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 »

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 »

 

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

Sacramento resident sails into adventure

  Sailing long distances on the Pacific Ocean, Michael Caplan says, is “hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.” The boredom, Caplan said, includes spending hours on watch in some of the remotest spots on the globe, complete

Harvest time fun

As the weather turns cooler and leaves turn to russet and gold, so too do little folks and their families turn to all things pumpkin. These families enjoyed a weekend at the Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens Pumpkin Patch on El

Chinese Community Church celebrates 27th annual Fall Food Festival

A delightful and delicious time was had by all who attended the 27th annual Fall Food Festival hosted by the Chinese Community Church in Sacramento on Oct. 16. In addition to the mouth-watering fare that was available, visitors to the