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 »

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

By LANCE ARMSTRONG The life of Betty Maude (Lorbeer) Dias, a longtime Pocket resident who was known for her strong-willed demeanor and determination to live life in her own manner, was celebrated More »

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 »

 

In memorial: Bahagia “Baha,” the Sacramento Zoo’s Sumatra Tiger

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com A loving mother to five surviving cubs and an ambassador to the fewer than 500 Sumatran Tigers worldwide, Bahagia, known by most as “Baha”, died suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 10, due to trauma received from the

South Hills Shopping Center to see first signs of revival with a community-based coffee shop

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Let the Renaissance begin. If everything goes according to plan for South Land Park residents Tony and Elizabeth Moseby, they will be opening a coffee shop, called Garden Party Coffee & Tea, in the South Hills

Letter to the Editor:

Has anyone mentioned the public restrooms at Land Park?  There are approximately six public restrooms that I have asked Steve Hansen’s office to consider closing/locking during the hours of darkness. I have been advised by Hansen’s office that city parks

Faces and Places: For the Love of Dance contra dance event held at the Coloma Community Center

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com Shown here is a collection of photos from last Saturday’s contra dance event held at the Coloma Community Center. With a Valentine’s Day theme, “For the Love of Dance,” the event brought families together and

The Write Place: California Writers Club

By Leigh Stephens “You can’t wait for inspiration.  You have to go after it with a club.” -Jack London In October 2015, the Sacramento California Writers Branch celebrated its 90th anniversary.  The Branch has 150 members of the approximate 1,800

Trigger Warnings

By Pat Lynch A neighbor who has returned from a lengthy cruise asked, “What are trigger warnings?” I told him. By now you’ve likely heard of them and of course heard various outraged sorts denounce them and the younger generation

Janey Way Memories #159 A Mixed-up Neighborhood

By Martin Relles When I grew up on Janey Way in the 1950s and ’60s many Italian families, with names like Costamagna, Puccetti, Viani, Thomasetti, Relles and Petrocchi lived in our neighborhood. However, at second glance, our neighborhood really was

Former East Sacramento musician returns home for a show at Luna’s By Corky Oakes The soul of a full life, complete with lessons learned, successes and setbacks, downfalls and social conscience, is expressed in the music of singer songwriter Bob

Faces and Places: Sweetheart Dance at the Elks Lodge, No. 6

Photos by Stephen Crowley Shown here is a collection of photographs from this year’s Sweetheart Dance held at the Elk’s Lodge, No. 6 on Friday, Feb. 12.

With a cultural twist: “The Portuguese Kids” to bring improv comedy to the Pocket

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Derrick DeMelo, Brian Martins, Alex Sardinha, and Jason Casimiro also known as the Portuguese Kids will bring situational, sketch and improv to Pocket’s very own Sacramento Portuguese Holy Spirit Society Hall on Friday, Feb. 26. In