Community celebrates return of Greek Food Festival to East Sac

Community celebrates return of Greek Food Festival to East Sac

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Sacramento’s annual Greek Food Festival returned to East Sacramento on Oct. 6-8, as the event was held at the church’s Alhambra Boulevard and F Street grounds for the first More »

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

By LANCE ARMSTRONG The life of Betty Maude (Lorbeer) Dias, a longtime Pocket resident who was known for her strong-willed demeanor and determination to live life in her own manner, was celebrated More »

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 »

 

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,” a cabaret concert of Disney tunes at Serbian

Community Park Planning: Meeting at John F. Kennedy High School garnered residents’ input

by Leigh Stephens Parks nourish our spirits! Walking through glorious trees, sitting on comforting grass, taking that toddler to the playground on a sunny or overcast day, taking a run or walk by the rivers, unpacking that luscious picnic lunch…Our

Councilmember Steve Hansen addresses neighborhood needs

By Monica Stark Looking ahead to the next four years as a member of the city council, Steve Hansen (D-4) shared many of his goals and discussed at length various issues such as homelessness in the Broadway corridor as well

From the page to the stage: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents “Twelfth Night” at McKinley Library

By Laura Winn Out from the page and onto the stage, the words of Shakespeare will come to life when the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents “Twelfth Night” at McKinley Library on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m. The free,

Matias Bombal’s Hollywood

Rogue One: A Star Wars story   The MPAA has rated this PG-1 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Lucasfilm bring us “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” the prequel to the very first of “Star Wars” adventures, “A New

King of Jazz: Restored by NBC/Universal, premiering at Tower Theatre for benefit gala

By Matias Bombal In 1930, an unprecedented mixture of art and technology melded elements of music, dance, theatre, design and visual artistry into a great melting pot of jazz on film. The movies had only been “talking” for three years.

Museum Day guests can enjoy special offers at local restaurants on Feb. 4

In addition to the 26 museums participating in the 2017 Sacramento Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 4 by offering free or half-priced admission, 18 local restaurants are also extending special offers and discounts to participants. Most museums will offer free

Know Your Neighbor: Carmichael puppet-maker brings shows to Swanston Park Community Center

Words by Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Photos by Stephen CrowleySteve@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 delivery mission gone wrong. Featuring movie quality animatronic

What’s Happening, Arden-Carmichael?

SATURDAY JAN. 28 SO TURNT SATURDAY: On Jan. 28 from 5-9pm there will be a teen ONLY turn up (PARTY)! Featuring performances by Domani Harris, The Bella’s, and DJ Ajani. Hosting this event will be Luke Tailor! Admission is FREE.

What’s happening, Land Park?

SATURDAY, JAN. 28 SACTOWN VEGFEST 2017: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Sacramento Vegetarian Society is proud to sponsor the second annual SacTown VegFest, a celebration of vegan/plant based living, featuring: speakers, exhibitors/vendors offering animal-free goods/services, free samples, cooking