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 »

 

Fountainhead Brewing Company nearing completion, to open this month

By Monica Stark This story begins six years ago when Daniel Moffatt began brewing beer at home, gradually perfecting his craft. Hooked almost immediately, he started learning about the science behind the craft. A self-taught brewer, he’s come a long

Coffee Garden now closed, but owner has plans on re-opening

By Monica Stark Neighbors wanting their regular cuppa at their regular neighborhood hangout were met with an irregular cardboard “closed” sign at the Coffee Garden in Curtis Park. As passersby questioned the shuttered coffee shop, rumors surrounding business dealings surmounted

Land Park Egg Hunts

Land Park Spring Egg Hunt & Hat Parade set for Saturday, March 19 The Land Park Community Neighborhood Association annual Spring Egg Hunt and Hat Parade is co-sponsored by the City of Sacramento and brings 14,000-15,000 eggs to scavenge in

Billy Rico: Lifelong lover of baseball remembered

Rico was player-manager of Carmichael Firemen’s 1946 Canadian-American ‘World’s Series’ champions

By Lance Armstrong Special to Valley Community Newspapers Former Riverside area resident William F. “Billy” Rico died at the age of 93 on Feb. 18, leaving a legacy as a lifelong lover of baseball. More than a half-century ago, Rico

Rio Americano thanks the band room for the memories

Photos by Stephen Crowley Rio Americano students, staff, alumni and band booster gathered on Wednesday, March 2 to bid fond farewell to the band room, which has served one of California’s finest band programs for five decades. The band room

Church Kids Serve Pancakes to Fight Modern Slavery Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento

By Monica Stark Kids from a local church have been leading their congregation in learning about modern slavery and working to end it in their lifetime.  At present there are 27 million people held against their will through debt bondage,

Women’s History Month to be celebrated on Sunday in Carmichael

By Monica Stark “Working to form a more perfect union: Honoring women in public service and government” In a multifaceted celebration of Women’s History Month in Carmichael, on Sunday, eight women artists will display their work, spoken word performers will

Home & Garden – Spring 2016

Kids’ Lunar New Year Food:

Happiness and Good Fortune – Gung Hay Fat Choy

By Leigh Stephens Laughing kids and smiling adults filled the room along with the yummy smells of fruits and vegetables – pomelo, tangerines, cucumbers – to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Food Literacy Center (FLC) presented a program with

Second coffee shop in the works at South Hills shopping center

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com (Editor’s Note: After reading the story about the Mosebys in the Land Park News—story on adjacent page –, Sergio Barrios, who has co-owned downtown’s Fluid Espresso with wife Melissa Allen since 2006, wrote me stating they,