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 »

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 »

 

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

Effie Yeaw nature owl ‘Virginia’ dead at 35

Virginia, Effie Yeaw Nature Center’s great-horned owl, died Nov. 18 at an astounding 35 years of age. Virginia became one of the star attractions of the Nature Center after moving there in 1987. Many awe-struck visitors could sense the wildness

Swing Masters to perform in Sacramento

  Enjoy the sounds of the Big Band Era on Nov. 28 in Sacramento. The Swing Masters perform music from the swing era from 1930 to 1950. Enjoy an afternoon of dancing – and then perhaps a dinner out? The fun

Thanksgiving Day is for all in Sacramento…

The Salvation Army received more than 700 pounds of frozen turkeys from the California State Automobile Association of Northern California on Nov. 11. The main course birds were delivered on the backs of AAA’s yellow tow trucks. This marks the

Library program to discuss avoiding winter holiday scams

The Sacramento Public Library and the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) will present the Take Charge California!@Your Library program, “Have a Safe and Scam-Free Holiday,” at 12 noon, Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the West Meeting Room, at the Central

Sacramento city leaders invite residents to attend disaster preparedness meetings

  Meetings held throughout the City to help residents continue to prepare for flooding emergencies The City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation Neighborhood Services Division continues its series of public meetings throughout the City to discuss disaster preparedness.

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