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 »

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

By LANCE ARMSTRONG The life of Betty Maude (Lorbeer) Dias, a longtime Pocket resident who was known for her strong-willed demeanor and determination to live life in her own manner, was celebrated More »

Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

By Mark Hanzlik Many artists approach a blank canvas without any expectation or where the creative journey might take them. There are also those who seek immediate gratification, a desire to see More »

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com In her memoir TigerFish, Pocket author Hoàng Chi Trương Smith chronicles the tumultuous years growing up in war-torn Vietnam and the abrupt and brutal regime change that forced More »

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 »

 

Pocket, Land Park dancers to perform in Pamela Hayes’ ‘The Nutcracker’

Sarah Beth Kosterman of Land Park and Voletta Krieg of the Pocket area have been dreaming of sugar plum fairies this holiday season as they prepare for their roles in Pamela Hayes’ classical ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Kosterman, 16, will dance

Magical memories of Janey Way Christmas – past and present

Christmas on Janey Way was always special. The priests at St. Mary’s Church, down the street, decorated the church inside and out. The Viani’s – Lou Sr. and Lou Jr. – constructed the nativity scene inside the church, and Christmas

Sacramento couple to come full circle on Janey Way

From an East Sacramento street that already receives much coverage in this newspaper by way of Marty Relles’ “Janey Way Memories” column, comes yet another memory of the past, as well as a look at the present and planned future. For

JFK Track team races to success

The John F. Kennedy High School Track Team had a successful season this fall. The Varsity Boys placed 10th at the Sac-Joaquin Sectional meet in Folsom. Chriss Grimble placed fifth, qualifying for the cross country state meet in Clovis. The

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary honored at U.S. Capitol

On Monday, Dec.6, the flag flying high atop the nation’s capitol in Washington, DC was flying in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, courtesy of Congresswoman Doris Matsui and the Girl Scouts Land Park Service Unit. The local Girl

News10 Coats for Kids winter coat distribution

Thanks to the generosity of Northern Californian’s, News10 and the Salvation Army will be distributing coats to those in need on Thursday, Dec. 30 from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. If you or someone you know is in need of a winter

Sacramento State alumnus is named California Teacher of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Grant Union High School teacher Kadhir Rajagopal, a graduate of Sacramento State’s Educational Leadership Doctorate program, has been named a California Teacher of the Year for 2011. Rajagopal was one of five instructors honored by State Superintendent of

Holiday parcels temporarily increase Mather flights

SACRAMENTO — Mather Airport anticipates increased flight operations through January in response to the normal increase in cargo parcel volume during the holidays.  Cargo operations account for 5-6 daily operations per week, on average.  Flights primarily occur Monday through Friday. Cargo

Capital Public Radio’s capitol bureau chief honored for statehouse reporting

SACRAMENTO – Capital Public Radio’s Bureau Chief, Marianne Russ, was again presented with Capitolbeat “Cappie” Awards for Outstanding Statehouse Reporting.  Russ won in the Beat Reporting and Radio Single Report categories. “I’m deeply honored by the awards from Capitolbeat. Covering the

SMUD says ‘Thank You’ to customers who help the needy pay their electric bills

SACRAMENTO — As the recession lingers, making ends meet can be especially challenging during the holiday season. While these are very tough economic times for many, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) customers are here to help. Fellow customers who are