2017 Fireworks Buyers Guide  Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

2017 Fireworks Buyers Guide Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

By David Dickstein It’s almost time to enjoy a slice of our country’s birthday cake, and as Sacramento collectively blows out 241 candles by day, many citizens will keep the flame alive More »

Sacramento Zoo to celebrate 90th anniversary June 17

Sacramento Zoo to celebrate 90th anniversary June 17

By Lance Armstrong lance@valcomnews.com   The Sacramento Zoo recently turned 90 years old, and to celebrate that milestone, the public is invited to join in a birthday bash at the zoo on More »

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 »

 

Newspapers are in his blood: Meet the new publisher of Valley Community Newspapers

By Monica Stark Growing up attending “every event under the sun” while his father Roy carried a camera around his neck and his mom Mary spent days writing about local news, the last thing David Herburger thought he’d pursue was

Sacramento City School Board—Area Two Highlights 2015

By Ellen Cochrane SCUSD School board trustee for Area 2 The new year holds much promise for the Sacramento City Unified School District, as well as many challenges. It seems that better economic times will offer a boost to the

Faces and Places:
Nutcracker at the Clunie Center

On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Sacramento Ballet put on a special preview of the Nutcracker for the community at the Clunie Center. The ballet will take stage this year from Dec. 12-22. Best-known and most beloved of all Sacramento traditions,

Just in time for Thanksgiving: Matsuyama students delivered bags of necessities to homeless children

“Ode to Socks” By an anonymous Matsuyama Elementary School student Socks are as timid, as your aunt’s baby kitten, They hide behind boots, and disguise as a mitten. They come in colors like green and like yellow, Once on your

CSF Kennedy Cougars Making a Difference, One Can at a Time

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, a variety of charity work is being done to help those less fortunate enjoy the festivities as well. The California Scholarship Federation club at John F. Kennedy High School has returned with the

Cal Middle students release cookbook, just in time for the holidays

The Cal Culinary Arts Cookbook is coming, just in time for your last minute Christmas shopping. For a $10 donation, you’ll get 150 of the culinary students’ favorite recipes and a few staff recipes, too! Even Principal Egan’s Sour Cream

Will Work for Food: Local photographer trades photos for food for the homeless

“If you can only make a couple of people feel a lil better each day then do it.” – Scott Duncan Sacramentan Scott Duncan loves the art of photography and especially enjoys taking pictures of food for restaurants. Recently his

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