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 »

 

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

Your neighborhood in bloom: Check out nearby gardens at the 18th Land Park Garden Tour, Tea & Fine Arts Festival

The 18th Annual Land Park Garden Tour, Tea & Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour features seven residential gardens in the Land Park area. The event supports the Holy

Sacramento City College approaching 100th anniversary

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Land Park News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Sacramento City College will celebrate a very special milestone in 2016 – the 100th anniversary of its founding. This institution, which was originally known as Sacramento Junior College, began its existence as

Two McClatchy debate teams qualify for national Tournament of Champions

Four students from C.K. McClatchy High School’s speech and debate programs have qualified for the national Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky. The tournament is the most prestigious high school debate event in the country. Qualification to the tournament makes

A Taste of Carmichael

By Steve Liddick Carmichael, CA – If fun could be measured, the perfect yardstick would be the 14th annual “Taste of Carmichael” event. Hundreds of supporters will bring their appetites and their community spirit to this year’s fundraiser on May

Do It Yourself TV

Story and photos by Steve Liddick If you have ever wanted to produce your own television show, Access Sacramento offers nearly everyone a chance to do just that. The organization was created to give members of the community an opportunity

Step into backyards with the East Sacramento Garden tour

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Eighteen years ago, David Lubin Elementary teachers saw the need for more educational enrichment at the school. To raise funds, they created the East Sacramento Garden Tour—an effort that has been a tremendous success for students