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 »

River City Chorale to perform Disney favorites

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,” More »

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

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 More »

Sacramento Women’s March to the Capitol

Sacramento Women’s March to the Capitol

By Leigh Stephens In 1958, with my new college degree in hand, I, with my new husband, interviewed for a high school teaching position in Macon, Georgia. My husband was offered $3,500 More »

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Poetry is made for passion. Using sound and rhythm to convey messages of romance, beautiful love letters and literature are guaranteed to fill the hearts of students of More »

 

Know your neighbors: Hera and her pet (or visa versa)

By Monica Stark Elmhurst residents Catherine VadeBonCoeur and dog Hera, 12, enjoy two walks in the neighborhood each day, but unlike most dogs, for the last two years Hera has been suffering from a neurological disease that she’s had for

Around the Hood – October 2016

By Corky Oakes As posted on NextDoor by Deborah Ortiz of East Sacramento….Opening Doors, Inc., a Sacramento nonprofit whose mission is to “empower refugees, immigrants, human trafficking survivors, and under-served Sacramento residents achieve self-sufficiency” … is hosting its third annual

Featuring some of the animals and critters at NatureFest 2016

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Promoting science and nature education and outdoor recreation NatureFest, Effie Yeaw’s largest family event of the year, held on Sunday, Oct. 9, enabled visitors to learn more about local organizations that support the community. Live animal

Barrio Cafe now open, offering delicious coffee, pastries to neighbors

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Business has been steady over at the newly-opened Barrio Cafe (1188 35th Ave.) in the South Hills Shopping Center. “It’s been incredible,” exclaimed co-owner Sergio Barrios. “It took us eight years at the other location (Fluid

Submissions given to school district for redevelopment of Old Marshall School Site likely to be developed “within a year”

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com While the future of the Old Marshall School is still in the air, preservationists can breathe a sigh of relief as the deadline for submitting proposals to the Sacramento City Unified School District for the redevelopment

Annual Sacramento Turner Harmonie to feature performers from Kandern, Germany

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Regular readers of this publication know about ongoing efforts underway to make Johann August Sutter’s birthplace — Kandern, Germany —  a sister city of Sacramento. Peter Volker of the Lion’s Club in Kandern has visited Sacramento

CKM’s Prospector newspaper staff petitions permanent funding for the Prospector

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com C.K. McClatchy, a high school named after one of the most important editors of the Sacramento Bee, without a journalism program? The McClatchy Prospector has been a staple of McClatchy since 1938. Supporters are trying to

Traffic tsunami approaching and still no plans for bridge at Sutterville Road

Editor’s Note: This letter was originally submitted to the West Sacramento News-Ledger for publication. I also edit that paper and asked the author if he’d like me to run it in the Land Park News. He obliged. -Monica Stark Dear

Life in the Village

By Jan Dalske After the first day at our new school, my brother Rodney and I were feeling a little more comfortable living in our new neighborhood. We were strangers in a new place. We had never attended a public

Faces and Places: Michaelmas festival at Camellia Waldorf portrayed inner struggle between dark and light

Photos by Stephen Crowley As the seasons between to change from long days of sunshine to darker, cooler days of fall and winter, the Camellia Waldorf School, located at 7450 Pocket Road, celebrated this transition in the calendar on Friday,