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 »

River City Chorale to perform Disney favorites

River City Chorale to perform Disney favorites

By Laura Winn Be their guest, be their guest. Put their voices to the test. On Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, River City Chorale will present “It’s A Small World,” More »

Know Your Neighbor: Carmichael puppet-maker brings shows to Swanston Park Community Center

Know Your Neighbor: Carmichael puppet-maker brings shows to Swanston Park Community Center

Words by Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Photos by Stephen CrowleySteve@valcomnews.com Get ready for a roller coaster ride through the galaxy as the courageous Captain leads his misfit crew of aliens on a hilarious More »

Sacramento Women’s March to the Capitol

Sacramento Women’s March to the Capitol

By Leigh Stephens In 1958, with my new college degree in hand, I, with my new husband, interviewed for a high school teaching position in Macon, Georgia. My husband was offered $3,500 More »

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Poetry is made for passion. Using sound and rhythm to convey messages of romance, beautiful love letters and literature are guaranteed to fill the hearts of students of More »

 

Protect your pet from internal hazards this autumn

 Autumn is one of our pet’s favorite times of the year. The weather is mild, which often means more fun time outdoors for our dogs and those cats that spend time outside. Surprisingly, veterinarians often see a spike in infections

City’s first Jewish cemetery was located in today’s East Sacramento

The East Sacramento/midtown Sacramento area is undoubtedly one of the most historic sections of the city, considering that this area is home to Sutter’s Fort, the site of the 1839 settlement, which predates the founding of the city of Sacramento

37th annual Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour to showcase five ‘Fab 40s’ Sacramento homes

One of Northern California’s most loved walking holiday home tours returns this December with five elegantly decorated homes in East Sacramento’s historic Fabulous Forties neighborhood open for viewing. This year, in addition to the five beautifully decorated homes, the library

How the Summer of ’64 changed Janey Way

I graduated from Sacramento High School on June 11, 1964. Life’s possibilities seemed limitless. I enrolled for two summer classes at Sacramento City College the next week. My adult life had begun in earnest. Then something happened that summer which

Fish and Game now accepting applications for volunteer academies in Northern California

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is seeking volunteers to assist with natural resource conservation and education efforts in the Redding and Sacramento areas. New participants in DFGs Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) will attend one of two upcoming

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fair opens opportunities for St. Francis students

 Students at St. Francis High School in Sacramento had an opportunity to explore career possibilities in the sciences at the school’s annual STEM Fair on Oct. 29. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – areas in

Sacramento Food Bank accepting donations at tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is working with the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain to collect donations for its annual “Holiday Spirit of Giving” drive. The topsail ketch, now docked at Old Sacramento, will have a donation bin nearby, and

‘The Last Full Measure of Devotion’ Wall of Honor ceremony to induct fallen hero

    One of the Carmichael Recreation and Park District’s most unique parks, Patriots Park, will add one more name to its Wall of Honor during a special ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. Although the park is

‘Hero of the Hudson’ comes to town to kick off ‘Sacramento Ready’

  Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III joined Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson at City Hall to kick off “Sacramento Ready,” a citizen education and emergency preparedness initiative. The retired American airline transport pilot who is best known for landing US

Jesuit High: ‘Tower Stories: A 9/11 Project’ explores doubt and faith

  Jesuit High School will debut its upcoming production of “Tower Stories: A 9/11 Project” on Nov. 4. The unique play is a “documentary theater” piece based on research, transcripts, and other sources about Sept. 11. “This piece tells the