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 »

Spirit of the Pocket Independence Day Parade drew 48 entries

Spirit of the Pocket Independence Day Parade drew 48 entries

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com The festive, celebratory spirit of a traditional community Independence Day celebration brought together the neighborhood with the annual Spirit of the Pocket Parade on July 4. Totaling More »

2017 Fireworks Buyers Guide  Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

2017 Fireworks Buyers Guide Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

By David Dickstein It’s almost time to enjoy a slice of our country’s birthday cake, and as Sacramento collectively blows out 241 candles by day, many citizens will keep the flame alive More »

Sacramento Zoo to celebrate 90th anniversary June 17

Sacramento Zoo to celebrate 90th anniversary June 17

By Lance Armstrong lance@valcomnews.com   The Sacramento Zoo recently turned 90 years old, and to celebrate that milestone, the public is invited to join in a birthday bash at the zoo on More »

Local author to discuss romance thriller at Arden-Dimick Library book talk

Local author to discuss romance thriller at Arden-Dimick Library book talk

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com For years the CIA has been trying to capture the elusive criminal, the mysterious drug lord of all the Americas and possibly beyond, El Tiburón (The Shark). Meanwhile, More »

 

Pest detection pooch retires

     Retiring pest detection dog Tassie will have time on her paws to smell the roses. Despite her big heart and talented nose, Tassie, a nine-year-old Lab mix, has reached the mandatory retirement age for pest detection dogs. She

Lady golfers invited to check out Bartley Cavanaugh Women’s Club

  Golf can be one of the most relaxing and fun activities one can partake in. Many believe that golf is a good way to stay active, get outside and get away from the everyday stresses of life. But it can

Author to speak on ‘Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America’ on Nov. 20

Judy Yung is a retired professor who currently lives in Santa Cruz and has lived her entire life in northern California. She attended San Francisco State University and got her Masters and Ph.D. from Cal Berkeley. She is more than

‘Giving Thanks and Giving Back’ donation drive in memory of Pocket pooch

  Land Park/Greenhaven Jazzercise is hosting a donation drive to benefit the animals at the Sacramento SPCA in honor and loving memory of dachshund Olive Collins, a Pocket resident whose life was tragically cut short when she was hit by a

Preserve good health by canning food properly

Home canning of fruits and vegetables is regaining popularity thanks to the economic downturn and a growing interest in eating locally grown food. A downside to this practice is that if food is preserved improperly, consumers may become ill or

Soil Born Farms’ ‘Harvest Sacramento’ is a win for all

  Millions of dollars worth of fruit are hidden in plain sight in Sacramento trees. And by 2008, East Sacramento resident Mary McGrath grew tired of seeing the free food go to waste. As a girl growing up in Omaha,

A Relles Family Thanksgiving

My uncle George Relles coached football at Sacramento High when I was growing up, so every year our whole extended family attended the “turkey day” football game at Hughes Stadium. Back in the 1950s and ’60s, the whole town showed

Riverside-Pocket marinas were rich part of area’s history

  The Riverside-Pocket area has undoubtedly changed since its early years when the area was predominantly home to Portuguese immigrants. Among the many developments of the area during its history was the establishment of several marinas along the Pocket side of

Progressive, Pioneer Congregational Church founded in 1849

It is quite fitting that directly south of Sutter’s Fort – the 19th century establishment that predates the founding of the city of Sacramento – sits a church that was established when the fort was only a decade old. Presently

Handel’s ‘Orlando’ to open Sacramento Opera’s 30th season

Sacramento Opera kicks off its 30th season with themes of love and madness in George Frideric Handel’s “Orlando” on Nov. 19 and 21. It is in perfect keeping with Sac Opera’s 2010 – 2011 theme of “Love Makes You Crazy.”