Iceland to open under new roof in 2018

Iceland to open under new roof in 2018

By Lance Armstrong lance@valcomnews.com Iceland, Sacramento’s iconic ice-skating rink that was demolished by a fire in 2010, will return to its former existence as a full-time indoor facility in 2018. Since this More »

East Sac’s SacYard Community Tap House to open by the end of the year

East Sac’s SacYard Community Tap House to open by the end of the year

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Sixteen years ago, East Sacramentans Melody and Dan Thebeau had their first date at a brewpub and before the end of this year the duo will celebrate a More »

“Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” Latino Center of Art & Culture exhibition open through Nov. 26

“Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” Latino Center of Art & Culture exhibition open through Nov. 26

The Latino Center of Art and Culture, Sacramento’s non-profit Latino art and cultural center, opened a special Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibition “Masks, Memories and a Life Well-Lived” and More »

Link Crew brings students back together at JFK

Link Crew brings students back together at JFK

By Saeri Plagmann (Editor’s Note: The author is a journalism student at Kennedy High School and wrote this piece originally for the student newspaper, The Clarion.) During her freshman year, Sariyah Williams, More »

Community celebrates return of Greek Food Festival to East Sac

Community celebrates return of Greek Food Festival to East Sac

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Sacramento’s annual Greek Food Festival returned to East Sacramento on Oct. 6-8, as the event was held at the church’s Alhambra Boulevard and F Street grounds for the first More »

 

Rio Americano musicians selected in national competition

“Spaghett!” a jazz combo comprised of Rio Americano High School students Zachary Darf, Zach Giberson, Victor San Pedro, Nathan Swedlow, Jarrett Tracy, and David Williams was selected in early January to participate in the Charles Mingus High School Competition and

McClatchy High student wins fifth annual ‘Poetry Out Loud’ event

Talented and energetic students from 17 local high schools took center-stage January 7 at Rosemont High School in Sacramento County’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest.  Before a live audience and a panel of judges, each student presented two

Former students reminisce about McClatchy High’s first principal

For most students who attended C.K. McClatchy High School during the years 1937 to 1962, the name Sam Pepper is synonymous with the school itself. After all, as the school’s first principal during these years, Pepper was a McClatchy original.

Special community action: ‘Stand up to Falls’

A citywide campaign to keep local residents, especially seniors, safely on their feet moved to Sacramento’s south area this month with a four-hour “Stand Up to Falls” seminar at the South Land Park Community Center. Thirty seniors, including me and

Giant anteater confirmed pregnant

The Sacramento Zoo confirms pregnancy of its female Giant anteater, Amber.  The ultrasound was performed in the Zoo’s Dr. Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital this morning.  The anteater also received a full exam and is in good health.  Her due

$500,000 gift to fund Sacramento State nursing lab

Sacramento State’s efforts to help meet California’s urgent need for highly skilled registered nurses will get a significant boost, courtesy of a $500,000 grant from the Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation, Inc. The gift from the Nevada-based foundation

ValComNews reporter now TEFL instructor

  When she worked at the Valley Community Newspaper group in 2005, first as an intern and then as a crime beat reporter, Autumn Yates was fascinated by the stories she discovered in the police blotter. They ran the gamut

Tim’s Band Instrument Service strikes a cord with locals

Residents of the Sacramento area have likely known about Tim’s Band Instrument Service for many years. Parents with children in band programs have probably been in his store countless times, whether it is to rent an instrument or sit in

‘The Valley Wedding’ Special Advertising Section

  “The Valley Wedding” Special Advertising Section is a new publication of the Valley Community Newspapers (publishers of the Arden-Carmichael News, the East Sacramento News, The Land Park News, The Pocket News, California Kids and The Valley Shopper). This section

Second annual ‘Young @ Art’ competition shines spotlight on youth

One of the most exciting art competitions for middle school students in the Sacramento region is calling for entries in early February. “Young @ Art” 2010 is an art show for students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. It