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/photos by Stephen Crowley editor@valcomnews.com Steve@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 »

 

Cougar football coach leaves JFK for Pleasant Grove

By John Hull Elk Grove Citizen Matt Costa, the football coach and athletic director at John F. Kennedy High School, will leave the Pocket area for Pleasant Grove next fall, leading the football program there. There were many years where

Tea dances continue to gain popularity at the Elk Lodge, No. 6

By Monica Stark A social event that harkens back to an era when television was just a concept, tea dances are making a come back at the Elks Lodge, No. 6, 6446 Riverside Blvd. Scheduled for the first Sunday of

Faces and Places: Greenhaven Estates held Christmas party

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com Complete with fajita bar, hot chocolate bar, desserts and a visit with Santa, seniors at Greenhaven Estates enjoyed a festive day on Sunday, Dec. 11 as a live entertainer sang Christmas jingles. It truly was

Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop at St. Mary Elementary School

Photos by Monica Stark On Sunday, Dec. 4, families and friends at St. Mary’s Parish and Elementary School (1351 58th St.) enjoyed Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s Workshop. At the workshop, folks made beautiful presents, enjoyed delicious food and drinks,

What’s Happening, East Sacramento?

THURSDAY, DEC. 15 THIRD THURSDAY POETRY – Bring your favorite poems (by a writer other than yourself) to read and discuss.  Poets and poetry enthusiasts learn together in a relaxed setting in the historic Sacramento Room.  Adult program hosted by

What’s Happening, Pocket/Greenhaven?

SATURDAY, DEC. 17 FAMILY MOVIE MATINÉE AT THE ROBBIE WATERS POCKET-GREENHAVEN LIBRARY: “The Secret Life of Pets”: From 1:30 to 3 p.m.: The library will hold a free screening of a silly animated movie. (87 minutes; rated PG for action

Holiday Cheer in Sacramento

By Corky Oakes It begins just before Halloween. Some Sacramento residents usher in the holiday season with full yard displays complete with “smoking” dry ice, graveyards, skeletons playing organs, and “live” performances by Elvis and Marilyn.  Thousands of people walk

South Land Park Neighborhood Association shares policy and background on Del Rio Trail

In 2013 and 2014, the South Land Park Neighborhood Association spearheaded an effort to oppose the State Parks General Plan and Environmental Impact Report for Old Sacramento. This General Plan called for the operation of tourist trains on an abandoned

Faces and Places: Bike Party held “The Grinch Who Saved Christmas Ride & Toy Drive”

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com On the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, members of Bike Party Sacramento rode through East Sac decked out in Christmas lights. At this particular ride, folks brought new and unwrapped toys which they delivered to

More than $150,275 raised for the food bank at this year’s Run to Feed the Hungry

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The weather couldn’t be better for the 29,002 participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry who on Thanksgiving morning collectively raised more than $150,275 for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Made possible