitement on a

A labour of love, none is lost with this year’s Sacramento Shakespeare Festival’s interpretation of this comedic play

By Barry Wisdom For the past several years, there’s been an attempt to brush the dust off of the Bard by changing the who, when and where of his plays. Local productions have replaced noblemen with gangsters, Verona with trailer