Iceland to open under new roof in 2018

Iceland to open under new roof in 2018

By Lance Armstrong lance@valcomnews.com Iceland, Sacramento’s iconic ice-skating rink that was demolished by a fire in 2010, will return to its former existence as a full-time indoor facility in 2018. Since this More »

East Sac’s SacYard Community Tap House to open by the end of the year

East Sac’s SacYard Community Tap House to open by the end of the year

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Sixteen years ago, East Sacramentans Melody and Dan Thebeau had their first date at a brewpub and before the end of this year the duo will celebrate a More »

“Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” Latino Center of Art & Culture exhibition open through Nov. 26

“Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” Latino Center of Art & Culture exhibition open through Nov. 26

The Latino Center of Art and Culture, Sacramento’s non-profit Latino art and cultural center, opened a special Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibition “Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” and More »

Link Crew brings students back together at JFK

Link Crew brings students back together at JFK

By Saeri Plagmann (Editor’s Note: The author is a journalism student at Kennedy High School and wrote this piece originally for the student newspaper, The Clarion.) During her freshman year, Sariyah Williams, More »

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 »

 

SCUSD Area 6 election fallout: Singh files sworn complaint against Woo

Former Area 6 candidate for the Sacramento City Unified School District Board Shane Singh filed a sworn complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission against SCUSD Board Member Darrel Woo on Dec. 17. The complaint states that “Woo, his campaign

Playing street football on Janey Way

Nowadays, children participate in organized sports at an early age. My grandson Angelo, who just turned seven, has already played one year of youth soccer and tee-league baseball. Back when I grew up on Janey Way, we had no organized

Early day Sacramento pioneer Joe Waxon

  Among the many stories of the early days of the Pocket area are stories related to Portuguese men who chose to immigrate to America and begin a new life. And one such story is the story of Joe Waxon. As

Talini’s Nursery: Another successful East Sacramento, Italian business

For those familiar with East Sacramento’s historic Italian district, it is well known that the area, despite its changes, continues to be home to several successfully operated Italian businesses. And certainly among these businesses is Pietro Talini’s Nursery and Garden

Five easy tips from experts on losing weight in the New Year without a diet

Did this holiday season make you dread the scale more than ever? If so, you’re not alone. Average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is seven to 12 pounds for people in North America, according to healthguidance.org. But the

Filling out the FAFSA is a family project

If your high school senior is heading to college this fall, your first task for 2011 is to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit it ASAP through www.fafsa.ed.gov. Filling out this form is not

‘Three Stages’ regional arts complex will be powerful economic driver for the region

The stage –make that stages—are set for the opening next spring of a new 80,000-square foot regional arts complex on the campus of Folsom Lake College that promises to bring national and international acts, local performers, and student-created works of

Registration Opens for Nature Bowl science and conservation competition

SACRAMENTO – Registration is now open for the 27th annual Nature Bowl, an annual elementary school competition held in the spring. This popular program increases the science and conservation literacy of third- to sixth-grade students in the Sacramento Valley. Participants

Land Park residents will add new, cherished memories this Christmas

With Christmas just a couple of days away, the timing is right to share fond memories of this popular holiday. And during a recent trek around the Land Park community, The Land Park News found several locals who were willing

Faith, Santa, gifts and memories all contribute to the rich experiences of the season

With Christmas just two days away, the holiday spirit is once again in the air as many people in the community have decorated their homes, most have completed their holiday shopping and the memories of Christmas of years gone by