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 »

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 »

 

Forgotten Sacramento: Vintage vehicle renovations revisited

(Editor’s Note: In July, 1994, the writer of this article went on a cross-country walk known as the Walk for Justice. What follows are some memories of his journey.) A tanned young man with cheap looking clothes steps off the

Surrealist art covers walls at DADAS, a new art gallery in East Sacramento

The spirit of Salvador Dali is alive now in East Sacramento. DADAS Art Gallery Boutique opened Nov. 14.  Just as the dada artistic movement paved the way for surrealism, great hopes ride on DADAS paving the way as a new

Public House Theater re-opens, Tahoe Park neighbors celebrate

Talk about a dream deferred. After busting around getting the Public House Theater, the pub theater in Tahoe Park, open about a year ago, owner Jackie Nadile experienced some unfortunate news that her newly renovated venue wasn’t compliant to the

Bad Irish Santa

“He has charm, that Dad of yours,” a nice, smiling old lady told me one day after Mass. We stood on the steps of Sacred Heart Church and my father, at six feet, four inches, towered above a group of

Janey Way Memories: Remembering My Grandmother

When I was growing up on Janey Way in the 1950s and ’60s, I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house on 52nd Street and 14th Avenue.  We were there for all the big holidays:  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve

Home for the Holidays – December 2015

Neighbors and community come together over the old vacant Vic’s IGA market

Camelot Realty: Moved. Brickhouse Oven Pizza: Gone. Erawan Thai Restaurant: Moved. The dry cleaners: Gone? Highlander: Gone. While the list continues, the biggest blow to the South Hills Shopping Center since earlier this year: Vic’s IGA. Things seem to be

Duck season is here and so is the California Waterfowl annual dinner at Portuguese Hall

As hunters are getting their ducks in a row, California Waterfowl volunteers are gearing up for the 22nd annual dinner to be held this year at Portuguese Hall on Thursday, Dec. 3. The dinner normally serves 275 people. For $60

Ann Menebroker, East Sac Poet

Tucked away in East Sacramento, a poet quietly works her craft.  Ann Menebroker, long-time resident of East Sacramento, says she began writing poetry “probably” in her teens.  Her contributions to the Sacramento poetry world and beyond indicate she never looked

Janey Way Memories #154 Thursday Mornings at La Bou

I retired from service with the State of California in 2002 after nearly 31 years on the job.  I was just 55 years old. I hadn’t planned on retiring that early, but after having cardiac bypass surgery in September of