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/photos by Stephen Crowley editor@valcomnews.com Steve@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 »

 

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

Faces and Places: Treasures of the Valley

Folks celebrated the 25 anniversary of the Sacramento Valley Conservancy with a party at Camp Pollock on Thursday, Oct. 22. The theme, Building on the Next 25 Years, went hand in hand with the Camp Pollock Lodge undergoing a partial

Movie Review: SPECTRE

The MPAA has rated this PG-13 Sony, via the union of Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer give us “Spectre”. This is the 24th movie in the James Bond franchise of films, or 26th if you include “Casino Royale” and “Never Say

Back in the game: Joe Marty’s set to reopen in December with help from your neighbors

Three years ago, Land Park residents Devon Atlee and Jack Morris sat around their friend Tom Walcott’s house, watching the San Francisco Giants. Half way through the game they started talking about Joe Marty’s and what a shame it was

Helen Jones to retire from 27 years as an Arden area gallery owner

After 27 years as a Sacramento gallery owner, Helen has decided it is time to retire. The Helen Jones Gallery will be closing the end of December 2015! Helen’s eclectic blend of art by local and national artists includes original

Volunteers work to replant trees in William Land Park on last workday of the year

As the city has been full force cutting down 66 trees in William Land Park, members of the Land Park Volunteer Corps have been working with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to start the replanting process. Last Saturday’s park work day

Freeport Boulevard gets art resurgence

Cruising down Freeport it’s hard not to notice two major pieces of public art – the “Balancing Act Too” Tony Natsoulas sculpture that was saved from the wrecking ball at Downtown Plaza and a mural covering the side of the

Borrow Musical Instruments at MusicLandria.com

We used to share most all of our things all of the time.  Back before we became whatever it is America has become, paranoid and constantly consuming, compelled to each own one of a thing that we may use only

Sacramento River Levee Access Concerns

“The levee is not any homeowner’s backyard. When the State acquired easements many years ago to improve the levees, the homeowners’ predecessors surrendered their right to control what they do with the levees. From 10 feet off the landside levee