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 »

 

Trustworthy, friendly service at Land Park Gold & Silver

There is no need for boredom on a rainy afternoon – or any afternoon, for that matter. Just step inside the Land Park Gold & Silver store on Freeport Boulevard to be greeted with smiles, warm hugs and a wealth

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