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 »

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 »

 

KJ Bethy Evans to offer family karaoke in Tahoe Park

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Karaoke jockey Bethy Evans will revive her family karaoke nights at Tahoe Park’s Public House Theater (5440 14th Ave.) on  June 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Bethy and her boyfriend Patrick Riley ran family karaoke

Turtle territory: “Turtle lady” and park volunteers discuss city park ponds and the future of the popular reptilian residents

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com As news of “turtle trouble” at McKinley and William Land Park’s ponds hit various media outlets, Greenhaven’s very own turtle lady, Felice Rood, has been fielding phone calls for future turtle adoptions because starting in July

Art & Music Event at ACC on the Big Day of Giving

Photos by ACC Photo club ACC Senior Services marked the Big Day of Giving, May 3,  with an “Art & Music” celebration. Although the Big Day is an online giving event, ACC decided to have an open house showcasing their

New east Sac neighborhood edging closer to becoming a reality

More than 100 homes to be built on old Sutter Memorial Hospital site

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com The plan to transform the grounds of the old Sutter Memorial Hospital into east Sacramento’s newest neighborhood continues to move forward. Behind chain-link fences, demolition work has already changed a portion of

Country Joe McDonald – This Land is Your Land

By Corky Oakes Long before “Country” Joe McDonald gave his infamous cheer at Woodstock in the summer of 1969, Woody Guthrie’s persona channeled through his being. McDonald’s father had many similarities to Guthrie. He was born in Oklahoma near Guthrie’s

Let’s Go! 2016

Bernie at Bonney: Between 15,000 and 21,000 fill the field, leaving another 10,000 outside

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com “(A democracy is a) government of the people, by the people, for the people” — Bernie Sanders quoting President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Despite a last minute decision to come to Sacramento, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

More than 1,400 participate in 7.8-mile Holy Saturday walk

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com A procession of more than 1,400 people made its way through the streets of Sacramento on Saturday morning, March 26. For many onlookers, the scene of people orderly moving along sidewalks spanning

Masters Club 2015

Janey Way Memories #163

The Last Janey Way Memory

I published my first Janey Way memory, The Story of the Janey Way Gang, on July 2, 2009. Then, I thought the column would last perhaps a few years. I guess my memory proved much better than I imagined. During