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 »

 

Owner of The Trap dies

Richard K. Crudo, owner of The Trap died on Nov. 30, 2010, surrounded by family and friends. He was 63. A native of Sacramento, Mr. Crudo was born on July 21, 1947. He served in the Army during the Vietnam

Roller derby in the halls of Phoebe Hearst School

Roller derby first appeared on local television in 1961. It featured teams with names like: the San Francisco Bay Bombers, Portland’s Rose City Rollers and the San Diego Thunderbirds. They played weekly on a local UHF television station. The four

Jay Schenirer sworn in as councilmember for District 5

Jay Schenirer took the oath of office for the office of city councilmember for Sacramento’s District 5 on Nov. 30. The swearing in had an element of star quality, as California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg administered the oath

Darrell Fong sworn in as councilmember for District 7

Darrell Fong took the oath of office for the office of city councilmember for Sacramento’s District 7 on Nov. 30. The swearing in was an intensely personal moment for the retired Sacramento Police Department captain and community volunteer, as his

Two truckloads of donations gathered for SPCA in memory of Pocket Pooch

Over 75 Jazzercisers came out for a fun “Huff Before You Stuff” class at Land Park/Greenhaven Jazzercise on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25. The class was also a benefit for the SPCA in memory of Jim and Jackie Collins beloved little

Dec. 12 event to benefit kids at Sutter Memorial Children’s Hospital

The Christmas season is a time of hope. All around the community, there are sounds of good tidings and cheer – and the hope for peace in every heart. When one is walking through the Valley of the Shadow, however,

North area’s oldest record store still spinning after all these years

In an ever-changing world, it can be nice to see certain longtime businesses continue to survive, especially during more recent times in which a down economy has spelled the end of many once prosperous businesses. And this is only part

Former Sacramento Solons umpire, World War II veteran reminisces about his eventful life

Many longtime Sacramento area residents have fond memories of attending baseball games at the original ball park at the corner of Riverside Boulevard and Broadway. And among such locals whose memories extend to America’s pre-World War II era in the

Sutter Memorial Hospital pilots initiative to fight elective premature births

Sacramento’s “baby hospital” – Sutter Memorial Hospital in East Sacramento – is one of three Sutter Health medical centers in Northern California that are piloting a national March of Dimes initiative calling for the elimination of elective premature births. The

Taylor elected SMUD board president

SACRAMENTO – SMUD Director Renée Taylor was elected to serve as president of the SMUD Board of Directors. Her term as president will run from January 2011 through December 2011. Taylor was elected to the SMUD Board of Directors in