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 »

 

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

HGTV’s ‘Design Star’ seeking Sacramento area residents

Do you want to be the next star on Home and Garden Television (HGTV)? Here is a chance to win your own series on HGTV. Many Sacramento residents and homes have appeared in programs aired on the popular cable channel.

Be Prepared: Boy Scout Night is Dec. 12

All boys who are interested in Scouting, Webelos, Cub Scouts and parents are encouraged to attend a free, interactive and informative Boy Scout Night at the Elks Lodge No. 6 on Dec. 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Non-Scouts