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 »

Sacramento Women’s March to the Capitol

Sacramento Women’s March to the Capitol

By Leigh Stephens In 1958, with my new college degree in hand, I, with my new husband, interviewed for a high school teaching position in Macon, Georgia. My husband was offered $3,500 More »

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Poetry is made for passion. Using sound and rhythm to convey messages of romance, beautiful love letters and literature are guaranteed to fill the hearts of students of More »

 

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

On the Rise: Health conscious living to be celebrated in the Pocket

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Celebrating healthy choices from nutrition to physical movement, Rise Wellness invites the public to an open house where staff will showcase classes and services to the community, neighbors and friends. Opening their doors to introduce their

Door-to-Door: Keeping Our Dignity

By Pat Lynch What if our local politicians tweeted lurid accusations/insinuations about their opponent’s mates? What if we had debates where one candidate said another candidate had tiny hands? You know what that means. And then the tiny hands candidate

Take a hike! Or a walk on the ‘Wildside’

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Cell phone tethered nature lovers out there will appreciate the latest achievement from three local girl scout troops. Just in time for this year’s Walk on the Wildside, the young ladies from Elk Grove created a

From your councilmember

We are fortunate in Pocket/Greenhaven to have an outstanding library. It is hard to believe that almost six short years ago it opened on Aug. 28, 2010 in the heart of our community. In addition to serving the general public

Former Marshall School student envisions museum for century-old school building

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com For Sacramento resident Alexander Vasquez, the current efforts to find a new use for Marshall School is something that is of great interest to him. After all, this now-vacant, more than century-old

A little measure of kindness: Personal chef donates proceeds to women in need

East Sac moms group helped build customer base

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Never asking for a thing in return, personal chef Sarah Thompson of the Arden area created what she’s called a “Kindness Campaign” – free food donated to those in need. More than a year into cooking

30TH annual Curtis Park Home and Garden Tour set for Saturday

What a record!   Since 1986, now celebrating 30 years, dozens of generous, community-minded Curtis Park residents have opened their homes and gardens to the public to raise funds for the operation of the Sierra 2 Community Center and for neighborhood