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 »

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 »

 

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 June 17. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

From the office of County Supervisor Susan Peters

By County Supervisor Susan Peters Don’t drown: Use a life vest Summer is here; the weather is warm and the river is calling your name. Visiting Sacramento County’s public waterways and rivers is a traditional way to cool off and

Farm & Flavor

By Kerin Gould The meadow is turning from green to toast now, birdies feeding babies, drying vetch turning into waves of faded purple, young crops in the irrigated rows bracing for the heat…and soil that went from mud to concrete

Matías Bombal’s Hollywood

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 The MPAA has rated this PG-13 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2“. Fans of the first movie will not be disappointed; the cast returns with the

Compassion Village takes root in Sacramento

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Because everyone in the Sacramento region plays a role in helping our community and if we all work together, in the places we work best, we really can transform lives and bring hope to our community.

23rd Spare The Air season now underway

Air pollution affects us all The Sacramento region’s 23rd Spare The Air season began May 1. Each summer, the Spare The Air campaign educates the public about the health effects of air pollution and asks residents to drive less when

ACC held biggest Big Day of Giving celebration on May 4

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com From Taiko drumming from residents at ACC to performances from the Greenhaven Happy Strummers (80-plus-year-old players) ACC Senior Services celebrated the spirit of giving by providing an afternoon of entertainment on

Pocket author among other writers celebrating former teachers

By Jackie Boor If asked, we all can name a favorite teacher or two or three…. For me, in the third grade, circa 1958, there was tiny Miss Mack who firmly ruled the one-room school house in the Bald Hills

2016 Master’s Club

Valley Community Newspapers Inc., and Linda Pohl, your Account Representative, take great pride in presenting our 2016 Master Club special section. The success of this section is due to all the Real Estate agents who have continued to excel in

Matias Bombal’s Hollywood

Kong: Skull Island The MPAA has rated this PG-13 Warner Brothers retools the Eighth Wonder of the World for “Kong: Skull Island”. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts worked from a screenplay adaptation by three screenwriters based on a story by John Gatins.