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 »

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 »

 

Edwards Break flood of 1904 caused sudden chaos for Sacramento residents in Pocket-Riverside

It has been more than a century since a sudden flood caught Riverside-Pocket area residents by surprise and left them with complete disillusionment as to where they would go from their flooded homes and how they would survive. This flood,

Team USABA Strides for National Marathon Championships

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to host the 2nd Annual USABA National Marathon Championship in partnership with the Sacramento Running Association, which will be held in conjunction with the California International Marathon (CIM), Dec. 5.

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Administration offices to close temporarily in December

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency will close its administration offices at 801 12th Street on Monday, Dec. 20 through Friday, Dec. 31, in response to the State budget impact. Public Housing operations (HCV-Housing Choice Voucher and Conventional Housing)

Robbie Waters reflects on District 7 years of service

It has been an unprecedented honor to serve the constituents of District 7 since 1994. As I leave the City Council office, I reflect back upon the accomplishments and improvements for our community. Some are easily recognized and others are

Jesuit Christmas Tree Lane a tradition for over half a century

Carmichael’s Jesuit High School will celebrate its 54th annual Christmas Tree Lane fundraiser on Nov. 29 and 30, a fundraiser that helped build the school 53 years ago. Virginia Larson, one of the women responsible for the initial fundraiser, was

Carmichael Recreation and Park District celebrates 65th anniversary

The Carmichael Recreation and Park District is presently celebrating its 65th anniversary, as the district was organized on Oct. 29, 1945. Let’s play ball In tracking the roots of the district, all signs lead to the sport of baseball, as

Greenhaven Ace Hardware celebrates 35 years in Sacramento

There are many theories about the secrets to success. One of them is simply: Ninety percent of success is to show up and work hard. Dennis and Janet Jones would agree. In December, they will celebrate 35 years as owners

Crocker Art Museum Launches Thursdays ’til 9

  The Crocker Art Museum has launched a new suite of weekly programs entitled Thursdays ’til 9. Every Thursday until 9 p.m., the new evening series offers visitors a chance to explore the many forms of art. “Thursdays ’til 9 lets

Stop-N-Shop markets were leaders in city’s grocery industry

Anyone remember Stop-N-Shop grocery stores and supermarkets? It goes without question that just about anyone who resided in the Sacramento area any time from the Great Depression to around the days when the motion picture “Jaws” and disco were considered

Forum examines disaster and security preparedness

Representatives from Homeland Security, emergency response agencies, business and education will discuss policies and methods of disaster preparedness when Sacramento State hosts a special forum 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. Hosted by Emir Jose Macari, dean of the College