Black History Month

Black History Month

Black newspapers date back more than a century ago in Sacramento By LANCE ARMSTRONG With Black History Month currently being celebrated, it is a good to present the history of black newspapers More »

Alhambra Theatre to be featured in new, big-screen production

Alhambra Theatre to be featured in new, big-screen production

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Once recognized as the “showplace of Sacramento,” East Sacramento’s Alhambra Theatre captured the hearts of many area residents. And although more than four decades have passed since this movie More »

Sutterville Bicycle Company celebrates four years in business and giving back to the community

Sutterville Bicycle Company celebrates four years in business and giving back to the community

Shop works in tandem with East Sacramento-based Boys 4 Bikes charity By Joe Perfecto For many local (and not-so-local) bicycle-riding residents, Jeff Dzurinko is a household name. The mechanic-cum-fabricator-cum-engineer-cum-philanthropist recently marked the More »

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

By Lance Armstrong Among the more unusual scenes in Sacramento this holiday season is a 4-foot tall, plastic Santa Claus waving from the interior of a bell tower. Perhaps even more unusual More »

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 »

 

‘Inside the President’s Helicopter’ a tale of courage, history

There’s a vital and little-known connection with our very own Sacramento area in a just-published book – a potential best-seller – that tells the story of helicopters and how they came into increasingly widespread use by U.S. presidents during the

Final resting place of city’s founder located in Sacramento’s oldest cemetery

Since the early years of Sacramento, one of the city’s premier landmarks has been the city cemetery at the modern day address of 1000 Broadway. And considering that it was the Swiss-born John Augustus Sutter, Jr. who founded the city

Susan Peters honored as the Carmichael Chamber’s 2011 Person of the Year

Political, civic, and community leaders gathered together at The Palace to honor the Carmichael Chamber’s 2011 Person of the Year, Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters on Jan. 7. The event, entitled “Desperately Seeking Susan” after the movie starring Madonna, was emceed

Carmichael resident celebrates 100 years

Valentina Kern celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her family and friends in her home at Aegis of Carmichael. She waltzed with her son-in law, Horace Wolf, as she was serenaded by Rick Bezemer on his accordion. In recognition of

Free tax services for the low-income and disadvantaged start Feb.1

Free tax preparation services for low-income and disadvantaged residents will start in Sacramento and Carmichael on February 1 and continue through the April 18, 2011 extended deadline. Through their TaxAide program, American Association of Retired Persons volunteers prepare most returns,

Cheer Sacramento to hold 2011 season tryouts

SACRAMENTO, CA – Calling all cheerleaders and dancers!  Cheer Sacramento will be holding a clinic and tryouts for the 2011 season.   The clinic is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.  Tryouts are at 6

New Year, New You at Sutter Express Care

Sutter Express Care will host a free health fair on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sutter Express Care located inside Rite Aid at 980 Florin Road. The public is invited to a day of

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