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 »

South Sacramento joins in National Night Out

South Sacramento joins in National Night Out

By Bruce Tran Special to the Land Park News To many people, participation is one of the key elements of a healthy and thriving neighborhood. Whether it’s through social media or face-to-face More »

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 »

 

4th of July celebrated in Carmichael with huge parade, fireworks show

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The Fourth of July Celebration in Carmichael is a family friendly celebration, and brings about a sense of community and nostalgia for residents and visitors. There were no problems or incidents to report. Organized by the

K-ZAP celebrates one-year anniversary

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Arden-Carmichael News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Sacramento radio station K-ZAP 93.3 FM celebrated its one-year anniversary with a birthday bash on July 4 at Carmichael’s La Sierra Community Center. The free, evening event featured music and food, and was

A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ set back in time to fabled Atlantis

Story and photos by Barry Wisdom From a Jazz Age setting that channeled “Downton Abbey,” to a dystopian future world in which a trio of puppeteers operated a Bunraku-style Puck puppet, to a Jimi Hendrix-flavored, 1960s production featuring a paisley-and-leather

Around the Hood — May 2016

By Corky Oakes Is the thrill truly gone? Timeless Thrills at 3714 J Street doesn’t think so. The website says, “Timeless Thrills® is an independent brand based out of Sacramento, California”  that “aims to produce quality goods made in the

Zpizza announces East Sacramento location for taproom, looking for investors

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Chris Bright, CEO of zpizza, announced that the pizza company will open at 6601 Folsom Blvd. come October 2016. Chris put a call out on social media looking for investors, as the pizza company has partnered

Principal’s Personal Journey Sparks School Recovery

by Pat Lynch Before literature and history, there were stories, and in some cultures, even now, stories are the literature and history. Dr. Kal Phan, principal of Hiram Johnson High School, comes from such a culture and has his own

Kathi Windheim chosen as Spirit of the Pocket Parade grand marshal

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com “But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man.

Shattering the glass ceiling: School board member discusses a pivotal mother/daughter experience

By Jessie Ryan In 1984, pledging to break the glass ceiling, Walter Mondale selected the first woman to run for Vice President on a major party ticket.  I was 6 years-old and my struggling single Mother braved the sweltering 100

Mining Yard $ale Treasures

By Leigh Stephens Jeff says he bought a $3,000 ladies’ Rolex watch for $10.  Having come from the yard  sale where he bought the watch, he went to the sale down the street, asking people to verify the watch was

Neighborhood events round-up

Fourth of July celebration in Glenn Hall Park Summer is here. School is out and the River Park Neighborhood Association is hosting the Fourth of July Parade and Festival at Glenn Hall Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on