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 »

East Sac’s SacYard Community Tap House to open by the end of the year

East Sac’s SacYard Community Tap House to open by the end of the year

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Sixteen years ago, East Sacramentans Melody and Dan Thebeau had their first date at a brewpub and before the end of this year the duo will celebrate a More »

“Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” Latino Center of Art & Culture exhibition open through Nov. 26

“Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” Latino Center of Art & Culture exhibition open through Nov. 26

The Latino Center of Art and Culture, Sacramento’s non-profit Latino art and cultural center, opened a special Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibition “Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” and More »

Link Crew brings students back together at JFK

Link Crew brings students back together at JFK

By Saeri Plagmann (Editor’s Note: The author is a journalism student at Kennedy High School and wrote this piece originally for the student newspaper, The Clarion.) During her freshman year, Sariyah Williams, More »

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 »

 

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

Owner of The Trap dies

Richard K. Crudo, owner of The Trap died on Nov. 30, 2010, surrounded by family and friends. He was 63. A native of Sacramento, Mr. Crudo was born on July 21, 1947. He served in the Army during the Vietnam

Roller derby in the halls of Phoebe Hearst School

Roller derby first appeared on local television in 1961. It featured teams with names like: the San Francisco Bay Bombers, Portland’s Rose City Rollers and the San Diego Thunderbirds. They played weekly on a local UHF television station. The four

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,