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 »

 

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

Faces and Places: Bike Party held “The Grinch Who Saved Christmas Ride & Toy Drive”

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com On the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, members of Bike Party Sacramento rode through East Sac decked out in Christmas lights. At this particular ride, folks brought new and unwrapped toys which they delivered to