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 »

South Sacramento joins in National Night Out

South Sacramento joins in National Night Out

By Bruce Tran Special to the Land Park News To many people, participation is one of the key elements of a healthy and thriving neighborhood. Whether it’s through social media or face-to-face More »

Panama Art Factory tenants asked to vacate studios, retail yard to stay open for business

Panama Art Factory tenants asked to vacate studios, retail yard to stay open for business

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Ten days to vacate. Met with that message upon arrival to their artist studios at the Panama Art Factory on the afternoon of Friday, July 7, tenants spread More »

Spirit of the Pocket Independence Day Parade drew 48 entries

Spirit of the Pocket Independence Day Parade drew 48 entries

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com The festive, celebratory spirit of a traditional community Independence Day celebration brought together the neighborhood with the annual Spirit of the Pocket Parade on July 4. Totaling More »

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 »

 

Teaching compassion: Parkside pastor discusses new banners and the homeless at her church

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com About a week before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, two big banners rose above Parkside Community Church, one a Black Lives Matter banner (with hashtag) and another expressing love for “Our Muslim Neighbors.” With political campaigns

Going for a beer run: Neighbors come together for weekly runs followed by beer at New Helvetia

Some people think members of The Sloppy Moose Running Club are a crazy bunch. Fit people run; lazy people drink beer. This is anything but true on Thursday nights in Land Park says founding member Kyle Blaikie. “After a run,

ESH Gallery opening up next door to the Coffee Garden

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Standing in the paint line at Home Depot, a woman asks me which swab looks more like terracotta. Pointing to the more dull of the two, I said, that one, but what’s it for? “An art

The sun sinks sadly for modernists who loved the Century Theatre domes, which died in loneliness

By Matias Bombal The late 1960s concrete domed Jello-mold shaped theaters at Ethan Way in Sacramento will never again show another movie, despite fans of the giant spaces to share movie dreams that rallied to try and save them. Standing

Churchill Middle School debuts new 21st-century classrooms

For eighth-grader Mya Elliot, the best part of Winston Churchill Middle School’s 21st-century classroom addition is the ability to easily configure desks so she can work with her classmates in small groups. Angel Zuniga, also in eighth grade, said he’s

Forgotten Sacramento

Open 7 days a week: Reminiscing Charles Market, a Land Park convenience store By James Peyton Charles Singh had hair. But one day, as I came into his store, Charles Food Market on 2nd Avenue in Land Park, I saw

C.K. McClatchy parents and athletes push for facility upgrades

By Monica Stark Over recent years, C.K. McClatchy High School athletes and parents have watched other schools upgrade their athletic facilities while alumni see their children play in the same fields they did some 20, 30, 40, 50, 60–  you

March for the Dream inspires local to talk about race issues

By Monica Stark “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” —Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, Jan. 18, Sacramento

Land Park community plans memorial bench commemorating Jack Peyton and his bulldog Rosebud

By Greg Brown A hollow emptiness has fallen upon William Land Park. The park has lost one of its regulars, Jack Peyton. Jack Peyton and his bulldog Rosebud were daily fixtures at William Land Park. Sadly, Jack passed away from

Kennedy senior signs letter of intent to play women’s soccer at UC Irvine

By Monica Stark With great footwork and a solid offensive threat on the soccer field midfielder Jiovanna “Jio” Mamola garnered the attention from numerous colleges, but on Tuesday officially signed her letter of intent to play at UC Irvine in