Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

By Mark Hanzlik Many artists approach a blank canvas without any expectation or where the creative journey might take them. There are also those who seek immediate gratification, a desire to see More »

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com In her memoir TigerFish, Pocket author Hoàng Chi Trương Smith chronicles the tumultuous years growing up in war-torn Vietnam and the abrupt and brutal regime change that forced More »

Kaleidoscopic Artwork PL!NK a Highlight of Museum’s Newest Art Spots for Kids

Kaleidoscopic Artwork PL!NK a Highlight of Museum’s Newest Art Spots for Kids

PL!NK Invites Virtual Visitors to Participate from Remote Locations Via Website In an immersible experience of dazzling color, light and reflection, children are invited to explore the Crocker Art Museum’s newest Art More »

South Sacramento joins in National Night Out

South Sacramento joins in National Night Out

By Bruce Tran Special to the Land Park News To many people, participation is one of the key elements of a healthy and thriving neighborhood. Whether it’s through social media or face-to-face More »

Panama Art Factory tenants asked to vacate studios, retail yard to stay open for business

Panama Art Factory tenants asked to vacate studios, retail yard to stay open for business

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Ten days to vacate. Met with that message upon arrival to their artist studios at the Panama Art Factory on the afternoon of Friday, July 7, tenants spread More »

 

Mayor’s strong mayor plan dead — for now

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s plan to reorganize Sacramento city government into a strong-mayor system is in free fall. Today, Judge Loren McMaster of Sacramento County issued his final ruling that officially removes the Sacramento Charter Reform Initiative from the June

Museum expansion set to open in 10 months

It is said that great cities have great museums. If that is so, one might also postulate that great communities have great museums. The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, as the first art museum established in the Western U.S., is

End of an era for longtime family-owned Compton’s Market

Sacramento’s Dave and Mike Compton have sold the last of their family’s chain of locally-owned grocery stores, known as Compton’s Markets. The final link in this chain, the East Sacramento store at 4055 McKinley Blvd., will officially changed hands last

Find your jacket: The next big storm is coming

A very strong jet stream is making its way across the Pacific and will result in a transition to wetter and windier weather across Northern California. An extended period of much needed significant precipitation is expected to develop Jan. 17

One local artist brings his world to ours

“I like to think that I’m walking down a dream path, taking pictures of what I see.” That is how local artist Mark Niemeyer describes his creations. His ability to create these dreamlike scenarios has just always been there, he

From film crew worker to Piatti’s executive chef

Ryan O’Malley graduated with a degree in film and video studies from the University of Michigan. So how did this self-taught cook become Piatti’s executive chef? Since the age of 16, O’Malley has worked various restaurant jobs from washing dishes

Not in my backyard — Curtis Park Village Project derailed?

Editor’s Note: The following is a special commentary by local political columnist Katy Grimes, publisher of the online political journal “The Sacramento Citizen” (thesaccitizen.squarespace.com). Grimes is a well-known Sacramento political analyst, having been published in The Sacramento Union and The

KXTV Channel 10 hits 40-year mark at current Land Park studio

For more than a half-century, the Land Park-based television station Channel 10 has provided the Sacramento region with daily local news, national event coverage and a variety of other programming. And for 40 of those years, the station has aired

Pocket area once included successful Portuguese dairy

Sacramento was certainly a much different place in the late 19th century, as the city’s number of commercial dairies was about equal to the number of carpenters and builders and the number of restaurants. With this information in mind, it

The Limelight bar, café, card room has deep roots in Alhambra District

For about a half-century, The Limelight bar and café has served as a sort of one-stop shop for meeting friends, hanging out, enjoying adult beverages and grabbing a bite to eat. But although this historic business at 1014 Alhambra Blvd.