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 »

 

Sacramento to be awarded Daniel Rose Fellowship from Urban Land Institute

SACRAMENTO –Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will accept the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) prestigious Daniel Rose Fellowship on Oct. 28. Awarded to only four cities nationwide, the fellowship is a national opportunity for the study of Sacramento’s urban planning initiatives and

Congregation B’nai Israel has roots dating back to the Gold Rush

  The 15th Street synagogue at 1421 15th St. served the congregation from 1904 to 1954. / Photo courtesy of Congregation B’nai Israel For more than a half a century, Congregation B’nai Israel has had a temple in Land Park

Innovative winter shelter plan announced

  Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) released details on its Winter Shelter plan for 2010–2011 on Oct. 25. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and County Board of Supervisors Chair Roger Dickinson joined a host of faith, community and government leaders to discuss

Gun rights organizations drop lawsuit after Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office changes carry license policies

SAN CARLOS – The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Calguns Foundation dismissed their case against Sacramento County, California and its Sheriff, John McGinness, after the Sheriff modified his handgun carry permitting policy. Law-abiding Sacramento County residents may now successfully

Mayor Kevin Johnson responds to sale of downtown railyard property

SACRAMENTO – On Friday, Oct. 22, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson responded to the successful bid of the downtown Sacramento railyard property by Inland American Real Estate of Illinois: “I applaud both Inland American and Thomas Enterprises for reaching this resolution.

Golden 1 donates $5,000 to River City Food Bank in wake of devastating fire

SACRAMENTO – The Golden 1 Credit Union announced today that they will present River City Food Bank in midtown Sacramento with a check for $5,000, following the devastating fire that damaged both the organization’s building and its stockpile of food.

Mutual Housing receives more than $5 million for renovations

SACRAMENTO – Mutual Housing Association recently received more than $5 million in grants and loans to make improvements and increase energy efficiency at four local multi-family developments. “These funds help us continue the improvements that Mutual Housing is known for

October is ‘Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog’ month

Dr. Diane Pomerance wants to show everyone how to make your family happier – and save a life at the same time – in October. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) sponsors October as Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month to encourage

Lisbon schools served early Pocket area students

        Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a two-part series featuring the history of the Lisbon schools of the Freeport and Pocket areas.                        

Kennedy High presents ‘A Super Groovy Night’s Dream’

Kennedy High School Performing Arts Center The students at John F. Kennedy High School re-imagine William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as taking place in an American high school during the Age of Aquarius – hence, “A Super Groovy Night’s