Black History Month

Black History Month

Black newspapers date back more than a century ago in Sacramento By LANCE ARMSTRONG With Black History Month currently being celebrated, it is a good to present the history of black newspapers More »

Alhambra Theatre to be featured in new, big-screen production

Alhambra Theatre to be featured in new, big-screen production

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Once recognized as the “showplace of Sacramento,” East Sacramento’s Alhambra Theatre captured the hearts of many area residents. And although more than four decades have passed since this movie More »

Sutterville Bicycle Company celebrates four years in business and giving back to the community

Sutterville Bicycle Company celebrates four years in business and giving back to the community

Shop works in tandem with East Sacramento-based Boys 4 Bikes charity By Joe Perfecto For many local (and not-so-local) bicycle-riding residents, Jeff Dzurinko is a household name. The mechanic-cum-fabricator-cum-engineer-cum-philanthropist recently marked the More »

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

Sacramento resident’s dream bell tower has holiday visitor: Santa Claus

By Lance Armstrong Among the more unusual scenes in Sacramento this holiday season is a 4-foot tall, plastic Santa Claus waving from the interior of a bell tower. Perhaps even more unusual More »

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 »

 

Real Estate Quarterly 2017 – Second Quarter

Real Estate transactions in the greater Sacramento area for 2017’s Second Quarter.

Letter: California Families and College Systems Should Take Steps to Protect Against Threat of Meningitis

Dear Editor My vibrant and talented daughter MaryJo died of meningitis eight days before her 16th birthday. It is the nightmare that every parent fears, but few expect that when it begins it can look just like the flu or

Camellia Koi Club’s 2017 Koi Show “A Taste of Excellence”

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com       The Camellia Koi Club will hold an educational and fun event featuring pond builders, fountains, landscape and other vendors, artists and beautiful koi on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Making good pizza better: Land Park’s breakfast pizza revolution

  By Bia Riaz bia@valcomnews.com Land Park’s Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream Co. has been a Sacramento institution for over 30 years. Loved and known by locals for its signature Original Breakfast Pizza and quirky hours of operation, it is

Longtime East Sacramento guitar store to move to Curtis Park

Longtime East Sacramento guitar store to move to Curtis Park By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com   Because of the likes of corporations like Amazon, John Green, the owner of the Fifth String says he’s winding down the store’s retail operations to

Asian supermarket to fill vacancy at former Vic’s IGA Market site

            By Lance Armstrong Shun Fat Supermarkets, an Asian retail grocery store chain, has acquired the old Vic’s IGA site in the South Hills Shopping Center. And work is underway to have a store of

Barrio Café temporarily closes its doors to the public

Photo by Stephen Crowley Sergio Barrios and Melissa Allen Owners vow to open next month, following alleged ‘callow behavior’ of their employees By Lance Armstrong Barrio Café, a less than 1-year-old business in the South Hills Shopping Center, shut its

East Sacramento comedian releases “Big Book of Jokes”

  By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com   When he was just a wee lad, Robert Berry was the shy kind of class clown. Writing jokes on his homework for his teachers to read, while passing around joke books among his classmates,

KVIE studios presents “Stories” — a Jared Konopitski solo show

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Colorful, playful, youthful, curious — these adjectives of delight and wonder cannot begin to describe the work of local artist Jared Konopitski whose solo show beginning Thursday, Aug. 17 inside the KIVIE Gallery, 2030 West El

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 Spot, PL!NK. Created by two UC Davis professors