Black History Month

Black History Month

Black newspapers date back more than a century ago in Sacramento By LANCE ARMSTRONG With Black History Month currently being celebrated, it is a good to present the history of black newspapers More »

Alhambra Theatre to be featured in new, big-screen production

Alhambra Theatre to be featured in new, big-screen production

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Once recognized as the “showplace of Sacramento,” East Sacramento’s Alhambra Theatre captured the hearts of many area residents. And although more than four decades have passed since this movie More »

Sutterville Bicycle Company celebrates four years in business and giving back to the community

Sutterville Bicycle Company celebrates four years in business and giving back to the community

Shop works in tandem with East Sacramento-based Boys 4 Bikes charity By Joe Perfecto For many local (and not-so-local) bicycle-riding residents, Jeff Dzurinko is a household name. The mechanic-cum-fabricator-cum-engineer-cum-philanthropist recently marked the More »

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

By Lance Armstrong Among the more unusual scenes in Sacramento this holiday season is a 4-foot tall, plastic Santa Claus waving from the interior of a bell tower. Perhaps even more unusual More »

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 »

 

‘Hatching’ a county-wide plan for urban chicken raising

With all the squawking about urban chicken ownership and whether it should be allowed, one local organization has stepped up to try to overturn the current city and county laws barring neighborhood chicken raising. The Environment and Agriculture Taskforce (EAT)

Well-known Land Park photographer leaves mark in history

 Tom Myers’ love for history and photographs is shaping into something fantastic – for him and the Greater Sacramento Area. Myers, a nationally renowned commercial stock photographer and author, has published a book documenting Sacramento’s rich history through postcards dated

Locals reminisce about south area’s famous Zombie Hut restaurant

Sacramento has been home to a wide variety of restaurants throughout the years and among the most unique of these eateries was undoubtedly the Zombie Hut. Operating at 5635 Freeport Blvd. from 1945 to 1990, this establishment drew a consistent

School of Engineering and Sciences holds grand opening

After years of construction and development, the School of Engineering and Sciences, located at 7345 Gloria Dr. in the Pocket, finally held its grand opening Jan. 19, 2010. Rain fell hard during the school’s opening, but nothing could dampen the

Selling pets with ValComNews

Valley Community Newspapers, publishers of the Arden-Carmichael News, the East Sacramento News, The Land Park News, The Pocket News and California Kids, is now soliciting offers from private individuals and dealers to sell pets and animal supplies in our newspapers.

East Sac artist thrives at Brickhouse Art Studios

Everyone deals with a traumatic event differently. Some get depressed, others get angry while some shut down completely. For East Sacramento resident Jeff Mains, he found art to be his coping mechanism. On September 10, 2001, Mains was shot in

Bocce Ball: An East Portal Park tradition

Among the premier historic landmarks of the East Sacramento area is East Portal Park and just about anyone who knows about this neighborhood park is familiar with its bocce ball courts. As the centerpiece of the park, which has deep

Jesuit High School: A Sacramento tradition since 1963

For nearly a half-century, Jesuit High School has been building a strong tradition that began very modestly with 93 freshman students under the direction of the California Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Rev. Joseph Keane,

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