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 »

Sacramento Zoo to celebrate 90th anniversary June 17

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 More »

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 »

 

What’s Happening, Pocket/Greenhaven?

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 EWASTE FOR AWESOME SAM BRANNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS!: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., drop off your ewaste at John Cabrillo Elementary School parking lot for Sam Brannan Music Program. No batteries, lights, microwaves, or lamps. You

Life in the Village #17      

By Jan Dalske for the East Sacramento News Timothy would celebrate his fifth birthday soon. Our mom was planning to bake him a special cake to celebrate the occasion. She was a great baker. She made us cookies whenever we

Cougar football coach leaves JFK for Pleasant Grove

By John Hull Elk Grove Citizen Matt Costa, the football coach and athletic director at John F. Kennedy High School, will leave the Pocket area for Pleasant Grove next fall, leading the football program there. There were many years where

Tea dances continue to gain popularity at the Elk Lodge, No. 6

By Monica Stark A social event that harkens back to an era when television was just a concept, tea dances are making a come back at the Elks Lodge, No. 6, 6446 Riverside Blvd. Scheduled for the first Sunday of

Faces and Places: Greenhaven Estates held Christmas party

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com Complete with fajita bar, hot chocolate bar, desserts and a visit with Santa, seniors at Greenhaven Estates enjoyed a festive day on Sunday, Dec. 11 as a live entertainer sang Christmas jingles. It truly was

Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop at St. Mary Elementary School

Photos by Monica Stark On Sunday, Dec. 4, families and friends at St. Mary’s Parish and Elementary School (1351 58th St.) enjoyed Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s Workshop. At the workshop, folks made beautiful presents, enjoyed delicious food and drinks,

What’s Happening, East Sacramento?

THURSDAY, DEC. 15 THIRD THURSDAY POETRY – Bring your favorite poems (by a writer other than yourself) to read and discuss.  Poets and poetry enthusiasts learn together in a relaxed setting in the historic Sacramento Room.  Adult program hosted by

What’s Happening, Pocket/Greenhaven?

SATURDAY, DEC. 17 FAMILY MOVIE MATINÉE AT THE ROBBIE WATERS POCKET-GREENHAVEN LIBRARY: “The Secret Life of Pets”: From 1:30 to 3 p.m.: The library will hold a free screening of a silly animated movie. (87 minutes; rated PG for action

Holiday Cheer in Sacramento

By Corky Oakes It begins just before Halloween. Some Sacramento residents usher in the holiday season with full yard displays complete with “smoking” dry ice, graveyards, skeletons playing organs, and “live” performances by Elvis and Marilyn.  Thousands of people walk

South Land Park Neighborhood Association shares policy and background on Del Rio Trail

In 2013 and 2014, the South Land Park Neighborhood Association spearheaded an effort to oppose the State Parks General Plan and Environmental Impact Report for Old Sacramento. This General Plan called for the operation of tourist trains on an abandoned